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Read This Book!

Lisa Von Drasek hosts Read This Book!, which features University of Minnesota librarians who review books from various genres: including children’s literature, cookbooks, science, mysteries, and popular literature.

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More summer reading picks from our librarians

In this episode of "Read This Book!", University of Minnesota librarians Lisa Von Drasek, Carolyn Bishoff, and Megan Kocher provide recommendations for summer reading. They include: “Dataclysm," by Christian Rudder, “The Language of Food," by Dan Jurafsky, and “Syllabus," by Lynda Barry.
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Summer reading recommendations from our librarians

Our librarians provide recommendations on good reads for the summer, in this episode of "Read This Book!" from the University of Minnesota Libraries.
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Read This Book! – Sharon Creech

In this episode of Read This Book!, Lisa Von Drasek highlights the work of Sharon Creech, the Newbery Medal winner who also will be accepting the University of Minnesota's Kerlan Award on April 18. Drasek is the curator of the University's Children's Literature Research Collections.
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‘Read This Book!’ – African American Women Authors

In this episode of "Read This Book!," Tia Gardner discusses books from the University's Givens Collection of African American Literature, which feature collaborations among African American Women.
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Read This Book! – Science Fiction

Kaia Sievert discusses three science fiction books in this episode of Read This Book!, brought to you by the University of Minnesota Libraries. The books are: "The Three-Body Problem" by Cixin Liu, "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel, and "The Martian" by Andy Weir. These books are part of the Robert and Virginia McCollister Collection for Contemporary Literature at Wilson Library, University of Minnesota.
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Books to give this holiday season

University of Minnesota Librarians discuss the books they plan to give and the ones they'd love to get as gifts this holiday season in a very special episode of Read This Book! Genres covered include children's literature, mysteries, cookbooks, and cool science.
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Holiday cookie recipes discussed in ‘Read This Book!’

In this episode of "Read This Book!," Megan Kocher, curator of the Doris Kirschner Cookbook Collection at the University of Minnesota, discusses books with holiday cookie recipes.
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Scientific Milestones in October – Read This Book!

In this episode of "Read This Book!," Science Librarian Carolyn Bishoff recommends three books that relate to scientific milestones to celebrate that occurred in October. The books are: "Much Ado About (Practically) Nothing," by David E. Fisher, "Live from the Moon," by Michael Allen, and "Nobel Prize Women in Science," by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne.
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‘Read This Book!’ – Back to School

In this special Back to School episode of "Read This Book!," Lisa Von Drasek discusses “The Pilot and the Little Prince," by Peter Cis, “Park Scientists,” by Mary Kay Carson, and “The Story of Buildings,” by Patrick Dillon (Author) and Stephen Biesty (Illustrator). Von Drasek is curator of the Children's Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
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‘Read This Book!’ – Books turned into movies

Kaia Sievert, University of Minnesota Libraries, discusses books that are being turned into movies, in this episode of "Read This Book!" The books recommended by Sievert include: “Gone Girl” By Gillian Flynn, “In the Heart of the Sea” By Nathaniel Philbrick, “The Hobbit” By J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Jungle Book” By Rudyard Kipling, and “Unbroken” By Laura Hillenbrand.
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‘Read This Book!’ – Space

In this installment of "Read This Book!" science librarian Carolyn Rauber recommends books about space. They are: "Rocket Girl" By George D. Morgan; "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth" By Col. Chris Hadfield; "The Seven Secrets of How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist" By Jim Longuski; and "Space Odyssey: The First Forty Years of Space Exploration" By Serge Brunier.
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‘Read This Book!’ – Summer Grilling

It's summer grilling season in Minnesota and a perfect time for Megan Kocher, curator of the University Libraries Kirschner Cookbook Collection, to make recommendations on books about grilling, in this episode of "Read This Book!"
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‘Read This Book!’ – Award Winning Books

"Read This Book!:" Award Winning Books, featuring Danika Stegeman, University of Minnesota Libraries. In this episode, Danika highlights four books from the collections at the University of Minnesota.
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‘Read This Book!’: Cookbooks

Science Librarian Megan Kocher discusses cookbooks in this episode of "Read This Book!" from the University of Minnesota Libraries.
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Read This Book!: Science and Bicycles

Read This Book!: Science and Bicycles, features Carolyn Rauber, a University of Minnesota science and engineering librarian. In this episode, Rauber highlights four books related to the science of bicycles.
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Best children’s books for 2013

In a series of "Read This Book!" episodes, Lisa Von Drasek discusses her favorite children's books for 2013. Von Drasek is the curator of the Children's Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

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