Allison's Book Bag

Library Customer Snapshot

Posted on: August 5, 2011

Lincoln City Library new page

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Check out my Lincoln City Libraries Customer Snapshot! I submit mini-reviews to my local library’s website, and this past month the site manager of the Reader Services page asked if I would be willing to be the focus of a new issue of Customer Snapshot. Each issue focuses on a specific library customer (or family of customers), giving a little background about them and allowing them to share a list of up to twenty recommended reads (or audiobooks, or DVDs). Of course, I agreed!

The focus of Allison’s Book Bag is changing and in conjunction so are the selections that I am picking to review. You can read about some of those changes in my Sunday post. Why do you read?

Over the past year, I introduced you to a few of my favorite books. I also tried compiling round-ups of books by an author of on a theme. In the months ahead, I plan to introduce you to more favorite books through round-ups of them. What are your favorite reads?

Besides reviewing some favorites and classics this past year, I also checked out books featured in reading groups at Good Reads. In doing so, I encountered some fabulous new books to add to my wish list. What are your top unexpected reading discoveries?

In hosting this blog, I have grown this year as a reader. What are your favorite book review blogs? What are some features you like to find at review blogs? (Expect these questions to show up in later polls!)


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Summer Reviews

Books can take connect us with strangers, take us to unique places, and introduce us to new ideas. They can also offer hope in a chaotic world. And so I must share what I read!

Each week, I’ll introduce you to religious books, Advanced Reader Copies, animal books, or diversity books. Some I’ll review as singles and others as part of round-ups. Just ahead, there will be reviews of:

  • Joni: The unforgettable story of a young woman’s struggle against quadriplegia & depression by Joni Eareckson
  • The True Story of the World’s Most Beloved Animal Sanctuary by Samantha Glen
  • Brothers in hope : the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan–refugees by Mary Williams
  • The Inner Life of Cats by Thomas McNamee



Cat Writers’ Association
Artists Helping Animals


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