Poplar Creek Library
Adult Summer Reading Program 2016
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   Adult Summer Reading Program 2016   
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Instructions


Registration begins Monday, June 6th and ends Monday, August 8th. You may begin recording titles on Monday, June 13th. Each time you read or listen to a book, you may record your title(s) here on our website or at selected computers located throughout the library.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age. You may register here on our website or at the Fiction/Reader's Advisory desk.

Participants must read or listen to 6 books in order to complete the program. All 6 titles must come from the Poplar Creek Public Library’s circulating collection. Paperback swap books are not eligible for this program. Only titles read after you register for the program are eligible for the reading program. Pick up a prize for signing up, a prize for reading 6 books plus get entered into a raffle drawing. You may read or listen to fiction or non-fiction titles.


Reviews
Title
Manna From Hades ~ A Cornish Mystery
Author
Carola Dunn
Review
Nice series of mysteries with interesting characters, set in 1960's Cornwall, England.
I'm a fan of Carola Dunn's "Daisy Dalrymple" mysteries, so I thought I would give this series a try. I wasn't disappointed.
Rating
Title
Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
Author
Junger, Sebastian
Review
Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Story, describes the loss of social connections in modern society. Examples are provided from his war experiences and from his travels. Recommended reading.
Rating
Title
The Vanishing Velazquez: A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece
Author
Cumming, Laura
Review
John Snare, an English bookseller, purchases a portrait considered a portrait of Charles I painted by Velazquez. The author describes Charles I travels to Spain and Velazquez's work. After a costly lawsuit, John Snare takes the portrait to New York. An interesting read that places the story in context of Spanish, English and American art history.
Rating
Title
Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for your Cat (and You!)
Author
Jackson Galaxy
Rating
Title
A Man Called Ove
Author
Fredrik Backman
Review
Very enjoyable.
Rating
Title
Death by Chocolate
Author
G A McKevett
Review
Pretty good book
Rating
Title
Fashion and Museums: Theory and Practice
Author
Marie Riegels Melchior
Review
This book was fantastic! Various approaches and aspects of displaying fashion in museums were covered and each chapter held new and interesting insights. Definitely recommend to anyone interested in fashion history and the state and development of the field.
Rating
Title
Understanding Fashion History
Author
Valerie Cumming
Review
This book is a fantastic introduction to the world of fashion history, the various fields that feed into it, and the various methods and approaches curators and dress historians use to study an emerging field.
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Title
Chicago Transformed - World War I and the Windy City
Author
Joseph Gustaitis
Review
This book has attempted to make two major points: first, that Chicago was profoundly changed by, and during WWI; and second, that Chicago was in many ways a microcosm of America. Excellent book for history buffs!
Rating
Title
Room
Author
Emma Donoghue
Review
because of the subject matter is was a little hard
to read but it was wonderful.
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