Books and Bites Podcast, Episode 57
JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them.
On this episode, we discuss the ninth prompt in the Books and Bites 2021 Reading Challenge, a nonfiction how-to book. The library has books about how to do just about anything, as our selections demonstrate. We suggest books about learning how to ghost hunt, fix our democracy, and more—there’s even a book about how to do nothing (hint: the title is a little misleading).
- The Everything Ghost Hunting Book: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Exploring the Supernatural World by Melissa Ellis
- Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel by Tom Wainwright
- How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them by Jason Stanley
- How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell
- Playing with Image Transfers: Exploring Creative Imagery for Use in Art, Mixed Media, and Design by Courtney Cerruti
- Can I Recycle This? A Guide to Better Recycling and How to Reduce Single-Use Plastics by Jennie Romer
- Beyond Beautiful: A Practical Guide to Being Happy, Confident, and You in a Looks-obsessed World by Anuschka Rees
- You Call This Democracy? How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People by Elizabeth Rusch
Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement by Nadya Okamoto
- Girls Garage: How to Use Any Tool, Tackle Any Project, and Build the World You Want to See by Emily Pilloton
The Conjuring will offer a chilling cap to a night of investigating the paranormal with The Everything Ghost Hunting Book.
Enjoy How to Do Nothing with a cup of matcha tea, a type of Japanese green tea powder known for its ability to help you focus.
Add some fiber to your non-fic dessert pairing with Corn & Blackberry pops. For the full recipe, see People’s Pops, available from JCPL in hard copy.