- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
Nicholas Carr provides a thoroughly interesting debate, since the advent of the ‘Net and all its bounty, whether we are sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply. There are rich, thought-provoking quotes sprinkled throughout, but especially interesting is chapter six. For any reading fanatic like me, Chapter 6, “The Very Image of a Book” explores the research done by publishing houses on how we read and anything from the comfort of the written word to how multi-media plays a part…and doesn’t. This title was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for 2011 and worth a portion of your precious reading time! Carr is also author of Does IT Matter? And The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google. The Shallows is available in audio format, too.