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Friday, November 11, 2005

Booknotes from the Reading Room...

Here's a list of books that have been predicted to be popular with book clubs in the coming year. Have you read any? Some have been purchased for the Reading Room (those in bold print below are available now):
  • Boys Will Put You on a Pedestal (So They Can Look Up Your Skirt): A Dad's Advice for Daughters, by Philip van Munching.
  • The Other Boleyn Girl, by Philippa Gregory
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, by Steven D. Levitt (available on CD)
  • My Sister's Keeper, by Jodi Piccoult
  • Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life, by Queen Noor
  • Running With Scissors, by Augusten Burroughs
  • Breakfast With Tiffany: A Memoir, by Edwin John Wintle
  • The Birdman and the Lap Dancer: Close Encounters With Strangers, by Eric Hansen
  • The Master Butcher's Singing Club, by Louise Erdrich
  • The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, by David I. Kertzer
  • The Thing about Jane Spring, by Sharon Krum
New titles can be located on the New Arrivals bookcase in the Reading Room until they circulate one time. When returned, they are shelved by author name. Newly arrived audio books go right to the shelves designated for these.

Traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday? Consider listening to an audio book on your trip. Recent audio books (as well as some classics) are available in both CD and tape formats. If you haven't listened to the CD version of Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip, check it out. You will be thankful travel is easier today than it was in 1903.

Donations... The Reading Room selection has increased thanks in part to donations from readers. Donations of current popular fiction and non-fiction books in both print and audio formats are welcomed. Please leave your donations at the circulation desk of the library. For further information, contact Lynn Hoffmann.


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