Friday, November 2nd, 2012

The Dog Stars

How you would fare in a post-apocalyptic world? Would you be able to find food, shelter and security? If you were one of a few survivors would you be able to endure the loneliness, boredom and solitude? The Dog Stars, a debut novel by Peter Heller, explores the response of one man to catastrophe. Following [...]

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Fiction Friday: A City of Broken Glass

Journalist Hannah Vogel is in Poland covering the 1938 St. Martin festival when it comes to her attention that thousands of Polish Jews are being deported from Germany. Her reporter instincts kick in and while investigating the death of a deportee she finds herself abducted by SS agents and taken across the border to Berlin. [...]

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Featured Fiction: Keeping the Castle

Ready for some fun, light reading? Fans of Jane Austen or Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle may have a new favorite in Patrice Kindl’s Keeping the Castle. Like Elizabeth Bennett and Cassandra Mortmain before her, Althea Crowley is a young, attractive gentlewoman in reduced circumstances looking to marry well in order to secure her [...]

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Coming Up: Fall Literature Circles

The Fall Literature Circles are coming–and all students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. Choose a title from the list, read it, and join the relaxed, insightful discussions. All books are owned by the library, but copies are limited and going FAST. Book Choices for the Fall 2012 Literature Circles Firefly Cloak by Sheri [...]

Monday, August 13th, 2012

While you register for class…

The Midlothian campus library will be open this week Monday through Thursday until 7 PM. We are here for late registration, but we also have a great selection of popular books for a fun read before classes start. Wife 22 Melanie Gideon Dissatisfied with her relationship with her husband, Alice Buckle signs up for a [...]

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Beach Reads 2012

Looking for something to read by the pool or on the sand? The John Tyler libraries have got you covered. Kick back with these recent releases: 11th Hour: The Women’s Murder club back for the –you guessed it – 11th installment. Art of Fielding: Not just a baseball novel but also a coming-of-age story about [...]

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Hurricane Season and the Approaching Zombie Apocalypse

What do tropical cyclones and the walking dead have in common? Well, preparation for one. Because both are unpredictable, potentially devastating and socially disruptive (common mortals being unable to control the consequences) methods of preparation are amazingly similar. That’s why the Center for Disease Control—those jolly folks who broadcast warnings about epidemics—have created a site [...]

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Now at the library: Books by JTCC faculty!

The John Tyler Community College library has recently acquired newly published works by our very own faculty. From Assistant Professor Jeff Landon we have Emily Avenue and Truck Dance. And from Lecturer Angela Vogel we have Fort Gorgeous.   Emily Avenue: a flash novel When Doug Figgens accidently causes a fatal accident he becomes a [...]

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Fiction Friday: The Orphan Master’s Son

Hopefully, Pak Jun Do (phonetically, John Doe) is not the North Korean everyman. From his start in a North Korean orphanage selecting which orphans get food to his stint in the tunnels beneath the DMZ fighting in the dark to kidnapping Japanese citizens to mining uranium in Prison 33 Jun Do manages to survive the [...]

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

May I Suggest? A paperback book with a side of questions?

Looking for books to interest your book club members? Is finding a book for your book club meeting an overwhelming task? Are you asking yourself: Will everyone like it? Will anyone like it? Will it generate discussion? Are copies available in the library? As for the first question—don’t worry whether or not all your members [...]