Archive for July, 2012

The Day I Died by Candace Fleming

The Day I Died by Candace Fleming

Cindy: What a deliciously creepy collection of ghost stories. On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave (Random House/Schwartz & Wade 2012) begins with a variation of the popular Vanishing Hitchhiker story that sets up the structure for the collection. Mike picks up a girl, she disappears before he gets her home, but leaves […]

Web Crush of the Week: Reading Reality

Web Crush of the Week: Reading Reality

Reading Reality is the blog of Marlene Harris, a library consultant specializing in e-books.  While she also reviews print, the majority of the content on her blog revolves around e-books. It can be difficult to find reviews of e-books, particularly romances, and Harris steps in to fill that void.  She also conducts author interviews and […]

Posted in: Backlist
Books by Booklist Authors: Lucy's Tricks and Treats

Books by Booklist Authors: Lucy's Tricks and Treats

Congratulations to Books for Youth Senior Editor Ilene Cooper on the release of her latest title in the popular Absolutely Lucy series! The fifth book, Lucy’s Tricks and Treats, is being published this week and follows third-grader and Bobby and his adorable beagle Lucy through a mysterious Halloween season. After new boy Jack arrives, all […]

Promote new books with audiobook clips!

Promote new books with audiobook clips!

Post a clip of the first chapter of hot new titles along with cover art and satisfy fans and entice new readers of both print & audio editions. Libraries have full permission from publishers to include the audio files and widgets on library websites & social media posts. Hearing a short clip is a great way to […]

Posted in: Audiobooks
Book Trailer Thursday: 52 Reasons to Hate My Father

Book Trailer Thursday: 52 Reasons to Hate My Father

Do you like shiny things? Then come to YA-land, of the Beverly Hillsian persuasion, with BTT for Jessica Brody’s 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, out this month. Slick cinematic production value goes hand in hand with the book’s subject matter: a glitzy teen heiress’ comeuppance.

The Singer’s Gun

The Singer’s Gun

I am back another time to sing the praises of Emily St. John Mandel, this time for her second book, The Singer’s Gun (2010).  Back on July 12th here, I promoted her first book, Last Night in Montreal.  This second book shares some of the same characteristic of that title and that is high praise for the […]

Posted in: Book Groups
Wedding Bells in Williamsburg

Wedding Bells in Williamsburg

I’ve got to take a moment to celebrate the wedding of Carolyn and Rich, two of the regular attendees of my Science Fiction/Fantasy Group in Williamsburg. It’s a happy occasion for two lovely people whom everyone in the group adores, and most of us were there last Saturday to help them celebrate in a beautiful ceremony […]

Posted in: Book Groups, Book News
In the News and On the Shelf: Fiction & Nonfiction in your Book Groups

In the News and On the Shelf: Fiction & Nonfiction in your Book Groups

I just wanted to jump in today and share some info from yesterday’s Booklist webinar, “In the News and On the Shelf: Fiction & Nonfiction in your Book Groups”. If you missed it, no worries, the link will be up on the Booklist Webinar Archives page next week. Reps from Random House and W.W. Norton […]

Posted in: Book Groups
Discussing “The Hand That First Held Mine”

Discussing “The Hand That First Held Mine”

This month my book group discussed Maggie O’Farrell’s The Hand That First Held Mine. I brought in my hardcover that has an overlay of one face underneath another, a nice layering effect that mirrors the parallel stories told of the two main women in the novel. The U.S. paperback only features one of the women […]

Posted in: Book Groups
Audiobooks on TV

Audiobooks on TV

This AT&T commercial. Worthy of  library display with audiobook classics, running shoes, & mock cell phone!

Posted in: Audiobooks