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New and Featured Books for 12/04/2012:

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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:

Shiver by Karen Robards

Playing The Hand You’re Dealt by Trice Hickman

Threat vector!

Threat Vector by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney

Aquaman, vol. 1: The Trench by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Ivan Reis

The Strain, vol. 1, story by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, adapted by David Lapham, and illustrated by Mike Huddleston

Zoo: The Graphic Novel by James Pattererson and Michael Ledwidge, adapted by Andy MacDonald

First time available in the U.S.

Private London by James Patterson and Mark Pearson

Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie

The Body In The Library by Agatha Christie

Batman – Bruce Wayne: The Road Home by Fabian Nicieza, Mike W. Barr, Bryan Q. Miller, Derek Fridolfs, Adam Beechen, and Marc Andreyko and illustrated by Cliff Richards, Ramon Bachs, John Lucas, Javier Saltares, Rebecca Buchman, Walden Wong, Pere Perez, Peter Nguyen, Ryan Winn, Szymon Kudranski, Agustin Padilla, Scott McDaniel, and Andy Owens

Seal Team 666 by Weston Ochse

Book Review-The Black Box

The Black Box by Michael Connelly

And Then You Dye: A Needlecraft Mystery by Monica Ferris

Strike Of The Mountain Man by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone

Now a major motion picture starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson

Nano by Robin Cook

Dying On The Vine by Aaron Elkins

NON-FICTION:

A new history of one of the worlds most ancient pleasures.

Inventing Wine: A New History Of One Of The World’s Most Ancient Pleasures by Paul Lukacs

Counting One’s Blessings: The Selected Letters Of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, edited and with a preface by William Shawcross

The enduring saga of The Smiths.

A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga Of The Smiths by Tony Fletcher

Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign In Verse by Calvin Trillin

Tap Dancing To Work: Warren Buffett On Practically Everything, 1966-2012, collected and expanded by Carol J. Loomis

Lincoln, Little Crow, and the end of the Frontier.

38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, And The Beginning Of The Frontier’s End by Scott W. Berg

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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:

11/20/12.

11/19/12.

11/01/12.

10/19/12.

10/16/12.

10/12/12.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 11/29/2012:

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

EASY READING:

The Legend Of The Indian Paintbrush, retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola

Christmas Parade by Sandra Boynton

Oh, Nuts! by Tammi Sauer and illustrated by Dan Krall

Bat In The Dining Room by Crescent Dragonwagon and illustrated by S. D. Schindler

Rabbit’s Snow Dance, as told by James & Joseph Bruchac and illustrated by Jeff Newman

Ten Tiny Toes by Todd Tarpley and illustrated by Marc Brown

A Christmas Tree For Pyn by Olivier Dunrea

The Gift Of The Sacred Dog by Paul Goble

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble

FICTION:

The Friendship Matchmaker by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Katerina’s Wish by Jeannie Mobley

Bigfoot Boy: Into The Woods by J. Torres and Faith Erin Hicks

Bartholomew Biddle And The Very Big Wind by Gary Ross and illustrated by Matthew Myers

Lulu And The Duck In The Park by Hilary McKay and illustrated by Priscilla Lamont

NON-FICTION:

I Have The Right To Be A Child by Alain Serres, translated by Helen Mixter, and illustrated by Aurélia Fronty

Make Magic! Do Good! by Dallas Clayton

A Dollar, A Penny, How Much And How Many? by Brian P. Cleary and illustrated by Brian Gable

Kids & Obesity: Cookies Or Carrots? – You Are What You Eat by Helen Thompson

Bill, The Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator Of Batman by Marc Tyler Nobleman and illustrated by Ty Templeton

Dance: From Ballet To Breakin’ – Step Into The Dazzling World Of Dance by Lorrie Mack

Heart On Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes For President by Ann Malaspina and illustrated by Steve James

Girls Who Rocked The World: Heroines From Joan Of Arc To Mother Teresa by Michelle Roehm McCann and Amelie Welden

Colorful Dreamer: The Story Of Artist Henri Matisse by Marjorie Blain Parker and illustrated by Holly Berry

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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:

11/26/12.

