Archive for October, 2012

Book Trailer Thursday: We Killed
By October 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: We Killed

Today’s title might have you believing that another week of BTT horror is in store, but don’t worry: it’s time to laugh again. The trailer for We Killed is well matched by what our reviewer calls “a remarkable oral history and a must-read for entertainment buffs.”

Posted in: Book Trailers
Skating the Issue
By October 24, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Skating the Issue

Late last week, I met with 15 young men and an administrator who is working to make a difference. Dr. Jeffrey Carroll designed his own book group for guys starting with a great carrot. Those who finish the book and attend the meetings get to take a field trip to a Norfolk Admirals hockey practice, […]

Posted in: Book Groups
The Hueys in The New Sweater by Oliver Jeffers

The Hueys in The New Sweater by Oliver Jeffers

Lynn:  When I saw Oliver Jeffers’ new book at our public library I grabbed it instantly.  The focus group and I had loved Stuck and I was eager to see what wackiness Jeffers was hatching now.  I wasn’t disappointed.  Not only is The Hueys in The New Sweater (Penguin/Philomel 2012) a terrific and oddball little […]

Music Man for Mrs. Obama
By October 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Music Man for Mrs. Obama

Ever wonder where the music on an audiobook comes from? American Grown, written and read by First Lady Michelle Obama, has musical interludes by the man featured this Poughkeepsie Journal article: Meet the first lady’s piano man Chris Farrell’s music paces Obama audiobook. And don’t forget to win a copy of American Grown – just leave a […]

Posted in: Audiobooks
The Fates Will Find Their Way
By October 22, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

The Fates Will Find Their Way

This month’s crime and mystery fiction title at my library was The Fates Will Find Their Way by Hannah Pittard.  This novel fits within our series title this year which is “I See You Looking At Me” because it is a collective voice that narratives this tale.  The idea is that everyone is potentially participating […]

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Hostile Questions: Joe Hill
By October 22, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Hostile Questions: Joe Hill

Oh, Joe Hill. Joe, Joe, Joe. Where did things go so wrong for you? First you wrote Heart-Shaped Box. Hearts… as in love? Boxes… as in candy? Definitely a romance novel, far as I can tell, and yet not a single romance reader has said a durned thing about the prose setting their loins a-tingle. […]

Posted in: Books and Authors
The Plague! The Plague!

The Plague! The Plague!

 Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen is as scary as anything on Rebecca’s annual Halloween Horror list. An increasingly mobile, global workforce means that diseases can hop continents in a couple of hours. When they land, they strike hard and they strike fast. Readers who can stand even more epidemic mayhem will […]

Posted in: Backlist
The Mighty Mars Rovers by Elizabeth Rusch

The Mighty Mars Rovers by Elizabeth Rusch

Lynn:  I want to caution readers that if you are, as I am, susceptible to robot love you might want to use care with The Might Mars Rovers:  The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity (Houghton 2012).  Yes, this latest volume in the stellar Scientists in Field series does what it always does with such […]

Freebie Friday: The Phantom of the Opera
By October 19, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Freebie Friday: The Phantom of the Opera

Classic chills: a free download of audio + ebook until Halloween. Get  Gaston Leroux’s spooky romantic thriller, narrated by Alexander Adams, as a treat from Tantor. There’s no trick to grabbing the MP3 + PDF pair – here’s the link: http://www.tantor.com/BookDetail.asp?Product=0899_PhantomOperaRevised I had to wait until a minute till midnight to post this freebie

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Freebie Friday: The Freedom Maze
By October 19, 2012 5 Comments Read More →

Freebie Friday: The Freedom Maze

Win the audiobook written by Delia Sherman, co-winner of the 2012 Prometheus Award for Best Novel, and narrated by Robin Miles. Just leave a comment below and I’ll announce the winner on November 2nd. Thanks to Listening Library for providing this freebie, along with a fascinating 13-minute audio interview by Rebecca Waugh with author Sherman. Robin Miles […]