How will the Library staff relax this holiday season? By reading a few good (non-law-related) books, of course. This is our final installment of staff picks for the holidays.
Alan, our Librarian in Regina:
- The Long Ships – Frans G. Bengtsson (Viking Historical Fiction): Frans Gunnar Bengtsson’s The Long Ships resurrects the fantastic world of the tenth century AD when the Vikings roamed and rampaged from the northern fastnesses of Scandinavia down to the Mediterranean. Bengtsson’s hero, Red Orm—canny, courageous, and above all lucky—is only a boy when he is abducted from his Danish home by the Vikings and made to take his place at the oars of their dragon-prowed ships.
- Neuromancer – William Gibson (Science Fiction): With Neuromancer William Gibson virtually invented cyberpunk, his imaginative vision of a matrix of interconnected computer systems is a true a landmark of Sci-Fi; the tale of a data thief who risks everything to re-establish his lost connection with the drug that is cyberspace. (Review by Daniel Andres)
- Law Librarianship in the Digital Age – Ellyssa Kroski (Non-Fiction): It is absolutely essential that today’s law librarians are digitally literate as well as possess an understanding and awareness of recent advancements and trends in information technology as they pertain to the library field. Law Libraries in the Digital Age offers a one-stop, comprehensive guide to achieving both of those goals.
Kelly L., our Publications Co-ordinator:
- Every Day – David Levithan (Teen Fiction): Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.
- The Woefield Poultry Collective – Susan Juby (Adult Fiction): Woefield Farm is a sprawling thirty acres of scrub land, complete with dilapidated buildings and one half-sheared, lonely sheep named Bertie. It’s run in the loosest possible sense of the word by Prudence Burns, an energetic, well-intentioned twenty-something New Yorker full of back-to-the-land ideals, but without an iota of related skills or experience.
- Ines of My Soul – Isabelle Allende (Adult Fiction): In the early years of the conquest of the Americas, Inés Suárez, a seamstress condemned to a life of toil, flees Spain to seek adventure in the New World.