A bit more Summer Reading?

“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” ― Walter Cronkite


So how was your Summer Reading?

I had some rewarding reads myself. I didn’t tap into too many of the latest titles… Instead, I returned to a Pulitzer Prize winning work that wasn’t too old… The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Thus – this caught my eye...LATimes ‘Jacket Copy’ – How candid is Junot Diaz en español?

If you haven’t read this book yet – here’s a bit from GoodReads: Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd, a Bew Jersey romantic who dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the fukú — the ancient curse that has haunted the Oscar’s family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love.

If that doesn’t strike your fancy for a reading-recommendation in these last days of summer, perhaps you should take note of NPR’s posting of a handy list of “new” paperback editions coming out this week:

New In PaperbackAug. 12-18: Jimi Hendrix, The Everglades And The ‘Iron Curtain’

But maybe you’re looking for something hot off the presses?

In that case, you’ll want to scope NY Times Art Beat: New Novel by Dave Eggers Due in October




Just for fun….and for our film fans:

HUFFPO Books –
12 Best Fictional Libraries


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