Tag Archives: reading

Monday Musing: Reader’s Digest

As I was walking through Periodicals and letting my eye browse the current issues, I was stopped by the cover of Reader’s Digest‘s November 2013 issue: “Are you normal or nuts?” it asks. Well, of course I’d like to know. … Continue reading

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Friday fun: “Life made easier”

While wandering among the current periodical issues on 1st floor the other day, I discovered a magazine called REALSIMPLE. Under the title it says “Life made easier.” Aha! Now that sounds like a magazine I should read on a regular … Continue reading

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Int’l Book Week (Friday Fun Stuff)

I am informed by a Facebook friend that it’s International Book Week, and here is your assignment for no credit whatsoever: The rules: Grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, then post the 5th sentence as your … Continue reading

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Good reads: Nat’l Book Awards

Looking for some good books to read this weekend, or over the holidays? Check out the National Book Award winners (and the other finalists) for 2009 and earlier years. The mission of the National Book Foundation is to “celebrate the … Continue reading

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Newsweek: “What to read now. And why”

Yet another listing of recommended books, as if I need a longer list! The July 13 issue of Newsweek has a list of 50 books (alternatively link to the Newsweek site) that supposedly “open a window on the times we … Continue reading

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What to Read Next?

It’s summertime – for some, that’s the time when they actually read books for enjoyment. Although I don’t normally read a whole bunch (I know, I’m a failure of a librarian), I did just finish my second book of the … Continue reading

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And they’re off… iPhones, Kindles, Audiobooks, Print

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently provided a university dean’s perspective on comparing different formats (paperback, Kindle, iPhone, and audiobook) for reading a novel. Those of us who haven’t experimented with these alternatives might find the article illuminating: Kirschner, A. … Continue reading

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Knowing How We Got Here

This week I read Leonard Pitts‘ column in the Janesville Gazette “You can’t understand world unless you know how it was,” in which he laments that many people do not know basic history, and thus cannot put our world today … Continue reading

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Browsing the Library

New for Spring semester: The Library’s “Browsing” collections on the 2nd (main) floor. When you enter the Library, walk straight ahead into the Browsing collections, which include: Browsing DVDs: Popular feature films have been separated and are arranged by their … Continue reading

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Whatcha reading?

Whatcha reading?, our new category, is all about you. We want to know what you’re reading. Think of this as a chance to let other people know about a good book (or a bad one) that you’re reading. It’s kind … Continue reading

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