Irondequoit Public Library Summer Reading 2013
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Program Description
Anyone 18 years-old and above is welcome to participate in the adult summer reading program! Fill out an entry form at the library or submit a review online for each book, eBook, or audiobook you read. One title per entry. Weekly winners will be drawn each Monday and there will be a grand prize at the end of the summer. The program begins Friday, June 21st and runs through Friday, August 2nd.

First-time users, click Sign Me Up to create an account. Once you are logged in, click on “Add/See Books” to create an online book review. Fill out the review and click “Save” to submit. All submitted reviews are eligible for the weekly raffle.


Book Reviews
Title
The little Bear Treasury
Author
Else Holmelund Minarik
Rating
Excellent!
Summary
Little bear and his friends and his adventures
Enjoy?
yes, Its fun to read
Suggest?
yes, Its fun to read
Title
What Mama Taught Me: The Seven Core Values of Life
Author
Tony Brown
Rating
Good.
Summary
Brown, the host of the longest-running PBS series, relays the seven core values taught to him by the woman who raised him and that guide his life daily.
Enjoy?
Yes, Brown is an advocate for self-reliance and self-enrichment.
Suggest?
Yes, these core principles are timeless and can help lead people to prosperous, happy and successful lives.
Title
Learned Optimism
Author
Martin E.P. Seligman
Rating
Good.
Summary
This book outlines easy-to-follow techniques, based upon decades of research, that can help people rise above pessimism and the depression that can result from negative thoughts.
Enjoy?
Yes. The author explains in reader friendly terms how optimism can be acquired and used to significantly improve the quality of life. The book includes simple to take tests that can indicate present levels of optimism/pessimism as well as how a reader can recognize their "explanatory style".
Suggest?
Yes. This book offers worthwhile advice to help readers manage their "self-talk", and improve their relationships with others including family, co-workers, etc.
Title
Toughness
Author
Jay Bilas
Rating
Good.
Summary
Jay Bilas, a former basketball player at Duke University, chronicles the lessons he's learned about toughness. There are plenty of examples used from his playing days under Coach Mike Krzyzewski as well as from accomplished athletes in other sports such as Mia Hamm, Curtis Strange, etc.
Enjoy?
Yes. The books expands greatly upon an article that Bilas wrote in 2009 that outlined what he believes true toughness really means in basketball after seeing some questionable behaviors and actions as a game analyst for ESPN. The article generated an unexpected amount of responses, which motivated Bilas to write more.
Suggest?
Yes, it is interesting to read the stories that relate to the topic of toughness from players and coaches like Hamm, Strange, Coach K, Bob Knight, Grant Hill, Jon Gruden, Tom Izzo, Roy Williams, Bill Self and many others!