I’ve been a fan of Craig Johnson ever since I read the first Walt Longmire mystery, The Cold Dish (2005). I called it, “A thoughtful page-turner, wry and sober in good measure, that proves there’s more to Wyoming crime fiction than just C. J. Box.” (His next one, Hell Is Empty, comes out next month.) And […]
Archive for May, 2011
In case you didn’t hear the news, Johnny Depp and his Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides director Rob Marshall are working on a movie based on Dashiell Hammett’s 1934 novel The Thin Man. You might be tempted to think there were a series of Thin Man novels. But it was a stand-alone (Hammett’s […]
There are five contenders in the Fantasy novel category for the 2011 Locus Awards presented by the Locus Science Fiction Foundation: Under Heaven, by Guy Gavriel Kay Kraken, by China Miéville Who Fears Death, by Nnedi Okorafor The Fuller Memorandum, by Charles Stross The Sorcerer’s House, by Gene Wolfe Winners in fifteen categories, including science […]
The staff book group at Williamsburg Regional Library met today to discuss books with Middle Eastern and South Asian settings. Over a great potluck lunch of Mexican food (our meeting was originally scheduled for Cinco de Mayo but got postponed) our readers pulled out their usual variety of interesting choices. Laurie from Youth Services had […]
As Oprah is ending her syndicated show, The Nielson Company has compiled statistics on the effect her book club has had on book sales over the past 10 years. You can find the full story here.
Cindy and Lynn: We always love when publisher boxes show up on our doorstep and have wished we could share some of that joy with the rest of you. Last week the book fairies from Scholastic sent a particularly intriguging package so we thought it might be fun to share the fun with our Bookends readers. […]
Classics paired with hot YA literature – FREE downloads all summer! Feature this promotion on your library website, in your school summer reading materials, for your book club members, and pass along to your social media connections. You just can’t get any better than Sync – sixteen terrific titles at no cost, in a easy […]