Monday, August 31, 2015

2015 Community Readers Program : Thank You!

Hello Community of Readers,

The 2015 program has now concluded. We thank each and every one of you for participating in the program this year. We hope you will all participate again next year. Keep reading!

Thank You!
Jessica Bower
Leatherby Libraries
Chair - Community of Readers Summer Reading Program

Friday, August 21, 2015

In the Unlikely Event

Title In the Unlikely Event
Author Judy Blume
Call Number McNaughton
Location 1st Floor McNaughton
Rating Somewhat Recommended
Book Review 1987 marks the 35th anniversary of three fatal plane crashes that occurred in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The fact that the author was a teenager living there at the time makes the story all the more insightful as she describes the impact that these calamities had on the community.
Submitted By Cathy Elliott
Department or Major Law Library
Status Staff

To Kill a Mockingbird



Title
To Kill a Mockingbird
Author
Harper Lee
Call Number
PS 3562.E353 T62010
Location
2nd Floor Humanities
Rating
Highly Recommended
Book Review
I chose this book in honor of banned book week in September. I enjoyed reading about the simple life in and around a southern community. How not knowing a neighbor well conjures outlandish ideas. And how quickly the close community becomes complicated and entangled during the trial. The ugly words hit so hard when describing the negative attention placed on Atticus's kids, and how ugly the Maycomb community becomes toward one another. Although I don't agree, it is not difficult to believe that this book was so often challenged by libraries, schools, and reading communities around the nation.
Submitted By
Annalisa Goode
Department or Major
Law School
Status
Staff

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold



Title
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
Author
John Le Carré
Call Number
PR6062.E33 A6 1979
Location
2nd Floor Humanities
Rating
Highly Recommended
Book Review
For anyone interested in reading a spy novel that is all about deception and clever espionage rather than James Bond-style action, this book is a great choice. It centers on Alec Leamus, an aging British operative deeply engaged with the operations within the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). You can never quite tell with Leamus whether his disgruntled demeanor is all part of his espionage or if he is truly burned out. His character becomes more fascinating as the plot thickens and his personal sacrifices in the name of duty become increasingly profound. Like the agents in the story, the reader is always trying to piece together the complete picture, and that is what will likely get you hooked.
Submitted By
Taylor Greene
Department or Major
Leatherby Libraries
Status
Staff

Nitty-Gritty Grammar



Title
Nitty-Gritty Grammar
Author
Edith H. Fine and Judith P. Josephson
Call Number
PE 1112.F53 1998
Location
2nd Floor Humanities
Rating
Highly Recommended
Book Review
My grammar skills suck!  I checked out this book to improve my grammar skills and I was not dissapointed. Nitty-Gritty Grammar is the best grammar book that I ever read! This book is easy to comprehend and the grammar examples are amusing. I am going to buy this book since it only cost ten dollars on Amazon. You should to because your grammar skills are probably just as bad as mine!
Submitted By
James Taylor
Department or Major
CES
Status
Staff

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tales of E.T.A Hoffman



Title
Tales of E.T.A Hoffman
Author
eds. Kent, L. and Knight, E.
Call Number
PT2361.E4 K3 1972
Location
2nd Floor Humanities
Rating
Recommended
Book Review
Full of magic and mystery, these seven Tales are an enjoyable Summer read. Each story involves a pair of lovers and the dual nature of dark/light and good/evil are explored as they overcome challenges. While some stories do have happy endings, others do not.
Submitted By
Cori Schmidtbauer
Department or Major
Leatherby Libraries
Status
Staff

The Perks of Being a Wallflower



Title
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author
Stephen Chbosky
Call Number
PS3553.H3469 P47 2012
Location
2nd Floor Humanities
Rating
Highly Recommended
Book Review
This is a bit of a young adult novel I would say, but I love it!  You fall absolutley in love with Charlie as it shoots my memories back to high school nostalgia.  The line "We accept the love we think we deserve" makes me burst into tears every time I read it. I'll read this book many more times.
Submitted By
Jami McCoy
Department or Major
Advancement
Status
Staff