Spring Break Reads: We Recommend…

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There’s just a week left of classes before Winterim and Spring Break begin, and the weather is turning soft and mild.  We have some good titles to recommend to you over the coming break, so stop by soon. We’ll close for the break on Friday, March 15th at 5pm.

Spring Break Book Recommendations

Steal Like an Artist:  Ten Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative, by Austin Kleon. I love this book.  Check out the Ted talk video to see the author in action.

Blasphemy, by Sherman Alexie
Multnomah County Public Library’s Everybody Reads program is promoting this book.  If you have time, go see Sherman Alexie at a reading on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

Culinary Reactions:  The Everyday Chemistry of Cooking, by Simon Field.  Ever thought about the chemistry behind your kitchen wizardry? This book is fun!

Intermediate Robot Building, by David Cook
Our Chairman’s Award winning Flaming Chickens don’t need the advice, but for those aspiring to learn more, this might help.

The World Until Yesterday, by Jared Diamond
Check out the latest by the author of Guns, Germs and Steel.

Insider’s Guide to the Colleges, by the Staff of the Yale Daily News
Still thinking about what to do when your schools say yes?  Take a look at this book over break.


Here’s a list of our picks for Spring Break.  Stop by soon to grab something interesting to take home.

Happy Spring Break.

-Sue

Take Me With You: Books for Winter Break

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With less than two weeks to go before the big vacation, it’s time to gather up some good reading to enjoy during those gaps between visiting relatives, sleeping in, and, for the lucky ones among you, lazing about in warm sunshine.

All Things Tolkien:  Have you encountered the fictional world created by 20th century author JRR Tolkien?  This Oxford professor and language creator built enormously rich worlds peopled with orcs, wizards, hobbits, elves, and humans.  The Tolkien Society provides a biography if you’d like to learn more.

In a few weeks, the new film version of the Hobbit will be released.  Why not read some of the books before the movie comes out, and become a knowledgeable critic?

What’s new on the bookshelf? Click the titles below for reviews from GoodReads!

If you like an old, snarky classic, David Sedaris’s Holidays on Ice will make you laugh.

Come by soon, as we close for Winter Break on Friday, Dec. 14th at 4pm.  Have a restful break!

–Sue

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