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New and Featured Books for 12/27/2012:

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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:

Chinese Whiskers by Pallavi Aiyar

Political Suicide by Michael Palmer

Killer Crust: A Pizza Lovers Mystery by Chris Cavender

Fiercely frightening, yet hauntingly beautiful.

Available Dark by Elizabeth Hand

Until Thy Wrath Be Past by Åsa Larsson

Ella ella eh eh eh.

Umbrella by Will Self

The Big Four by Agatha Christie

The Intercept by Dick Wolf

Two Graves by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

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Raised From The Ground by José Saramago

Shadow Creek by Joy Fielding

NON-FICTION:

Trusting Calvin: How A Dog Helped Heal A Holocaust Survivor’s Heart by Sharon Peters

It's all about me-owww!

I Could Pee On This: And Other Poems By Cats by Francesco Marciuliano

We’ve been having a nice laugh reading this book around the Library. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it as much as we have.

(I almost went for the fun and was going to say that it’s a purrrrrr-fect read for the Holidays.)

Peer evaluation.

from here.

Because I Said So! – The Truth Behind The Myths, Tales & Warnings Every Generation Passes Down To Its Kids by Ken Jennings

Massage For Dummies by Steven Capellini and Michael Van Welden

Riddled With Life: Friendly Worms, Ladybug Sex, And The Parasites That Make Us Who We Are by Marlene Zuk

The destruction of slavery in the United States, 1861-1865.

Freedom National: The Destruction Of Slavery In The United States, 1861-1865 by James Oakes

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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:

12/12/12.

12/04/12.

11/20/12.

11/19/12.

11/01/12.

10/19/12.

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New and Featured Audiobooks for 07/05/12:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new audiobooks (or at least new to us) added to our library collection, which come in several different formats…

Audiobooks on CD…

FICTION:

Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck, and read by Mark Hammer

Star Wars: Fate Of The Jedi – Conviction by Aaron Allston, and read by Marc Thompson

A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore, and read by Fisher Stevens

1022 Evergreen Place by Debbie Macomber, and read by Sandra Burr

The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly, and read by Peter Giles

Big Sur by Jack Kerouac, and read by Grover Gardner

Behind The Curtain by Peter Abrahams, and read by Colleen Delaney

Best Kept Secrets by Sandra Brown, and read by Dick Hill

Running Blind by Lee Child, and read by Dick Hill

Supreme Power by Jeff Shesol, and read by Mel Foster

Brought In Dead by Jack Higgins, and read by Michael Page

NON-FICTION:

A Country Of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, The Mexican War And The Conquest Of The American Continent by Robert W. Merry, and read by Michael Prichard

Adapt: Why Success Always Stars With Failure by Tim Harford, and read by Jonathan Keeble

Physics Of The Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny And Our Daily Lives By The Year 2100 by Michio Kaku, and read by Feodor Chin

Unbroken: A World War II Story Of Survivial, Resilience, And Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand, and read by Edward Herrmann

Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action by Simon Sinek and read by the author

And we also have Audiobooks in the Playaway format…

FICTION:

The Centurion’s Wife by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke, and read by Aimee Lilly

Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen, and read by David LeDoux and John Randolph Jones

Revenge Of The Kudzu Debutantes by Cathy Holton, and read by Marguerite Gavin

Master And Commander by Patrick O’Brian, and read by Simon Vance

The Wife’s Tale by Lori Lansens, and read by Justine Eyre

Flash Forward by Robert J. Sawyer, and read by Mark Deakins

Gerald’s Game by Stephen King, and read by Lindsay Crouse

The 47th Samurai by Stephen Hunter, and read by Buck Schirner

The Cheater by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg, and read by Hillary Huber

NON-FICTION:

Arabic For Dummies by David F. DiMeo

Animal Magnetism: My Life With Creatures Great And Small by Rita Mae Brown

The Face Of Battle by John Keegan, and read by Robert Whitfield

Rapid Italian, vol. 1

As the subtitle promises: “200+ essential words and phrases anchored into your long-term memory with great music.” I guess you can’t go wrong with that, right?

A Country Of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, The Mexican War, And The Conquest Of The American Continent by Robert W. Merry, and read by Michael Prichard

Before You Do: Making Great Decisions That You Won’t Regret by T. D. Jakes and read by the author.

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If you are unsure about the playaway format, check out our previous post on audiobooks selections, which has a little more information.

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Please note that audiobooks 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 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:

06/27/12.

