Posts Tagged ‘BSC Campus Read’

Campus Read Online Guide

ready-player-oneCheck out the online guide for Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, our Spring 2017 Campus Read!


Campus Read Finalists 2016-17

2016-17 Campus Read Finalists! Read them and let the committee know what you think. The selection will be announced this fall. All are available at the BSC Library — check them out!

Blind Your Ponies by Gordon Stanley West

The Ogallala Road: a Story of Love, Family, and the Fight to Keep the Great Plains from Running Dry by Julene Bair

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Redeployment by Phil Klay (2014 National Book Award winner)

Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

The Walk Across North Dakota by Jeremy Bold, Gwendolyn Hoberg, Richard Hoberg, and Bruce Ringstrom

Author & BSC Alum Visiting Campus Next Week

Larry_Watson Mark your calendars!  Larry Watson, a well-known author and BSC alum, will be on campus March 11-12.  In addition to visiting BSC classes during the day, Watson will do a reading and book signing on Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bavendick Stateroom at the National Energy Center of Excellence.  This event is free and open to all.

Watson is coming to campus for the spring installment of Campus Read.  His book, American Boy, is one of the 2014 Campus Read selections.  Watson’s book, Montana 1948, was also a selection for the very first BSC Campus Read in 2004.

The BSC Library has copies of all of Watson’s books.  Check them out!

Read Chuck Klosterman

Author, journalist, and North Dakota native Chuck Klosterman will be on campus on April 11.  The free public presentation, “An Evening with Chuck Klosterman,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central Time) at the Sidney J. Lee Auditorium.  Klosterman’s visit is sponsored by BSC ArtsQuest 2012 and Read North Dakota.

Klosterman is the author of several books, including the novel Downtown Owl (2008), which was one of the top three contenders for the 2012-13 BSC Campus Read.  Ultimately, the committee chose The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins over Downtown Owl, but not without some regret.  There was great affection for Klosterman’s book, which is set in the fictional town of Owl, North Dakota, and is both laugh out loud funny and poignant.  The Boston Globe called it “an astonishingly moving book, a minor masterpiece in the genre we might call small-town quirkiana.”  I’m so glad I read it.

Klosterman’s other non-fiction books include: Fargo Rock City: a Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota (2001); Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: a Low Culture Manifesto (2004); Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story (2005); Chuck Klosterman IV: a Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas (2006); and Eating the Dinosaur (2009). His second novel, The Visible Man, came out in 2011.

We have all of these books at the BSC Library.  Check them out!