Subject:  Research or a book that led you to research something

Lessons In Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Elizabeth Zott is a brilliant chemist who is put in charge of a chemistry department in a large company. Some men would not accept a woman in a position above theirs, so there is a second department run by a man.  Somehow she and the other manager got together and moved in with each other. There is a tragic accident, he is killed and she is pregnant. So she quits the job and sets out to raise her son. She manages to end up teaching a cooking show on television, which she teaches as a chemistry lesson.  Sample: “Combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”.  It is a hit.

Read more as this book is available at the Grover Beach Community Library.

What They Didn’t Teach You About The Wild West by Mike Wright

This book has so much information in it that it is incredible. Take Two Gun, Arizona. It took checking the AAA map of Indian Country (The 4 Corners) to find it. It had been a stopping place where pioneers winched wagons down a steep cliff, forded a river and winched them back up the other side because it was faster than goong around the crack in the earth. Unfortunately, now there is a bridge across it and all that remains is a huge beat up cowboy sign holding two six shooters to the sky and an abandoned shack.  But it was fun finding it. The book is full of stories like this

This book is available in the Non Fiction room designation 970.

Next Meeting: April 11, 2023

Our April Senior Book Break meeting takes place Tuesday, April 11 at 10:30 AM at the library, 240 North 9th Street, Grover Beach. The topic is a carryover from last month: Reference. Have you read a good book that lured you into doing research on a subject? Have you come across some research that led you to a good book? Maybe a book on researching various subjects that interests you. Any book club participants who already covered that subject, are welcome to talk about any book you enjoyed reading during the recent rains.