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 ( 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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