Andrea Pearson's Profile
|Display Name:||Andrea Pearson|
|About me:||I'm an Associate Librarian Intermittent (sub) with Hennepin County Libraries. I work in the urban (formerly Minneapolis) and suburban libraries.|
|Reading Interests:||I can't say no to a good-looking book. I read current and classic literature, thrillers, mysteries, chick lit, horror, and a variety of non-fiction.|
|Andrea Pearson's Comments|
|The remains of the day |
by Kazuo Ishiguro
Literary and accessible. Strongly recommended! posted Sep 27, 2009 at 6:15PM
|The help |
by Stockett, Kathryn.
Highly recommended. Wonderful voice. New York Times best-seller. posted Sep 27, 2009 at 6:12PM
|Miracle in the Andes : 72 days on the mountain and my long trek home |
by Parrado, Nando, 1949-
A personal account of the Andean plane crash chronicled in the book and movie "Alive." posted Jan 15, 2009 at 11:10AM
|The long winter |
by Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957
The toll of a long, snow-bound winter on the Ingalls family, when snow blocked the trains bringing food. posted Jan 15, 2009 at 11:02AM
|Coming back alive : the true story of the most harrowing search and rescue missi|
by Walker, Spike
The Alaskan Coast Guard's most famous rescue, in high seas and bitter cold. posted Jan 15, 2009 at 11:00AM
|Dan McGrew, Sam McGee, and other great Service |
by Service, Robert W. 1874-1958
You may have encountered "The Cremation of Sam McGee" in school. Here's Sam and other humorous tall tales by Robert Service.Here's a sample: There are strange things done in the midnight sun By the men who moil for gold; The Arctic trails have their secret tales That would make your blood run cold; The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, But the queerest they ever did see Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge I cremated Sam McGee. posted Jan 15, 2009 at 10:58AM
by Paulsen, Gary
A quick read about a teenage boy alone in the winter wilderness with only a hatchet to help him survive. posted Jan 15, 2009 at 10:51AM
|The call of the wild ; White fang ; & To build a fire |
by London, Jack, 1876-1916
My favorite in this collection is "To Build a Fire." When little things go wrong in the Yukon winter, the results can be tragic. A harrowing, pitiless tale. posted Jan 15, 2009 at 10:50AM
|Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster |
by Krakauer, Jon
O. M. G.! Incredible story of disaster on Mount Everest, including heroic death of one climber and survival of another despite being left for dead three times! posted Jan 15, 2009 at 10:49AM
|Ninety degrees North : the quest for the North Pole |
by Fleming, Fergus, 1959-
Harrowing and Heartbreaking, this book covers the major quests for the North Pole in the 1800's, including those led by Robert Peary, Elijah Kent Kane, Amundsen-Ellsworth, Edward Nares, and Fridtjof Nanson. posted Jan 15, 2009 at 10:46AM
|Andrea Pearson's Book Lists|
|Baby, it's cold outside! (11 titles)
Cold weather tales of exploration and survival -- and sometimes not! These frigid tales appeal to me when our weather is bitterly cold.
|Poets Laureate (7 titles)
We have a new Poet Laureate of the United States, Kay Ryan. Here are two of her books, along with works of some other Poets Laureate. For more information on Kay Ryan go to http://www.loc.gov/poetry/laureate_current.html or http://www.loc.gov/poetry/laureate.html for info about past Poets Laureate.Be sure to listen to Kay Ryan read her work.Unfortunately, since the list automatically formats in alpha order, "Ryan, Kay" is at the end of the list. Scroll down!
|Investment Page-Turners (6 titles)
Dave Kansas penned this list of "Investment Page-Turners for the Summer," in his Wall Street Journal column that ran in the 6/29 Star Tribune. He suggests they would make good summer reading. I'll leave that up to you. Dave Kansas is the president of FiLife.com, a personal-finance web site. Link to the column online: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121469346123013611.html
|Sunday Paper 5/18/2008 (7 titles)
Books featured in Sunday's (5/18/08) paper.
|Prom Night (11 titles)
Prom and drama go hand in hand.
|Minnesota Books: personal favorites (9 titles)
A miscellaneous list of favorite books of, by, and about Minnesota and Minnesotans, in celebration of the sesquicentennial.
|The Medium is the Message (10 titles)
How have our media affected us? Marshall McLuhan famously said, "the medium is the message." Do methods of communication actively shape society? Here are books looking at an historical range of media.