The new Campus Book Club at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College will meet Thursday, October 29th from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM on the Main Floor of the Davis Library.
The book selection for this month is The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.
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There is still plenty of time to read this book before next Thursday’s meeting!
Unfortunately, Davis Library does not have a copy of this title available in its collection, but it may be borrowed via OhioLINK, Ohio’s Academic Library Consortium, at: http://olc1.ohiolink.edu:80/record=b33095340~S0
Because OhioLINK requests may take up to a week to be delivered, here are some suggestions that might help you to get started on reading this book before it arrives on campus:
(Please note: These options are for previewing purposes. We are NOT recommending that you buy the book.)
Google Books offers a limited preview (Introduction/Prologue/Parts of Ch. 1) at: https://books.google.com/books?id=04eIA3RwGbwC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_atb#v=onepage&q&f=false
Amazon Kindle Store also offers a free preview (Chapters 1-3 – you must download the free Kindle App available through a link found on the following page too) at: http://www.amazon.com/Excerpt-Ocean-End-Lane-Chapters-ebook/dp/B00JTYQIY0/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1445526179&sr=1-3&keywords=ocean+at+the+end+of+the+lane
Online borrowing options…
If you have a library card from your public library, then an eBook may also be available for you to borrow via the Ohio Digital Library. For more information on what they offer, contact your public library or visit: http://ohioebooks.org/088F5D48-906B-4C92-964F-B8757F0F8380/10/50/en/Default.htm
Don’t live in Ohio? Libraries.org helps you find libraries near you: http://librarytechnology.org/libraries/ Many libraries nation-wide offer similar access to recreational reading materials in digital format.
Even if you don’t have a chance to read this month’s selection, please feel free to stop by to learn more about this new club. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Davis Library. For more information, contact Jonathan Simmons, Adjunct Faculty (English), at (740)245-7356 or jsimmons[at]rio.edu. Then, you may also… “Ask Us!”