06/14/12.

06/07/12.

05/31/12.

05/01/12.

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.

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 04/26/2012:

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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:

Earth Abides by George R. Stewart

Stay Close by Harlan Coben

Loving by Karen Kingsbury

Come Home by Lisa Scottoline

Survivors: A Novel Of The Coming Collapse by James Wesley, Rawles

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

Cain by José Saramago

Expats by Chris Pavone

Gypped by Carol Higgins Clark

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

NON-FICTION:

Some Assembly Required: A Journal Of My Son’s First Son by Anne Lamott with Sam Lamott

Me, The Mob, And The Music: One Helluva Ride With Tommy James And The Shondells by Tommy James, with Martin Fitzpatrick

A Family’s Guide To The Military For Dummies by Sheryl Garrett and Sue Hoppin

Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe’s Guide To Better English In Plain English by Patricia T. O’Conner

Winston’s War: Churchill 1940 – 1945 by Max Hastings

Rin Tin Tin: The Life And The Legend by Susan Orlean

The Man Without A Face: The Unlikely Rise Of Vladimir Putin by Masha Gessen

Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer

Fraternity by Diane Brady

Jobs And The Military Spouse: Married, Mobile, And Motivated For Employment by Janet I. Farley

The Mark Inside: A Perfect Swindle, A Cunning Revenge, And A Small History Of The Big Con by Amy Reading

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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:

04/19/12.

04/11/12.

04/04/12.

03/29/12.

03/01/12.

New and Featured Audiobooks for 04/05/12:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new audiobooks (or at least new to us) added to our library collection, which come in several different formats…

Audiobooks on CD…

FICTION:

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, and read by Hugh Fraser

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith, and read by Lisette Lecat

Mistress Of The Art Of Death by Ariana Franklin, and read by Rosalyn Landor

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, and read by Lynne Thigpen

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, and read by Joanne Whalley, Martin Jarvis, Dennis Boutsikaris, Jim Ward, Rosalyn Landor, and Robin Atkin Downes

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova, and read by Treat Williams, Anne Heche, Sarah Zimmerman, Erin Cottrell, and John Rafter Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and read by Sissy Spacek

Fresh Disasters by Stuart Woods, and read by Tony Roberts

Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers, and read by J. D. Jackson

Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk, and read by Paul Michael Garcia

World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War by Max Brooks, and performed by a full cast featuring the author, Carl Reiner, Henry Rollins, Jurgen Prochnow, Alan Alda, Ron Reiner, John Turturro, Becky Ann Baker, and many others

Velocity by Dean Koontz, and read by Michael Hayden

NON-FICTION:

Sea Of Glory: America’s Voyage Of Discovery – The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838 – 1842 by Nathaniel Philbrick, and read by Dennis Boutsikaris

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, and read by the author

Getting Things Done: The Art Of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen, and read by the author

Confessions Of An Alien Hunter: A Scientist’s Search For Extraterristrial Intelligence  by Seth Shostak, and read by Patrick Lawler

Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin, and read by Richard Thomas

Not only is this a very interesting book, but it’s also the basis for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film about Lincoln, which stars Daniel Day Lewis as our 16th president. Check out a picture below of the actor’s look in the film:

Michelangelo And The Pope’s Ceiling by Ross King, and read by Alan Sklar

Black Boy by Richard Wright, and read by Peter Francis James

The Professor And The Madman: A Tale Of Murder, Insanity, And The Making Of The Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester, and read by the author

City Of The Soul: A Walk In Rome by William Murray, and read by the author

The Black Swan: The Impact Of The Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, and read by David Chandler

The War That Made America: A Short History Of The French And Indian War by Fred Anderson, and read by Simon Vance

Game Change: Obama And The Clintons, McCain And Palin, And The Race Of A Lifetime by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, and read by Dennis Boutsikaris

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And we also have Audiobooks in the Playaway format…

If you don’t know much about the Playaway format, then we’d suggest that you come and check them out.

A Playaway is basically a single book loaded onto an MP3 player. All you have to do is plug in some headphones and press play and you’re off to the races. The Playway is small enough to fit into your pocket, and it’s great for working out or running/jogging, or even just doing something like cleaning the house. But where the CD format is really nice for listening to an audiobook in the car, you’d have to have something to transfer the sound from the Playaway to your car stereo. Perhaps if you do something like that with an iPod or a similar MP3 device then maybe that could work as well.

