National Library Week: Our Favorite Books

By Lisa M. Rabey
Systems & Web Librarian

As National Library Week winds to close, I thought a great way to also take a look at what GRCC Library has to offer is to ask the people who work here what are their favorite books. If you click on the link of the cover image, it will take you directly to the entry in our catalog. From there you can view, bookmark or check out the title.

Happy National Library Week!

Wilson transcends the way most people approach Interdisciplinary Studies. – Pat Ingersoll, director

Our brain, like a computer hard drive, when full of “things” does not work as well as when empty. This book strives to help you develop a system to remember things by getting stuff out of your head and into a system. When you get your things out of your brain and into your new system you’ll have more room to be productive and creative. – Asante Cain, librarian

A veterinary student leaves school, under tragic circumstances, joins a circus where he takes care of the animals, and falls into a dangerous love triangle. Told from the point of view of the veterinary student now as an old man’s memories, the writing creates the dusty, sepia tinged images of traveling circus life, mixed with the smell of wet hay and train exhaust. Being released as a movie with Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson starring. – Janelle Yahne, library circulation specialist

At last count, I had nine different editions of Pride and Prejudice, including Pride and Prejudice and Zombies as well as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls. Much of what draws me to P+P is the witty writing, but mainly it is the social commentary and social history of Austen’s time. Much of what Austen wrote, and that she found worth fighting for, was that people should marry because of love: regardless of social class and for the freedom of choice. I would also humbly add to Austen’s sentiments that this should also include couples be free to marry regardless of gender or ethnicity and we should have the choice to lead our lives as best as we see fit as opposed to how society best sees fit. Nearly 200 years after the first publication, Austen’s work is still timely and is worth noting, is still as fresh and relevant today as it was in the early 1800s. -Lisa Rabey, librarian


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