11/20/12.

11/19/12.

11/01/12.

And for Young Adults:

11/27/12.

08/17/12.

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

11/15/12.

10/29/12.

10/18/12.

08/07/12.

New and Featured Books for 11/26/2012:

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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:

Stake & Eggs by Laura Childs

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson

Wyoming Fierce by Diana Palmer

Silver: Return To Treasure Island by Andrew Motion

Alpha by Greg Rucka

The Jade Notebook by Laura Resau

The Wheel Of Time: The Eye Of The World, Vol. 1 by Robert Jordan, adapted by Chuck Dixon, and illustrated by Chase Conley

The Wheel Of Time: The Eye Of The World, Vol. 2 by Robert Jordan, adapted by Chuck Dixon, and illustrated by Andie Tong

Richard Castle’s Storm Season: A Derrick Storm Mystery by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Emanuela Lupacchino

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

The Twelve Clues Of Christmas by Rhys Bowen

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Target Lancer by Max Allan Collins

A Season Of Angels by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer

Agenda 21 by Glenn Beck and Harriet Parke

Superman, vol. 1: What Price Tomorrow? by George Pérez and illustrated by Jesús Merino, Nicola Scott, and Trevor Scott

Fox Tracks by Rita Mae Brown

The Legend Of The Broken by Caleb Carr

NON-FICTION:

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman

Obama On The Couch: Inside The Mind Of The President by Justin A. Frank

Obama And The Middle East: The End Of America’s Moment? by Fawaz A. Gerges

Twenty Something: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck? by Robin Marantz Henig and Samantha Henig

The Revenge Of Geography: What The Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts And The Battle Against Fate by Robert D. Kaplan

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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:

11/20/12.

11/19/12.

11/01/12.

10/19/12.

10/16/12.

10/12/12.

10/11/12.

New and Featured Books for 11/01/2012:

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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:

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

A Wreath Of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs

We Are What We Pretend To Be: The First And Last Works by Kurt Vonnegut

Into The Woods: Tales From The Hollows And Beyond by Kim Harrison

Batman, The Dark Knight, vol. 1: Knight Terrors by David Finch and Paul Jenkins

Bowl Of Heaven by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven

Noughties by Ben Masters

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Wild Girls by Mary Stewart Atwell

Try The Morgue by Eva Maria Staal

Death In The Floating City by Tasha Alexander

Zoo Time by Howard Jacobson

Care Of Wooden Floros by Will Wiles

Murder, She Wrote: Domestic Malice by Donald Bain

What Happens At Christmas by Victoria Alexander

A Fool’s Gold Christmas by Susan Mallery

The 13th Day Of Christmas by Jason F. Wright

NON-FICTION:

Some Girls, Some Hats, And Hitler: A True Love Story Rediscovered by Trudi Kanter

The Price Of Politics by Bob Woodward

Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story by Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Man Who Saved The Union: Ulysses Grant In War And Peace by H. W. Brands

The End Of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove’s Secret Kingdom Of Power by Craig Unger

Bad Habits: Confessions Of A Recovering Catholic by Jenny McCarthy

Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine by Max Lucado

Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? – A Mennonite Finds Faith, Meets Mr. Right, And Solves Her Lady Problems by Rhoda Janzen

The Book Of Job: When Bad Things Happened To A Good Person by Harold S. Kushner

Bailout: An Inside Account Of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street by Neil Barofsky

Uggie: My Story, as barked to Wendy Holden

Netflixed: The Epic Battle For America’s Eyeballs by Gina Keating

The Story Of Ain’t: America, Its Language, And The Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published by David Skinner

We Killed: The Rise Of Women In American Comedy – A Very Oral History by Yael Kohen

Human Game: The True Story Of The “Great Escape” Murders And The Hunt For The Gestapo Gunmen by Simon Read

The Liberal War On Transparency: Confessions Of A Freedom Of Information “Criminal” by Christopher C. Horner

Master Of The Mountain: Thomas Jefferson And His Slaves by Henry Wiencek

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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:

10/19/12.

