Page Turners

Here is a list of books that have been shared on KMA's Page Turners with the Shenandoah Public Library.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Books Sandwiched In - April 15, 2010

What are you reading?  Here's what we talked about:
Give me the World  by Leila Hadley
Stork's Nest by John Breckenridge Ellis
Amish Grace by Donald Kraybill
Where the River Ends by Charles Martin
Raven Black by Ann Cleeves
Heirloom Beans by Steve Sando
The Prince of Frogtown by Rick Bragg
Our Boys by Joe Drape
House Rules by Christ Hamilton
Marco Polo Didn't Go There by Rolf Potts
Stephen Fry in America by Stephen Fry
A Life of Her Own by Maeve Kelly
9 Stories by J.D. Salinger
Staying True by Jenny Sanford
Bold Spirit by Linda Lawrence Hunt
The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin
Vanished Smile by R.A. Scotti
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Methland by Nick Redding
Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Girl Next Door by Elizabeth Noble
Kisser by Stuart Woods
Sill Alice by  Lisa Genova
Bad Day for Sorry  by Sophie Littlefield
Losing Charlotte by Heather Clay
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
World Without End by Ken Follett

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

American Nerd: The Story of My People  - By Benjamin Nugent

Let me preface this comment by saying this - I consider myself a nerd.  And so does Mr. Nugent, for a variety of reasons which he enumerates in this fascinating look at a sub-culture/psychological phenomenon.  He explores many aspects of "nerdiness" from social stigma to Aspberger's autism to "nerd chic."  However, this insightful book goes beyond the surface of the stereotype to explore the deeper reasons nerds are attracted to things like fantasy literature, computers and gaming.  I highly recommend it to anyone who is a nerd, knows a nerd, or wonders what the big deal is about pocket protectors.