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Sunday, March 5, 2017

KSB's Little Free Library on March 5, 2017



The King Street Books Little Free Library on March 5th, 2017 with some great books and a few DVDs. J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy is there along with Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman and Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. Stop by and help yourself to a great read.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

KSB has added 5 books to its little free library at 46 King St.

Books added to the Little Free Library at 46 King Street are:

Death Of A King by Tavis Smiley
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
The Big Lebowski and Philosophy edited by Peter S. Fosl
Thinking Fast And Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Monday, November 28, 2016

KSB releases The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work on 11/28/16 at 58 Market St. Brockport, NY outlet

From Amazon.com web site:

     With more than a million copies sold worldwide, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work has revolutionized the way we understand, repair, and strengthen marriages. John Gottman's unprecedented study of couples over a period of years has allowed him to observe the habits that can make—and break—a marriage. Here is the culmination of that work: the seven principles that guide couples on a path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward yet profound, these principles teach partners new approaches for resolving conflicts, creating new common ground, and achieving greater levels of intimacy. 

     Gottman offers strategies and resources to help couples collaborate more effectively to resolve any problem, whether dealing with issues related to sex, money, religion, work, family, or anything else.

   Packed with new exercises and the latest research out of the esteemed Gottman Institute, this revised edition of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential


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Friday, November 18, 2016

KSB releases Difficult Mothers on 11/18/16 at its 58 Market Street, Brockport, NY outlet

From the Amazon.com web site:

An essential work for readers seeking compassionate, wise guidance about the powerful relationship between mothers and their sons and daughters.

Mother love is often seen as sacred, but for many children the relationship is a painful struggle. Using the newest research on human attachment and brain development, Terri Apter, an internationally acclaimed psychologist and writer, unlocks the mysteries of this complicated bond. She showcases the five different types of difficult mother―the angry mother, the controlling mother, the narcissistic mother, the envious mother, and the emotionally neglectful mother―and explains the patterns of behavior seen in each type. 

Apter also explores the dilemma at the heart of a difficult relationship: why a mother has such a powerful impact on us and why we continue to care about her responses long after we have outgrown our dependence.

She then shows how we can conduct an “emotional audit” on ourselves to overcome the power of the complex feelings a difficult mother inflicts. 

In the end this book celebrates the great resilience of sons and daughters of difficult mothers as well as acknowledging their special challenges.



Thursday, November 17, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

KSB releases Bridge to Terabithia on 11/15/16 in the Little Free Library at 46 King Street, Brockport, NY

From Amazon.com

This Newbery Medal-winning novel by bestselling author Katherine Paterson is a modern classic of friendship and loss.
Jess Aarons has been practicing all summer so he can be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. And he almost is, until the new girl in school, Leslie Burke, outpaces him. The two become fast friends and spend most days in the woods behind Leslie's house, where they invent an enchanted land called Terabithia. One morning, Leslie goes to Terabithia without Jess and a tragedy occurs. It will take the love of his family and the strength that Leslie has given him for Jess to be able to deal with his grief.
In addition to being a Newbery Medal winner, Bridge to Terabithia was also named an ALA Notable Children's Book and has become a touchstone of children's literature, as have many of Katherine Paterson's other novels, including The Great Gilly Hopkins and Jacob Have I Loved.
Supports the Common Core State Standards.

I had never read it before now and found it listed on Buzz Feed books. It is a wonderful story about a friendship between two 10 year olds full of tenderness, magic, and grace. KSB gives it a 4.5 out of 5 stars.