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A book for people who love books.- Lynn Patterson, University Program Associate
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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin, Seville Library, Jan. 2106. #MedinaLibrary #BookClubPicks #GabrielleZevin
Lauren recommends "The Storied Life of AJ Fikry". Thirty-nine year old widower A.J. Fikry is an unlikely romantic hero: He's cranky, he drinks too much, his bookstore is failing and don't get him started on the state of publishing. He's also at the center of Gabrielle Zevin's new novel, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry.
"I can promise you books and conversation and all my heart..." ~ Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. Pinner writes: "In the spirit of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Gabrielle Zevin’s enchanting novel is a love letter to the world of books - and booksellers - that changes our lives by giving us the stories that open our hearts and enlighten our minds."
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel: Gabrielle Zevin: 9781616203214: Amazon.com: Books . Book club August 2014
I am totally loving this book!! The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel - Kindle edition by Gabrielle Zevin. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ AmazonSmile.
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel by Gabrielle Zevin, c. 2014. Gary says: I love books!! And what could be better than a novel with interesting characters who also love books? This is a wonderful novel and lives up to the quote on the back: "Every book is a world."
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel by Gabrielle Zevin “A middle-aged bookseller mourning his lost wife, a feisty publisher’s rep, and a charmingly precocious abandoned child come together on a small island off the New England coast in this utterly delightful novel of love and second chances.” Beth Mills, New Rochelle Public Library, New Rochelle, NY
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel by Gabrielle Zevin
From the long running PBS series "The Woodwrights Shop's" Roy Underhill, comes this fantastic novel. he story follows Calvin Cobb, a low level government employee in the 1930's who inadvertently becomes America's first Radio Woodworker. With the help of his four WWI female veterans he goes on a wild adventure on his way to success. Not just for woodworkers this book is a great read, both fun and entertaining!- Jason Stamper, Circulation Services Manager
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Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker! – by Roy Underhill – Lost Art Press
Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker! – by Roy Underhill
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Looking for your next dystopian trilogy? Give Atwood's Oryx and Crake trilogy a read. This is the third and final book in the trilogy and is filled with clever satire and nuanced characters.- Mollie Peuler, IL Librarian
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The final entry in Atwood’s brilliant MaddAddam trilogy (The Year of the Flood & Oryx and Crake) roils with spectacular and furious satire. The novel begins just after most of the human species has been eradicated by a man-made plague.
Book 3 of The MaddAddam Trilogy by Margaret Atwood. Must read other 2 first- Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood. Usually not a science fiction or dystopian tales, but these are very good. Think combination of Hunger Games, Avatar and Harry Potter
Bringing together Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy points toward the ultimate endurance of community, and love.
MaddAddam, by Margaret Atwood. (Doubleday, 2013). Bringing together characters from Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love.
MaddAddam Trilogy — Oryx and Crake (2004), The Year of the Flood (2009), MaddAddam (2013), Margaret Atwood — There's much to appreciate about these first two tandem post-apocalyptic novels with environmental vegan themes.
Maddaddam: A Novel - Bestselling author Margaret Atwood concludes her speculative fiction trilogy with dramatic flair in this thrilling follow-up to Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood..With most of humanity destroyed by the Waterless Flood pandemic, Toby and Ren, along with their friend Amanda, have returned to the MaddAddamite cob house, currently being fortified against both man and giant Pigoon..
MaddAddam, by Margaret Atwood (adult fiction). Book 3 in the MaddAddam trilogy. Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, which is being fortified against man and giant Pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasi-human species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake.
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A Reading List for Television Fanatics
If you like beer, if you spend hours talking about different brews with your friends, this book is for you. Pullup a barstool and enjoy a celebration of five thousand years of beer.- Suzanne Wise, Curator of the Stock Car Racing Collection
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The Brewer's Tale: A History of the World According to Beer by William Bostwick http://www.amazon.com/dp/0393239144/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_XRqkvb1GQ941H
The Brewer's Tale: A History of the World According to Beer by William Bostwick http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/what-really-happened-in-the-london-beer-flood-200-years-ago-9796096.html
The Brewer’s Tale: A History of the World According to Beer by William Bostwick (W.W. Norton), $26.95You don’t even attempt to order at the bar when she’s with you — you know she’ll do a better job. Her latest batch of homebrew was easily the best thing you’ve ever tasted (who knew something she
The Brewer's Tale : A History of the World According to Beer - William Bostwick
brewerstale by William Bostwick Great article on beer in Modern Farmer.
