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Read in Ned: Delighting in a Full Reading List

aspencat.info SHARING SOME RECOMMENDATIONS over the past few weeks, my reading list has swelled. I get my reading choices from a variety of sources: the New Yorker magazine’s interviews with authors and book reviews, books that look interesting to me as they cross the NCL circulation desk, and books that patrons come in saying is “the best book I’ve read in a very long time.” ...by Roberta Brown-Jones
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Read in Ned: Celebrate Your Freedom to Read

aspencat.info CELEBRATE YOUR FREEDOM TO READ September is Banned Books Month, and in celebration of the freedom to read, we offer you this quiz. Match the historical reference and/or reason for banning/challenging with the book’s title. Citations are verbatim and/or paraphrased from original ban/challenge language. ...by Cathy Grace
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Upcoming Titles for the fall season 2017

aspencat.info NEW FALL TITLES Of the three main publishing seasons (summer, fall, and winter), fall is the busiest. Here are a few: "What Happened" by Hillary Clinton, "The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye" by David Lagercrantz, "Y is for Yesterday" by Sue Grafton, "Glass Houses" by Louise Penny, and "Sleeping Beauties" by Stephen King and son Owen King. ...by Susan Gerhart
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Coming This Fall

aspencat.info OUR STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS Strategic plans set the direction for an organization. They help determine where resources – time, staff, and money – will be focused. ...by Jay Mann
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One is Good, Two is Enough

aspencat.info ONE IS GOOD, TWO IS ENOUGH Alan Weisman’s 2013 book, Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? is a book that should be read by all who wish to support sustaining a planet worth living on. ...by Roberta Brown-Jones
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Some of today’s best-selling authors are dead

aspencat.info POST MORTEM Some of the best-selling authors in the US today have one thing in common: they are all dead. Sometimes it’s a manuscript that was “found” in a bottom desk drawer; other times, the author’s estate has hired someone to write in the departed’s name and style. ...by Susan Gerhart
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One Heart, Two Lives

aspencat.info MEDITATIONS ON LIFE, DEATH, AND GRIEF Written by French author Maylis de Kerangal and translated by Sam Taylor, The Heart is a study of death, grief and the fine-tuned process of organ donation and transplantation. The book was included on a short list of Bill Gates’s top five books for summer reading. Gates, not usually a fan of fiction, calls The Heart “poetry disguised as a novel,” a fitting description....by Roberta Brown-Jones
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Read in Ned: Summertime Thrill(ers)

aspencat.info SUMMER READING Summer’s approaching; time to make those vacation or staycation plans including choosing which books will accompany you on your travels. Here are several short books of note if you don’t want to tackle War and Peace this summer.......by Susan Gerhart
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