This week, Stephanie Dobiecki, adult services librarian at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, brings a cosmic pick and a heartwarming story to Capital Region Reads.
'Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,' by Neil De Grasse Tyson
Have you ever looked up to the stars and wondered about them? This short book, only 222 pages, is full of interesting information. Even while explaining topics like Dark Matter, it is a readable non-fiction book that won’t take you long to finish. Readers don't need to have prior knowledge of astrophysics to enjoy the book. Neil De Grasse Tyson adds humor to the topic and makes it relate-able by using terms like frienemy and examples containing whip cream.
'The Café by the Sea,' by Jenny Colgan
This feel-good book will make you smile. While it is a little predictable, it’s a fun read. Be transported to a small village in the Scottish Isle for this delightful book. Readers will get to know Flora, a paralegal, who's working and living in London, as she returns home to the Scottish Isle of Mure. Upon arriving, Flora reunites with her father and three rowdy brothers all while discovering a love of cooking. Enjoy the heartwarming story and quirky characters of Jenny Colgan's "Cafe by the Sea."