Friday, July 7, 2017

#ShelfLife - July 7, 2017

Last week we asked a simple question of our patrons on Facebook: "What are you reading over the Independence Day holiday?"

We're glad to see that our patrons are reading widely from our collections of historical fiction, sci-fi and fantasy, and non-fiction.Though some of the materials suggested were in print, we were also able to showcase eBook and audiobook versions of certain titles, as well as a few in Spanish!

We appreciate how our patrons shared what's on their to-be-read (TBR) pile this week. If you'd like to play along and see the book you're reading featured on our Instagram feed next week, leave a comment below and tell us what you're reading.

Enjoy your weekend!


Library patron and fellow Facebooker Helene Driessens shared that she’s reading THE HANDMAID’S TALE by Margaret Atwood this week. If you’ve missed the headlines about the television series based on the story that premiered on Hulu this spring, THE HANDMAID’S TALE tells the story of a dystopian future where women are valued only for their ability to reproduce. The book received a resurgence in interest following the premiere and nearly all the library’s copies of the books and eBooks are checked out. If you’re reading the book for academic purposes, or simply want to understand more about the social and cultural perspectives of the author, look for the Cliffs Notes or Bloom’s Guide in the 800 section of our Adult Non-fiction collection. Thank you for sharing, Helene! #ShelfLife #patronrecommendation #summerreading #readingwithoutwalls #thehandmaidstale #margaretatwood #adultfiction #dystopianfiction #shelfie #bookstagram #FCPLstories #forsythreads
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Library patron and fellow Facebooker Michele Levy Dugan shared that she’s re-reading THE PARIS WIFE by @paula_mclain. We’ve got copies of the novel in print, large type, CD audiobook, and eBook, so come check it out! About the book: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group—the fabled "Lost Generation"—that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill prepared for the hard-drinking, fast-living, and free-loving life of Jazz Age Paris. Thank you for sharing, Michele! #ShelfLife #patronrecommendation #summerreading #readingwithoutwalls #thepariswife #paulamclain #hemingway #historicalfiction #literature #fiction #shelfie #bookstagram #FCPLstories #forsythreads
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Library patron Jennifer Fowler Stringer shared that she’s reading THE WISE MAN’S FEAR by @patrickrothfuss. The book is Day 2 in the Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy and, in addition to the print and CD audiobook versions, the library also has the Spanish translation pictured here at the Cumming Library. Publishers Weekly describes the book as “seamless and lyrical as a song from the lute-playing adventurer and arcanist Kvothe, this mesmerizing sequel to Rothfuss's 2007's debut, THE NAME OF THE WIND, is a towering work of fantasy. As Kvothe, now the unassuming keeper of the Waystone Inn, continues to share his astounding life story—a history that includes saving an influential lord from treachery, defeating a band of dangerous bandits, and surviving an encounter with a legendary Fae seductress—he also offers glimpses into his life's true pursuit: figuring out how to vanquish the mythical Chandrian, a group of seven godlike destroyers that brutally murdered his family and left him an orphan.” #ShelfLife #patronrecommendation #summerreading #readingwithoutwalls #scifi #fiction #patrickrothfuss #worldbuilding #shelfie #bookstagram #espanol #spanish #FCPLstories #forsythreads
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Library patron and fellow Facebooker Kimber Williams is reading KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON: THE OSAGE MURDERS AND THE BIRTH OF THE FBI by David Grann this week. From the cover: "In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. [...] [FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover] turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history." The unabridged CD audiobook is pictured here on the shelves of the Cumming Library's adult non-fiction section, but we've also got eBook and print copies in the collection. Visit www.forsythpl.org to place a hold on this book. Thanks, Kimber, for sharing what you're reading! #ShelfLife #patronrecommendation #summerreading #readingwithoutwalls #shelfie #bookstagram #FCPLstories #forsythreads #truecrime #conspiracy #history #nonfiction #davidgrann #killersoftheflowermoon
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