Blogs: Adult Nonfiction

  • Meta Critics

    Reading reviews of the documentary Life Itself on Metacritic.com is, well, indeed a “meta” experience. The reviews are about a movie about someone who wrote movie reviews.
    Posted by: Sarah Kishler on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 12:09 PM | Comments: 0
  • Fun and Funny AudiobooksBossypants cover

    Like many others in the Bay Area, I have a lengthy commute every day. When I get tired of listening to top forty radio, the news on NPR, or whatever CDs I have lying around my car I love listening to audiobooks. SJPL has a great collection of audiobooks for you to enjoy. Below are some humorous choices for your drive home.
    Posted by: Amelia Vander Heide on Monday, January 27, 2014 - 4:01 PM | Comments: 0
  • Books about Adventurous LivesDavid Crockett cover

    I always thought that Casanova was a legendary, if not mythical, figure -- a one-dimensional Don Juan who seduced women and did little else. I found out recently I was wrong. Casanova was an historical person. He wrote a book about his adventures, and those adventures go considerably beyond a series of romantic conquests. To find out for yourself, check out our translation of Casanova’s History of My Life, as well as these other stories about adventurous lives.
    Posted by: Anonymous on Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 2:50 PM | Comments: 0
  • Books to Help Raise Responsible ChildrenPositive Discipline for Preschoolers

     Are you a parent interested in raising emotionally and financially responsible children? Then check out the titles below.
    Posted by: Amanda Dos Santos on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 2:57 PM | Comments: 0
  • The Letter, "Why": Economics in Everyday LifeThe Power of Habit cover

    Ever wonder why things are the way they are? In these titles, experts from different fields all use economics to support their theories on the what, how, and why our world operates as it does. The authors observe everyday objects and events and create accessible anecdotes to explain their theories. Explore these titles and read seemingly random observations on topics as varied as the success of duct tape to the impact of World War II on the stock market. Try a new perspective on familiar items and events that try to answer the age old question, "WHY?"
    Posted by: Anonymous on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 6:47 PM | Comments: 0