Great Reads – Books for All
“Read a great book just the other day — “The History of Glue” ——– I couldn’t put it down! ”
To pull together this book list, we scoured a year’s worth of reviews and best-of lists, polled our staff, and reached out to voracious readers and writers for their top picks. Spanning a variety of genres, from fiction to nonfiction to short stories and essays, these books look at life through a kaleidoscope of experience.
Close-up on Sunset Boulevard: Billy Wilder, Norma Desmond, & the Dark Hollywood Dream
Sam Staggs's Close-Up On Sunset Boulevard tells the story of this extravagant work, from the writing, casting and filming to the disastrous previews that made Paramount consider shelving it.
Persona 4 Volume 1 👧🏻 Illustrated Paperback
Great read for new persona fans or diehard old ones. Has a lot of scenes that were not in the game or anime. Highly recommended!
All About All About Eve - Kindle Edition
The Complete Behind-the-Scenes Story of the Bitchiest Film Ever Made! "This is the best movie book I've ever read. I devoured it in one sitting. Staggs may not have invented the genre, but he's certainly perfected it." --Florence King, author of Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady
The Machinima Reader 🎦
A must-read for any theorist of machinima. Brilliant essays by leading scholars in this brand new field.
Making YouTube Videos 👦🏼 Star in Your Own Video! (Dummies Junior)
Written for kids in a language they can understand, this book helps budding filmmakers and producers create their own videos―no matter the subject.
Machinima: The Art and Practice of Virtual Filmmaking
Unlike traditional animation techniques that use specialized 3D animation software, machinima--a term derived from the words "machine" and "cinema"--records the action in real-time interactive 3D environments, such as those found in video games, to create a cinematic production.
Collecting & Buying Vintage Video Games 🕹️ Kindle Edition
This guide will give you helpful tips on buying some of those "old" video games like we used to play on the Atari, among others.
Transient Desires 📚
In the landmark thirtieth installment of the bestselling series the New Yorker has called “an unusually potent cocktail of atmosphere and event,”
Cool TV 2: More Cult TV From the 1960s 📺
Featuring all the episodes of six cult TV shows from the ‘60s covered in complete nit-picking, fact-checking, family-annoying, partner-irritating detail: The Outer Limits, The Invaders, The Green Hornet, Jonny Quest, and more.
Following the Fugitive
An Episode Guide And Handbook to the 1960's Television Series. The Fugitive made its debut on ABC on September 17, 1963. Over the next four seasons, the show enjoyed enormous commercial and critical success.
Wise Words from Influential Women
This stunning book celebrates strong female leadership throughout history and empowers current and future generations to find their voices.
Phyllis Diller's Housekeeping Hints Hardcover – 1966 🏡
Phyllis Diller was a Golden Globe-nominated American comedienne considered to be one of the pioneers of female stand-up comedy.
I Spy Fun Interactive Thanksgiving Book 🍂 for Kids Ages 3-6
I Spy Book For Toddlers - A Fun Interactive Coloring and Guessing Game for 3-6 year about Thanksgiving & Autumn.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Book 🌐 The Behind-the-Scenes Story of a Television Classic Paperback
Drawing on extensive interviews with the cast and crew of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Jon Heitland has assembled an incredibly comprehensive, fully illustrated account of the show's history.
'No Hollywood Awards'
142 movies are covered in this volume, with the special added attraction of two articles about director Henry Hathaway and his movies.
The Night Of The Hunter (Vintage Movie Classic) Paperback
"60 years after its original publication, Davis Grubb's Night of the Hunter remains the gold standard of Southern Noir. Grubb's unforgettably charismatic and psychopathic villain, Harry Powell, still has the power to flood your 21st century dreams with terror." --Richard Price
Reinventing Hollywood: How 1940s Filmmakers Changed Movie Storytelling Kindle Edition
If you are interested in film more than "movie stars" this is your book. Well written serious study of editing and story telling. Highly recommended.
What It's Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing
The bird book for birders and non-birders providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing --and why.
The Manga Artist's Workbook 💥 Lessons for Creating Your Own Characters
You'll learn the fundamental proportions of the manga face and figure, how to draw those large sparkling eyes, and how to create hairstyles and costumes that make each character unique. A sketchbook and art tutorial rolled into one portable journal, this workbook contains tracing paper, blank practice pages, and exercise to help you become a true manga artist.
