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March is Reading Month

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002.09 RUB
The untold story of the talking book / Matthew Rubery
Histories of the book often move straight from the codex to the digital screen. Left out are nearly 150 years of audio recordings. Matthew Rubery uncovers this story, from Edison to today’s billion-dollar audiobook industry, and breaks from convention by treating audiobooks as a distinctive art form that has profoundly influenced the way we read.

011.73 DAV
Great short books : a year of reading–briefly / Kenneth C. Davis
An entertaining guide to some of the best short novels of all time looks at works from the eighteenth century to the present day, spanning multiple genres, cultures, and countries.

011.73 PEA
Book lust : recommended reading for every mood, moment, and reason / Nancy Pearl
Seattle librarian Pearl lists and describes books she would recommend. The material is organized into some 175 thematic entries. Themes chosen are either arbitrary or whimsical, depending on one’s point of view, with entries devoted to novels written by women named Alice, Cold War spy fiction, American history nonfiction, King Arthur, New York, and Zen Buddhism being a few examples

028.9 BOG
I’d rather be reading : the delights and dilemmas of the reading life / Anne Bogel
Popular blogger and host of the What Should I Read Next? podcast offers a charming, relatable, and highly readable essay collection for book lovers everywhere, examining the magical and maddening aspects of the reading life. (Also available in ebook and downloadable audio from hoopla.)

028.9 DIR
Browsings : a year of reading, collecting, and living with books / Michael Dirda
From Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic Michael Dirda comes a collection of his most personal and engaging essays on the literary life—the perfect companion for any lover of books.

028.9 BOO
The books that changed my life : reflections by 100 authors, actors, musicians, and other remarkable people / edited by Bethanne Patrick
Including contributions from Al Roker, Carl Hiaasen, Gillian Flynn, Liev Schreiber, Tim Gunn, Margaret Atwood, Mayim Bialik and many others, 100 of today’s most prominent literary and cultural icons share the books that changed their life, why they love them and their passion with readers everywhere.

028.9 SPE
Dear Fahrenheit 451 : love and heartbreak in the stacks : a librarian’s love letters and breakup notes to the books in her life / Annie Spence
A laugh-out-loud, deeply personal collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in the librarian author’s life explains the complicated reasons why libraries are keeping or removing books that either are no longer checked out by readers or have poor literary value.

372.425 BOO
Born reading : bringing up bookworms in a digital age–from picture books to ebooks and everything in between / Jason Boog
A program for parents and professionals on how to raise kids who love to read, featuring interviews with childhood development experts, advice from librarians, tips from authors and children’s book publishers, and reading recommendations for kids from birth up to age five.

372.452 GUR
The enchanted hour : the miraculous power of reading aloud in the age of distraction/ Meghan Cox Gurdon
Examines how reading aloud makes adults and children smarter, happier, healthier, more successful, and more closely attached, even as technology pulls in the other direction.

809 BY
By the book : writers on literature and the literary life from The New York Times Book Review / edited by Pamela Paul
Collects 65 top-selected interviews as published in The New York Times Book Review’s “By the Book” feature to share literary reflections by such personalities as David Sedaris, Michael Chabon and James Patterson.

BH: March1, 2023

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