Monday January 26, 2015

Read These Books!

In 2011, the venerable mystery writer PD James published her sequel to Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. Death Comes to Pemberley is now available on Netflix and is worth both a reading (it is available in Leisure Reading!) and a viewing. This is definitely a unique take on the beloved story.

I made a mistake when ordering books for the Leisure Reading when I ordered Emily Carroll's graphic novel collection entitled Through the Woods. Honestly, I thought I was ordering the graphic novelization of the musical/film Into the Woods but I no longer regret the error. If you like bold colors, stark images, and creepy stories then this is the book for you. Read the book and then check out Carroll's website (http://www.emcarroll.com/) featuring lots of free content.

Sometimes we forget the tremendous selection of literature available in the general collection at Roesch Library. I stumbled across an Anthony Trollope novel that was new to me. The Last Chronicle of Barset (the last of his Barsetshire novels) is a wonderful piece of domestic fiction from the 19th century. Vivid characters abound in the events surrounding a poor clergyman being accused of theft. If you like Charles Dickens or even Masterpiece Theatre, give this book a try.

Scott West, Information Resources Assistant

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