Reading Addict

Rebecca's Favorites of 2015

At year’s end a group of TCCL employees who are avid readers like to share their favorite reads of the year with one another. Following is Rebecca Howard’s list, along with her impressions. She manages the Broken Arrow Library and is a contributor to Reading Addict. The books were not necessarily published in 2015. --Cindy Hulsey

For the Love of Books by Cindy Hulsey

As a librarian, I necessarily spend more time reading about books than I do reading books. I read thousands of book reviews each year, but only a few dozen books. This is a mixed blessing; I am well acquainted with many authors, titles and genres, but am only deeply intimate with a limited number of books.

Disappearing Ink by Cindy Hulsey

A few years ago many people were convinced that print books were on their way out. As e-book sales rapidly grew, those of us who are emotionally attached to print feared we would someday be forced to give up the sensuous habit of holding a physical book in our hands in exchange for a digital device that is largely devoid of personality. That assumption has mercifully proven to be false. E-book sales have plateaued and print is alive and well.

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words by Cindy Hulsey

I’ve never been a fan of graphic novels, but have recently discovered the power of the graphic memoir. If you’re new to this format, I encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and discover how the combination of illustration and text can result in a particularly moving form of self-revelation.

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