Friday, February 10, 2012

College Night 2012 Student Leaders Get Caught Reading

It's that time of the year when Carmichael Library pays homage to Montevallo's greatest tradition with our occasional blog feature, Get Caught Reading. We caught up with your busy Purple and Gold Side student leaders between College Night rehearsals to ask them what they're reading.

Photos/Design by Joel Bullock

Gold Side co-leader Lindsey Bristol chose The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins. Lindsey's reading this book, which can be found in the library's Main Floor Browsing Collection, so that she'll be familiar with the story before the movie comes out this spring. J. R. Campbell chose Olivia Saves the Circus, by Ian Falconer. J. R. explained that reading this popular children's title gets him in the right frame of mind for the Gold Side's circus-themed production. Lindsey majors in musical theatre, and J.R. is working toward his degree in mathematics. J.R. mentioned that he uses the library both for scholarship and for pleasure reading. Lindsey makes use of Carmichael's collections of scores and scripts when rehearsing for theatre productions.

Purple Side co-leader Hannah Jean Farris chose The BFG, by Roald Dahl. Hannah said that Dahl's book was one of the first that she read on her own. At the time, she shared that she identified with the protagonist-as-outcast theme that pervades this children's book. Gold co-leader Todd Campbell also chose a favorite book from his childhood, Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger. Todd said that he found common bonds with Salinger's main character, Holden Caulfield, when reading the book as a teen. Hannah is a theatre major and Todd is a marketing major. Hannah uses the library for research on plays and makes use of the online databases frequently. Todd says that he uses the library's extensive online business journal holdings, most often Business Source Complete and LexisNexis.

Now that we know what our College Night student leaders are reading there's only one question to ask: "What's it gonna' be?!"

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