What do you want to read? Please tell us!

Yes or No JacketSometimes our patrons help US find a good read.  I’m just finishing “Yes” or “No”: The Guide to Better Decisions: A story, by Spencer Johnson, MD.  He’s the Coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Who Moved My Cheese (along with Kenneth Blanchard, PhD).

When a patron came in and asked for “all of their books”, it caught my attention.  I had heard of these two books, classics in business management.  But didn’t think that “Average Jane” would find them useful.

These books are quick and light, with simple concepts that stick with you after the book is done.  I’ve read One Minute Manager (more oriented towards work or organizations) and “Yes” and “No” The Guide to Better Decisions (great for anyone). … Now, onto the “Cheese” course.

So, please share your thoughts and questions about books, music, and movies (and more) with us!  Help us build your library collection!

– posted by Marianne, Reference Services

Check out our latest main floor book displays!

Highlighted this month are:

Beach Reads – Need a great book to bring to the beach?  Grab one off the display – we’ve got everything from murder mysteries to love stories, biographies to historical fiction.  Also, some of the hottest summer bestsellers!

What I Did on My Summer Vacation – filled with great ideas on how to have a happy, healthy and active summer.  We’ve provided guides on travel, fitness, diet, health, summer activities, gardening,  home renovation, and much, much more!

Enjoy the rest of the summer with a great book from the Syosset Public Library!

– posted by Jackie,  Readers’ Services

Monthly Book Club meets today

Netherland picture.jpg 2 Netherland by Joseph O’Neill

With Lisa Caputo, Head of Adult Services.

In a New York City made phantasmagorical by the events of 9/11, Hans–a banker originally from the Netherlands–finds himself marooned among the strange occupants of the Chelsea Hotel after his English wife and son return to London.

1 PM & 7:30 PM.

My Summer Reading Project-cont’d

Hello, everyone!  Don’t think because I haven’t posted anything lately,  that I haven’t been reading.  Besides finishing “The Scarecrow” which was next in the Project, I’ve read some others.  Here’s my take on what I’ve read:

The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly-  My first book by this bestselling  author  and it’s a good one.  The criminal activity was a little too grisly for my taste- British cozies being my mystery genre of choice- but I kept on reading!   I  recommend this one to fans of gritty suspense mysteries: 3 out of 4.

Finger Lickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evanovich-  Although the number of words on every page are diminishing and the white space around them is increasing,  I still keep checking in with Stephanie and friends.   If a book in this series makes me laugh out loud at least once, I consider it a good one- I chuckled audibly a few times.  I’ll probably read “sixteen”: 2.5 out of 4.

Fear of Drowning by Peter Turnbull- This is the first in a British detective series that I discovered when my colleague Brenda picked a later installment as a “Staff Pick” here at the library.  The main character, Hennessy, and his sidekick, Yellich, are as interesting as the plot.   In fact, all the players in this mystery are compellingly realized.  British, not quite cozy, but I’ll be back:  3 out of 4.

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga.  This is my favorite book read so far this year.  The author tells the story  of Balram Halwal, an Indian of the lowest class, and makes the reader feel as if they understand exactly what he is experiencing.  Winner of the UK’s Man Booker Prize and deservedly so: 4 out of 4.

Next up: Shanghai Girls by Lisa See- # 4 on the 6/21 NYT list.

– Posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services

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