New Books for Thanksgiving Break

You’ll be enjoying your week off much more if you’ve got a good book at your elbow.  Here are some of our favorite picks for the Thanksgiving Break.

Downton Abbey Fans 
If you love the setting and storylines of the PBS series, Downton Abbey, you might love these titles:  American Heiress, by Daisy Goodwin; Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro, and Possession, by A.S. Byatt.

Gothic Novels
Add a little atmosphere to your November evenings with novels set on windswept moors and in old, creaky houses.  Older classics include Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë, while some newer choices are The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield, and A Sign of the Four, a graphic novel by Ian Edginton based on the works of Arthur Conan Doyle. For a breathless, nerve-wracking English Gothic, try Rustication by Charles Palliser.

New Fiction
If you are looking for some light reading that’s romantic and fun, try Eleanor & Park, or Fangirl, both by Rainbow Rowell, or for a guy’s point of view, An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green.  For fans of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, why not try Dark Places for a seriously creepy read?

It’s The End of the World
Are you zombie mad?  How about Rise Again, by Ben Tripp?  If you enjoy apocalyptic fiction in the vein of Lord of the Flies, try Quarantine:  The Loners, by Lex Thomas.

Stop by soon for a great selection.  We’ll close on Friday at 4pm for Thanksgiving Break.


What’s New? A Lot, Actually…

Welcome back, students!

While you were away during conferences, we’ve been busy in the US Library.  You may have already noticed a few major changes.  We have acquired the handsome grandfather clock from Toad Hall.  It’s an English antique, and is quite handsome.  If you’ve never experienced a real tick-tock sound, this is it.  We wind it each morning.  Would you like to learn to wind it?  Come see me (Sue) to learn how.

Our study rooms have been converted!  The one closest to the front desk is called The Situation Room.  You can sign up to use it for group work by visiting the front desk.  We’ll have a clipboard ready for you.  The other study room is now Bloomsbury, and houses all the course reserve shelves, as well as the copier, paper cutter, and many other useful things.  This is the place to come to work on research with the reserve books.  See you soon!


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