Saturday, May 1, 2010

Staff Selections - Jan, Circulation

What is your favorite genre? I am totally non-fiction! I love my COOKBOOKS and GARDENING books! I have even been known to check out a HOME IMPOVEMENT book or two!

What are you reading now? The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone, The Container Kitchen Garden by Anthony Atha, The 20 Minute Vegetable Garden by Thomas Christopher, Green Home Improvement by Daniel Chiras, Strong Women, Strong Backs by Miriam E. Nelson, and Encyclopedia of Crafts by Martha Stewart.

What have you read recently? COOKBOOKS:  Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom by Julia Child, Kitchen Express by Mark Bittman, Vegetarian and More: Versatile Vegetarian Recipes with Optional Meat by Linda Rosensweig, The Harvest Eating Cookbook by Keith Snow, and Too Many Tomatoes, Squash, Beans, and Other Good Things by Lois Landau. GARDENING: Grow Organic by Doug Oster, 100 Garden Tips and Time Savers by Walter Chadoha, Month-by-Month: What You Need to do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden by Andre Viette, The Kitchen Garden by Norma Coney, The Rodale Book of Composting by Rodale Press, and Root Cellaring by Mike Bubel

What is your favorite classic? The Bible. It has it all: history, drama, love stories,  poetry, self-help, and so much more! I prefer The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures–Reference Edition. It is an acclaimed rendering of the Hebrew and Greek texts, with helpful footnotes, maps, and appendices.

What other features of the library do you enjoy? I enjoy reading the latest magazines. At home, when I’m not reading, I enjoy relaxing with a good DVD or CD. The library has a great selection of both. I like Horatio’s Drive, Lewis and Clark, Inside Grand Central, An Inconvenient Truth, Planet Earth, and Blue Planet. In fiction DVDs I like Miss Potter, Sense and Sensibility, and While You Were Sleeping.

What are your favorite recommendations? Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg, Diabetes and Heart Healthy Meals For Two by the American Heart Association, Newman’s Own Cookbook by Paul Newman, Grow Vegetables by Alan Buckingham, Jeff Ball’s 60 Minute Garden by Jeff Ball, and Square Foot Garden by Mel Bartholomew.