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Reading material for 08/06/12:

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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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New and Featured Books for 05/01/2012:

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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:

Edge Of Dark Water by Joe R. Lansdale

The Wind Through The Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel by Stephen King

Capitol Murder by Phillip Margolin

The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers

The Crime Writer by Gregg Hurwitz

The Map Of Time by Félix J. Palma

An incredibly fun and imaginative adventure yarn involve time travel and figures like H. G. Wells, Joseph Merrick, and Jack the Ripper. Check out a really nice review from the Fantasy Book Critic.

Her Kind Of Hero by Diana Palmer

The Innocent by David Baldacci

Monday Mornings by Sanjay Gupta

When Maidens Mourn: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery by C. S. Harris

NON-FICTION:

Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior And The Golden Retriever Who Saved Him by Luis Carlos Montalvan and Bret Witter

World War II For Dummies by Keith D. Dickson

The Barefoot Bandit: The True Tale Of Colton Harris-Moore, New American Outlaw by Bob Friel

Young Mr. Obama: Chicago And The Making Of A Black President by Edward McClelland

Assignment: Pentagon – How To Excel In A Bureaucracy by Perry M. Smith

Stopping Identity Theft: 10 Easy Steps To Security by Scott Mitic

Contractor Logistics Support In The U. S. Air Force by Michal Boito, Cynthia R. Cook, and John C. Graser

The Warmth Of Other Suns: The Epic Story Of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

One Generation After by Elie Wiesel

The Richer Sex: How The New Majority Of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love, And Family by Liza Mundy

The Idea Factory: Bell Labs And The Great Age Of American Innovation by Jon Gertner

The Most Expensive Game In Town: The Rising Cost Of Youth Sports And The Toll On Today’s Families by Mark Hyman

The Hunt For KSM: Inside The Pursuit And Takedown Of The Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed by Terry McDermott and Josh Meyer

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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:

04/26/12.

04/19/12.

04/11/12.

04/04/12.

03/29/12.

03/01/12.

New and Featured Books for 04/04/2012:

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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:

Calico Joe by John Grisham

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult

Dorchester Terrace by Anne Perry

Stories For Nighttime And Some For The Day by Ben Loory

Death Of A Kingfisher by M. C. Beaton

The Lady Of The Rivers by Philippa Gregory

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Richard Wright

The Invincible Iron Man: Extremis by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Adi Granov

Ex Machina: The Deluxe Edition, Book 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Tony Harris

Guilty Wives by James Patterson and David Ellis

Another thriller from best selling author James Patterson (and one of his co-writers), this time about a group of women on the vacation of a lifetime that’s gone horribly wrong. You can find an interview with the author at CNN, and a rather large excerpt from the book from the author’s own website.

The Fat Years by Guanzonghong Chan

NON-FICTION:

Career Success Without A Real Job: The Career Book For People Too Smart To Work In Corporations by Ernie J. Zelinski

Drift: The Unmooring Of American Military Power by Rachel Maddow

A fascinating book about how the way we go to war has changed by the author of the popular political talk show. Maddow’s book is not really about the politics, but about ideas and facts (something that politics should treat as a little more holy), and the book features a cover blurb from FOX News’ chief, Roger Ailes, which reads as: “People who like Rachel will love the book. People who don’t will get angry, but aggressive debate is good for America. Drift is a book worth reading.” You can find an interview with the author at The Chicago Sun-Times and reviews at the Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, and at The New York Times.

Distrust That Particular Flavor by William Gibson

A very nice collection of essays, articles, and speeches from the past three decades from Gibson, the writer of science fiction and thrillers, and who has been long proclaimed as a cyber visionary. You can find some very interesting reviews of the book at Tech Crunch, Boing Boing, and on The Verge.

400 Years Of The Telescope: A Journey Of Science, Technology And Thought by Donald Goldsmith

Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, From Kennedy-Nixon To Obama-McCain by Jim Lehrer

Elizabeth The Queen: The Life Of A Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith

The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit Of Women by James Ellroy

The Next Decade: Where We’ve Been… And Where We’re Going by George Friedman

Looking Within: How X-Ray, CT, Ultrasound, And Other Medical Images Are Created – And How They Help Physicians Save Lives by Anthony Brinton Wolbarst

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Please note that books 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 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:

03/29/12.

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

And for Young Adults:

04/03/12.

03/20/12.

03/06/12.

02/21/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

03/27/12.

03/13/12.

02/28/12.

02/23/12.