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New and Featured Books for 09/03/2013:

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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:

A Quirke novel.

Holy Orders by Benjamin Black

Evil Eye: Four Novellas Of Love Gone Wrong by Joyce Carol Oates

Richard Castle’s A Calm Before The Storm: A Derrick Storm Mystery by Peter David and illustrated by Robert Atkins with Al Barrionuevo and Carlos Rodriguez

The Childhood Of Jesus by J. M. Coetzee

Shadows Of The New Sun: Stories In Honor Of Gene Wolfe, edited by J. E. Mooney and Bill Fawcett

The title is a palindrome.

MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood

The Mayan Secrets: A Fargo Adventure by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry

The Given Sacrifice: A Novel Of The Change by S. M. Stirling

Declan’s Cross by Carla Neggers

The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson

The inspiration for the FOX TV series.

Bones Of The Lost by Kathy Reichs

Runaway Man by David Handler

A thriller!

Good As Gone by Douglas Corleone

Tell No Lies by Gregg Hurwitz

Never Go Back by Lee Child

NON-FICTION:

Protecting childhood and family relationshps in the Digital Age.

The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood And Family Relationships In The Digital Age by Catherine Steiner-Adair with Teresa H. Barker

Serve To Win: The 14-Day Gluten-Free Plan For Physical And Mental Excellence by Novak Djokovic

Battle For Ground Zero: Inside The Political Struggle To Rebuild The World Trade Center by Elizabeth Greenspan

A true Treasure Island ghost story.

Headhunters On My Doorstep: A True Treasure Island Ghost Story by J. Maarten Troost

Under Fire: The Untold Story Of The Attack In Benghazi by Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz

Power, scandal, and tragedy!

Crazy Rich: Power, Scandal, And Tragedy Inside The Johnson & Johnson Dynasty by Jerry Oppenheimer

Enemies Within: Inside The NYPD’s Secret Spying Unit And Bin Laden’s Final Plot Against America by Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman

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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:

08/14/13.

08/06/13.

07/16/13.

07/10/13.

07/02/13.

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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.

New and Featured Books for 11/20/2012:

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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:

The Lawgiver by Herman Wouk

Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz

77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz

The Dark Winter by David Mark

Dear Life: Stories by Alice Munro

Victory At Yorktown by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen

Crashed: A Junior Bender Mystery by Timothy Hallinan

The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum novel by Janet Evanovich

A Gangster And A Gentleman by Kiki Swinson and De’Nesha Diamond

Christmas With Holly by Lisa Kleypas

Superman: Reign Of Doomsday by Paul Cornell, and illustrated by Axel Giménez, Pete Woods, Kenneth Rocafort, Jesus Merino, and Ronan Cliquet

Superman: Earth One, vol. 2 by J. Michael Straczynski and illustrated by Shane Davis

Poseidon’s Arrow by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler

NON-FICTION:

The Secret Race – Inside The Hidden World Of The Tour de France: Doping, Cover-Ups, And Winning At All Costs by Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle

Both Flesh And Not: Essays by David Foster Wallace

Thomas Jefferson: The Art Of Power by Jon Meacham

The Patriot’s History Of The Modern World – From America’s Exceptional Ascent To The Atomic Bomb: 1898 – 1945 by Larry Schweikart and Dave Dougherty

Superman Versus The Ku Klux Klan: The True Story Of How The Iconic Superhero Battled The Men Of Hate by Rick Bowers

Superman: The High-Flying History Of America’s Most Enduring Hero by Larry Tye

The Outpost: An Untold Story Of American Valor by Jake Tapper

Silver Like Dust: One Family’s Story Of America’s Japanese Internment by Kimi Cunningham Grant

Super Brain: Unleashing The Explosive Power Of Your Mind To Maximize Health, Happiness, And Spiritual Well-Being by Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E. Tanzi

Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide To Boosting Your Body’s Defenses To Live Longer, Stronger, And Disease Free by Joel Fuhrman

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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:

11/19/12.

11/01/12.

10/19/12.

10/16/12.

10/12/12.

10/11/12.

