Nonfiction

The History of a Language

Would you be surprised to find out Shakespeare's works are written in Modern English? It's true! Modern English started in about 1450. Granted, Shakespeare's time included the early years of the Modern English period (1450-1800), while we live in the Late Modern English period (1800 onward). There are some differences, but not many. See for yourself

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Driving with David Sedaris

Let's Explore Diabetes with OwlsI almost ran a red light this morning, thanks to David Sedaris.  Tina Fey did it to me once before.  I'm a couple of discs into listening to Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, and I was laughing so much that my driving skills suffered.  My advice: be responsible.  I don't expect the police to send our tickets to Mr. Sedaris.

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Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tale Classics

Did you know Disney's animated film Frozen is adapted from Hans Christian Andersen's story The Snow Queen? If you haven't read this classic children's fairy tale, give it a try:

The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen ; retold by Caroline Peachey

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One Skein Away

You just finished a needlework project and have a skein or two of yarn left over.  Do you add it to your pile of hodge podge yarn?  Or do you go to the library and check out a one-skein book for ideas on how to make something useful with so little.  Click here for a list of what we have.

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Book Hunters in Brief: Hyperbole and a Half

in Brief - Hyperbole and a HalfIf you loved Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half, then Harris County Public Library’s Book Hunters think you’ll dig these titles too:

Let’s Pretend this Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson—star-blogger Lawson shares her mortifying and hilarious moments.

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