Archive for September, 2011

Pie by Sarah Weeks

Pie by Sarah Weeks

Cindy: I picked up Pie (Scholastic 2011) a few months ago to read as a palate cleanser between review books. It had a pie and a cat on the cover and looked like a lighthearted read. I live in Michigan and it was prime berry season when I started writing this post in early August. I didn’t know […]

Web Crush of the Week:  ForeWord Reviews
By September 30, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Web Crush of the Week: ForeWord Reviews

 As any good collection development librarian knows, professional reviews are a must to keep your collection fresh, current, and well-rounded.  It also is your backup if a title is challenged on any level.  It can be difficult however to learn more about independently published works. ForeWord Reviews a is a print trade journal of book […]

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Moon Over Manifest
By September 29, 2011 3 Comments Read More →

Moon Over Manifest

Our staff readers advisory title this month was the Newbery Medal winning title for 2011, Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool.  Our staff reads a different genre or style each month but has always faithfully included children’s fiction and young adult titles to make sure the adult readers are reading outside their safety zones and […]

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Secrets from My Shelves: The Doll Who Ate His Mother
By September 29, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

Secrets from My Shelves: The Doll Who Ate His Mother

(Has anyone ever gone over to your bookshelf, picked up a book, and said, “What is this doing here?” This series of blog posts explains some of the more curious findings on one Booklister’s home shelves.) First off, what a title, right? I think I read about this lesser-known Ramsey Campbell shocker in Stephen King’s […]

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What to Read Next? Have a Ball.
By September 29, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

What to Read Next? Have a Ball.

A Toby Ball that is. Ball is a writer, activist (working for nonprofits such as The Carbon Coalition and the Crimes Against Children Research Center. Born in DC, raised in Syracuse, NY, he now lives in Durham, New Hampshire. Ball is the author of two excellent period thrillers. Scorch City was just released at the […]

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Follow Me by Tricia Tusa

Follow Me by Tricia Tusa

Cindy: This book has everything I need in a picture book: illustrations by Tricia Tusa and a girl on a swing. I can’t pass up a swing set and neither can my oldest daughter. Follow Me (Harcourt 2011) perfectly captures the magical feel of an afternoon spent swinging to the sky and back. The book’s […]

A+ Audio: Happy Accidents
By September 28, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

A+ Audio: Happy Accidents

Jane Lynch: my new BFF! Heartfelt audiobook memoir as perfect girl-talk car commute companion. The power of hearing the author sharing every detail of life’s happy accidents? You’ll be driving around the block to spend more time with Jane, as you bond together over her acting insecurities, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and critical success. Happy Accidents […]

Post Time for the Nobel Prize
By September 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Post Time for the Nobel Prize

It’s time to get your bets down on the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Ladbrokes, the U.K. gambling company that posts odds on just about everything, sees the favorites this way: Syrian poet Adonis is the favorite at 4-1, with Swedish author Thomas Transtromer at 9-2, Thomas Pynchon at 10-1, and Haruki Murakami […]

Posted in: Book Awards
Rule, Britannia!
By September 27, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Rule, Britannia!

Next year will be a major celebratory time in Great Britain. On February 6, 2012, the Queen will have sat upon the throne for 60 years, surpassed in that capacity only by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. To be published in January, a new biography, Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch, by Sally […]

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Ahem.
By September 27, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Ahem.

A real press release, and everything! Rebecca Vnuk joins Booklist as new editor, reference and collection management    

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