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Virtual Book Display: August Display- Staff Picks

Staff Pick Ebooks

Librarian James Wendt, from the Golden Isles campus, choose this ebook because "For some time I've been interested in learning how to make furniture and other items to use around the house.  This book seems very informative and appealing, and while I might not have the skills or tools to make many of these items, I could learn a lot from reading about it".

Library Assistant Kate Ginn, from the Jesup campus, chose this collection because "I have enjoyed reading books that has collection of stories inside. I haven't read a book in a good while,  other than reading books for class,  Being school, I feel like my attention and majority of my time goes towards homework. My last semester ends next week, so after finals I'll be spending my spare time reading"! 

Media Specialist Linda Lane from the Golden Isles campus, recommends this book because "Coming from an Elementary background and love of travel this selection spoke to me. SImilar to  where's Waldo but you  find the 10 hidden llamas in unique places and Holiday celebrations".

Erin Bower, Library Assistant from our Waycross campus, says "I chose this book, because during this time filled with so many changes and uncertainty, I think we could all use a little more calm in our lives".
 

Cassie Clemons, Director of Library Services recommends New Zealand – Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture because "My brother lives in New Zealand and I have had the opportunity to visit twice. I have been many places in the world but this country is by far the most beautiful to me. New Zealand is filled with adventure, wildlife, and some of the nicest people you will ever meet and I can’t imagine every getting tired of visiting".

Librarian Caroline Culver suggests this book, saying " since my life is all decorating and DIY, here is my book pick".

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Staff Pick Podcasts

Library Assistant Amanda Newton, from the Golden Isles campus, staff pick podcast is Dan Carlin's Hardcore History.

In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was
Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever
fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama,
masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions of listeners.

Librarian Lorna Reid from our Camden campus recommends Lore as one of her favorite podcasts!

Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (as well as a TV show and book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious
creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.

Library Assistant Trisha Gipson, from the Jesup campus, recommends podcast Noble Blood. She says "I love, love, LOVE royal history and the mysteries buried with them. Such fascinating stories that unfold". 

Author Dana Schwartz explores the stories of some of history’s most fascinating royals: the tyrants and the tragic, the murderers and the
murdered, and everyone in between. Because when you’re wearing a crown, mistakes often mean blood. New episodes every two weeks,
on Tuesdays.

Jesup campus Librarian, Caroline Culver says about Young House Has a Podcast, "they are the absolute best! I have been reading their blog for close to ten years and enjoy listening to them every Monday morning on my ride into work.

Deep (and not-so-deep) conversations about home improvement, design, and life at home. Tune in for weekly episodes filled with casual decorating advice, DIY stories, interviews with experts, and a smattering of tips and ideas that can help you simplify, organize, and update your home. Sherry and John Petersik are the married duo who began chronicling their home improvement adventures in 2007 on the blog Young House Love, which spawned two New York Times best-selling books, as well as product lines sold by Target and Home Depot. And, well, now they have a podcast.

Librarian Caroline Culver also suggests Shattered Souls podcast because "this is a brand new podcast hosted by a forensic detective. It delves into the various cases she worked during her career. This is a part of true crime that doesn't seem to get covered a lot, so I am fascinated each week when I listen to her cases". 

What comes to mind when you hear the word “forensics”? For many, the word evokes images of sterile labs and white coats. The reality, however, is quite different.
 
In Shattered Souls: A Forensic Detective’s Diary, veteran forensic investigator Karen Smith opens her detailed and poignant journals from her 11 years as a forensic detective in Jacksonville, Florida. She speaks of trudging through muddy swamps, dangling over crime scenes from a firetruck ladder, and the tremendous emotional toll that the horror of these crimes wreaks on the investigators tasked with solving them. 
 
Karen talks about the nightmares, the emotional and often physical pain, the scares, and the breath-holding, white-knuckle moments from the most haunting cases of her career. They’re victims you’ve probably never heard of, but they’re victims that she can never forget, and their stories - and the shattered souls of loved ones they left behind - are at the heart of every episode.