eRead your facts

Below is a list of our latest non-fiction eBooks. From computing, home management, gardening, cooking, decorating, to “what ifs”, you’re spoilt for choice!

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8/ by Paul McFedries
“A practical guide for visual learners eager to get started with Windows 8
If you learn more quickly when you can see how things are done, this Visual guide is the easiest way to get up and running on Windows 8. It covers more than 150 essential Windows tasks, using full-color screen shots and step-by-step instructions to show you just what to do. Learn your way around the interface and how to install programs, set up user accounts, play music and other media files, download photos from your digital camera, go online, set up and secure an e-mail account, and much more.
•The tried-and-true format for visual learners, using step-by-step instructions illustrated with full-color screen shots to show exactly how things are done
•More than 600,000 copies of previous Teach Yourself VISUALLY books on Windows have been sold
•Shows how to perform more than 150 Windows 8 tasks, including working with files, digital images, and media; customizing Windows; optimizing performance; and sharing a computer with multiple users
•Covers installing and repairing applications, system maintenance, setting up password-protected accounts, downloading photos to your computer, and managing media files
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8 is the fastest, easiest way for visual learners to get going with the newest version of Windows.” (Overdrive summary)

101 Ways to Clean Out the Clutter/ by Emilie Barnes
“Home management expert and bestselling author Emilie Barnes comes to the aid of every clutter keeper with 101 simple ideas to rid rooms of piles, stacks, and disarray. Readers will rediscover space and peace in their home as they:
•stop making excuses for the useless items they keep
•eliminate junk mail before it junks up a drawer
•take back control over “stuff” and taste freedom
•subtract an item before adding an item
•reap the rewards of prioritizing time and space Better than a how–to show, this compact resource can go anywhere a reader needs a little encouragement and lots of tips to transform clutter to cleaner at home, a friend’s house, church, or the office.” (Overdrive summary)

Any Size, Anywhere Edible Gardening – The No Yard, No Time, No Problem Way To Grow Your Own Food/ by William Moss
“Edibles continue to be popular choices for gardeners, and beginning gardeners are no exception. Author William Moss takes a beginning gardener through all the steps needed to grow vegetables and fruits in any setting, regardless of the available (or desired) size. This book covers container gardening, vertical gardening, raised-bed gardening, and traditional methods to help gardeners everywhere bring a taste of homegrown freshness to their gardening experience.” (Overdive summary)

At My Table/ by Fay Lewis, Neil Corder
“At My Table is a lavishly illustrated cookbook filled with over 100 deliciously simple, yet inspirational and foolproof recipes for any occasion—from brunches and lunches to afternoon tea, and early evening snacks to both formal and informal dinners. And, to enhance every occasion, there are fabulous table settings and cost-effective ideas—centerpieces, napkin holders, place settings, to mention a few—on how to transform an ordinary meal into an unforgettable experience. Fay Lewis believes each mealtime should be a memorable occasion to be cherished and enjoyed with family and friends. And, through the pages of this book, Fay invites you to join her table and experience each timeless recipe, with photographs that look good enough to eat.” (Overdrive Summary)

Candice Olson Kitchens and Baths/ by Candice Olson
“Popular TV star Candice Olson shows you how to create your dream kitchen and bathroom
Kitchens and bathrooms are the most commonly renovated rooms–and also the best investment with the highest payback value upon resale. This book is chock full of tips, inspiration, and ideas from popular TV star Candice Olson, whose designs have wowed fans around the world. Brimming with hundreds of full-color, before-and-after photos of Candice’s stunning room makeovers, the book gives advice for choosing colors, materials, and furnishings to make any space shine.” (Overdrive summary)

New Zealand As It Might Have Been 2/ by Stephen Levine.
“A mix of short stories and commentaries—some whimsical, some grim—this work of creative conjecture offers a perceptive and positive new slant on significant New Zealand events and personalities.
A mix of short stories and commentaries—some whimsical, some grim—this work of creative conjecture offers a perceptive and positive new slant on significant New Zealand events and personalities. With a modest degree of adjustment, this compilation examines “what if” scenarios ranging from the historical and literary to the athletic and offers alternative conclusions. Altering the lives of Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand’s most famous writer, and national hero Sir Edmund Hillary as well as revisiting New Zealand’s avoidable choice to fight alongside the Americans in Vietnam and the possible effects of a postwar visit by Winston Churchill, this second volume presents a variety of visions of a country that nearly was.” (Overdrive summary)