People say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but let’s face it:  it’s hard not to be intrigued by someof these covers. It’s almost like they are begging you to pick them! And no one at Meriam Library sees more interesting covers than Paula. Here is this month’s Paula Pick!


Title: A Cave in the Clouds
Author: Badeeah Hssan Ahmed
Why Paula Picked It:The title intrigues me, A CAVE IN THE CLOUDS, how can that be? And how did this young person escape?
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Title: Shoddy: From Devil's Dust to the Renaissance of Rags
Author: Hannah Rose Shell
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Why Paula Picked It: 
It seems to be about a most fascinating bit of history most people would miss in comings & goings of life. I can't wait to ready SHODDY.
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Paula Scholtes has worked at Meriam Library for a total of 35 years, including as a student employee. In her current role as cataloger in the ACME (Acquisitions, Collection Management and Evaluation) department, she processes incoming books, entering them in our system, so they can be checked out by patrons. In other words, hundreds of new books cross Paula’s desk each week!

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