Thursday, January 17, 2008

Reading for Pleasure

A quiet moment
Originally uploaded by Pesky Library
Most students enjoyed the holiday break and several even mentioned that they enjoyed the free time to READ. When asked what they had read over the vacation, some of the titles mentioned were: Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth, Jeanette Walls' The Glass Castle (our commmon book for this year), J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Jhumpa Lahiri's InterpreterThe of Maladies, Ann Brashares' The Last Summer of You and Me, Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild, Catherine Clark's Maine Squeeze, Jenna Bush's Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope, Jodi Picoult's Vanishing Acts:A Novel, Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres, J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey, Stephenie Meyer's New Moon, Cinda Williams Chima's The Warrior Heir, Daniel Silva's The Messenger, Scott Westerfeld's Specials, Jodi Picoult's Keeping Faith, Diana Gabaldon's The Outlander, and Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. This list is an eclectic mix, for sure. However, it seems that when students have free time, some of them will pick up a book and read for pleasure. Several students even asked the librarians for suggestions for titles before the vacation. We think "Reading for Pleasure" is an encouraging trend.

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