We're teaming up with the Omaha Public Library to help readers find new books — or at least books new to them. Every other week in this space, library patrons will tell us what they've been reading lately, and why we might want to read it too.
Today's Take a Page patron is Angela Reick from Florence Library, 2920 Bondesson St.
Reick, 33, is originally from Fremont, and has lived in Omaha for 15 years. She attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and stayed in the city because of the great opportunities for her career and education.
Reick is a computer applications teacher at Norris Middle School. She enjoys reading biographies about musicians because she feels they give great insights into the lives behind the lyrics. Reick uses the Florence Library often.
“The library system in Omaha is incredible. It has everything you could ever want when it comes to entertainment — and it's free!”
Reick's recommended reads:
1. “Just Kids” by Patti Smith
This is an amazing memoir about Smith's journey to fame and it features a huge cast of characters from the '70s that are easily recognized by the music of the decade.
2. “Clapton” by Eric Clapton
This autobiography chronicles how Clapton got his huge ego and how he came crashing back to reality. It's really moving.
3. “Wonderful Tonight” by Pattie Boyd
Pattie Boyd was a lot of things — a model, an actress and the wife of two famous men. She first wed George Harrison and later Eric Clapton. This book shares her side of their lives together.
4. “Buddy” by Brian McGrory
This book details how an unconventional pet, a rooster, influenced the life of a man and his new family. He learns a tremendous amount from the little guy and it's a very sweet story.
5. “Heartburn” by Nora Ephron
This is the only work of fiction on my list, but Ephron was an amazing writer and this book details the demise of a once strong marriage. She weaves recipes and stories together masterfully and the reader can feel the pain experienced by the characters.