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New and Featured Books for 04/11/2012:

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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:

Locked On by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney

The Submission by Amy Waldman

That’s How I Roll by Andrew Vachss

Letter From A Stranger by Barbar a Taylor Bradford

All I Did Was Shoot My Man by Walter Mosley

The Big Cat Nap by Rita Mae Brown

Bleed For Me by Michael Robotham

Hush Now, Don’t You Cry by Rhys Bowen

Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d’Art  by Christopher Moore

We The Animals by Justin Torres

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt

The Guy Not Taken by Jennifer Weiner

NON-FICTION:

The Favored Daughter: One Woman’s Fight To Lead Afghanistan Into The Future by Fawzia Koofi with Nadene Ghouri

All In: The Education Of General David Petraeus by Paula Broadwell with Vernon Loeb

A very intriguing biography about the life and career of the well known general and current director of the CIA. Not a comprehensive biography of the general, nor a comprehensive of the war in the Afghanistan and its history, and not a “tell all,” but definitely a nice portrait. Check out the author’s website, as well as a review of the book at The Washington Post, and interviews with the author at The Daily Show and CBS News. You can find a picture of the general and the author below:

The Benefit And The Burden: Tax Reform And Why We Need It And What It Will Take by Bruce Bartlett

Red Eagles: America’s Secret MiGs by Steve Davies

God’s Jury: The Inquisition And The Making Of The Modern World by Cullen Murphy

Glock: The Rise Of America’s Gun by Paul M. Barrett

The One: The Life And Music Of James Brown by R. J. Smith

Ameritopia: The Unmaking Of America by Mark R. Levin

Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic‘s First-Class Passengers And Their World by Hugh Brewster

Island Of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt’s Doomed Quest To Clean Up Sin-Loving New York by Richard Zacks

The End Of Normal: A Wife’s Anguish, A Widow’s New Life by Stephanie Madoff Mack

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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:

04/04/12.

03/29/12.

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

01/27/12.

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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.