Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up!
Spring means longer days, open windows, and yes, spring cleaning. Who doesn't have a drawer, closet, or attic full of "stuff" that needs to be organized and maybe even discarded? While most of us are able to keep our tendencies to collect under control, others develop a crippling compulsion to hold onto items like old newspapers and never-worn-clothes. In extreme cases, people lose their marriages, children, and homes because they cannot control themselves.
Author Randy O. Frost is an expert on hoarding and why it happens. In Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things, he uses case studies to examine the thought patterns and behaviors that lead otherwise-normal people to barricade themselves among piles and towers of possessions. He also gives advice on how to approach family members or friends with hoarding difficulties. Even if you're just dealing with a drawer or car trunk that needs to be emptied, this book will help you re-assess your relationship with things and inspire a refreshing spring clean-out!
I am pleased to report that this week we have some of our tried and true elements back. Also, please note that there will not be a YAWYR next week. We are gone all week at Book Expo America or as I like to call it, Christmas in May. This is Publishing’s big trade show for the year and it is where we learn all about what we need to be excited about for the year to come. S
Again this week we have some missing elements. I offer no excuses or explanations. I know it’s disconcerting, but yes, this is still You Are What You Read. This week we have some Chinese, action figures, a castle, a mash-up that has no business existing but we are not judging, anarchy, good books, a bad man, Everest, and a Southern Sojourn.
Let us begin.
This week we have some Northern Mexico, Maine, Tennessee, Chicago, LA and New York.
There is no Paris, there is no WWII, and there are no Nazis. There are no home repair updates, nor are there any egg trees.
Yes, you are reading You Are What You Read.