Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rewrite the History Books?

Researchers now believe that Christopher Columbus was Polish.

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Dodd-Frank Act

On November 29, 2010, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis announced the launching of "a new web site to help the public easily track and comment on the rules being written as part of the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act." The Dodd Frank Act Regulatory Reform Rules website can be found at http://www.stlouisfed.org/rrr/ and includes or will include the proposed and final rules from all 11 agencies involved in the Dodd-Frank Act rule making process with links to the latest updates, proposed and final rules (with chronological tables), open for comment rules (with a way to submit them), and general agency or regulatory reform sites (resources).

The site has some similarities to the American Bankers Association site called ABA Dodd-Frank Tracker located at http://regreformtracker.aba.com/. Both sites are linked on LLSDC's Legislative Source Book Home page (http://www.llsdc.org/sourcebook/) right under the link to a legislative history of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

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My Reading Life

One of our current lease books is My Reading Life by Pat Conroy. Check out Borders' interview with the author.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Call Me Mrs. Miracle (by Debbie Macomber)

Debbie Macomber is a favorite writer of many of our readers. Each year she writes a Christmas story. This year's book is Call Me Mrs. Miracle. It is available in our "Lease Book" section. Lesa Holstine has written a wonderful review on her blog.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Books on Display

The library has several Christmas books, children's and adults, on display in the library. The best part of this display is that all the books on display may be checked out! We have recent titles by some of your favorite authors such as Anne Perry and Debbie Macomber as well as classics like A Christmas Carol and A Visit from St. Nicholas. Be sure to stop in before you leave for Thanksgiving Break, and check out a book that you can read "just for fun." Most Christmas books are shorter than traditional books and give you just enough of a fun diversion before the stressful exam period in December!

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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Amazon's Top 100 Picks

Amazon.com has released its Best Books of 2010 lists. They have lists chosen by their editors and also by their customers (based upon sales).

However, you don't have to purchase many of the titles at Amazon.com to read these books. Many of them are available at the Carson-Newman Library in our lease books.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson (#1 on customers list; #7 on editors list) - F LAR (Note: We have the earlier books in this series as well. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is available in the main stacks at 839.738 L329g; The Girl Who Played With Fire is available in the lease books at F LAR.)

Faithful Place by Tana French (#2 on editors list) - F FRE

Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris (#4 on customers list; #80 on editors list) - F HAR

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (#6 on editors list; #8 on customers list) - F FRA

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson (#13 on editors list) - F SIM

Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich (#19 on customers list) - F EVA

Room by Emma Donoghue (#35 on editors list; #90 on customers list) - F DON

61 Hours by Lee Child (#41 on customers list) - F CHI

Every Last One by Anna Quindlen (#43 on editors list) - F QUI

House Rules by Jodi Picoult (#48 on customers list) - F PIC

Bloodroot by Amy Greene (#49 on editors list) - F GRE

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks (#50 on customers list) - F SPA

Great House by Nicole Krauss (#53 on editors list) - F KRA (Note: This book is short-listed for the National Book Award.)

The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva (#60 on customers list) - F SIL

The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer (#64 on editors list) - F ORR

The Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald (#68 on editors list) - F GRU

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell (#69 on editors list; #84 on customers list) - F MIT

Where the God of Love Hangs Out by Amy Bloom (#75 on editors list) - F BLO

Deliver Us From Evil by David Baldacci (#75 on customers list) - F BAL

Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin (#87 on customers list) - F GIF

The Search by Nora Roberts (#97 on customers list) - F ROB

Some of the more recently released or soon-to-be-released books that are on Amazon.com's lists are under consideration for acquisition through Lease Books this month!

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