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New and Featured Books for 01/02/2013:

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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 Child’s Child by Ruth Rendell (writing as Barbara Vine)

A Killer In The Wind by Andrew Klavan

Mad hilarity, merciless action, dark cynicism, and incorruptible bravery.

Gun Machine by Warren Ellis

Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris and William Harms and illustrated by Denis Medri

Die Easy by Zoë Sharp

Big Sky River by Linda Lael Miller

This is such a great cover.

Star Wars: Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn

Daddy Love by Joyce Carol Oates

Doctor Who: The Wheel Of Ice by Stephen Baxter

The Road To Cardinal Valley by Earlene Fowler

Too bright and too loud.

Too Bright To Hear Too Loud To See by Juliann Garey

Shadow Woman by Linda Howard

NON-FICTION:

Autism: The Scientific Truth About Preventing, Diagnosing, And Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders – And What Parents Can Do Now by Robert Melillo

May Cause Miracles: A 40-Day Guidebook To Subtle Shifts For Radical Change And Unlimited Happiness by Gabriel Bernstein

Life Below Stairs: True Lives Of Edwardian Servants by Alison Maloney

A Higher Call: An Incredibly True Story Of Combat And Chivalry In The War-Torn Skies Of World War II by Adam Makos with Larry Alexander

Why so many predictions fail...

Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t by Nate Silver

The 8 Hour Diet: Watch The Pounds Disappear Without Watching What You Eat! by David Zinczenko, with Peter Moore

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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:

12/27/12.

12/12/12.

12/04/12.

11/20/12.

11/19/12.

11/01/12.

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Happy Star Wars Day!

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Happy Star Wars Day!

And don’t forget that Saturday is also Free Comic Book Day!

So no matter what you get up, we hope that you have yourself an incredibly fun and safe weekend…

And a great Cinco de Mayo.

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.