Tuesday, April 09, 2013

What We're Reading Now

I just finished reading “Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that won’t stop talking” by Susan Cain. The book is as much about extroverts as it is introverts. The author points out how the two types react and behave differently due to genetic differences, and that there is value in our differences and in understanding each other. 
Prior to that I read “Two graves” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. The book is #12 in the Pendergast series, Pendergast being the somewhat mysterious New Orleans born FBI agent who has an even more mysterious family background. This installment is one of his best, weaving his own personal heartbreak with a murder mystery along the lines of the Boys from Brazil. It’s a fast-paced, multi-faceted page turner. 

Currently I’m reading “Geek wisdom: the sacred teachings of nerd culture,” edited by Stephan Segal. It’s an unusual book, each page with comments on a particular quote from a sci fi book, comic book, or movie to create a kind of guide for living. It’s probably best enjoyed by those who know the source of the quotes, but I think it would be enjoyed by anyone who’s a bit geeky.

Laura Shea-Clark, Library Services Manager

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