By: Janelle Yahne
We have survived the first week of classes, and now it is time to celebrate by reading! Today is National Reading Day, one of the greatest days on the calendar. Spend today reading required text or something fun. It is a wonderful excuse to sit outside with a good book and enjoy the sunshine or hide in a tent with a flashlight and read a scary story. Perhaps reading a book with your child is a fun activity for the day. As the weather gets cooler, I like to wrap myself up, sit outside if it is about 60 degrees and enjoy a good book.
Though I have not read many books this past summer, currently I am ready Alan Watts’ The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are. It is still too early to give a review of the book but it was recommended by a friend a few years ago. One I am very excited about is the second book in a trilogy called The Twelve by Justin Cronin. My feelings are mixed about the first book, but the overall story made it intriguing enough to continue. Now that the library has lots of graphic novels, I can also read a wonderful selection chosen mostly by our Systems & Web Librarian Lisa Rabey. A few can be found here.
Below is a list of books my associates and student co-workers are currently reading or have read recently. All the books can be found either here at the library or through the MeL interlibrary loan service.
Breaking Her Fall, by Stephen Goodwin (MeL)
Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas (library)
Dracula, by Bram Stoker (library)
East of Eden, by John Steinbeck (library)
Garden Spells: A Novel, by Sarah Addison Allen (MeL)
The Girl Who Chased the Moon, by Sarah Addison Allen (MeL)
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald (library)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling (library)
The Holy Bible (library)
House Rules, by Jodi Picoult (MeL)
My American Journey, by Colin Powell (library)
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, by Wes Moore (library)
The Peach Keeper, by Sarah Addison Allen (MeL)
The Prose Edda, by Snorri Sturluson (MeL)
The Sugar Queen, by Sarah Addison Allen (MeL)
The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells (library e-book)
Witness: Voices from the Holocaust, edited by Joshua M. Greene and Shiva Kumar (MeL)