Books & Beans Adult Book Club


Books and Beans...Coffee that is.


If your love of books is only enhanced by a good cup of joe, then this book club is for you. All adults are invited to join the Clara B. Mounce Public Library Books & Beans book club.

January 2015 Book Club Selection

Mastermind: How to think like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova

Mastermind: How to think like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova

 
Book Discussion: Mastermind: How to think like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova
Summary: No fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes. But is his extraordinary intellect merely a gift of fiction, or can we learn to cultivate these abilities ourselves, to improve our lives at work and at home?

We can, says psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova, and in Mastermind she shows us how. Beginning with the “brain attic”—Holmes’s metaphor for how we store information and organize knowledge—Konnikova unpacks the mental strategies that lead to clearer thinking and deeper insights. Drawing on twenty-first-century neuroscience and psychology, Mastermind explores Holmes’s unique methods of ever-present mindfulness, astute observation, and logical deduction. In doing so, it shows how each of us, with some self-awareness and a little practice, can employ these same methods to sharpen our perceptions, solve difficult problems, and enhance our creative powers. For Holmes aficionados and casual readers alike, Konnikova reveals how the world’s most keen-eyed detective can serve as an unparalleled guide to upgrading the mind.

Sunday, January 11, 2015, at 4:00 – 5:15 PM
Mounce Public Library 2nd Floor Meeting Room
201 E. 26th St.
Bryan, TX 77803
(979) 209-5615 (Ask for Sam)

Upcoming Meetings & Books:

February 2015: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
March 2015: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
April 2015: Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch

Previous Book Selections:

2014:

December 2014: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
November 2014: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
October 2014: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
September 2014: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
August 2014: Jepp, Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh
July: 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
June: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
May: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
April: Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
March: Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy Sayers
February: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
January: Vermeer’s Hat by Timothy Brook

2013:

December: Dune by Frank Herbert
November: The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
October: Meeting cancelled
September: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
August : Silas Marner by George Eliot
July: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
June: Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
May: Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
April: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
March: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
February: Sister Mine by Tawni O’Dell
January: Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin

 

 

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