San Francisco Public Library Summer Reading
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How the SFPL Summer Reading Program Works
The Summer Reading Program ends on Sunday, August 11, 2013. All who complete the program (read 40 hours) by that date are included in a raffle at each location on August 13 (prize is a one year museum /attraction pass). Raffle winners will be contacted by phone or e-mail. Note: Please pick up your prize for finishing the program (a book or pass) at your branch or Main Library location.
Reviews
Title
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
Author
David Sedaris
Description
Travels with Sedaris! This could be the subtitle of this funny, macabre, moving, and politically incorrect collection of essays based on the author's travel experiences. As usual, many family portraits inserted in between. A must-read for all Sedaris fans.
Rating (5=Best)
Title
Life Code: New Rules for Winning in the Real Book
Author
Dr. Phil McGraw
Description
A must read for folks as rules and approaches have changed just like the cultures and norms; the new rules for today's world.
Rating (5=Best)
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Title
The Elements of Style
Author
William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White
Description
Great for people who want to learn more about proper grammar and punctuation usage. Displays both right and wrong ways of using each point to help people identify. Also includes common misspelled words that readers may want to check out. Bright illustration by Maira Kalman are displayed throughout the book which breaks up the blandness from reading just text. If you're taking a liberal arts or English class, you may want to read this book for it helped me.  Check this out!
Rating (5=Best)
ISBN
1594200696
Title
Waverly
Author
Sir Walter Scott
Description
Scott's first novel anonymously published, as Scott was poet laureate. Edward Waverly has many adventures in going from his home Waverly Honor in the south of England to Embro in Scotland. On the way he stops at Tully_Veolan and talks to his family. Kidnapped by Highlanders after being accused of high treason and being sent to this death, he switches sides and joins the Jacobite revolution.
This is the first of the historical novel genre that Scott created. You may be more familiar with a later work of his, Ivanhoe.
Good reading - especially note the dialectical Lowland and Highland Scotish. A good read!!
Rating (5=Best)