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Reading material for 08/06/12:

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from here.

Some reading material from around the internet:

RIP Gore Vidal.

Did Van Gogh really shoot himself?

The future is unevenly distributed.

What’s next for CNN?

The science of eyewitness memory.

Rare photographs of atomic bomb testing at Bikini Atoll, like the one below…

10 recent science fiction novels that are about big ideas.

Joyce Carol Oates and Charles Dickens.

The greatest books of all time?

In this e-book world, are book covers a dying art?

Jonah Lehrer and Bob Dylan.

Watch the only footage of Mark Twain in existence.

Historical fictions and fictional histories.

How Edward Gorey illustrates three classic fairy tales, see below:

Is Indiana Jones dead at last?

Vertigo is named the top film of all time, according to hundreds of directors and critics.

Surprising screenplays by famour authors.

Jimmy Fallon is/was in the running to host the Oscars.

10 movies that you didn’t realize were based on books.

M. Night Shyamalan to do a show on the SyFy network.

Check out the trailer for Cloud Atlas.

How to make living inside a shipping container look glamorous.

How much do you really spend emailing at work?

Hunting moons outside the solar system.

8 years after the Athens Olympics, many venues have been left to rot.

Dolphins form elite societies.

Anticipating NASA rover “Curiosity” touchdown…

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Previous online reading material:

07/23/12.

07/17/12.

07/09/12.

07/02/12.

06/25/12.

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The Fire Rises!

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Tomorrow (or midnight tonight for some folks) is the day that many people have been eagerly anticipating for a while now: the release of The Dark Knight Rises.

And with the release of the newest and final film in director Christopher Nolan’s trilogy of Batman films, quite a few patrons have come in looking to whet their appetite on all things related to the caped crusader…

So we’re happy to remind you that we have quite a few Batman graphic novels, as well DVDs. Hopefully they’ll help you satisfy your hunger for some of the adventures of Gotham City’s favorite characters.

And if you get a chance, let us know what you think of the new movie.

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Please note that books and DVDs 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.

New and Featured Books for 05/31/2012:

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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:

A Crown Imperiled by Raymond E. Feist

The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi

Walking Dead by C. E. Murphy

Demont Hunts by C. E. Murphy

Little Night by Luanne Rice

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

The Road To Grace by Richard Paul Evans

The Storm by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown

Batman: Death By Design by Chip Kidd and illustrated by Dave Taylor

Here’s a nice roundup of interviews and reviews dealing with the acclaimed graphic designer’s Batman graphic novel.

The Last Gunfighter: Montana Gundown by William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone

Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

The Sookie Stackhouse Companion by Charlie Harris

NON-FICTION:

Spiritual Solutions: Answers To Life’s Greatest Challenges by Deepak Chopra

The Conspiracy Reader: From The Deaths Of JFK And John Lennon To Government-Sponsored Alien Coverups, compiled by Al Hidell and Joan D’Arc

Peace From Broken Pieces: How To Get Through What You’re Going Through by Iyanla Vanzant

Hope Dies Last: Keeping The Faith In Troubled Times by Studs Terkel

Spanish For Dummies by Susana Wald

Monsoon: The Indian Ocean And The Future Of American Power by Robert D. Kaplan

Mr. Gatling’s Terrible Marvel: The Gun That Changed Everything And The Misunderstood Genius Who Invented It by Julia Keller

Breastfeeding: A Parent’s Guide by Amy Spangler

American Sniper: The Autobiography Of The Most Lethal Sniper In U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice

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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:

05/22/12.

05/01/12.

04/26/12.

04/19/12.

04/11/12.

04/04/12.