The Brewer's Tale, William Bostwick, (Paperback) Autumn 2015
The Brewer's Tale: A History of the World According to Beer
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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Has anyone had a chance to read the much anticipated #TheShining sequel #DoctorSleep by #StephenKing yet? Let us know your thoughts
"Doctor Sleep: A Novel" by Stephen King -- It took Stephen King decades to return to the story of Dan Torrance (Danny in "The Shining" by King) and most agree this is a worthy successor to that near classic horror novel. It also has a thin tie to Joe Hill's "NOS4A2" which can further enrich the story but isn't necessary to enjoy it.
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
Doctor Sleep http://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/doctor-sleep/196667 From Stephen King: This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to this icon in the King canon. #horror #TheShining #StephenKing #audiobook
"Doctor Sleep," the sequel to Stephen King's 1977 novel, "The Shining," will be released this fall. Watch a teaser trailer for the horror story now.
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King - a riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.
Doctor Sleep: A Novel by Stephen King, Enjoyed the sequel to "The Shining". Not quite as creepy as the first book but still very good.
Stephen King 's Sequel to THE SHINING
Excitement, drama and daring feats all from one of America's finest naturalists. Good fun!- John Doherty, Materials Processing Supervisor
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The Wild Muir: Twenty-two of John Muir's Greatest Adventures by John Muir
How could a respected map dealer also be a thief? A great read about historical maps, libraries and special collections, and a map thief. - Greta Browning, Reference Archivist
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The Map Thief
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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Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano
Fashion Insiders Guide to Name-Dropping at Fashion Week #InStyle
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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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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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.
#DinawMengestu #NYSWritersInst The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu. University Library / PS 3613 E487 B43 2007.
The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears | Dinaw Mengestu | Seventeen years after fleeing the Ethiopian revolution, Sepha Stephanos runs a grocery store in a poor African-American neighborhood in Washington, D.C., where he reflects on his past and the differences between his prospects and the life he imagined.
Essential read for anyone that lives in #dc. The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu
If you love Americanah, you should read The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu. | 22 Books To Read Now, Based On Your Favorite Black Literature
The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, Dinaw Mengestu Mengestu’s first novel follows an escapee from the Ethiopian revolution who finds himself in Washington, DC, struggling, some 17 years later, to find his place. A novel about displacement and identity, race and home, truth and hope, it will open your eyes and heart.
The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu. Wonderful hardcover version.
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On my Fall reading list.
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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Well written book. The comparisons to Harry Potter are inevitable but I think it is a great book.
If Harry Potter and Narnia had a grown up child this would be it!
Lev Grossman "The Magicians" great book!
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Lev Grossman "The Magicians"
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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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!
Edgar Allan Poe's macabre life and mysterious death at age 40 continues to fascinate (in fact, the Morgan Library in Manhattan is just finishing up an exhibition that explores the poet's works and influence). This haunting novel traces the love triangle involving Poe, Frances Sargent Osgood (a poet deserted by her philandering husband), and Poe's deathly ill wife. Such fun.
F CULLEN -- Mrs. Poe: "Struggling to support her family in mid-19th-century New York, writer Frances Osgood makes an unexpected connection with literary master Edgar Allan Poe and finds her survival complicated by her intense attraction to the writer and the scheming manipulations of his wife."
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, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ADS36DM/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Ghczsb1VPM43A
Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen. Possible book discussion.
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Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen
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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Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti and Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton: From It by Alexa Chung. Reprinted by arrangement with Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright &copy; Alexa Chung, 2013. It by Alexa Chung There are five items in my wardrobe I cannot live without. The cornerstones...
Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton. Pinner writes: "Women's relationship to style and why women wear what they wear. You needn’t care about clothes, or be a writer, or consider yourself fashionable, or even think about these things often, venerating particular clothes and accessories is one of life’s great pleasures, and this book, part anthology, part analysis, part archive, is a thing of beauty."
Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton (Blue Rider Press, 2014)Why this book will inspire your 2015: Make no mistake: "Fashion" and "personal style" are two separate things, although it's easy to see how the two can get very intertwined. This year, look to this mega-collaborative 500+ pager — all about the personal connection we have with our wardrobe — to guide you in making more meaningful sartorial
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
Fall/Winter Reading List: Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavitz and Leanne Shapton
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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 (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi http://www.amazon.com/dp/0061339202/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_D4.rwb1SPWNXW
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 (Harper Perennial Modern Classics): Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: 9780061339202: Amazon.com: Books
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience Harper Perennial Modern Classics: Amazon.de: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Fremdsprachige Bücher
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
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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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.
Helen Matthews Lewis: Living Social Justice in Appalachia by Helen M. Lewis, Patricia D. Beaver, Judith Jennings
'Helen Matthews Lewis: Living Social Justice in Appalachia,' newly published, presents writings by and about a renowned rural advocate. The book contains excerpts from Lewis's youthful essays, passages from her scholarly books and papers, and reflections on her work as an activist in Appalachia, as well as recipes, gardening tips and personal stories.
Women political activists -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Biography
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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Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City, a WWII Spy, and a True Story of Deadly Adventure by Christopher S. Stewart
Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City, a WWII Spy, and a True Story of Deadly Adventure by Christopher S. Stewart. $12.79. 301 pages. Author: Christopher S. Stewart. Publisher: Harper (January 8, 2013)
Jungleland - A Mysterious Lost City, a WWII Spy, and a True Story of Deadly Adventure by Christopher S. Stewart. Get it on #Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Jungleland/book-DnDxTfIXVEabnREIZ2iByw/page1.html
Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City, a WWII Spy, and a True Story of Deadly Adventure by Christopher S. Stewart, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009G4LSLQ/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Ho3Htb157939E
Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City, a WWII Spy, and a True Story of Deadly Adventure by Christopher S. Stewart "I began to daydream about the jungle...."
Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City, a WWII Spy, and a True Story of Deadly Adventure ($2.99) http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B009G4LSLQ/hpb2-20/ASIN/B009G4LSLQ 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.
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/hpb2-20/ASIN/B009G4LSLQ
*Meet the author on October 6th in Belk Library Room 114 @ 6pm!* Book recommended by University Program Associate Lynn Patterson.
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Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past: A Ballad Novella, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1426754213/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_2Phiub19473TF
Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past: A Ballad Novella by Sharyn McCrumb http://www.amazon.com/dp/1426754213/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Yno1ub06S6JXY
Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past (2014 Winner-General) — IndieFab - Read More: https://indiefab.forewordreviews.com/books/nora-bonesteels-christmas-past/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=
NORA BONESTEEL'S CHRISTMAS PAST by Sharyn McCrumb Just finished it - it was too short! I love the character Nora.
Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past: A Ballad Novella ~ Hardcover – October 7, 2014 by Sharyn McCrumb
Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past: A Ballad Novella (Book set during Christmas time)
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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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Politics Is a Joke!: How TV Comedians Are Remaking Political Life by S. Robert Lichter http://www.amazon.com/dp/0813347173/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_zt0fub188P4DM
Politics is a joke! : how TV comedians are remaking political life / S. Robert Lichter. (Circulating Collection PN1992.6 .L528 2015 3-wk loan) http://search.sunyconnect.suny.edu/record/868037919
Are late-night comedians merely entertaining, or do they have the power to influence the way we think about politics and politicians? The authors examine the historical context of political humor and demonstrate how the public turn to this venue for political information, and are in turn affected by it. They conduct an analysis of political jokes on late night TV shows dating back to 1992 in order to pinpoint the main targets and themes of late-night comedy.