10/16/12.

10/12/12.

10/11/12.

09/21/12.

New and Featured Books for 10/19/2012:

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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 Bridge by Karen Kingsbury

Sailor Twain, Or: The Mermaid In The Hudson by Mark Siegel

Batman: Odyssey by Neal Adams

The Twelve by Justin Cronin

The Uncommon Appeal Of Clouds by Alexander McCall Smith

Killing Them Softly by George V. Higgins

The Racketeer by John Grisham

NYPD Red by James Patterson and Marshall Karp

The Ghost Of Christmas Present by Scott Abbott and Amy Maude Swinton

Sleepwalker by Wendy Corsi Straub

The Fifty Year Sword by Mark Z. Danielewski

Back To Blood by Tom Wolfe

The Bone Bed by Patricia Cornwell

The Panther by Nelson DeMille

NON-FICTION:

Rod: The Autobiography by Rod Stewart

Kids For Cash: Two Judges, Thousands Of Children, And A $2.8 Million Kickback Scheme by William Ecenbarger

The Divinity Of Dogs: True Stories Of Miracles Inspired By Man’s Best Friend by Jennifer Skiff

Scenes From An Impending Marriage: A Prenuptial Memoir by Adrian Tomine

Too Good To Be True by Benjamin Anastas

The Dallas Cowboys: The Outrageous History Of The Biggest, Loudest, Most Hated, Best Loved Football Team In America by Joe Nick Patoski

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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:

10/16/12.

10/12/12.

10/11/12.

09/21/12.

09/06/12.

New and Featured Books for 10/16/2012:

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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:

12.21 by Dustin Thomason

Everyman by Philip Roth

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

Because She Can by Bridie Clark

The Seven Days Of Peter Crumb by Jonny Glynn

Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton

Superman – Action Comics, vol. 1: Superman And The Man Of Steel by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Rags Morales and Andy Kubert

The Avengers: Kree/Skrull War by Roy Thomas and illustrated by Neal Adams, Sal Buscema, and John Buscema

The Fiction Class by Susan Breen

Murder Walks The Plank: A Death On Demand Mystery by Carolyn Hart

Death On The River Walk: A Henrie O. Mystery by Carolyn Hart

The Lost Diary Of Don Juan by Douglas Carlton Abrams

The Book Of Love by Kathleen McGowan

In The Shadows Of Paris by Claude Izner

Tiger’s Claw by Dale Brown

Elvis And The Blue Christmas Corpse by Peggy Webb

Liar’s Kiss by Eric Skillman and Jhomar Soriano

NON-FICTION:

Concussions And Our Kids: America’s Leading Expert On How To Protect Your Young Athletes And Keep Sports Safe by Robert Cantu and Mark Hyman

Airpower For Strategic Effect by Colin S. Gray

100 Ways To Stay Young: Great Tips And Treatments For Diet, Lifestyle, Health, And Beauty

On Dupont Circle: Franklin And Eleanor Roosevelt And The Progressives Who Shaped Our World by James Srodes

Gangster Squad: Covert Cops, The Mob, And The Battle For Los Angeles by Paul Lieberman

January First: A Child’s Descent Into Madness And Her Father’s Struggle To Save Her by Michael Schofield

What Now? by Ann Patchett

Mugged By The State: Outrageous Government Assaults On Ordinary People And Their Property by Randall Fitzgerald

Deciding The Next Decider: The 2008 Presidential Race In Rhyme by Calvin Trillin

Philosophy: A Brief Insight by Edward Craig

The Web-Savvy Patient: An Insider’s Guide To Navigating The Internet When Facing Medical Crisis by Andrew Schorr with Mary Adam Thomas

Fifty Places To Dive Before You Die by Chris Santella

The Complete Book Of Aunts by Rupert Christiansen with Beth Brophy and illustrated by Stephanie von Reiswitz

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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:

10/12/12.

10/11/12.

09/21/12.

09/06/12.

08/23/12.

08/15/12.