New and Featured Books for 09/06/2012:

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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:

Almost Doesn’t Count by Angela Winters

A Fistful Of Collars by Spencer Quinn

In Between Days by Andrew Porter

The Map Of The Sky by Félix J. Palma

Luther: The Calling by Neil Cross

Road Rage by Joe Hill, Stephen King, and Richard Matheson, adapted by Chris Ryall, and illustrated by Nelson Daniel and Rafa Garres

NW by Zadie Smith

Love Bomb by Lisa Zeidner

Christmas Roses by Amanda Cabot

The Tombs by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry

Delusion In Death by J. D. Robb

Nowhere To Hide by Nancy Bush

Garment Of Shadows by Laurie R. King

NON-FICTION:

The End Of Men: And The Rise Of Women by Hanna Rosin

Mortality by Christopher Hitchens

My American Revolution by Robert Sullivan

Interventions: A Life In War And Peace by Kofi Annan with Nader Mousavizadeh

Bill And Hillary: The Politics Of The Personal by William H. Chafe

The Courage Of Hope: How I Stood Up To The Politics Of Fear by Shirley Sherrod with Catherine Whitney

Up All Night: My Life And Times In Rock Radio by Carol Miller

Happier At Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon A Project, Read Samuel Johnson, And My Other Experiments In The Practice Of Everyday Life by Gretchen Rubin

Gentlemen Bastards: On the Ground In Afghanistan With America’s Special Elite Forces by Kevin Maurer

Must Win: A Season Of Survival For A Town And Its Team by Drew Jubera

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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:

08/23/12.

08/15/12.

08/09/12.

08/02/12.

07/27/12.

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.

About Us/About You, and a: CONTEST!

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Here’s a little bit about us…

We’re the Robins Air Force Base Library, located in Building 905 on – where else? – Robins Air Force Base, in Warner Robins, Georgia. You are currently reading our blog, and you can find our hours of operations here. We have over 52,000 items in our collection, including books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, research databases, foreign language help, and downloadable materials. We specialize in knowledge and entertainment, and lots and lots of both.

Our turn offs include: Inconsiderate people, rainy days, patrons who are somehow louder than us (which is a feat, we assure you), people are who are not curious, people who don’t use coasters or who do use too many napkins, being late, dirty keyboards, finding used chewing gum, not being able to find the second sock to your pair, especially when you’re already late, and… Well, our list of pet peeves could go on and on and on…

And besides:

Our turn ons include: CONTESTS!

Okay, that’s us. And now we would like to know a little about you…

And what better way to do that then a survey. A survey and a CONTEST. Prize: A $20 gift card from Best Buy. All you have to do is fill out the 50 questions below (which are short, simple, and easy, and will honestly take you very little time at all), and email us the answers at:

robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com.

It could not be any simpler than that, could it?

Well, we’re going to find out. But, without further ado, the questions…

01. How often do you use the library on base?

02. Would you say that you check out books and/or movies from the library on base more than any other service that we provide?

03. Would you say that you come in to enjoy our comfy chairs and couches and relax for a few moments glancing at one of our magazine subscriptions more so than any other service that we provide?

04. Or, would you say that you use our computers more than any other service that we provide?

05. Please give yourself an extra 10 points if you’re filling out this survey while using one of our computers right now.

06. How many books would you read in a given year? We’re talking about fiction and non-fiction, including anthologies or short story collections.

07. How many books would you say that you claim to read to strangers to look smarter? (It’s cool, we all do it.)

Edited to add: The specific wording of this question has proved problematic for some of our patrons taking this quiz. We meant to ask how many books have you told strangers that you read in order to look smarter and/or cooler. We didn’t mean to ask how many books have you physically read to a person who is a stranger to you. Although, if you have an answer to that question, we’d

08. Do you believe in love at first sight?

09. What is your favorite novel?

10. What is your favorite film adaptation of a novel?

11. What was the last movie that you saw in a movie theater?

12. Would you say that mankind in inherently good or evil, or neither and it doesn’t really matter?

13. If there was an apartment building or an office building that actually had a 13th floor, and your apartment or office was one of those un/lucky enough to be on that 13th floor, would you be okay with that?