Read a book by some of ECU's own! ECU political science professors, Jody Baumgartner and Jonathan S. Morris, with George Mason's Robert Lichter, examine the historical context of political humor and demonstrate how the public turn to this venue for political information, and are in turn affected by it. They conduct an analysis of political jokes on late night TV shows dating back to 1992 in order to pinpoint the main targets and themes of late-night comedy. Politics is a Joke!
Politics Is a Joke! situates late night comedy in the historical context of political humor and demonstrates how the public turn to this venue for political information, and are in turn affected by it. Engagingly written with analysis of jokes from comedians like Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, Politics is a Joke! is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the crucial role late night comedy plays in our political universe—and anyone who enjoys a good laugh.
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 by Bryce T. Bauer. July 2014
Start reading 'Gentlemen Bootleggers' on OverDrive: https://www.overdrive.com/media/1779537/gentlemen-bootleggers
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 story of a small town in Iowa that produced its own liquor during Prohibition.
Gentlemen Bootleggers: The True Story...
Gentlemen Bootleggers by Bryce Bauer
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
The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession by Mark Obmascik
The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession
A Big Year (birding and associated travel of course!)
Take a big year to birdwatch (when retired)
Take a big year to birdwatch
The Big Year
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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Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City by Bradley Garrett http://www.amazon.com/dp/1781685576/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_kDbOvb0HXNC0T
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 - Book 7 of the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher. When a killer vampire threatens to destroy head of Special Investigations Karrin Murphy's reputation unless Harry delivers the powerful Word of Kemmler to her, he has no choice. Now Harry is in a race against time to find the Word before Chicago experiences a Halloween night to wake the dead.
"Dead Beat" is the seventh book in Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series. This is a mystery, urban fantasy and science fiction series. It has adult themes in it. If you like the Cal Leandros series or the Iron Druid Chronicles, I would highly recommend this series to you! These books are filled with dark humor and provide a good laugh.
Chris McGrath's cover art for "Dead Beat," Book #7 in Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series. Model, John Paul Pfeiffer.
Dead Beat (Dresden Files 7) | Jim Butcher | Harry Dresden must save Chicago from black magic and necromancy — but first, he must locate the Word of Kemmler. Just as soon as he figures out what that is. It’s all in a day’s work for the city’s only professional wizard … assuming he can live to see the end of the day.
"Harry Dresden must save Chicago from black magic and necromancy — but first, he must locate the Word of Kemmler. Just as soon as he figures out what that is. It’s all in a day’s work for the city’s only professional wizard … assuming he can live to see the end of the day." Dead Beat is the 7th book in The Dresden Files, Jim Butcher's continuing series about wizard detective Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden.
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
Dead Beat: A Novel of The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. $7.20. http://www.letrasdecanciones365.com/detailb/dpfwu/Bf0w0u0xPxDzYlVmQp6m.html. When a killer vampire threatens to destroy head of Special Investigations Karrin Murphy's reputation unless Harry delivers the powerful Word of Kemmler to her, he has no choice. Now Harry is in a race against time to find the Word before Chicago experiences a Halloween night to wake the dead. ...
Deadbeat - Jim Butcher
Japanese style magical realism with engaging characters and a slug of Cutty Sark whiskey. -John Doherty, Materials Processing Supervisor
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I love the bright saturated color and the macro photography, cropped to be abstract but discernible as a wind up bird once you read the book title is called The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles. You also can't tell but there's a swirling shimmery varnish pattern over this book cover that is very cool. Very tactile. I'd love to have a varnish or embossment to match a swirl on the cover.
“Now all you can do is wait. It must be hard for you, but there is a right time for everything. Like the ebb and flow of tides. No one can do anything to change them. When it is time to wait, you must wait.” ― Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Listen to this on audio and it was great. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (ねじまき鳥クロニクル Nejimaki-dori Kuronikuru?) is a novel by Haruki Murakami.
Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. Or anything by Murakami is worth reading.
The wind-up bird chronicle by Haruki Murakami PL856 .U673 N4513 1997
Haruki Murakami' s 'The Wind-up Bird Chronicle'
Wind up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
My favorite book by Haruki Murakami
The Wind Up Bird Chronicle
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