Thanks to the holidays and Mid Winter I am still working on titles I’ve mentioned before Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky and Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping–Updated and Revised for the Internet, the Global Consumer, and Beyond for Non-Fiction.
For reports of course I’m reading Perceptions of Libraries, 2010: Context and Community from OCLC.
Earlier this week someone asked me what my favorite books are, I’m embarrassed to admit I couldn’t think of anything off the top of my head. Yes, really, nothing. Librarian fail. In attempt to recover from my shame I thought I’d share a few of them with you.
The Devil’s Picnic – My selection for the non-fiction book club I lead at my library several years ago. The author travels the world sampling forbidden and illegals foods from absinthe and coca leaves to alcohol and eels. It gets really interesting when he starts looking why and how things became illegal or forbidden.
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World – I took this with me (in hardback!) when I went to England and Italy several years ago. I read a lot of books about happiness, what makes us happy, the physiological aspects of happiness, etc. The author looks at how location affects happiness.
The Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life – Humorous essays, I read this years ago when I lived in Phoenix before I went back to school for my MLS.
Pride and Prejudice – I’ll confess I haven’t read a of “classics” and often don’t like the ones I do (I hated Catcher in the Rye and The Great Gatsby!) but this is one of my all time favorite books
Harry Potter books – love them! I don’t care what anyone thinks.