June 23, 2013
The New York Times posted an article by Brennan Barnard entitled “28 Summer Reading Suggestions From College Admission Experts.” The article lists numerous books for parents and students about college as well as some general summer reading recommendations. The list is extensive and the contributors numerous, the full article can be read on the New York Times‘ website, a selection of the tiles are listed below along with links to their records in the Minuteman Library Network’s online catalog.
Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting Into College by Sally P. Springer, Jon Reider and Marion R. Franck
The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids by Alexandra Robbins
The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness: Five Steps to Help Kids Create and Sustain Lifelong Joy by Dr. Edward M. Hallowell
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough
I’m Going to College — Not You! Surviving the College Search With Your Child by Jennifer Delahunty
College (Un)bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students by Jeffrey J. Selingo
Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope
June 1, 2013
The New York Times recently posted an article about a summer reading list they put together by asking twelve writers to describe memorable summer reading experiences. The entire article is a wonderful read, it can be accessed on the New York Time‘s website: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/books/review/what-i-read-that-summer.html?smid=pl-share.
Links to the books recommended by the authors are below:
- Animal Farm: A Fairy Story by George Orwell – recommended by Louise Erdrich, author of The Round House.
- The Moviegoer by Walker Percy – recommended by Walter Isaacson, author of numerous biographies.
- Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham – recommended by Pico Iyer, author of The Man Within My Head.
- People Who Knock on the Door and Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith – recommended by Alexander McCall Smith, author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.
- Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life by Thomas Wolfe – recommend by Joy Williams author of four novels, three collections of stories and a book of essays.
- Under a Soprano Sky by Sonia Sanchez – recommended by Ayana Mathis, author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie.
- The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter – recommended by Christopher Buckley, author numerous novels and essays.
- Toni Morrison’s novels – recommended by Junot Díaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and This Is How You Lose Her.
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – recommended by Jorie Graham author of Place.
- Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo – recommended by Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things.
- Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust – recommended by Jim Holt, author of Why Does the World Exist?
April 7, 2013
Below are some links about classic and recently published cookbook-memoirs, a popular and growing genre of literature.
- Article in the March 2013 issue of the New Republic about how some modern cookbook-memoirs have changed the genre, “The Way to A Man’s Heart: The modern cookbook-memoir as find-a-husband guide.”
- NPR.com, “They Came, They Saw, They Cooked: 5 Food Memoirs” by Susan Jane Gilman, July 27, 2011.
- The Literary Foodie, a blog with a long list of Food Memoirs.
- A post on AbeBooks by Richard Davies, “The 50 Best Food Memoirs“.
- A post on Flavorwire by Russ Marshalek in 2011, “Cooking Tales: 10 Delicious Memoirs from Chefs.”
- Article in the British newspaper The Independent by Samuel Mustun in 2012, “The 10 Best food memoirs: From life in a top-end New York kitchen to dinner parties at the height of the Raj, here are culinary tales to chew over…“
Search the Minuteman Library Catalog for cooking memoirs available from the library.
March 26, 2007
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After a librarian reads the book, he or she completes The Reading Room review form with author, title, other authors or titles the reader may enjoy, descriptors (subject headings), a summary, a critique, and basic data such as publication date, format, and the initials of the staff member(s) who read this particular title.
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