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UCF Knights Gameday

Gameday hours, 10.10.15

The UConn Huskies are headed to Bright House Stadium, Saturday, October 10, to take on our UCF Knights. Starting at 9.00 a.m., come on over to the John C. Hitt Library to read, study, research, write, and get a lot done before kickoff at 3.45 p.m. The Library closes at 7.00 p.m.

The Huskies may think the Knights aren’t ready for them—-they just might get a big surprise! Go Knights! Charge on!

Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading 10.09.15

Cold Sassy Tree Meg Scharf, Librarian, recommends:

 Cold Sassy Tree, by Olive Ann Burns.

http://ucf.catalog.fcla.edu/permalink.jsp?29CF027547463

4th Floor — PS3552.U73C5

The one thing you can depend on in Cold Sassy, Georgia, is that word gets around – fast. When Grandpa E. Rucker Blakeslee announces one July morning in 1906 that he’s aiming to marry the young and freckledy milliner, Miss Love Simpson – a bare three weeks after Granny Blakeslee has gone to her reward – the news is served up all over town with that afternoon’s dinner. And young Will Tweedy suddenly finds himself eyewitness to a major scandal. Boggled by the sheer audacity of it all, and not a little jealous of his grandpa’s new wife, Will nevertheless approves of this May-December match and follows its progress with just a smidgen of youthful prurience. As the newlyweds’ chaperone, conspirator, and confidant, Will is privy to his one-armed, renegade grandfather’s second adolescence; meanwhile, he does some growing up of his own. He gets run over by a train and lives to tell about it; he kisses his first girl, and survives that too. Olive Ann Burns has given us a timeless, funny, resplendent novel – about a romance that rocks an entire town, about a boy’s passage through the momentous but elusive year when childhood melts into adolescence, and about just how people lived and died in a small Southern town at the turn of the century. Inhabited by characters who are wise and loony, unimpeachably pious and deliciously irreverent, Cold Sassy, Georgia, is the perfect setting for the debut of a storyteller of rare brio, exuberance, and style.

Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading 10.2.15

The Trigger Larry Cooperman, Adjunct Faculty Librarian, recommends:

 The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War, by Tim Butcher

http://ucf.catalog.fcla.edu/permalink.jsp?29CF032900558

1st Floor — D511.B876 2014

A very well-written account of the life of Gavrilo Princip, the student who shot Archduke Franz Ferdinand that led to the start of World War I, along with a very well-written and detailed book of the author’s travels to Serbia and the surrounding countries.

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