FICTION:

To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, and read by Juliet Stevenson

The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler, and read by Kimberly Schraf

Then She Found Me by Elinor Lipman, and read by Mia Barron

Double Cross by James Patterson, and ready by Peter J. Fernandez and Michael Stuhlbarg

The Enemy by Lee Child

The Hard Way by Lee Child

One Shot by Lee Child

All read by Dick Hill

To Die For by Linda Howard, and read by Franette Liebow

The Trial by Franz Kafka, and read by Rupert Degas

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, dramatized for audio by Yuri Rasovsky, and performed by Michael Madsen, Sandra Oh, and Edward Herrman, amongst others

A Confederacy Of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, and read by Barrett Whitener

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, and read by Christopher Hurt

Atonement by Ian McEwan, and read by Josephine Baily

Deadlock by Iris Johansen, and read by Jennifer Van Dyck

NON-FICTION:

The Art Of War by Sun Tzu, translated by Thomas Cleary, and read by David Warrilow

You Had Me At Woof: How Dogs Taught Me The Secrets Of Happiness by Julie Klam, and read by Karen White

Marley: A Dog Like No Other by John Grogan, and performed by Neil Patrick Harris

When Janey Comes Marching Home by Laura Browder, with photographs by Sascha Pflaeging, and read by Claudia Aleck, Cassandra Campbell, Bernadette Dunne, Tavia Gilbert, Vanessa Hart, Carrington MacDuffie, Lisa Renee Pitts, Kirsten Potter, Robynn Rodriguez, Kimberly Scott, Bahni Turpin, and Pam Ward

Chinese For Dummies by Mengjun Liu and Mike Packevicz

Living Well In A Down Economy For Dummies by Tracy L. Barr, and read by Brett Barry

The War That Killed Achilles: The Story Of Homer’s Iliad And The Trojan War by Caroline Alexander, and read by Michael Page

Most Evil: Avenger, Zodiac, And The Further Serial Murders Of Dr. George Hill Hodel by Steve Hodel and Ralph Pezzullo, and read by Malcolm Hillgartner

When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris

The History Of The Classical Music by Richard Fawkes, and read by Robert Powell

How To Stop Smoking And Stay Stopped For Good – Fully Revised And Updated by Gillian Riley, and read by Jerome Pride

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We’re looking to get into MP3 CDs, so stay tuned for that, but until then…

…can you believe that we still have audiobooks on tape/cassette available for checkout? Perfect for anyone whose car has a tape player in it.

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Please note that audiobooks 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 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.

L-O-V-E.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Or, if you prefer: Happy Single Awareness Day!

Stop on by the library, if you get a chance. We’ve got books for adults, young adults, and our juvenile readers to tie with in today, both in fiction and non-fiction. Or, pick up a movie to watch with that someone special, even if that someone special is just you.

Books:

What Is This Thing Called Love? by Gene Wilder

William And Kate: A Royal Love Story by Christopher Andersen

Cartoon Marriage: Adventures In Love And Matrimony By The New Yorker’s Cartoon Couple by Liza Donnelly and Michael Maslin

Fearless by Diana Palmer

The Medieval Art Of Love: Objects And Subjects Of Desire by Michael Camille

Love Letters Of Great Men, edited by Ursula Doyle

The Best Of Me by Nicholas Sparks

Massage For Dummies by Steve Cappellini

Prisoner Of My Desire by Johanna Lindsey

Words Of Silk by Sandra Brown

Kiss Me While I Sleep by Linda Howard

A Love Of My Own by E. Lynn Harris

My Mistress’s Sparrow Is Dead: Great Love Stories, from Chekhov To Munro, edited by Jeffrey Eugenides

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Leviathan

Partly Cloudy: Poems Of Love And Longing by Gary Soto

Lost At Sea by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Love And Other Four-Letter Words by Carolyn Mackler

Blood And Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

Cupid And Psyche by M. Charlotte Craft and illustrated by K. Y. Craft

The Best Valentine In The World by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Henry And The Valentine Surprise by Nancy L. Carlson

The Valentine Cat by Ann Whitehead Nagda and illustrated by Stephanie Roth

DVDs:

Crazy Love

50 First Dates

Just Wright

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

Letter To Juliet

Shall We Dance?

The Fountain

I Hate Valentine’s Day

In The Mood For Love

Date Night

While You Were Sleeping

Last Of The Red Hot Lovers

Solaris

When In Rome

Love Actually

Before Sunrise and Before Sunset

Must Love Dogs

Bonnie & Clyde