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A surprisingly amazing sequel to the Shining. Such a nice change from the Dark Tower series..boo..- Kelly Mac, Distance Education Librarian
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Doctor Sleep. Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. On highways across America, a tribe of people called the True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless-- mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs...
Waiting for "the King's" new novel? Don't forget to join the book club for Stephen King's sequel to his classic The Shining, Doctor Sleep! http://literazee.com/book/doctor-sleep-a-novel/
Though very different in form and tone, Stephen King’s “Doctor Sleep” was a welcome follow-up to “The Shining”. Worth reading if for no other reason to find out just what happened to those characters decades later. -Mike
book, story novels, Amazon.com: Doctor Sleep: A Novel (9781476727653): Stephen King: Books 2013. Disclosure affiliate link
Stephen King - Doctor Sleep. Book Review. When you think about iconic horror novels a few jump immediately to mind: Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. For more contemporary novels you might think of things like The Call Of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft, The Haunting Of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, and The Shining by Stephen King. If you have created a work of art that sits on such a high pedestal would you mess with it?
A fascinating look behind the scenes of the world of fashion, especially haute couture. This profile of two mega-star designers charts the evolution of the fashion industry from the importance of aesthetics and control by designers to emphasis on the bottom line and control by corporate executives with no fashion experience.- Suzanne Wise, Curator of the Stock Car Racing Collection
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If you want lots of action and memorable characters in stories told with taut dialog and an atmospheric setting, try Robert B. Parker's Jesse Stone series. LA cop Stone, fired when a divorce exacerbates a drinking problem, is hired by the town of Paradise, MA as their new police chief. Murder and mayhem ensue. - Suzanne Wise, Curator of the Stock Car Racing Collection
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Robert Parker -Jesse Stone series...
Night Passage (Jesse Stone Series #1)
About an Ethiopian immigrant in DC, Sepha, who runs a small convenience store. A rich white woman with a mixed race daughter buys the dilapidated house next to him, starting gentrification of the neighborhood. Sepha comes to love the eleven year old neighbor like the daughter he never had: she becomes the marker for all he has missed in life fleeing Ethiopia during the Red Terror. The title is from Dante’s Inferno, a line from when they emerge from hell. -Megan Johnson, E-learning Librarian
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On my Fall reading list.
#DinawMengestu #NYSWritersInst The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu. University Library / PS 3613 E487 B43 2007.
Join Washingtoniana Division staff in Room 307 for a discussion of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, an award-winning novel by 2012 MacArthur Fellow Dinaw Mingestu, chronicling the experience of an Ethiopian immigrant in a changing city. This bi-monthly book club is part of a series of programs supporting DC By the Book, an interactive literary map of the District.
The Magicians by Lev Grossman. For some reason this book surprised me. It took risks and was refreshing. The scope was incredible but it also had familiarity with deep human emotions and did not try to moralize them away. In all, I found it breaktaking. -Information Literacy Librarian Jon Morris
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Dark and delicious tale of Edgar Allan Poe, his young and sickly wife Virginia, and his mistress Frances Osgood. A beautifully crafted page-turning novel based on fact, this book leaves the reader trying to decide who is really the villain and who is the victim. -Suzanne Wise, Curator of the Stock Car Racing Collection
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Edgar Allan Poe Cottage in Bronx, NY - A mystery based on true facts but with a large sprinkling of artistic license which makes a tale about one of the most mysterious writers very very intriguing!
Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen. When Frances Osgood meets Edgar Allen Poe at a party, the two have an immediate connection. As they engage in a passionate love affair, Frances finds herself becoming the trusted confidant of the manipulative Mrs. Poe. This dark, sizzling novel has been impossible to put down!
The authors interviewed 639 women asking about how they dress, using questions such as, “Are you ever making a political statement with your clothing?” “How does your culture, ethnicity, or background influence your decisions about what to wear?” “Which is more important: taste or style? Which one do you have more of?” There are no pictures, no trends or “hottest fashions for this fall,’ just an insightful look at how we choose to wear what we do. -Georgie Donovan, Associate Dean of Libraries
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Book Notes: Do clothes make the woman? - Why do women dress the way they do? What do women think about when they clothe themselves? Better yet, how deep does fashion go? Authors Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton wanted to know the answers to these questions in order to understand the relevance of fashion in their own lives. Read our review of the book: #Entertainment #Books #BookReview #WomenInClothes #Fashion #Clothing #Style
Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. One of the most refreshing and insightful reads on how we enjoy life and how we can enjoy it more I have yet read. -Jon Levi Morris, Information Literacy Librarian
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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience Mihaly Csikszentmihaly A really interesting book based on Csikszentmihaly's numerous studies on happiness. Positive psychology is something I find particularly fascinating and this was a fairly well written introduction to the concept of "Flow"- not a guide or self-help book by any means, but definitely worth reading.
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (NOOK Book)
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience - next on my reading list
Helen Matthews Lewis: Living Social Justice in Appalachia. Recommended by Fred J. Hay, Librarian of the W L Eury Appalachian Collection.
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Women political activists -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Biography
Those of us who deem practitioners of social justice our planet’s real royalty can rejoice at the publication of a creative homage to regional heroine Helen Matthews Lewis, a sociologist who “shaped the field of Appalachian Studies” by encouraging service earning, problem-solving and new ways of perceiving mountain people and cultures.
