Staff Picks: Books
Staff-recommended reading from the
Guess who is observing a 60th this year? It's Lucy. In this large commemorative volume are summaries of all the episodes of "I Love Lucy," complete with photos to accompany each. Also included are recipes of foods they ate on the show, lyrics of songs they sang, and little-known facts about the production. At the back is a section that has information about, photos of, and comments by Lucille Ball's real-life family. I'm a long-term Lucy fan, and I've looked at a lot of Lucy books, but this one has much that I had never seen before. KPL also owns the DVDs for those who would be interested in watching the show.
"I love Lucy" : a celebration of all things Lucy : inside the world of television's first great sitcom
Last year when we got 11 points guide to hooking up (by Sam Greenspan, who created the site 11points.com, where he posts funny lists of 11 items “because top ten lists are for cowards”), I thought it would be funny to put it here on the blog, and then I promptly forgot all about it. Last month, while looking up relationship books for a patron, I stumbled across it again, and checked it out for a fun, fast read. I wasn’t expecting it to contain much in the way of helpful advice, but it actually does, with lists including "11 Ideas for Fun, Memorable Dates", "11 Tips for Proposing, Wrangling, and Shining during a Threesome", and "11 Ways to Transition a Friendship into a Relationship". You’ll find it shelved with humor books, and it definitely entertains; it also hits home a lot of the time.
11 points guide to hooking up