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DECEMBER 2, 2011
Sally’s light reading suggestions for the busy holiday months

Here are a few books that are easy to pick up when you have only a few moments to read.

My Nest Isn't EmptyMy Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space: The Amazing Adventures of An Ordinary Woman by Lisa Scottoline
Although Lisa Scottoline is best known for her mystery novels, she also co-authors with her daughter, Francesca, a humorous weekly column for The Philadalphia InquirerMy Nest Isn’t Empty is a delightful collection of these short columns which offer Scottoline’s observations on her zany family, her four dogs, the holidays, being a writer, and the hazards of modern life.

The Best American Travel Writing 2011
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by Sloan Crosley ; Jason Wilson, series editor
910.4 BEST:AMERI 2011
Get away from it all with a brief armchair trip or two with this collection of some of the best travel writing of the year by such authors as Christopher Buckley, Annie Proulx and Maureen Dowd.

The Invention of Hugo CabretBecome a kid again by reading a book written for children:  The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures by Brian Selznick.
Although it’s over 500 pages long, this children’s suspense tale is a fast and very engaging read.  Hugo’s story is told through such stunningly beautiful pencil drawings interspersed with text that you’ll see why The Invention of Hugo Cabret won the Caldecott Medal, a prize awarded annually for the most distinguished American picture book for children.  And you may even be inspired to go see the movie based on the book, Hugo, directed by Martin Scorsese, in theaters now.


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