A fascinating journey into the green hell of the Mosquito Coast, with the author as he searches for the legendary White City of Honduras. -William McCallister, University Library Technician
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The astonishing true story of World War II spy Theodore Morde's quest for a lost city in the jungles of Honduras.
Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City, a WWII Spy, and a True Story of Deadly Adventure ($2.99) - The fact that this is a true story makes this a real Indiana Jones book a must have for those who enjoy a fascinating adventure. - After reading this book, I'd also like to find and read more about Begley, or written by him. - This sounds an awful lot like a criticism, but it really isn't. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B009G4LSLQ/electronicfro-20/ASIN/B009G4LSLQ
Book review: ‘Jungleland,’ by Christopher S. Stewart | Dallas Morning News
The author chronicles his present-day journey to find Ciudad Blanca, the legendary White City rumored to exist in the rain forests of Nicaragua's and Honduras' Mosquito Coast, following in the footsteps of the explorer and World War II spy Theodore Morde, who set out on the same journey on April 6, 1940.
*Meet the author on October 6th in Belk Library Room 114 @ 6pm!* Book recommended by University Program Associate Lynn Patterson.
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A delightful Christmas read.
Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past: A Ballad Novella by Sharyn McCrumb
David Letterman once said, "The road to the White House runs through me." Find out why Stephen Colbert and other political humorists may have more influence than you thought. -Suzanne Wise, Curator of the Stock Car Racing Collection
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Wild story of how a small Iowa town had their own bootlegging empire. Even the Catholic priest was in on it! -Suzanne Wise, Curator of the Stock Car Racing Collection
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Gentlemen Bootleggers: The True Story of Templeton Rye, Prohibition, and a Small Town in Cahoots, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1613748485/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_UXGStb1WRZ4J4
The real-life people followed in this book offer a fun and enlightening window into the world of competitive birding. The personalities, places, and stories make this a ripping read. How many birds have you identified in a year? -Ken Johnson, Coordinator of Learning and Research Services
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The Kansas City Public Library Goes To The Birds: The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession by Mark Obmascik
We've all seen those roadside historical markers that tout George Stoneman's Civil War campaign in North Carolina. This concise book, written by an Appalachian history professor, describes the last days of the war between the states as they played out in central and western North Carolina. It was amazing to read about military combat that happened in places I walk every day. Fascinating. -John Doherty, Materials Processing Supervisor
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Thus far, this is without a doubt the best book I have read all year. When I picked this book up I was expecting it to contain exciting stories of adventures in trespassing. It does. What I did not expect was deep questioning about the political aspects of private property, social dynamics withing sub-cultures and personal responsibility. All of that is in this book too. Outstanding! -John Doherty, Materials Processing Supervisor
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Awesome series that reads like classic detective fiction, but with mystical/supernatural characters thrown in. -Belk Library Patron, Summer 2014
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Dead Beat by Jim Butcher (7th book in the Dresden Files series) -- As a worldwide war between vampires and wizards rages, Halloween approaches. It's Harry Dresden's birthday! It's also the night that a trio of murderous necromancers are descending upon Chicago to try to unleash a monstrous spell that will make one of them a god. Request it at http://eisenhowerlibrary.org/ or by calling the Answers Desk at 708.867.2299
Japanese style magical realism with engaging characters and a slug of Cutty Sark whiskey. -John Doherty, Materials Processing Supervisor
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My favorite book by Haruki Murakami
Wind up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami (maybe)
Fabulous book club read-not for the faint of heart.
Flowers for Algernon is probably one of the best books I've ever read even though it makes me cry like a baby at the end. It makes you appreciate the life you have, the people you have around you and makes you realize how much you actually take for granted. Never in my life have a felt such a closeness to a character like I did Charlie Gordon. Granted, it's an elementary school level book, but it deals with deeper things than the regular elementary school level book. -ASU Student, Summer 2014
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Book Worth Reading. I forgot about it.
Flowers For Algernon By: Daniel Keyes Lost References: One of my favorite books :)
NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction & Fantasy Books - How many have you read? | This book is so sad....
You Should Read This: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (www.kittywumpus.net) #classicSF #reading #novels
It's set during WWII in Nazi Germany and follows the story of a girl who loves books and is just learning to read when they end up taking a Jewish man in. If you want a book that sucks you in and makes you feel things you have never felt before, this is it. You won't be disappointed. I promise. -ASU Student, Summer 2014
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The Book Thief- one of my favorite books ....I read it when I returned from Germany so the timing was really right as well
A good one for book club
worth reading? without a doubt
My favourite book of 2011 so far; The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
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It was a better action and magic series than Harry Potter and that takes a lot for me to say. Winding details and super interesting concept at the end of the seventh book. Don't let the fact that it's a children's book scare you away! -ASU Student, Summer 2014
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This novel, though in the walking dead genre, is really a fantastic literary read which far surpasses any zombie story. Whitehead's observations of what has been lost after what he terms the "break" are uncannily on point as observations of everyday life in America in the 21st century. He has already been recognized by many serious readers as the novelist of our time and place. Just check out the NY Times Book Review of Zone One. -Andrea Roller, Faculty in College of Arts and Sciences
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Zombies worth reading.
Brooklyn's WORD bookstore recommends the week's best new books, including Colson Whitehead's new novel Zone One.
If you like well-written, excellently plotted, and relatable epic fantasy, the Kingkiller Chronicles series does not disappoint. This is the second in the series, and the third is expected in 2015. The writing is on par with a Game of Thrones, but it is more enjoyable reading and less dark. -Jon Morris, Information Literacy Librarian