Many of the Dublin Library staff are reading mysteries featuring female sleuths as part of our “Female Sleuths” Adult Summer Reading Game.  (A bookmark with some suggested titles and a small display of  suggested books is currently on display right by the public access computers.)  Of course, many of us are reading other books as well.

Lynda of our Circulation staff  writes:  “Just started reading first of  The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series.  I’m hooked.  Also, recently finished Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier.  I didn’t realize until the end of the book that it was about real people!  Very interesting. ”

I myself have started reading The looting of America : how Wall Street’s game of fantasy finance destroyed our jobs, pensions, and prosperity : and what we can do about it  by Les Leopold. 

 The author writes about the history of the various mortgage-related securities and derivatives used by large investment concerns, and the creation of the current financial crisis.  I’d recommend this to anyone who wants to understand the origins of today’s crisis and to see how the crisis connects to the upward redistribution of income to the richest 1% of the population over the past three decades.

Using the LINK+ system, I recently read Colloquial Dutch 2 : the next step in language learning  by  Gerda Bodegom and Bruce Donaldson.  I often use LINK+ to read books of an academic nature not available through the Alameda County Library System directly.  If you haven’t yet used LINK+, you should familiarize yourself with it, and take advantage of this free service.