‘My Essential Books’ is a new feature on the FRVPLD blog, where we talk up our favorite books in the hope that you may give them a chance, or at least appreciate our passion for the titles that have made us who we are.
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I have been a fan of Alison Krauss for as long as I can remember. Which is almost lame when you consider the fact that I’m 24 years old and most people my age are listening to like…Fetty Wap and Big Mac (I made that name up). She’s the reason I love music as much as I do, and you’re nuts if you don’t agree that she has the best voice in bluegrass.
I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions. Like, sometimes I eat Cheetos for breakfast and I’m honestly not trying to change that. I do like to reflect on the previous year, however, and what I accomplished (or didn’t). And in 2016, I read a lot of books.
The nominations have been revealed for the 2017 Grammy Awards. And in other news, I am the only person alive who thinks Sturgill Simpson deserves to beat out both Adele and Beyoncé for Album of the Year.
The staff of Information Services are celebrating the books that have made an impact, big or small, on their lives this holiday season. Stop by the Information Desk this month to fill out a leaf with the titles you love.
In her debut collection, Meijer writes fearlessly about love and loss. Heartbreaker is a unique and powerful look at the broken and the still-fighting and easily my favorite short story collection of 2016.
October is Family History Month, don’t ya know, and starting your genealogy journey has never been easier thanks to Try-It! Illinois. The Illinois State Library, in collaboration with multiple e-resource providers, launched Try-It! Illinois in 2001 to give Illinois residents the opportunity to explore an extensive list of resources that aren’t always available to them otherwise. This year, the trial will run from October 1, 2016 through November 30, 2016.
"Girls are the only ones who can really give each other close attention, the kind we equate with being loved. They notice what we want noticed."