BOOK NOTES: Find the Good, Work Simply, The Sound of Music Story
Grand Forks Public Library
"Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons From a Small-Town Obituary Writer" by Heather Lende. Through her experience as an obituary writer in a beautiful but often dangerous place in Alaska, the author learned to "find the good" and stop seeing only the negatives in life events.
"The Sound of Music Story: How a Beguiling Young Novice, a Handsome Austrian Captain and Ten Singing von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time" by Tom Santopietro. This book is a full account of the beloved movie "The Sound of Music," from the real story of Maria von Trapp to the successful Broadway musical, and finally its triumphant opening despite many setbacks.
"The Year Yellowstone Burned: A Twenty-Five-Year Perspective" by Jeff Henry. This is a look at the fire that consumed nearly 800,000 acres of Yellowstone Park, documented by author and photographer Jeff Henry, who witnessed the fire and the healing of the land that followed.
"The Lost Girls: The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus" by John Glatt. This is the story of three young girls who were kidnapped, imprisoned, and subjected to repeated abuse for more than a decade until their rescue in May 2013.
East Grand Forks Campbell Library
"I'll Have What She's Having" by Rebecca Harrington. This book offers a hilarious look into the eating habits of the fit and famous—from Gwyneth's goji berry and quail egg concoctions to Jackie Kennedy's baked potato and Beluga caviar regimen, Rebecca Harrington leaves no cabbage soup unstirred in her wickedly funny, wildly absurd quest to diet like the stars.
"Rich Bitch" by Nicole Lapin. Money expert and financial journalist Nicole Lapin lays out a 12-step plan in which she shares her experiences, mistakes and all, of getting her own finances in order. No lecturing, just help from a friend. And even though money is typically an off-limits conversation, nothing is off-limits here. Lapin rethinks every piece of financial wisdom you've ever heard and puts her own fresh, modern, sassy spin on it.
"Etsy-preneurship" by Jason Malinak. This book helps existing and potential Etsy sellers understand the business fundamentals needed to become a small business owner on Etsy, including taxes, bookkeeping, marketing, finances, administrative tasks, daily operations, legal requirements, business plans, and improving your business skills. This book will help you make the jump from enjoying your handmade/craft/art hobby to running a profitable business.
"Work Simply" by Carson Tate. A step-by-step guide, Carson Tate offers tips to make work simple again by using the style that works best for you. In this book, you'll learn how to identify your own productivity style as well as the styles of those around you—bosses, coworkers, staff and family—and when face-to-face conversations are more effective than emails (and vice versa).