Staff Picks: Anna Lancaster

Anna is the Audio Video Archival Assistant at Robert’s Library. She’s been with CALS for 13 years. She collects wicked sea shanties and watches a lot of cartoons. She has two recommendations:

Midnight Chicken (& Other Recipes Worth Living for) by Ella Risbridger
“I don’t think I have ever sat down and read through a cookbook start to finish, but this one I couldn’t put down. It didn’t just make me want to cook her recipes, although I’ll be making several in the next couple of weeks. But it inspired me to get up and just do anything in the kitchen. I’d recommend it for anyone who is having trouble getting out of bed or off the couch and living.”



The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks
“When people say a book is dense they often mean it is difficult to read. This book is dense, but it is not difficult to read. It is instead so full of insights and observations that I kept going back to reread essays. I had enjoyed the flow of words so much the first time that I missed some of the ideas. I’d recommend it to anyone who can’t help but be curious about everything.”