Sunday, April 27, 2008

Got Books?

An MTSU student recently posed the question, “Does the library have anything besides ’smarty’ books?” Well, this author happens to enjoy reading “smarty” books. But if you don’t, or if you need a break from the mental toil of exam week, never fear. We do have some “non smarty” books.

A look at the list of top 15 fiction and top 15 non-fiction books borrowed in U.S. libraries (as reported in Library Journal, April 15, 2008) reveals that Walker Library owns 28 of the 30. Several are already checked out, but below are some of the titles available (as of this posting). Not sure how to get your hands on one of these? Use the Voyager library catalog to search by book title to determine the book’s location and status, or ask for help at the 1st floor Reference Desk (615-898-2817 option 2).

And don’t forget, if you do want to borrow a book that is already checked out, all you need to do is place a hold on the book, and we will e-mail you when the book is available.

A Thousand Splendid Suns. Khaled Hosseini.

Beverly Hills Dead. Stuart Woods.

The Senator’s Wife. Sue Miller.

Duma Key. Stephen King.

Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life. Steve Martin.

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Fight Terrorism…One School at a Time. Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin.

Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography. Andrew Morton.

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. Michael Pollan.

Into the Wild. Jon Krakauer.

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