Monday, January 13, 2014

Good Reads

It seems we spend most of our time in distracted reading – quickly scanning a webpage, an online article, or a report for work – without actually taking time to connect the concepts to other thoughts and ideas. “In a world of endless information,” writes David Ulin, “How do we pause when we must know everything in an instant? How do we ruminate when we are constantly expected to respond? How do we immerse in something when we are no longer willing to give ourselves the space to reflect?” He discusses why books are still important in The Lost Art of Reading

There are so many good books out there, but sometimes it’s hard to find the right one. Your favorite authors are in between novels, and nothing you pick up seems to fill the void.  You start those first few pages and quickly lose interest. It’s a reading rut. Did you know, on our catalog page, under Popular Links is a link to get an emailed list of personalized good reads?

We’ll ask you a couple questions and within a week, you will receive a response from one of our fabulous readers’ advisory staff. They might recommend titles, authors or both, depending on what you’ve enjoyed in the past. In 2013, we sent tailored suggestions out to 111 community members. Help us double our numbers for 2014 and fill out the form now!

~ Betsy

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