Next Year – Final Selection

admin | April 19, 2010

This year the Book of the Year committees at College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University have chosen Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet by James Mackinnon & Alisa Smith as the title for 2010-11.  The book presents the voices and experiences of a young Northwest couple grappling with issues of food production, [...]

More on Next Year

admin | January 29, 2010

The list is tightening after further discussion.  We are looking hard at the  following titles: Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet by Alisa Smith, J. B. MacKinnon When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka Your comments are very welcome!

Next Year

admin | November 3, 2009

The HSU Book of the Year Committee has met and identified a short list of titles to consider for the 2010-11 title: The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World by Jacqueline Novogratz Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario Flight or Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by [...]

Further Reading & Viewing

admin | October 19, 2009

Throughout Three Cups of Tea are references to names and writings that might have piqued your interest.  Here are some tips to help you  look a little deeper: Warrior Song of King Gezar (Gesar). Called  Gling Ge sar gye sgrung in Tibetan, this ancient and massive epic poem relates the heroic deeds of the divine [...]

HSU Library has the Book

admin | June 11, 2009

Three Cups of Tea is available in many forms from the HSU Library.  Click the links to see the catalog information for call number and number of copies: Print Book Audio Book (11 discs) Print Book – Young Reader’s Edition

A Little History

admin | June 11, 2009

The past choices for HSU Book of the Year: 2008-2009 – Parable of the Sower by Olivia Butler 2007-08 – Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 2006-07 – A Lesson before Dying by Ernest Gaines 2005-06 -  Grand Avenue by Greg Sarris & Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle In case you wondered… And, since HSU partners [...]

We’ve Chosen!

admin | April 3, 2009

For this coming year, the featured common reading book for Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods will be Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Pub. Date: January 2007 ISBN-13: 9780143038252 The book is available [...]