November 3rd, 2015

News & Updates
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In this week's issue, you'll find the LRC's November playlist--streamable on Spotify and Grooveshark. Also, the book that was the basis for this year's The Martian with Matt Damon; the book that became Memoirs of a Geisha in 2005; and a shiba inu.
YouTube Pick of the Week

Can you handle this video? I bet you can't.


The Martian (2011) by Andy Weir

Call Number: FIC Weird
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Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him & forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded & completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive-& even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills-& a relentless, dogged refusal to quit-he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him? 
-- Goodreads

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Memoirs of a Geisha (1997) by Arthur Golden

Call Number: FIC Golden
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A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel presents with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.

In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl's virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion. It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction - at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful - and completely unforgettable.--

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November Playlist

Autumn, Fall--whichever you call it--always reminds me of the breezy, guitar-driven music of the 1970's and the folksy, Americana sounds of today. Let these moody, female-driven sounds guide you through the Falliest of Fall months--November.

Listen on Spotify...

Listen on Grooveshark...

Tech Corner

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