Archive for October, 2013

I Gave at the Office

I Gave at the Office

Dave Eggers’ new novel The Circle is at the center of a lot of book world buzz right now. His take on a high-tech company with a stranglehold on social media has everybody talking. Readers who are attracted to office satire might also enjoy: Company by Max Barry JPod by Douglas Coupland Then We Came to the […]

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Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller

Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller

Lynn:  My husband wonders why I was laughing hysterically at the farmer’s market this morning but it is all the fault of Pat Zietlow Miller and Sophie’s Squash (Random/Schwartz & Wade 2013)!  Talk about a fall classic in the making! Sophie and her parents go to market where Sophie picks out a lovely winter squash.  […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Afterlife with Archie
By October 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Afterlife with Archie

Book Trailer Thursday this October has gone a little like this: scary, scary, franco (thanks, C!). In other words, all horror all the time. And this week, I will not back down! But I will give you animated scary, in the form of this trailer for the new graphic novel Afterlife with Archie. This ain’t […]

It’s Good to be Odd

It’s Good to be Odd

It is my fate to be caught up, belatedly but inevitably, by my husband’s obsessions –  typically anywhere from seven to ten years after he succumbs.  This happened with J.K Rowling, Lost, Terry Pratchett…eventually it’s a life of football, martinis and The Walking Dead for me – but not yet!  In the meantime, I have again been ensnared by […]

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Readers, Writers, Books, and Blogs
By October 23, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Readers, Writers, Books, and Blogs

Readers, Writers, Books, and Blogs is a program we’ve presented for the last 5 years for various libraries and conferences. As you can imagine, we’ve had to update and overhaul it every time, as blogs come and blogs go (but we’re still here!!).  This week we had the chance to present the latest version for […]

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Voicing a Cause
By October 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Voicing a Cause

Audiobook auction? Terrific items for audio fans – personalized recordings from narrator stars to autographed audios, a ticket to the Audies award to personal coaching from a master producer director. Can you imagine a more perfect holiday gift for an audiobook listener – or narrator wanna-be?? Be sure to make your bid in the online […]

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Road Trippin’
By October 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Road Trippin’

Karen and I are taking our act on the road and heading to the Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference this week, to talk about books n’ blogs. Which means ROAD TRIP! Now of course, we’re professionals, which means this isn’t your college-era road trip (you know, the ones fueled by Combos, Funyuns, and the promise […]

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Meeting of Mystery, Pt. 1
By October 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Meeting of Mystery, Pt. 1

I treasure the meetings of the staff book group at Williamsburg Regional Library. My colleagues are always a font of interesting choices, books that I wouldn’t necessarily gravitate to myself. When our subject matter is broad, as it was when we met this month to discuss our mysteries, I know the meeting is going to […]

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Maps by Mizielinska…and Musings

Maps by Mizielinska…and Musings

Lynn:  Two deliveries, one physical and one virtual, have me waxing philosophical.  First, Maps (Candlewick 2013) arrived on my doorstep and secondly my Library Link of the Day delivered a link to an article titled The American Highway Map is Dead by Michael Brink.  The conjunction of these two really has me thinking. I love […]

Read for what ails you

Read for what ails you

Every reader understands the concept of picking up a book in times of stress, sadness, anxiety, and sleeplessness. Sometimes it’s far more convenient to reach for a book than the aspirin. Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin have a firm grasp on bibliotherapy in all forms and they’ve written a 420 page prescription, The Novel Cure: […]

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