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Friday, July 8, 2016

Summer Reading Book Review: Pogue's Basics: Life

Book Title: Pogue's Basics: Life

Author: David Pogue

Reviewed By: Laura K.

If you like the 'Life Hacks' website, this book is for you. These aren't 'Hints for Heloise'. I figure that anyone can learn some new trick by reading this book. For example, do you know how to figure out where the gas tank is on a car without leaving the driver's seat? How about how to set a timer via Google?

Why I Picked it Up: I could use a few tips for understanding technology without having to read the user's manuals.

Why I Finished It: This is a far more engaging book than a technological tool user manual. Also, it told me how to keep cucumbers from getting squishy in the refrigerator.

I’d Give this Book To: I'd guess there's something for everybody in this book. It could be a source of social gathering conversation to see who knows the answer to the diverse list of 'how to solve it' issues covered in the book.

Find Pogue's Basics: Life in our catalog.

Summer Reading program participants! There's still time to submit a review of one of the books you read this summer. Your review will get you an entry into a special prize drawing in addition to the drawings that all program finishers are entered in. More prizes! Yay! 
All you have to do is fill out our online form or email a short review (at least 5 thoughtful sentences - without giving away the ending!) to news@roselle.lib.il.us.

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