Thursday, October 14, 2010

This is going to be big!!!

...a big new books list, that is! While you were toiling away at midterms (either taking or grading them), the library was VERY busy adding lots of new and interesting books to the collection. Now that some of the stress is over (or close to being over), why don't you take a look at some of our great new additions.

Halloween is right around the corner--not to mention that vampires are all the rage, especially with shows like True Blood. If you're a fan, check out the books on which the series is based.
Dead Until Dark
Living Dead in Dallas
Club Dead
Dead to the World
Dead as a Doornail
Definitely Dead
All Together Dead

Many books are eventually turned into television shows and movies. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is an excellent example. In the Frodo Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood, Kristin Thompson explores the impact these films had on the industry and offers an interesting behind-the-scenes view of their making.

And speaking of the Lord of the Rings, check out the J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment.

We recently celebrated Banned Books Week, which reminded me of this book--Controversial Cinema: The Films That Outraged America.

Do you have a pet that you absolutely adore? If so, you may want to read The Powerful Bond Between People and Pets: Our Boundless Connections to Companion Animals.

Okay, who doesn't have a cell phone? Are you lost without yours? So, what impact have these devices had on our society? Find out in 24/7: How Cell Phones and the Internet Change the Way We Live, Work, and Play.

Spammers, hackers and trojans, oh my! See who or what is lurking behind the seemingly innocent facade of the Internet in Dissecting the Hack: The Forb1dd3n Network.

As always, this is just a few of our most recent additions. The full list can be found on the new books list.

I hope you'll find time over break to check out a few of these books, and we'll see you back on the 20th!