Back to The Big Valley - Kindle Edition 🤠
Revisiting the Barkleys Out West. Tribute to a Classic TV Western: In the early 1960s, the TV western ruled the TV airwaves, and while most centered on a male dominated cast of cowboys, one series stood out ... The Big Valley.
It's Not Easy Being a Bunny 🐰 (Beginner Books)
Bunnyhood is for him! The short, repeating text is ideal for beginners and the bright, humorous cartoons will get immediate attention.
Limitless 🧠 Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster & Unlock Your Exceptional Life
Learn how to upgrade your brain and memory. What’s more, you’ll learn how to increase your focus, optimize your work time, and form healthy habits.
Excalibur Omnibus 💥 Hardcover
Chris Claremont and Alan Davis' 1980s classic EXCALIBUR gets the Omnibus treatment!
A Gift Book for your Partner
Combines contemporary illustrations and thoughtful sentiments to honor the life you have built together and the commitment you make over and over again.
YouTube Channels For Dummies 🖱️
YouTube Channels For Dummies shows you how to create content, build an audience, and successfully monetize video content online.
The Greatest Stories Never Told 📜
History isn't always made by great armies colliding or by great civilizations rising or falling. Sometimes it's made when a chauffeur takes a wrong turn, a scientist forgets to clean up his lab, or a drunken soldier gets a bit rowdy.
Guide to the Feng Shui Compass ♋️ A Compendium of Classical Feng Shui
The first book in English to explain what the lo p'an is, how it works, and how to read and use it for luck, happiness, and an improved life.
Inspire Me! 📚 Book of Quotations
Inspire Me! is a compilation of quotes from people both widely and never before published.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Irwin Allen’s Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Volume One documents the creation and production of the most challenging TV series up to its time.
Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know 📚
WORK HAPPY shares what Jill Geisler has learned over the years, specifically, what makes good bosses great.
Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary
More than 50,000 exact quotations. Each is precisely located, so that you can easily refer back to the plays or poems themselves, if you wish context.
Feng Shui that Makes Sense - Kindle Edition
Easy Ways to Create a Home that FEELS as Good as it Looks. You don’t need to be a professional designer or a feng shui expert in order to have a beautiful, comfortable home.
Femme Fatales Collection [DVD]
Here is a good mix of beautiful women acting well. An instant draw for the older viewer. We used to go to the cinema to see these films and they still have the same appeal.
Words to Live By Every Day
This Just Speaks to Me, number-one New York Times best-selling author Hoda Kotb offers inspiration, wisdom, and hope 365 days a year.
Comic Manga Anime Sketch Book 👧🏻 for Drawing and Sketching
Do you love to draw or do you want to learn? Are you creative and want to keep your drawing projects in one place? Then grab our blank sketchbook now. Ideal for comics and mangas. Let your creativity run free and draw what it takes. The drawing book is DIN A4 and offers enough space for your ideas.
Freshwater Aquariums For Dummies 🐟
Freshwater Aquariums For Dummies makes it easier than ever to set up and take care of a freshwater aquarium―and the fish within it.
Dungeon Siege II: Sybex Official Strategies and Secrets
This is the exclusive, official guide to Dungeon Siege II, the sequel to Microsoft's best-selling role-playing game (RPG).
John Wayne Treasures: Featuring a Collection of Memorabilia from the Life of the Duke
John Wayne Treasures chronicles the life of this legendary actor, from his earliest movies and years out in the wilderness to his final films and eventual passing. Four pieces of memorabilia included in the book's pocket add vivid detail to this story of John Wayne's life.
The Manga Cookbook 👩🍳 Japanese Bento Boxes, Main Dishes and More!
From the kitchens of the Manga University Culinary Institute comes the critically acclaimed "The Manga Cookbook," a fully illustrated step-by-step guide to making the same sorts of foods you see in your favorite manga and anime series — including popular bento (boxed lunch) recipes!
Goodnight, Sleepy Joe 📚 Paperback
Goodnight, Sleepy Joe is a satirical story about Joe Biden and his plethora of gaffes during his run for the Presidency.
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