All Booked Up
Windsor Library's Newsletter for Readers
June 2021
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“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
Groucho Marx from The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx 
Coming to a bookshelf near you!
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Listen Up
From the Academy Award winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction. Read by the author, it is a surprisingly deep love letter to life. It is also a guide to catching more greenlights and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too.                           
Narrated by author
Length: 6.75 hours                                       
Staff Pick

Traces the mid-20th-century story of the U.S. champion equine jumper and the Dutch farmer who rescued the plow horse from the slaughterhouse, recounting how the farmer discovered Snowman's jumping talents and trained him to compete against the world's most expensive thoroughbreds. This is a wonderful book—joyous, heartfelt, and an eloquent reminder that hope can be found in the unlikeliest of places.
No, But I Read the Book

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński, have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When the Germans invade their country, they are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance. Both the movie and the book were well told and highlighted a wonderful tale of courage.
Windsor Library Reading Challenge: Read a Book about Animals

The author shares an inspiring and intimate story of her encounter with a Neohelix albolabris—a common woodland snail. While an illness keeps her bedridden for a year, Bailey watches a wild snail that has taken up residence on her nightstand. As a result, she discovers the solace and sense of wonder that this mysterious creature brings and comes to a greater understanding of her own place in the world. A charming, delicate meditation on the meaning of life, this is particularly meaningful during the isolation of a pandemic. A really wonderful book!

Meet Chet, the wise and loveable canine narrator that works alongside Bernie, a down-on-his luck private investigator. Chet may have flunked out of police school but he is a detective through and through. In this, their first adventure, Chet and Bernie investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl who may or may not have been kidnapped, but who has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory characters. However, as soon as they take the case, the girl shows up unharmed with a story that doesn't add up. Less than a week later, the girl disappears again. Their search takes them into the desert to biker bars and other exotic locals with Chet's highly trained nose leading the way. Both Chet and Bernie bring their own special skills to the hunt, one that puts each of them in peril. But even as the bad guys try to turn the tables, this duo is nothing if not resourceful, and the result is an uncommonly satisfying adventure.

Herriot, a veterinarian, returns to his rural home after World War II and finds it difficult adjusting to peacetime. Through the support of his wife and partners, he begins to overcome his problems and rediscover the joy in veterinary medicine.