Wednesday, July 25, 2007

What People Are Reading

What books have people got their noses stuck in these days—or what was the most recent book from which they extricated their nose to answer my question , “What are you reading?” I decided to send out a poll to a random sample of people around the continent, the only thing in common being that, well, they know me, just to see what books they were reading. I hoped that something might spark my own interest, and I also wanted to share the info with the world for inspiration. I was thrilled to see that nearly everyone listed more than one book being read simultaneously. Most of these the Library owns, but if we don’t and you’re wild to read one of them, just fill out a blue card at any reference desk and voila! We shall hunt it down for you.

From Santa Fe, New Mexico:

Dead to the World, Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
Micah by Laurell K. Hamilton
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
Rant: the Oral Biography of Buster Casey by Chuck Palahniuk
How to Heal Toxic Thoughts: Simple Tools for Personal Transformation by Sandra Ingerman
Hawkes Harbor by S.E. Hinton
This Thing Called Life by Ernest Holmes
Trail of Tears:the Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation by John Ehle
The Trinity by Leon Uris
Redemption by Leon Uri

From Marlborough, Connecticut:

Title Deeds by Liza Campbell
The no 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
A Death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger

From Memphis, Tennessee:

Memoirs Historical and Military by Antoine de Pas, Marquis de Feuquieres
Military History of Europe by Williams Biggs
Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power by Victor Davis Hanson

From Victoria, British Columbia:

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

From Portland, Oregon:

The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

From Bronxville, New York:

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

From Pecos, New Mexico:

The New Birth Order Book: Why You Are the Way You Are by Dr. Kevin Leman
The Worst Hard Time :The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan

From Baton Rouge, Louisiana:

All six of the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling in preparation for the seventh:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
The Navigator (NUMA) Files by Clive Cussler

From Meriden, Connecticut:

The Assault on Reason by Al Gore

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