Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Circle by Dave Eggers


The 2015 BSC Campus Read selection is ... 

The Circle by Dave Eggers                                 

“A vivid, roaring dissent to the companies that have coaxed us to disgorge every thought and action onto the Web . . . Carries the potential to change how the world views its addicted, compliant thrall to all things digital. If you work in Silicon Valley, or just care about what goes on there, you need to pay attention.” —Dennis K. Berman, The Wall Street Journal

Synopsis
“When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency ... Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world — even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.”



Thursday, December 4, 2014

BookTalk at BSC 2015

Not Campus Read, but another chance to read good books and talk about them on the BSC campus!

BookTalk at BSC is the BSC Library's annual book discussion series. Read the books & join us for lively discussions at the Library this winter.  It's fun!

BookTalk at BSC 2015

ROAD TRIP

Blue HighwaysWildOn the Road
Sunday, January 4, 1-3 p.m.
Blue Highways: a Journey into America by William Least Heat-Moon
Discussion leader: Clay Jenkinson

Sunday, February 1, 1-3 p.m.
Wild: from Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Discussion leader: Dr. Janelle Masters

Sunday, March 1, 1-3 p.m.
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Discussion leader: Dr. Brian Palecek

BookTalk discussions are free and open to all.  Join us … and bring a friend! The books are available from libraries and booksellers.
 
Good reading!
 
Funded by the BSC Library and the BSC Foundation

Monday, November 17, 2014

Are You Writing Your Essay?

The submission deadline for the Campus Read Essay contest is only a few days away ... Wednesday, November 26. Get it written and then relax and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday!

Read the previous posting for all the details.