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New and Featured Books for 05/28/2013:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…

FICTION:

The debut novel by the American legend.

Montaro Caine by Sidney Poitier

Power Play by Ben Bova

Orion And King Arthur by Ben Bova

Mirror Image by Ice-T and Jorge Hinojosa

The inferno of Robert Langdon.

Inferno by Dan Brown

My Father’s Ghost Is Climbing In The Rain by Patricio Pron

Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz

The Square Of Revenge by Peter Aspe

Magician’s End by Raymond E. Feist

Zero Hour by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown

The Redeemer by Jo Nesbø

A Conspiracy Of Faith by Jussi Adler-Olsen

The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva

Luminous and heartbreaking.

Flora by Gail Godwin

By the author of Plugged.

Screwed by Eoin Colfer

NON-FICTION:

The Cooked Seed: A Memoir by Anchee Min

I Fired God: My Life Inside – And Escape From – The Secret World Of The Independent Fundamental Baptist Cult by Jocelyn R. Zichterman

Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping Of Jessica Buchanan And Her Dramatic Rescue By SEAL Team Six by Jessica Buchanan and Erik Landemalm with Anthony Flacco

A life spent hiding in plain sight.

Confessions Of A Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding In Plain Sight by M. E. Thomas

Work With Me: The 8 Blind Spots Between Men And Women In Business by Barbara Annis and John Gray

The Unwinding: An Inner History Of The New America by George Packer

The true story about the feud.

The Feud: The Hatfields & McCoys – The True Story by Dean King

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

05/09/13.

04/29/13.

04/22/13.

04/17/13.

02/28/13.

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New and Featured Books for 04/22/2013:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…

FICTION:

The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston

Easter Bunny Murder by Leslie Meier

Shadowkiller by Wendy Corsi Staub

Extinction by Mark Alpert

The NYT best selling author.

The Power Trip by Jackie Collins

Tales Designed To Thrizzle, Vol. 2 by Michael Kupperman

Take your best shot!

Hit Me by Lawrence Block

Little Known Facts by Chrstine Sneed

The Comfort Of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers

...As opposed to the worst of all possible worlds.

The Best Of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord

Ghost Man by Roger Hobbs

A Week In Winter by Maeve Binchy

The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society by Darien Gee

Burn Palace by Stephen Dobyns

A Time For War by Michael Savage

Cult by Jonathan Kellerman

By the author of Swamplandia!

Vampires In The Lemon Grove: Stories by Karen Russell

The Perfect Marriage by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Y: A Novel by Marjorie Celona

NON-FICTION:

The Inventor And The Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder And The Birth Of Moving Pictures by Edward Ball

A whole lotta Lincoln!

The Hour Of Peril: The Secret Plot To Murder Lincoln Before The Civil War by Daniel Stashower

Congressman Lincoln: The Making Of America’s Greatest President by Chris DeRose

Unleash The Power Of The Female Brain: Supercharging Yours For Better Health, Energy, Mood, Focus, And Sex by Daniel G. Amen

Washed Away: How The Great Flood Of 1913, America’s Most Widespread Natural Disaster, Terrorized A Nation And Changed It Forever by Geoff Williams

Coolidge by Amity Shlaes

A memoir of marriage and other affairs.

Vow: A Memoir Of Marriage (And Other Affairs) by Wendy Plump

O.J. In The Morning, G&T At Night: Spirited Dispatches On Aging With Joie de Vivre by A. E. Hotchner

Days That I’ll Remember: Spending Time With John Lennon And Yoko Ono by Jonathan Cott

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

04/17/13.

02/28/13.

02/07/13.

01/31/13.

01/02/13.

Reading material for 04/16/12.

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Some reading material from around the internet:

Brangelina are now engaged.

The LAPD is using computers to predict crimes before they happen.

Kim Jong Un speaks publicly for the first time.

Which fictional character shares your birthday?

Baby found alive in morgue hours after being declared dead.

Whatever happened to the iceberg that sank the Titanic?

Very few drivers admit to being tailgaters.

The Office may get rebooted next season.

Finally, a trailer for Rian Johnson’s Looper, a film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis as the same time traveling hitman.

Is Maggie Smith leaving Downton Abbey?

Tom Hanks to possibly star as Walt Disney in a film about the backstory on Mary Poppins.

A doctor reviews the science on House.

Kevin Costner really did ask Princess Diana to be in The Bodyguard.

For more information about this and other deadlines, see here.

Most of the pictures in this post are of “Home,” a recent sculptural art installation by a very talented artist named Miler Lagos. You can find more information about this project here and here.

J.K. Rowling’s post-Potter book for adults has a title now: The Casual Vacancy.

Bad ass contemporary American poets.

Literary classics with slang makeovers.

Antitrust regulation, price fixing, and e-books.

The 10 most frequently challenged library books.

A video of Tao Lin reading a poem of his called, “Whale,” which may be the most annoying, clever, and also annoying poem in the world.

BTW, it’s National Poetry Month!

What do you think of the smell of a used book?

Watch 10 celebrities reading famous poems aloud, including Bill Murray reading a poem called “Another Reason I Don’t Keep a Gun in the House” by Billy Collins to construction workers below…

Watch a corgi get vacuumed.

Pizza Hut introduces hot dog-stuffed crust pizza in the UK.

John Cleese on how to be creative.

How to get tax breaks by doing things in space.

Classic video games reimagined as children’s books.

A guide to finding sunglasses for lesser known face shapes.

How to blog.

from here.

Physicists continue work to abolish time as the fourth dimension of space.

Swedish town rocked by second child exorcism.

What professors earn.

