The new year may have just begun, but the library is already carrying some new titles. Here are a few books dated 2012 that are currently in circulation.
Brush up on the latest interviewing techniques with 101 Successful Interviewing Strategies by Eric Kramer.
Draw up detailed vacation plans (or at least make your fantasies more realistic) with Cancún and the Riviera Maya by Fodor’s.
Conquer your performance anxiety with The Natural Speaker by Randy Fujishin.
Round out your education with Focus On Community College Success by Constance Staley.
Prevent any broken-resolution guilt with The Virtues of Our Vices: A Modest Defense of Gossip, Rudeness, and Other Bad Habits by Emrys Westacott.
This final title’s not technically “in stock” yet, as it’s still in the processing department being readied for circulation… but I couldn’t leave it off a 2012-related booklist.
Is the End Of the World Near?: From Crackpot Predictions to Scientific Scenarios by Ron Miller.
I haven’t read it yet, so I can only hope this isn’t the last time I will ever say, “Happy new year!”
Did you know that librarians like to make lists? I’m not talking about grocery lists or to-do lists. (Although I am fond of both of those.) I’m referring to booklists.
Part of our job, and one we find quite enjoyable, is developing lists of books our readers might find interesting. We make lists of new books. We make lists of fiction and non-fiction titles. We compile lists of mystery, science fiction, and romance books. There are lists of cookbooks, no matter what your eating or drinking preferences. We make lists of books we liked and some we may not have, but that other people might. There are lists of books for people who want to travel far away and for those who stay closer to home. We make lists that recommend other authors based on who you already like. And there are lists to tide you over until that book you’ve been waiting for actually arrives.
Given all of these lists and the fact that we add new lists every month, we have great book recommendations available 24/7, only a few mouse clicks away.
Do you have any ideas for booklists you would like to see ? We do take suggestions . . .