Friday, January 21, 2011

A fresh semester with brand-new books!

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a marvelous, relaxing and enjoyable break. Doesn't it seem like Christmas was so long ago? The first week of classes are nearly over; people are already pouring into the library. So while you're here, why don't you check out a book?

If you're a currently-registered student, all you need to know is your student ID number or your MyPVCC username. No library card is needed. You many check out up to 25 at one time, so please consider some of the following tasty tidbits...

Before the semester becomes completely unmanageable with papers and exams, enjoy a few last-minute fun reads. May we suggest:

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
Absolute Power by David Baldacci
Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris

And speaking of papers -- would you like a little help? Try The History Student Writer's Manual by Mark Hellstern

Was one of your New Year's resolutions to become healthier? If so, try tackling it from a different angle. Spirit, Science, and Health: How the Spiritual Mind Fuels Physical Wellness by Thomas G. Plante

Wouldn't a nice, sunny beach be great right about now? If you're a water aficionado and summer's calling your name, you may be interested in How the Ocean Works: An Introduction to Oceanography by Mark W. Denny

Find out how we as a nation became so reliant upon cars in Republic of Drivers: A Cultural History of Automobility in America by Cotton Seiler

Are you reading a Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations by Charles Dickens with Oprah? Find out why everyone else is, too in The Oprah Affect: Critical Essays on Oprah's Book Club by Cecilia Konchar Farr

And just because I couldn't pass up the title on this one -- Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus the Corduroy Kid by Simon Armitage.

Bored at dinner? Try Guesstimation: Solving the World's Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin by Lawrence Weinstein.

NASCAR and physics? Now that's an interesting combo -- The Physics of NASCAR: How to Make Steel + Gas + Rubber = Speed by Diandra L. Leslie-Pelecky

Of course this is only a sample of the books we've recently added. Please check out the new books list for more!