What a new study of the evolution of names  reveals about China.

Scientists count Emperor Penguins from space.

New space propulsion technology could help clean up Earth orbit.

Star making in France.

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Previous online reading material:

04/09/12.

04/02/12.

03/26/12.

03/12/12.

03/05/12.

Reading material for 03/26/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

Amazing new photos of the Titanic.

Starbucks to release their own energy drink.

Rainbow-striped Jello Easter eggs.

Mystery booms in Wisconsin.

Just how big is Wal-Mart?

What you need to know about Mad Men season 5.

A new painting by Van Gogh has been discovered.

A child’s wardrobe that actually leads to Narnia!

from here.

Retina display!

Watch all of Mass Effect 3‘s different endings.

A nice review of Angry Birds Space.

Neil deGrasse Tyson on being a meme.

10 things that are smarter than you’d expect.

Historic photos of female scientists at work.

Social media will probably not democratize the world.

Play the interactive 8-bit Mad Men game.

Watch celebrities read their follower’s meanest tweets.

Young people are losing interest in cars.

Suzanne Collins is Kindle’s best selling author of all time, and 29 of the 100 most highlighted passages on the Kindle come from The Hunger Games trilogy.

Speaking of which: the film version of The Hunger Games opens huge.

Defending the thesaurus.

A previously unreleased Kurt Vonnegut novella was released last week.

How does 1Q84 stack up against Haruki Murakami’s other classic novels?

Famous lost novels.

A list of Irish heroes in Jame Joyce’s Ulysses.

Dreamily eerie Alice In Wonderland drawings.

Robert Louis Stevenson on the books that have inspired him.

via Entertainment Weekly.

A nice Game Of Thrones featurette  to get you caught up for the show’s return on April 1.

Some hilarious audience notes from a 1980s screening of David Cronenberg’s Videodrome.

Could Hawkeye from The Avengers be the world’s worst archer?

This is what Carrie looks like in The Sex And The City prequel.

They’re making a Hannibal Lecter TV show.

Meet the new companion on Doctor Who, and learn some details from the upcoming season.

An oral history of The Sopranos.

Many buyers fooled by The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo‘s DVD joke.

The beginning of the end of HBO?

A bizarre picture from a Chinese dog show.

Why cats can survive falls that would kill any other animals.

How does the brain secrete morality?

A brief guide to pop culture in 1966.

10 great songs from 1966.

Chick-Fil-A threatens the guy who made the “Eat More Kale” t-shirts, he fights back with a Kickstarter documentary.

Cell division humor.

Even Geraldo Rivera’s son is ashamed of his father’s comments, re: Trayvon Martin and hoodies.

Pictures of toddlers being best friends with their dogs.

An impossible font.

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Previous online reading material:

03/12/12.

03/05/12.

02/27/12.

02/20/12.

02/13/12.

Reading material for 03/12/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

Apparently tweets can now be cited as evidence in academic papers.

The massive launch of Mass Effect 3.

RIP Jean Giraud, AKA Moebius.

Wal-Mart debuts their “Great For You” seal.

The “QWERTY Effect” is changing what words mean to us.

How do you ship a horse to the London Olympics?

The picture above is by Jan van der Veken, from here.

NASA would like you to know that the world will not end in 2012.

The youngest female self-made billionaire.

Car breaks down before Consumer Reports can even test it.

A 340 ton boulder turned work of art.

Inside some of the world’s tallest buildings.

Here’s a fascinating radio documentary: “Nuclear Power After Fukushima.”

Penguins fly first class on airplanes.

They’re going to make a movie out of the theft of Nic Cage’s prized Action Comics No.1!

by Yale Stewart, from here.

The 10,000 year plan for Amazon.

Get ready to share even more on Facebook.

Apple has announced the new iPad.

Speaking of which, are Apple’s insanely high profit margins built to last?

The Navy will be testing a new firefighting robot in 2013.

RFID your stuff, then find it with your mobile phone.

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes buys The New Republic.

Why are companies ditching Google maps?

10 of the most powerful female characters in literature.

The review of 1984 that Aldous Huxley sent to George Orwell.

The paranoia of Philip K. Dick.

Audiobooks and the celebrities who were born to read them.

There’s still quite a gender bias in book journalism.

10 essential history books written by women.

The only Game Of Thrones/Song Of Ice And Fire map you’ll ever need.

A few things that Jonathan Franzen actually likes.

The trailer for the return of Community.

Also, check out this mash up Community/The Dark Knight Rises trailer.

And speaking of The Dark Knight Rises: Action figures!

Jennifer Lawrence almost said no to The Hunger Games.

A complete guide to 2012’s TV pilots.

Apparently there’s an R-rated version of Galaxy Quest out there somewhere.

A picture of Peter Dinklage as Wolverine.

A chart that helps explain just how much of “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” does Star Wars take place.

Speaking of Star Wars: Topher Grace has edited all the prequels into one concise 85 minute long film that is supposedly fairly good.

Your first look at Johnny Depp as Tonto in Gore Verbinksi’s The Lone Ranger adaptation.

by Scott Ferguson, from here.

The many dimensions of Catherine the Great.

Kids found living in abandoned bus.

Fiona Apple reveals her new album title, and it’s 23 words long (as opposed to 90 words).

Disturbing school lunch menus.

What visions of the future do high speed rail lines provide us?

Is this the nicest Taco Bell on the planet?

A 7 year old makes an awesome Rube Goldberg machine.

This will be an interesting week, since it contains both Pi Day and the Ides of March. Beware!

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Previous online reading material:

03/05/12.

02/27/12.

02/20/12.

02/13/12.

02/06/12.