Thursday, September 8, 2011
by Mark Jenkins
If you have an adventurous spirit or just enjoy reading about someone who does, then The Hard Way is a must read. Mark Jenkins takes you on many of his adventures and extremely close calls with danger. It’s easy to get so wrapped up in this book that you forget you aren’t right next to him.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Time Collectors Edition: American Legends
E99 A7 S343 2003 c.3
What a fun collection of American icons! It is a book that you can skim through and look at the great pictures, or actually take time to read some of the unknown facts about personalities that are a American as baseball and apple pie. From Sam Walton of WalMart fame to Oprah herself, you will get to know the famous and the infamous. Have fun with this…I did.
Reserves GV 1469 .P52 A54 2000
Do you already feel overwhelmed with the school year starting? It’s easy sometimes to let ourselves get to that point. However, to avoid that and still do well in school we need to have some pressure release at times. Pictionary is the perfect stress relief to ease the pressure, but still keep your mind intact to be able to work on your classes at a high level. Wishing you the very best this semester!
The Count of Monte Cristo
By: Alexander Dumas
PQ 2226 E5 1946
This book is about a man who had everything, how it was stolen, and how he got it all back. It shows how far a person would go with nothing left to exact revenge from an evil. When I read this book, it held my attention to the finish. In my opinion it should be called a classic.
The Book Thief
By Markus Zusak
Call # PR 9619.4 .Z87 B66 2006
Set in Nazi Germany, Liesel steals her first book before she has even learned to read. As the story unfolds we see how Liesel comes to learn about the people around her and the power of words. “This is a story of courage, friendship, love, survival, death, and grief. This is Liesel’s life on Himmel Street, told from Death’s point of view.”
Born into Brothels
DVD HQ 240 .C3 B683 2004x
I had to be coerced into watching this documentary, I confess. It looked heart-wrenching and I wanted to avoid feeling the pain of others whom I could not help. Indeed, it was heart-wrenching and uncomfortable, but the challenge – like all challenges – was worthwhile. This is a story of children without hope and a photographer determined they get half a chance. Limited in her capacity to help in any other way, she teaches them photography. It is wonderful to watch them all change through the experience. The story reminds us that every generation is a new opportunity, that every set of eyes is a new lens and that all of us change one another. Be brave and watch!
The School of Essential Ingredients
by Erica Bauermeister
This book is a must-hear for fans of food and fellowship. Erica Bauermeister mixes together a diverse group of characters in her novel about a cooking class and encourages us to consider what is truly essential in life and in love. It’s a delicious blend of personal reflections and aspirations and is sure to make you hungry!