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Off-topic: What are you reading? September 14, 2006

Posted by heyheypaula in Library Stuff.
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It wouldn’t surprise me to hear that librarians have favorite books.  We are book people, after all! What are you reading? What are your favorites?  What books would you recommend for children, pre-teens, teens, adults?  What would you like to see more of in your library or your children’s school library?

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1. lcwk86 - September 14, 2006

Hmmm.. that’s a tall order! I will just put out some titles that I have enjoyed in the last year, some new, some old:

To Kill a Mockingird by Harper Lee
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
Third Girl from the Left by Martha Southgate
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

2. julia - September 15, 2006

Currently reading Wide Sargasso Sea, the story of Mrs. Rochester of Jane Eyre. Favorite book ever was Possess by A.S. Byatt (sooo much better than the movie).

P.S. Thanks, heyheypaula for sending me the link to this site.

3. DrumPhil - September 15, 2006

I just finished “The Accidental Library Manager” by Rachel Singer Gordon, a must-read for all SISLT students!

Also recently read “Team of Rivals: the political genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Dorothy Kearns Goodwin. This great (big) book really gives insight into Abe’s decision-making process and how he managed a cabinet of radically different personalities and agendas. It’s actually a great book on how to work with (difficult) people.

When I get tired of non-fiction, I check out a Clive Cussler novel I haven’t read yet.

4. julia - September 15, 2006

Good grief. Possession, not Possess. What I get for posting without enough coffee.

Oh, and I’m also reading What’s the Matter With Kansas thanks to my upcoming move.

5. heyheypaula - September 15, 2006

Hi Julia!
I’m currently reading Volume III of the Riftwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist. This is a really great epic fantasy, that if anyone was interested in trying a fantasy book, would be a good place to start. Recently I have finished Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, which is smart, funny, dark, and original. One of my all-time favorites is Gone to Soldiers by Marge Piercy, and also the Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. I’d sure like to have a reading group about that one.

6. heyheypaula - September 15, 2006

What *is* the matter with Kansas? 🙂


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