New and Featured Books for 09/21/2012:

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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 Lincoln Conspriacy by Timothy L. O’Brien

The Cocktail Waitress by James M. Cain

The Unfaithful Queen: A Novel Of Henry VIII’s Fifth Wife by Carolly Erickson

Rogue Warrior: Blood Lies by Richard Marcinko and Jim DeFelice

Winter Of The World by Ken Follett

Frozen Heat by “Richard Castle”

Severe Clear by Stuart Woods

Fallen Masters by John Edward

Low Pressure by Sandra Brown

His And Hers by M. C. Beaton

Father Night by Eric Van Lustbader

Batman: The Judas Coin by Walt Simonson

Midst Toil And Tribulation by David Weber

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

The Incense Game by Laura Joh Rowland

NON-FICTON:

I’m Your Man: The Life Of Leonard Cohen by Sylvie Simmons

I Am The Change: Barack Obama And The Crisis Of Liberalsim by Charles R. Kesler

Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins

Joseph Anton: A Memoir by Salman Rushdie

The Hunger Fix: The Three-Stage Detox And Recovery Plan For Overeating And Food Addiction by Pam Peeke and Mariska van Aalst

How To Look Hot In A Minivan: A Real Woman’s Guide To Losing Weight, Looking Great, And Dressing Chic In The Age Of The Celebrity Mom by Janice Min

The Oath: The Obama White House And The Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, And The Real Count Of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss

Michael Douglas: A Biography by Marc Eliot

Lose It Fast, Lose It Forever: A 4-Step Permanent Weight-Loss Plan From The Most Successful “Biggest Loser” Of All Time by Pete Thomas

Argo: How The CIA And Hollywood Pulled Off The Most Audacious Rescue In History by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio

Hidden America: From Coal Miners To Cowboys, An Extraordinary Exploration Of The Unseen People Who Make This Country Work by Jeanne Marie Laskas

The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use “Plain English” To Rob You Blind by David Clay Johnston

Honor Bound: My Journey To Hell And Back With Amanda Knox by Raffaele Sollecito with Andrew Gumbel

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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:

09/06/12.

08/23/12.

08/15/12.

08/09/12.

08/02/12.

07/27/12.

Homework Help: Language & Writing.

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Need a little help finding what you’re looking for? The Robins AFB Library would like to provide you with a few resources suitable for students of all ages to help you get started.

Here are some links, resources, and interesting sites pertaining to the Language and Writing…

Language:

Google Translate – Translate any text by copying and pasting or any webpage to and from a wide variety of languages including Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Catalan, Welsh, Greek, German, Tamil, French, Hebrew, Italian, Thai, and many more.

U.S.A. Learns – A great site from the U.S. Dept. of Education to help American’s learn some basic skills, but geared towards those acquiring English as a second language.

WordChamp – The Language Learning Network, which features an open database with user-generated content to help learn over 100 languages.

Free Language – Links to language lessons and courses, podcasts, study guides, and other learning
materials.

Free Translation – A nice, quick resource for translating shorter text bursts to and from a variety of languages.

Mashable – A nice article with links about how to use social media to learn and practice languages.

And…

Don’t forget that in addition to several audio materials, DVDs, books, and other printed materials on foreign languages and different cultures, we also offer Transparent Languages as an online resource to our patrons, which is available for all USAF Active Duty, Air National Guard, AF Reservists, AF retirees and the family members of anyone in any of these categories as well as AF civilian employees and contractors who are eligible to use the USAF libraries.

Transparent Languages can be accessed online from anywhere but initial registration must be done in the RAFB Library.

Culture:

The CIA World Factbook – Providing info on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Library PressDisplay – Access to over 1700 newspaper and magazine titles from more than 92 countries in 48 different languages.

eDiplomat – Learn about cultural etiquette from around the globe.

The Air Force Culture & Language Center – A nice collection of resources to help accumulate the required combination of language skills, regional expertise and cultural capabilities to meet current and projected needs.

International Newspapers – A directory of thousands of newspapers from around the world, listed by country and region.

Words & Literature:

Dictionary.com  – One of the best references out there.

