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New and Featured Books for 09/11/2013:

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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 Kill List by Frederick Forsyth

...rich with emotion and psychological truth.

The Affairs Of Others by Amy Grace Loyd

Dick Francis’ Refusal by Felix Francis

The Last Kiss Goodbye by Karen Robards

The Arrangement by Mary Balogh

The NYT bestselling author of The Leftovers and Little Children.

Nine Inches: Stories by Tom Perrotta

The Thicket by Joe. R. Lansdale

Second Watch by J. A. Jance

Wasted!

W Is For Wasted by Sue Grafton

NON-FICTION:

November 22, 1963: Reflections On The Life, Assassination, And Legacy Of John F. Kennedy by Dean R. Owen

Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, And Where The Hell Are My Keys? by Billy Crystal

The official book of the acclaimed documentary film.

Salinger by David Shields and Shane Salerno

The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders To Justice by Rebecca Musser with M. Bridget Cook

Breach Of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers And Their Country by Andrew J. Bacevich

The brief and remarkable life of Danny Lewin.

No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life Of Danny Lewin, The Genius Who Transformed The Internet by Molly Knight Raskin

By the Pulitzer prize-wnning author of Lindbergh.

Wilson by A. Scott 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:

09/03/13.

08/14/13.

08/06/13.

07/16/13.

07/10/13.

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New and Featured Books for 05/22/2012:

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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 Book Of Jonas by Stephen Dau

Gossip by Beth Gutcheon

Enchantments by Kathryn Harrison

No Cooperation From The Cat: A Mystery by Marian Babson

The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura

Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung

The New Republic by Lionel Shriver

Illusion by Frank Peretti

The Memory Of Blood by Christopher Fowler

Blowout by Byron L. Dorgan and David Hagberg

NON-FICTION:

Lessons From The Life Of Alice Herz-Sommer, The World’s Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor: A Century Of Wisdom by Caroline Stoessinger

Hell Above Earth: The Incredible True Story Of An American WWII Bomber Commander And The Copilot Ordered To Kill Him by Stephen Frater

Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, And Politics In the Book Of Revelation by Elaine Pagels

The Emotional Life Of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect The Way You Think, Feel, And Live – And How You Can Change Them by Richard J. Davidson and Sharon Begley

Power And Restraint: The Accountable Presidency After 9/11 by Jack Goldsmith

Illegal Procedure: A Sports Agent Comes Clean On The Dirty Business Of College Football by Josh Luchs and James Dale

Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise And Surprising Appeal Of Living Alone by Eric Klineberg

Rogues And Redeemers: When Politics Was King In Irish Boston by Gerard O’Neill

Rights At Risk: The Limits Of Liberty In Modern America by David K. Shipler

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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:

05/01/12.

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.

Reading material for 04/30/12.

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Some reading material from around the internet:

Grant Snider’s The Book Of The Future.

Get ready for the future of Firefox.

Portland tries to ban Groupon.

The dark side of Facebook memes.

The picture above is by Beverly Ealdama, from here.

104 year old woman sets world record as the oldest person to go paragliding (for the second time in five years).

Wal-Mart would like you to pay with cash.

All about CISPA, the bill that wants to erode your online privacy.

How are women’s eyes different from men’s?

from here.

The Choose Your Own Adventure books are now out in digital form.

Ben Marcus, author of The Flame Alphabet, talks about his novel.

The 10 grumpiest living writers.

The New Yorker has figured out what went wrong with the Pulitzers this year.

The Land Of Nod,” an illustrated poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

John Irving’s advice to aspiring novelists.

The most cryptic titles in literature and what they mean.

Would you read a novel written by the internet?

Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book will become a Disney movie.

The director of Chronicle is going to reboot The Fantastic Four.

Fringe has been renewed for a fifth and final mini season.

Fake Tupac is selling a lot of real records.

The Avengers comes out this Friday in America, but has already made almost $200 million overseas.

Tony Danza and Vince Vaughn are going to make a sitcom together.

The SyFy channel is planning to adapt Stephen King’s The Eyes Of The Dragon.

Movie theater owners still do not want you texting during movies, please.

They’ve already hired writers for the sequel to the new Spider-Man movie.

from here.

The lost civilizations that pioneered skull surgery.

4 people with super memory.

The question of why Rome failed.

How much of the moon’s surface did the Apollo 11 astronauts actually explore?

A brief history of international signage.

The more you struggle with new information the more likely you are to learn it.

Ponder existential depths as you answer the call of nature in this vertigo-inducing floor-less bathroom.

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Previous online reading material:

04/23/12.

04/16/12.

04/09/12.

04/02/12.

03/26/12.

03/12/12.

Reading material for 02/06/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

A brief history of the Super Bowl coin toss.

The history of Fritos.

The science of football.

Football physics: the anatomy of a hit.

