Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Want to Get Away From it All?

Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, Liberal, or Conservative, surely you are like me in that you want to get away from it all -- for a little while anyway. With seventy days before the election, there’s plenty of time to decide how you will cast your votes. In the meanwhile, take time to kick back with a good book. Might I recommend “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk” by David Sedaris?

David Sedaris has been likened to a modern-day Aesop. His “darkly comic and deeply cynical (if somewhat rambling) morality stories are enacted by animals.” As an animal lover (currently, I have a spider living inside the side mirror of my car), I enjoy the commentary offered by a variety of animals. The commentary includes “casual racism, self-congratulatory sanctimony, poor excuses for adultery, and fad spiritualism, among other common societal ills.”*

“Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk” is one of the books offered in CSU Libraries’ McNaughton Collection. This collection, over 200 titles strong, contains the hottest releases by popular authors.

For those of you who cannot stay away from politics for too long, don’t stress! We have titles by President Jimmy Carter, Edward (Ted) Kennedy, Colin Powell, and Condoleezza Rice – just to name a few.

I’ll look to see you at the McNaughton Collection (near the 1st floor elevator). No fighting over the books, please.

*Source: Publishers Weekly

Simone, Guest Blogger

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