On the shelves in the Fiction section are several doubles, two identical books, which means that even if someone buys one, there's another one on the shelf! Don't get skunked again!
The Plains Of Passage, another of the Earth's Children series by Jean M. Auel
A Map Of The World by Jane Hamilton
Windmills Of The Gods by Sydney Sheldon
The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
The Runaway Jury by John Grisham (three copies!)
Come on down and pick up one,or both!
In the Travel section
On the shelves of the Booknook are some notable travel books. This one, Chinese Lessons by John Pomfret is an honest, compelling travelog of China highlighting the people, laws, customs and politics of China. John traveled throughout China and was even kicked out at one point. This book reminds me of another book, China Wakes although this book seems to be more readable and less confrontational. Also, The Mexicans by Patrick Oster, a brutally honest book about that country. If you want to see how tourists view us you could try Visitors To The United States And How They See Us by Bryant M. Wedge. Lots of stories of foreigners misconceptions of America. And finally, a great book for those headed Down Under, New Zealand Dictionary which could help you know what to do if someone calls you a "milksop". At the Booknook, all for $1.
Mind-melding better than a Vulcan
For years people have watched Star Trek and wished they could mind-meld with other people the way Mr. Spock did when things got tough. The thing is, we have had this ability for a long time. It's called Books. When you read a book, you are reading the mind of the writer. But the person doesn't have to be alive for you to read their mind. Unlike Spock, you can read the mind of people who have been dead for hundreds or even thousands of years ago. No time travel required!
Good books in the Humor section
Today in the Booknook there are some interesting books in the Humor section. Erma Bombeck's Giant Economy Size. A very funny book of full of anecdotes and cartoons. The book has probably never even been read, the spine is very stiff, so it's in very good condition. Also, Dave Barry Turns Forty, by Dave Barry of course. And a very interesting humor book, Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Gardner, complete with dust jacket! Here is the opening for the story Snow White: "Once there was a young princess who was not at all unpleasant to look at and had a temperament that many people found to be more pleasant than most other people's. Her nickname was Snow White, indicative of the discriminatory notions of associating pleasant or attractive qualities with light, and unpleasant or unattractive qualities with darkness." Lots of stories of yore twisted to fit our new politically correct mantra. A bestseller at $1. At the Booknook now!
Books young man, books!
Do you think computers will rule the future? No way, even in Star Trek, books are important!
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