Friday, March 8, 2013

Do some reading over spring break!

Before you leave for spring break, stock up on some great new reads! If you're working on your papers and doing some catch-up, remember we'll be open next week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The whole College will be closed on Friday, March 15.

Here are a few of our suggestions before you go:

Are you a foodie and a history buff, then try Douglas Neel's The Food and Feasts of Jesus: Inside the World of First-Century Food, with Menus and Recipes.

Speaking of history...there's nothing more interesting, at least to me, than books on the Tudors. Here are a couple on Elizabeth that might be of interest: The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I by Stephen Alford and Heretic Queen: Queen Elizabeth I and the Wars of Religion by Susan Ronald. 

Calling all dancers! Take a look at The Meaning of Tango: the Story of Argentinian Dance by Christine Denniston and Tango: the Art History of Love by Robert Farris Thompson.

Ever wondered why is Apple so successful? Take a look at Inside Apple: How America's Most Admired and Secretive Company Really Works by Adam Lashinsky or Carmine Gallo's The Apple Experience: the Secrets of Delivering Insanely Great Customer Service.

Facebook and Google are so prevalent in our everyday lives, so if you're interested in finding out more, then take a look at The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World by David Kirkpatrick or In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy.

Here's a new take on our formative history, Founding Finance: How Debt, Speculation, Foreclosures, Protests and Crackdowns Made Us a Nation by William Hogeland.

Are you not quite ready to take on the responsibilities of adulthood? That's a good thing according to Richard A. Settersten's Not Quite Adults: Why 20-somethings Are Choosing a Slower Path to Adulthood, and Why It's Good for Everyone.

Are you a budding artist? Then Brainard Carey's New Markets for Artists: How to Sell, Fund Projects, and Exhibit Using Social Media, DIY Pop-ups, eBay, Kickstarter, and Much More might be just what you need.

For anyone in the midst of writing a paper, check out The Big Ten of Grammar: Identifying and Fixing the Ten Most Frequent Grammatical Errors by William B. Bradshaw and Editing Made Easy: Simple Rules for Effective Writing by Bruce Kaplan.

I'm going to stop now, but I could go on and on. All these new books get me excited! If you want more, take a look at our new books list or search in the catalog. Have a great spring break!