NASA releases some new and incredibly beautiful pictures of the Earth.

The best and worst of this year’s Super Bowl ads.

Second teacher at L.A. school accused of “lewd acts” against pupils.

Many singles are looking for love, not marriage.

Where did dragons come from?

via The Art of Google Books.

Some Super Bowl ads were ending up online before the game to create a buzz.

How Apple’s “1984” television ad was almost canceled.

The iphone 5 may be coming out this summer.

You should only pay so much attention to your community.

Tumblr makes itself the news.

Your YouTube activity and your online searches will now be linked, thanks to Google’s new privacy policy.

South Korean man arrested for retweeting North Korea.

Hacker collective Anonymous eavesdropped on an anti-Anonymous strategy phone call between the FBI and Scotland Yard.

Why the clean tech boom went bust.

Are high tech classrooms better classrooms?

Mark Zuckerberg’s manifesto: Why Facebook exists.

Michelle Obama and Nelson Mandela reading together, from here.

Van Gogh found himself at home in nature.

The saddest movie in the world?

Adam Lambert is the new lead singer for Queen.

Jane Levy replaces Lily Collins in the Evil Dead reboot.

DC Comics is going forward with their long threatened prequels of Alan Moore’s Watchmen.

R.I.P. Ben Gazzara.

Loving/hating Philip Glass.

And below, Brian Cox teaches Hamlet to a small child:

Michelangelo writes a letter to his father.

Béla Tarr: Cinema’s ultra dark unknown genius.

An interview with David Cronenberg.

GZA the Genius and David Kaiser.

A new commercial directed by Sophia Coppola.

Soul Train creator/host Don Cornelius found dead of apparent suicide.

Second Mona Lisa may have been painted at the same time as the original.

They’re still trying to make a third Bridget Jones movie.

The stars of Downton Abbey, both on screen and off.

via Awesome People Reading and Retrogasm.

How I learned to stop worrying and write The Marriage Plot,” by Jeffrey Eugenides.

The top 10 books lost to time.

A nice guide to literary tumblrs.

Science fiction futures ruled by the popular kids.

Five essential books on football history.

The seven types of book lovers.

Why are so many literary writers shifting into genre?

Judging books by their covers: The US vs. the UK.

Viggo Mortensen reading Tolkien, from here.

Houston millionaire adopts his girlfriend.

Path is found for the spread of Alzheimer’s.

UNC-Charlotte gets its own SWAT team.

Iran’s giant cardboard cut out of the Ayatollah.

10 famous people who turned down a Knighthood.

Obesity epidemic strikes U.S. pets (too)

How to be the bearer of bad news.

Chicken wing cupcakes.

Isolated Peruvian tribe makes uncomfortable contact.

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Previous online reading material:

01/30/12.

12/27/11.

12/19/11.

More reading material.

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Some reading material from around the internet:

John Titor, the man who told the internet that he had come from the future.

An archivist explains how to access veteran’s records.

The food we eat might control our genes.

The secret of Madame Tussaud’s success.

The strategies of a preschool teacher.

The 20 best video games of 2011.

Prince Phillip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, is in the hospital with heart problems.

Where celebrities fall in the Uncanny Valley.

On Wikipedia, cultural patrimony, and historiography.

FX is developing a 1980s spy drama.

Kermit The Frog is a terrible boyfriend.

HBO canceling Bored To Death, Hung, and How To Make It In America, and is renewing Enlightened.

When it comes to the new Mission: Impossible movie, how tall is everyone?

Roger Ebert’s top films of 2011.

Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO show finally has a name: The Newsroom.

The 8 minute trailer for David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Steve Jobs to be awarded a posthumous Grammy.

The golden age of divorced women on TV.

from here.

The new datacenters and their architects.

NASA builds six-foot crossbow to harpoon comets.

The retreat of the Arctic sea releases deadly greenhouse gas.

Girl thought to be swept away by tsunami is found alive 7 years later.

Putting scientists on Mars in permanent colonies.

Urban legends about urban development.

Look at these amazing pictures from space.

The most common place on Earth for meteorites to crash? Antarctica.

National security expert warns of Asian space race.

The case for enhancing people.

by Tom Gauld, from here.

Watch a nice little video clip about the Dalkey Archive Press.

What literature owes the Bible.

Classic novels reinvented with genderswitching.

A review of Stephen King’s 11/22/63.

The secret history of secondhand books.

Jane Austen and Emily Dickinson were both born in the month of December.

How much do books cost these days?

Ridiculous origins for 7 everyday words.

James Ellroy hates everything.

from here.

The physics of how cats drink.

The number of homeless children is currently the highest ever in American history.

The year in political cartoons.

Make sense of the Middle Ages.

Ten plotlines you’ll find over and over again in science fiction.

A very nice looking fake house.

Are you the only one?