Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Slim by Design by Brian Wansink

Brian Wansink is a fun-to-read writer and a leading expert on eating behavior. Currently teaching at Cornell, he and his team conduct fascinating experiments that shed light on how people … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

First Person Rural: Essays of a Sometime Farmer by Noel Perrin (818 Per)

Looking for books to display, I frequently find books I keep to read. It is like my going to the garden and eating raspberries before I fill a basket for … Continue reading

September 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen (333.72 ROG)

Our energy and resources footprint on this earth is huge, but there are many things we can do to reduce, reuse, and recycle, according to the authors of The Green … Continue reading

August 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Jacques Pepin’s Complete Techniques by Jacques Pepin (641.5 PEP)

The Library orders many cookbooks every year. One of the most unusual that I have ever seen is Jacques Pepin’s Complete Techniques by, of course, Jacques Pepin, in which he … Continue reading

April 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Handmade Home by Amanda Blake Soule (745.5 SOU)

I love crafting and scouting for new ways to use old things, and Handmade Home combines both! What’s more, author Amanda Blake Soule provides instructions for crafts centered on the … Continue reading

April 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Carless in Chicago: Live and Thrive in Chicago without Owning a Car by Jason Rothstein (917.73 ROT)

One of my dreams is to some day not own a car. I can count many benefits, such as healthy walks, less polluting, no car insurance, and not having to … Continue reading

March 25, 2011 · Leave a comment