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Calling All Bookworms: Recently Added Books

Do you spend so much time reading that it feels like you never have time to do anything else—eat, sleep, watch TV, talk to other people?

Do you always feel like, no matter how many books you add to your list, you never know what to read next?

If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then you are probably a bookworm.

Here at Scribd, we love bookworms! And while we can’t do anything about that first problem (nor would we want to), we can definitely help you out with the second. Our library is constantly expanding, and our Editorial Staff has made a list of some of our favorite recently added titles just for your enjoyment.

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If you’re the kind of bookworm that craves murder mysteries so suspenseful you could read them in a single sitting, then you should check out Barbara Seranella’s books. Our recommendation: start with Unfinished Business, and work your way through the rest of her titles over the next few weeks.

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Sick of fiction? It’s ok, we’ve recently added lots of poetry collections, including Husk by Chris Price. Price is a well-known New Zealand poet, and his writing full of sensory images.

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For bookworms who also have an affinity towards food, read When I Met Food: Living the American Restaurant Dream from Bibliomotion. The book chronicles Kathy Sidell’s foray into becoming a restaurateur in Boston.

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As far as we’re concerned, The Wit and Wisdom of Yogi Berra is a necessary addition to anyone’s reading list. Through “Yogi-isms,” Philip Pepe follows Berras’s journey through the world of baseball while exploring his many personas.

These are only a few of the awesome titles we’ve added to Scribd recently. Feel free to check back as frequently as you like for your latest literary snack. As long as you keep reading, we’ll keep feeding you.

Delicious Food Fiction for The Season of Eating

We’re almost halfway through November, and you know what that means—the season of eating has begun!

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It’s still early in this yummy time of year, so you’re probably hungrily skimming food blogs for great seasonal snacks and trying to incorporate pumpkin into everything.  We figured that in between feasting your eyes, you may want to feed your literary soul a bit, too, so the Editorial Staff at Scribd put together a delicious collection of Food Fiction just for the occasion.

therecipeclubFor those interested in culinary inspiration, The Recipe Club: A Tale of Food and Friendship by Andrea Israel and Nancy Garfinkle may be the way to go. Part cookbook, part novel, The Recipe Club is written in the form of emails, and includes 80 mouthwatering recipes.

 

 

 

 

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Looking for a taste of something more exotic? Try Joanne Harris’ Five Quarters of the Orange, a mysterious novel that takes place in postwar France along the rural Loire River.

If you’re into eating local, How to Eat a Cupcake by Meg Donahue could be the book for you. Set in Scribd’s hometown, San Francisco, the story follows the dramatic happenings between old friends at a cupcakery.

 

 

 

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Whether you’re from the South or just love Southern comfort food, Hungry for Happiness will definitely make you both happy and hungry. Once you finnish this empowering, funny book by James Villas, you’ll be craving biscuits and gravy.

 

 

 

 

 

No collection of Food Fiction would be complete without something sweet from Joanne Fluke. Keeping  with the holiday spirit, we recommend Candy Cane Murder; it includes shorts by Leslie Meier and Laura Levine, and is full of murder, festivity, and original recipes.

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Nothing here whetting your appetite? Take a peek at the full Food Fiction list on Scribd.com, but be warned: reading while hungry can be dangerous.

Scribd S-elections: Political Biographies

Election Day: every year, those first few days of November are jam-packed full of hype and political messages, but in as little time as it takes you to cast your ballot, it’s all over. Sure, there might be a few differences here and there, but we all know that any real aftermath takes months to go into effect.

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You might be back to things as usual, but that doesn’t mean you have to be done with all the hullabaloo! Scribd’s Editorial Staff has put together a collection of absorbing political biographies featuring politicians past and present from any and every side of the spectrum.

 

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While it’s not unusual for the American public to keep an eye on the First Family, there’s no denying that the media has hit a new level of fascination with the Obamas. In Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage, Christopher Andersen takes readers back to the Obamas’ individual beginnings before walking through their history together as a power-couple.

 

 

 

 

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Sarah Palin is a source of…well, lots of different things, depending on who you are. Whether you’re a fan, foe, or just curious about her controversy and how she got to where she is, her autobiography, Going Rogue: An American Life, is worth reading.

Speaking of controversial women…did you love Meryl Streep’s performance in Iron Lady? Then you’ll love The Downing Street Years, the first volume of Margaret Thatcher’s memoirs, encompassing her entire time as Prime Minister of Great Britain.

 

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If you’re in the mood for something a little less Western-centric, Christopher de Bellaigue’s Patriot of Persia could be the right read for you. Following the life of Muhammed Mossadegh, Iranian Prime Minister, the book gives interesting context to present-day conflict in the Middle East.

None of these bios quite your cup of tea? We’ve got a whole section full of hand-picked political biographies ready and waiting for you to read them on Scribd.com!

 

Illustrated Classics Kids and Parents Will Love

We know how hard it can be to get your kids to sit down and read a book—on their own. Good thing you love reading with your kids! But what happens when you’re reading on an iPad?

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Enter Trajectory Inc. Trajectory is a tech-oriented publishing company that collaborates with writers, artists, and digital comics to bring you vividly illustrated classics for children. The result is a collection of comic-like children’s books that translate beautifully onto screens and are fun for kids and parents alike—and we just added a bunch of their titles to our library!

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Want a good story that you and your kids don’t already know by heart? Try starting The Queen Bee. This tale is one of the lesser-known by the Brothers Grimm in the Trajectory collection, but is still just as wonderful to read.

 

 

 

 

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If it’s animals your kids crave, The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen or The 3 Little Pigs by Joseph Jacobs might do the trick. You may know these stories well,  but the vibrant, detailed illustrations will add a whole new dimension.

 

 

 

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For those wanting something more glamorous and romantic, Trajectory offers Charles Perrault stories like Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast. Trust us, these princesses never looked so pretty.

 

 

 

 

When your kids are ready for some more advanced stories, Trajectory’s Classics Collectionalso includes comic book versions of literary titles like The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein!frankenstein

New and Noteworthy Reads This Week

Now that all the Halloween mayhem is coming to a close, you’re probably just about ready for some R, R, and R—rest, relaxation, and reading.

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If curling up with a good book and finishing off some leftover candy sounds like your ideal plan for this weekend, we get it! The Scribd Editorial Staff has put together a short list of some of this week’s New and Noteworthy reads that you might want to recover with.

Indian Killer by Sherman Alexie

If you’re craving something gripping, yet edgy, then Indian Killer might be the right read for you. Set in Seattle, this story about race and identity is more than just your average suspense thriller.

The Pitcher by William Hazelgrove

Not ready for baseball season to be over? The Pitcher might be just what you need. This contemporary novel will melt your heart and alleviate your end-of-season blues.

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This Wheel’s on Fire: The Story of Levon Helm and the Band by Levon Helm and Stephen Davis

Whether or not you actually made it to Woodstock, this biography about one of the 60’s most influential bands is enough to captivate any music lover. If you really want to get in the mood, try playing some of the Band’s old records while you read.

The Winning Manager’s Playbook by John Cioffi 

Looking to learn a little something while you lounge around? The Winning Manager’s Playbook gives business owners an managers a clear-cut outline of what they need to know and do to be successful.

ImageRed Velvet Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke

If romance, mystery, and delicious baked goods sound like your idea of a good time, then Red Velvet Cupcake Murder may be the book for you. Most importantly, you’ll find yummy recipes to try scattered throughout the book—talk about icing on the cake!