Sheepish by Friend

This is a fantastic memoir of two women, a sheep farm, and what to do with all the wool. Catherine and Melissa decided to buy a sheep farm and boy where they in for a surprise. Catherine, the author, has a fantastic sense of humor that comes through in her writing; she is smart, witty, and self-deprecating.

Sheepish gives a small look into the life of sheep, farms, and country life. You will laugh with her as they try to shear sheep and be amazed when she describes a sheep being born. She also talks about “fiber freaks”, something that she herself becomes.

I highly recommend this book. It’s a quick, light read. You can find it in our People section. Enjoy it over the weekend!

NYT Bestseller Aug 16

The top 5 sellers in Paperback Nonfiction for this week are listed below. Each is followed by 3 similar titles that we own at the library. If you enjoyed one than you probably will enjoy the others too!

1. The Boys in the Boat by Brown
Breaking the Ice by Ruggiero
The Boys of Winter by Coffey
The Story of the Olympic Games by Kieran

 

 

 

 

2. I am Malala by Yousafzai
If I am Missing or Dead by Latus
I am Nujood, age 10 and divorced by Nujood
Half the Sky by Kristof

 

 

 

 

3. Outliers by Gladwell
Entrepreneurship by Brown
The Confidence Code by Kay
You Are Not Special…and Other Encouragements by McCullough

 

 

 

 

4. The Glass Castle by Walls
Lifeguarding by McCall
A Teenager’s Journey by R. Pelzer
A Child Called “It” by D. Pelzer

 

 

 

 

5. American Sniper by Kyle
SEAL Team Six by Wasdin
A Sniper’s Journey by Mitchell
The Reaper by Irving

Call the Midwife

Did you miss any of the episodes of Call the Midwife when it aired recently on PBS? We have just added Season Four to our DVD collection so now you can catch up!

In the course of the four seasons the nurses, midwives and nuns of Nonnatus House have become old friends – Nurse Trixie, Sister Evangelina and Sister Julienne and all of the other heart-warming characters.

If you have missed this excellent series, check out Season One. It is a lovely¬†series about birth and life, set in one of the poorer sections of London in the 1950’s. The series is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth. If your interested in reading the story we do own the book as well!