New Releases

Here are a few new release for the week:

Day Shift by Charlaine Harry (book 2 in the Midnight, Texas series) (Hardback Autographed copies available at the store)

The Art of Baking Blind by Sarah Vaughan (Hardback)

Beneath the Bonfire:  Stories by Nickolas Butler (Hardback)

Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (Paperback)

The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams (Paperback)

Rock with Wings by Anne Hillerman (Hardback)

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson (Hardback)

14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (the latest in the Women’s Murder Club) (Hardback)

Ruins of War by John Connell (Hardback)

American Wife by Taya Kyle (Hardback Autographed copies available at the store)

Out of Orange by Cleary Wolters (Hardback)

When to Rob a Bank…and 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen Dubner (Hardback)

Whirlwind:  The American Revolution and the War that Won by John Ferling (Hardback)

The Heir by Kiera Cass (the latest in the Selection series) (Hardback Autographed copies available at the store)

Saint Anything by Sara Dessen (Hardback Autographed copies available at the store)

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas (Hardback)

Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold by Katie Finn ( book 2 in the Broken Hearts and Revenge series) (Hardback)

The Worst Class Trip Even by Dave Barry (Hardback)

Survivors:  Tales from the Packs by Erin Hunter (Paperback)

Llama Llama Red Pajama  by Anna Dewdney (Board Book)

Penguin on Vacation by Salina Yoon (Board Book)



Think Like A Freak

Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner are back to once again challange what we believe we know about economics, business, philanthropy, politics, and society in general with their latest novel Think Like A Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain.  Levitt and Dubner set out to teach us how to think more creatively and more rationally in order to better solve problems. In order to do this you need to go back to thinking like a child and start admitting when you don’t know the answer so that you can discover the answer.  Of course this is just the beginning to retraining your brain.

I have thoroughly enjoyed all of their books, and this one was no exception. Levitt and Dubner are fantastic at showing you why to change as well as how to change.  They take complex ideas and put them into terms that any “normal” person can read and understand.  The authors keep the pace of the book moving right along so it never feels like a text book or dry subject.  If you are just itching to know more about why people do and think like they do, then grab one of their books.