The Seattle Public Library launched the 2013 Summer Reading Program by trying to set a new world record for the longest book domino chain. Read more about it here. — heidi
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(I (Carly) am to blame! I really apologize for the delay!)
It’s May! I am happy to announce that we have new books for your to devour.
It can be a challenge to pick new selections because we are all vid readers, and that is half the battle!
We hope you are content with our picks & thank you for all of your input!
Without further ado, the new selections:
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
”You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone’s soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows that they might do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift.”
Le Cirque des Rêves, the circus of dreams, can only be visited at night. Present in the darkness and gone in the light, this mysterious and magical story that both intrigues and leaves you on the edge. Follow Celia and Marc, two illusionists, as their adversarial relationship transforms on stage, at the night circus. Morgenstern’s words are carefully woven - strands of love, fantasy, and dream-like wonder complete this tale and leave the reader wanting more.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
”Today we make room for a remarkably narrow range of personality styles. We are told that to be great is to be bold, to be happy is to be sociable. We see ourselves as a nation of extroverts—which means that we’ve lost sight of who we really are.”
Have you ever taken a closer at your personality style? Are you an extrovert or an introvert? Cain’s book explores the quietest people in the world - Introverts. Even if you don’t consider yourself an introvert, Cain does a great job of helping you to understand yourself and your quieter counterparts. Did you know that 1/3 of the people you know are actually introverts? Learn and gain insight to the ways in which introverts have shaped our world, from Albert Einstein to Rosa Parks, and realize how we have adopted the “Extrovert ideal”. Check out Susan Cain’s TED Talk aboutThe Power of Introverts here.
That’s all for this newsletter, go forth and happy reading!
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