Archive for the ‘Staff reads’ Category

Bulldog Book Club 4/20 and 4/26: Four Queens

Sunday, April 17th, 2011 - phoebe

Finish out your spring reading with Nancy Goldstone's "complusively readable" Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe.  Then come to Bulldog Book Club and discuss it with English Professor Fran Teague and a UGA Librarian. Historian Goldstone tracks the historically and politically significant lives of four thirteenth-century sisters born ...

Bulldog Book Club 4/6 and 4/12: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 - phoebe

Read the hottest book of the last few years, Stig Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Then come to Bulldog Book Club and discuss it with English Professor Fran Teague and a UGA Librarian.  Bulldog Book Club is open to all. Cases rarely come much colder than the decades-old disappearance ...

Bulldog Book Club 3/23 and 3/29: Dead Clever

Sunday, March 20th, 2011 - phoebe

Dip into a modern update on the cozy British mystery novel in Scarlett Thomas' Dead Clever.  Then come to Bulldog Book Club and Discuss it with English Professor Fran Teague and a UGA Librarian.  Bulldog Book Club is open to all. Bored and unsuccessful at teaching, bartending and acting, Lily ...

Bulldog Book Club 3/2 and 3/8: The Hobbit

Monday, February 28th, 2011 - phoebe

With a forthcoming movie by Peter Jackson in the works, it's a great time to re-read J. R. R. Tolkien's classic fantasy adventure, The Hobbit.  Then come to Bulldog Book Club and discuss it with English Professor Fran Teague and a UGA Librarian.  Bulldog Book Club is open to all. The ...

Book Review: Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?

Friday, February 25th, 2011 - Skip Hulett

Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? By James Shapiro. 339 pages. Simon & Schuster, 2010. An enjoyable, informative and critical history of the "Who really wrote Shakespeare?" mania by a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, author of the award-winning 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare. The author dates ...

Bulldog Book Club 2/16 and 2/22: The Professor and the Madman

Sunday, February 13th, 2011 - phoebe

Delve into Simon Winchester's 'Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of The Oxford English Dictionary', The Professor and the Madman. Then come discuss it with English Professor Fran Teague and a UGA Librarian!  Bulldog Book Club is open to all. The Oxford English Dictionary used 1,827,306 quotations to help define ...

Bulldog Book Club 2/2 and 2/8: A Thousand Splendid Suns

Sunday, January 30th, 2011 - phoebe

Read the second novel by Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner: A Thousand Splendid Suns. Then come discuss it with English Professor Fran Teague and a UGA Librarian. “Hosseini’s story. . . rings true as a universal story about victims of cruelty and those who lack the most fundamental ...

Book Review: Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 - J. A. Brown

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Sloan Wilson 1955 Though it's cited in nearly every book and article about the culture of the 1950s, few readers under 65 know Sloan Wilson's The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit firsthand. The story of disappointed Westport, Conn., strivers Tom and Betsy Rath anticipates the novels ...

Book Review: Revolver

Friday, March 20th, 2009 - Andy Carter

Revolver. Poems by Robyn Schiff. 69 pages. University of Iowa Press, 2008. The poems in this book are formal, with the attendant pleasures of pattern and repetition. The poems in this book are also expansive, moving beyond the bounds of form and linear narrative. Robyn Schiff’s poems muse on objects ...

Book Review: Three Bags Full

Friday, March 13th, 2009 - S. Riggs

Author: Leonie Swann (translated by Anthea Bell) Three bags full : a sheep detective story New York : Doubleday/Flying Dolphin Press, 2006 This detective novel has an unusual premise - a flock of sheep attempt to solve the murder of their shepherd, George. The lead detective is Miss Maple. She is the smartest ...