CRRL My Librarian: DIY Furniture
Choosing the right furniture can be a arduous process; finding the right color/shade, size, style, and price can take hours, even days of searching. Of course, there is another option; you can build your own. Not only does building your own furniture give you a sense of satisfaction and pride, it also allows you to create any style you like, even if said style isn't in vogue at the moment. Like any hobby, furniture building takes practice, but, with a little motivation and dedication, the sky's the limit on what you can build. Here are some of our best titles on the subject.
CRRL My Librarian: History’s Cold Cases
Are you a fan of whodunnits? Do you ever wonder if cases like those of Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, and Nancy Drew ever occur in real life? Well, here’s your answer! Below you’ll find titles on some of history's most perplexing unsolved crimes.
CRRL My Librarian: Adventures in the Ancient World
The Ancient world was an exciting and vibrant place: massive temples dominated burgeoning city states, gladiators and charioteers competed for glory before cheering masses, painted ships sailed the seas spreading trade and empire, and cultures clashed in epic battles. It's no surprise that this time period is the perfect setting for dramatic tales of adventure. Enjoy this list of some of the best.
CRRL My Librarian: History's Great Mysteries
Do you find yourself injecting the phrase "the truth is out there" into every conversation? Do you have a neighbor who looks suspiciously like the composite sketch of D.B. Cooper? Have you ever seen Bigfoot rummaging through your trash? If so, you'll enjoy this list of titles about history's greatest mysteries.
I’m interested in a wide variety of subjects and my reading habits reflect that. When it comes to non-fiction, I tend to read a lot of history books. Some of my favorite subjects are military history, colonial history, and historical mysteries/oddities. I’m a bit of a DIYer so, from time to time, I will read books on carpentry, cooking, sewing, painting/drawing or any other craft that might peak my interest. I also really enjoy the outdoors, so books on plant and animal identification are always interesting to me.
As for fiction, I tend to like books that move along at a steady to fast pace; anything with a bit of swashbuckling or daring deeds usually peaks my interest. I also read mysteries and horror on occasion.