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Top Rosen Reads for Feb.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2011 @ 5:55:30 pm

Recreational reading, travel books, cookbooks, academic books — we've got them all! Stop by the Rosen Library and check them out!

FOR FUN...

You'll find these and other titles in the Popular Books section of the Rosen Library, on your left as you enter the library, near the comfy green chairs.

Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less from Each Other

by Sherry Turkel
"As the digital age sparks increasing debate about what new technologies and increased connectivity are doing to our brains, comes this chilling examination of what our iPods and iPads are doing to our relationships from MIT professor Turkle."
Publishers Weekly

Electric Barracuda
by Tim Dorsey
“In Dorsey's madcap 13th novel featuring vigilante serial killer Serge A. Storms (after Gator A-Go-Go), Serge gets engaged in a scheme cooked up by his faithful sidekick, Coleman, who hopes to attract tourists to Florida by offering theme vacations... Dorsey cheerfully rejoices in Florida's colorful history and in the triumph of absurdity and anarchy over law and propriety."
Publishers Weekly

High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa To America
by Jessica Harris
“Ms. Harris... a respected cookbook writer... branches out into narrative nonfiction, with mostly toothsome results. “High on the Hog” covers a lot of territory in terms of African-American eating habits... Her true topic is, as she puts it, “the Africanizing of the Southern palate,” and ultimately of the American one.
New York Times Book Review

Red Garden
by Alice Hoffman
“Hoffman has done it again, crafting a poignant, compelling collection of fairy tales suffused with pathos and brightened by flashes of magic. Her fans, as well as those of magical realism in general, will be enchanted.”
Library Journal

Shadow Fever
by Karen Marie Moning
“MacKayla Lane was just a child when she and her sister, Alina, were given up for adoption and banished from Ireland forever. Twenty years later, Alina is dead and Mac has returned to the country that expelled them to hunt her sister’s murderer. But after discovering that she descends from a bloodline both gifted and cursed, Mac is plunged into a secret history: an ancient conflict between humans and immortals who have lived concealed among us for thousands of years...”
Publishers Description

Twelfth Insight
by James Redfield
“James Redfield's prophetic Celestine series continues with a revealing novel about the lifting of tension after a numbing onslaught of religious wars and global conflict. A spiritual message conveyed in a suspenseful tale. Ripe for crossover readers.”
Barnes and Noble.com

FOR THE CLASSROOM...

You'll find these and other books in our circulating stacks.

American Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of our Woods, Waters, and Fields

by Rowan Jacobsen
“In a dozen informative and often funny essays spanning breakfast to dinner, Jacobsen deploys an open mind as he travels across North America and Mexico... Beyond issues of slow food and sustainability, Jacobsen's affable, nerdy DIY spirit challenges readers to rethink their relationship to food."
Publishers Weekly

From Heritage to Terrorism: Regulating Tourism in an Age of Uncertainty
by Brian and Cheryl Simpson
"Using a broad range of legal documents and other materials from a variety of disciplines, it surveys how the underlying values of tourism often conflict with a concern for human rights, cultural heritage and sustainable environments."
Publisher's Description

Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
by Anthony Bourdain
"Full of things everybody in the food world thinks but nobody will say... If [Bourdain’s] sharp eye and his wicked tongue have brought him acclaim, what’s kept him in the spotlight is his heart. Like Oscar Wilde, he’s a moralist in the guise of a libertine. Long may he prosper.”
Denver Post

Mobile Marketing: Finding Your Customers No Matter Where They Are
by Cindy Krum
"...Guides you through identifying the right strategies and tactics for your products, services, brands, and customers... avoiding overly intrusive, counterproductive techniques... and how to successfully integrate mobile into your existing marketing mix. Above all, Krum shows you how to effectively execute on your mobile marketing opportunities–driving greater brand awareness, stronger customer loyalty, more sales, and higher profits."
Publisher's Description

Tourism and Generation Y

edited by Pierre Benckendorff et al.
"This book looks at Generation Y in a tourism context; in broad conceptual terms such as trends and behaviour, and in applied terms, for example looking at particular types of travel that Generation Y takes part in, and tourism marketing aimed specifically at them."
Publisher's Description

Walt Disney: A Biography
by Louise Krasniewicz
"Walt Disney: A Biography takes a cultural approach, looking at Disney as both a product of his culture and a cultural innovator who influenced entertainment, education, leisure, and even history."
Publisher's Description

To discover more new books, search the UCF Library Catalog.

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