Thursday, August 2, 2012

The End of Summer

The last day of the summer semester has come and gone. Exams are done; papers are done. Now it's time to relax before we all get rolling again in the fall. Now that you have a moment or two to breathe, consider catching up on your reading. May we suggest the following?

We have some great beach reading, including:
Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks
Dead or Alive by Tom Clancy

If that's not your style, try history.
A Nation Forged in War: How World War II Taught Americans to Get Along by Thomas A. Bruscino
Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis by Robert F. Kennedy
One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War by Michael Dobbs

Looking for something to do on your break? This is certainly worthwhile.
Do One Green Thing: Saving the Earth through Simple, Everyday Choices by Mindy Pennybacker

Do you have arachnophobia? Perhaps these books will help dispel some of the myths about spiders.
Biology of Spiders by Rainer F. Foelix
The Private Life of Spiders by Paul Hillyard
Spider Silk: Evolution and 400 Million Years of Spinning, Waiting, Snagging and Mating by Leslie Brunetta

And here are two books on a little known topic.
American Sideshow: An Encyclopedia of History's Most Wondrous and Curiously Strange Performers by Marc Hartzman
Sideshow U.S.A: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination by Rachel Adams

Like always, this is just a sample of the new books we have. Check out the new books list for more or do a search in the catalog. Enjoy!