Sunday, April 1, 2012

Dear Carnegie-Stout, What Should I Read?

Carnegie-Stout is here to help you find the information you need, including fun reading suggestions! Have you tried our Personal Recommendations program yet?

By filling out a short survey of your reading tastes, we'll be able to come up with a list of books and authors we think you'll enjoy!

Stop by the Recommendations Desk on the first floor to talk with a staff member and pick up a paper form, print a pdf version and bring it in, or submit your request online.

We also offer quick reading suggestions once a month on our Facebook page. Our next session will be on Wednesday, April 18th.

To give you an idea of our skills, we're posting our responses to some recent patron questions. Feel free to leave your own questions in the comments section!

Dear Cat Lover,
This is a problem familiar to every librarian. What to do with all that extra cat hair? Might we suggest Crafting with Cat Hair (745.5 TSU), so much more creative than shaving your furry friend.

Dear Help!
If it's been a few years since you've picked up a novel, you might want to check out How to Read a Book by Mortimer Jerome Adler and Charles van Doren (028 ADL). If your new clubs simply selected a deadly dull tome try How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read by Pierre Bayard (809 BAY).

Dear Anxious,
Try It Sucked and then I Cried: how I had a baby, a breakdown, and a much needed margarita (306.8743 ARM) by popular blogger Heather Armstrong.

Dear Globe Trotter,
We recommend Miracle in the Andes (982.6 PAR), a true story of a terrible plane crash and subsequent cannibalism.

Dear April,
A road trip may be just what the doctor ordered! Might we suggest You Can Get Arrested For That: 2 guys, 25 dumb laws, 1 absurd American crime spree (349.73 SMI) for inspiration?

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