14. The quick brown fox jumps over the _________?

15. Who is your favorite author?

16. Why?

17. What is the last book that you ever read by that author?

18. What is your favorite Michael Crichton book and/or movie?

19. What is your favorite Stephen King book and/or movie?

20. When was the last time a machine or a piece of technology really let you down?

21. Have you ever read any books by James Patterson?

22. Did you know that James Patterson has written or “written” (his name appears along side that of a co-author on the cover, but the co-author may or may not have done the actual “writing” contained within the book) books in the adult fiction, adult non-fiction areas, as well as fiction and non-fiction for young adults?

23. If you answered “Yes” to both questions #21 and possibly #22 as well, then how many books by James Patterson have you read?

24. How many of those books, if you don’t mind us asking, were checked out from the Robins AFB Library?

25. Why have you read so many James Patterson books?

26. The same question as question #21, but with Clive Cussler instead of James Patterson.

27. We have a puzzle set out in the library for our patrons to come and help us put together. Once completed, the puzzle will reveal itself to be a depiction of a famous work of art by a famous post-Impressionist artist. If you wanted to tell us the name of that work of art or the name of the artist, that would be great, but what we really want to know is: What is the one and only work of art that this artist sold in their lifetime?

28. Name one or more actors who have portrayed that artist in film or television.

29. Referring back to question #03, you did know that we have comfy chairs and couches, right?

30. Referring back to question #28, you did know that we have a wide variety of magazine subscriptions for you to peruse through, right?

31. If you win this contest, do you want the $20 gift card that is listed above as the prize?

32. Or, for your prize awarded for your hard work, would you rather instead win the chance to take a picture with your favorite library worker?

33. It’s a tempting offer, isn’t it?

34. What was the most played song on American radio in the 20th century and how many times was it played?

35. Now that you’ve found our blog, and we are so glad that you have, what kind of things would you like to see on our blog?

36. Can you cook?

37. And regardless of your answer to question #36, do you like to cook?

38. If you answered “yes” to question #36, or even if you didn’t, and regardless of your answer to question #37, do you like to read cook books or watch cooking shows on TV?

39. Count carefully: What number post is this on our blog? And, for an extra point, how many posts are there on our blog at the time of you answering this survey?

40. This is a funny picture:

Please write a funny caption for that picture.

41. We respectfully request that you do not fail to notice that that dog is wearing a top hat and a monocle, and is smoking a pipe. This is not a question.

But bonus points will be awarded if you can tell us what an appropriately funny name would be for this dog.

Further bonus points will be awarded if the name you choose starts with either Mr. or Mrs. i.e. “Mr. Bigglesworth.” Please do not submit “Mr. Bigglesworth” as your answer for this question.

42. What is, according to Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, the meaning of life? Or, put more simply, what is the answer to “the Ultimate Question to Life, the Universe, and Everything?”

43. What is a group of crows known as?

44. What is a group of frogs known as?

45. What is a group of unicorns known as?

46. Animals are not allowed to use human language in China. Seriously. It’s against the rules. This rule caused what famous book by a famous author to be banned in China?

Hint: This book is widely considered to be a work for children. You’ve seen movies made of it, some live action and some animated. Songs have been written about this book.

47. Other than the Robins AFB Library, what other FSS/Services facilities would you say that you frequent the most on Robins Air Force Base?

Also, check out the new FSS website: http://www.robinsfss.com

48. What was the last book you read that you’d really recommend to a stranger if you had to, or if you were asked to in a survey much like this one?

49. How did you first discover our blog?

50. Make up a question and give us the answer. We’re not so concerned with the question, but we’d really like to know the answer…

Okay, that’s our survey! And again, all you have to do to enter our contest is to answer these questions, #s 1 thru 50, and email those answers to us at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com. Please put some variation of “Survey” or “Survey Answers” or “CONTEST!” in the subject line. The contest closes on 04/01/12 at midnight, and we’ll announce the winners the following week.

Wait, did that say “winners” and not just “winner” on it? That’s right, it did. Not only will we be giving out our award to the person who gets the most answers right, but we’ll also pick a random entry, or perhaps the person who’s answers amuse us the most, and make them a winner too. Gotta love those odds.

When you send us your questions, please include your name, your email address (of course), and possibly your phone number. And your phone number, especially if you don’t check your email that often. Please be at least 16 years old, or older, or have a parent or guardian’s permission to participate (regardless of how old you are). If you win, we ask that you please come in and pick up your prize and let us take a picture of you to share with the world here on our blog, and perhaps interview you about how you got to be so smart.