#WorthReading: Tour de France

Photo courtesy of Pixabay From July 6-28, 2019, cyclists will compete in the rigorous Tour de France.  This year’s route covers 3,351 kilometers or 2082 miles, starting in Brussels, Belgium and finishing, as always, in Paris France.  While cycling as a professional sport is not as popular in the United States as it is in Europe, many Americans do enjoy watching the Tour.   JTCC Libraries has some #worthreading titles about the Tour de France and the sport of cycling.   Tour de France 100 by Peter Cossins Midlothian GV1049.2.T68 C67 2013   Tour…continue reading →

#WorthReading – Mysteries

Summer keeps marching on and the hot evenings are a great time to delve into a great book. Here are some more #worthreading titles from JTCC Libraries. For true crime lovers: I'll Be Gone in the Dark: one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara What is it: A thorough account of the decades-long search for the serial rapist & murderer dubbed the Golden State Killer Why you should read it: Author Michelle McNamara creates a readable, engrossing book out of a horrific spree of terror by intertwining the…continue reading →

#WorthReading – Kid Books Everyone Can Love

I never cease to be amazed at the amount of quality content that’s out there for children to read these days. It seems like the amount of material has tripled – maybe even quadrupled – since I myself was a kid. And the topics that these books tackle... it’s quite amazing. Don’t get me wrong – we've still got our Nancy Drew and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but hidden amongst those huge names are some gems that touch on important topics. Plus, they are still incredibly readable. These three books are just…continue reading →

#WorthReading – Getting Worked Up for Wimbledon

Photo by Mudassir Ali from Pexels The 2019 Wimbledon Championships is scheduled to take place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom from July 1-14, 2019. This tournament began in 1877 and is one of the “grand slam” tennis events of each year.  These biographies of great American tennis players who have won on the Wimbledon stage are available at JTCC Libraries.   Arthur Ashe: Tennis and Justice in the Civil Rights Era by Eric Allen Hall Available at Midlothian & Online Arthur Ashe, a native of Richmond, defeated…continue reading →

Life’s Too Short to Read Bad Books – #WorthReading

Image by ClarissaBell from Pixabay James Joyce once said "Life is too short to read a bad book." We heartily agree. Not only is life too short for a bad book, but so is summer! The summer time is a very short three months. You want to make the most it, experience new things, sleep in on Saturdays, conquer class. Perhaps you think you don't have the time to read. Well, the blog will be spotlighting books over the summer that are worth the time to read, or #worthreading (if you are into…continue reading →