Grammar 101 – A nice series from Daily Writing Tips.

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations – Over 11,000 famous and popular quotations, indexed by author, subject, and keyword.

The Ryming Dictionary – Includes thesaurus and dictionary.

And don’t forget to check out our Homework Help page on Art, Music, and Literature.

Writing:

A step by step approach to writing a research paper – As provided by the Internet Public Library, this is a nice and simple guide to picking a topic/subject, accessing relevant and necessary information, analyzing issues, organizing thoughts/arguments, and executing your research paper.

How to write a research paper – a nice layout and guide from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

How to write a five paragraph essay – from About.com

Common proofreading symbols – Based on the MLA Handbook.

And if you’re interested in writing for fun or as a profession…

How To Become A Writer – Simple, easy steps from WikiHow.

How To Become A Writer – A nice little pep talk from Daily Writing Tips.

How to break into the comics industry as a writer – A segment in a regular video series called “Between The Pages” featuring host Grace Randolph, herself a freelance comic book writer, talking with former DC/Vertigo editor turned freelance writer, Brandon Montclare, and sharing tips and suggestions for how to break into the comic book industry as a writer.

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Are we missing something? Please let us know!

For other subjects and resources please see our main Homework Help page.

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 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.

New and Featured Books for 03/29/2012:

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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:

State Of Wonder by Ann Patchett

The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

This is the novel that was adapted into the Oscar nominated film (the screenplay adaption won an Oscar) directed by Alexander Payne and starring George Clooney. The movie is very good, and we’d definitely recommend the book to anyone who likes funny and poignant character-driven stories, and who likes to read the book before the movie. Check out a review of the book in The New York Times, and the author’s website.

Paradise by Toni Morrison

Red Inferno: 1945 by Robert Conroy

The Fallen Angels by Bernard Cornwell and Susannah Kells

The Valcourt Heiress by Catherine Coulter

100 Bullets: The Deluxe Edition, Book 1 by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Eduardo Risso

Like the cover blurb says, Azzarello and Risso’s long running comic book series from DC/Vertigo comics was “one of the greatest works of crime fiction in any medium,” telling some very hard-boiled pulp/noir stories in a very modern way. And this is where it began with it’s very simple initial premise: A mysterious man named Graves would visit people who had been the victim of a serious wrong and present them with evidence of who it was that was responsible for their plight. In the vein of revenge he’d then offer them a handgun and the eponymous 100 bullets, all untraceable by the police. And a lot of very interesting and very dark and very complex stories would spin out of that. Here are reviews of the series at Wired, The Comics Journal, and Pop Matters, and an interview with writer Brian Azzarello at The Onion AV Club.

The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke

NON-FICTION:

Women Pilots Of World War II by Jean Hascall Cole

Playing With Trains: A Passion Beyond Scale by Sam Posey

Forged: Writing In The Name Of God – Why The Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are by Bart D. Ehrman

Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory, And History by Milton C. Sernett

Marie Antoinette by Antonia Fraser

Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell

This is a very fun and informative look at history by journalism, essayist, social commentator, and This American Life contributor Vowell, who looks at America’s imperialist desires and manifest destiny ideals at the end of the 19th century, and which lead to America annexing Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and invading Cuba and the Philippines. Vowell also talks about the culture clash as Christian missionaries swiftly moved in and tried to convert the far more laid back native Hawaiians to the American way of life. Here’s an interview with the author, and you can find interesting reviews of the book at The Los Angeles Times and in The New York Times.

And here’s an odd fun fact for you: Sarah Vowell, seen above, voiced the character Violet in Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles.

This Is Your Brain On Music: The Science Of A Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin

Raw Basics: Incorporating Raw Living Foods Into Your Diet Using Easy And Delicious Recipes by Jenny Ross

The Intimate Lives Of The Founding Fathers by Thomas Fleming

The Reading Promise: My Father And The Books We Shared by Alice Ozma

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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 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:

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

And for Young Adults:

03/20/12.

03/06/12.

02/21/12.

02/09/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

03/27/12.

03/13/12.

02/28/12.

02/23/12.