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Monday, 29 December 2008
Staff Reading Picks
Here are some books beloved by Logan Library staff members. We hope you enjoy them too.
Book: A Brother's Journey: Surviving a Childhood of Abuse by Richard B. Pelzer
Recommended by: Jason, Adult Acquisitions
The book, like those by his brother David, is a startling look at childhood in a home of severe abuse. It left me angry that such a situation could ever have happened and happy that we are hopefully much more aware of child abuse today. No child should ever be subjected to the debilitating and life crippling effects of abuse, but the book is also a wonderful story of strength and healing in its aftermath.
Book: Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba
Recommended by: Becky, Children's Librarian
This is a chilling story of a brilliant - and bored - teenage boy who finds a notebook dropped by a shinigami (Japanese Death God). He quickly discovers that anyone whose name is written in the notebook dies, and decides to use it to rid the world of evil people. Over the course of this 12-volume graphic novel series, the boy, ironically named Light, manages to terrorize the entire world, all in the name of justice and 'making the world a better place.' It is a fascinating account of how one person, given power, can use that power for good or evil, and raises questions of what good and evil actually are.
Book: Interred With Their Bones by Jennifer Lee Carrell
Recommended by: Melanie, Reference Librarian
Shakespearian scholar follows the clues to find a lost play by Shakespeare. Search takes her from London to Utah, Arizona, Washington D.C. and back to London. Fast paced literary thriller with lots of exciting twists.
Posted By Logan Library at 3:25 PM
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Staff Reading Picks
At the Logan Library we like to read, and we want to share our favorite books with our library patrons. We will periodically be featuring staff reading picks on our website to give you a taste of the books we love.
Book: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Recommended by: Danielle, Director of Bridgerland Literacy
Armageddon has gone wrong thanks to one angel and one demon who can't get anything right. I laughed so hard I cried.
Book: Othello by William Shakespeare
Recommended by: Joseph, Interlibrary Loan
The Bard's tale of love and jealousy is a masterpiece of tragic drama. I was enthralled by the machinations of Iago, the fidelity of Desdemona, and the unfortunate decline of Othello. Don't be afraid to try some Shakespeare!
Book: Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
Recommended by: Patricia, Reference Librarian
In two bundles of papers written in Chinese calligraphy, Ruth Young finds her mother's writings. One is titled, "Things I Know Are True" and the other, "Things I Must Not Forget". In these papers Ruth learns of her mothers life in a small Chinese village, of the family curse, and of Luling's escape from China with her sister, Gaoling. I liked this book for its glimpse into life in China. The characters were original and believable and the story fascinating.
Posted By Logan Library at 2:39 PM
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