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New and Featured Books for 04/29/2013:

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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:

Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs

Calculated In Death by J. D. Robb

Forbidden Sister by V. C. Andrews

The third in the Legend of St. Dwynmwen trilogy.

The Marrying Season by Candace Camp

Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Imzadi by Peter David

Batman, vol. 2: The City Of Owls by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV and illustrated by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, Rafael Albuquerque, Jason Fabok, Becky Cloonan, Andy Clarke, and Sandu Florea

Batman: Night Of The Owls by various writers and artists

Meet Lisbeth Salander.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: A Graphic Novel, Book 1 by Stieg Larsson, adapted by Denise Mina and illustrated by Leonardo Manco and Andrea Mutti

The Hot Box by Zane

Skyscraper by Zane

Knife Of Dreams by Robert Jordan

NON-FICTION:

My Share Of The Task: A Memoir by Stanley McChrystal

If You Can Read This: The Philosophy Of Bumper Stickers by Jack Bowen

What can we learn from traditional societies

The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies? by Jared Diamond

The Dead Hand: The Untold Story Of The Cold War Arms Race And Its Dangerous Legacy by David E. Hoffman

Secrets Of An Organized Mom – From The Overflowing Closets To The Chaotic Play Areas: A Room-By-Room Guide To Decluttering And Streamlining Your Home For A Happier Family by Barbara Reich

The Dressmaker Of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, And The Woman Who Risked Everything To Keep Them Safe by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Space... for sale!

Realizing Tomorrow: The Path To Private Spaceflight by Chris Dubbs and Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

The Other Schindlers: Why Some People Chose To Save Jews In The Holocaust by Agnes Grunwald-Spier

My beloved world.

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

The thoughts and emotions of our fellow creatures.

Animal Wise: The Thoughts And Emotions Of Our Fellow Creatures by Virginia Morell

How To Be A Friend To A Friend Who’s Sick by Letty Cottin Pogrebin

China Airborne: The Test Of China’s Future by James Fallows

The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir by William Friedkin

A city, a siege, a revolution!

Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick

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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:

04/22/13.

04/17/13.

02/28/13.

02/07/13.

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 04/23/12.

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Some reading material from around the internet:

RIP Dick Clark.

RIP Jonathan Frid, the original Barnabas Collins.

RIP Levon Helm, of The Band.

The next generation of Super Mario Bros.

A resignation letter set to the tune of Don McLean’s “American Pie.”

Don’t forget: Julian Assange has a TV show now.

The dangerous of the unknown that come with fast food.

NBA player’s girlfriend banned from sitting courtside.

Who is the Navy man lost at sea in the mysterious portrait at the Pentagon?

Did the Pulitzers snub fiction this year?

Could book publishing suffer the same fate as the comic book industry?

The most notorious literary party animals.

William Shakespeare and Vladimir Nakokov.

Paul De Filippo on Madeleine L’Engle.

David Foster Wallace on David Lynch.

10 beautiful literary box sets.

The animated version of James Thurber’s “The Unicorn In The Garden.”

from here.

Tupac Shakur is a hologram now, and other celebrities return from the dead, via technology.

Star Wars, as written by William Shakespeare.

The Onion AV Club interviews Brad Bird and Joss Whedon.

Nathan Fillion sets an expiration date on SPOILERS.

The lineup at Cannes this year.

Relationship secrets from sci fi and fantasy.

The story behind Fraiser‘s “Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs.”

Rare behind the scenes photos from Star Wars.

The science/history of treating depression.

The right way to sharpen a knife.

Virtual reality window shopping.

The woes of a first time home buyer.

Good workouts for the body that’s slightly past its prime.

Is it a myth that soda will dissolve your teeth?

from here.

The surreal graffiti left behind in an abandoned village in Belgium.

What does truth serum really reveal?

Bio-armor.

Why some people get angry when they get drunk.

The satire of Caligula.

How a shipwreck can two ways.

Is James Cameron looking to get into asteroid mining?

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Previous online reading material:

04/16/12.

04/09/12.

04/02/12.

03/26/12.

03/12/12.

New and Featured Books for 04/19/2012:

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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 Wolf Gift by Anne Rice

The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler

Victims by Jonathan Kellerman

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories by Nathan Englander

The title story of this lauded short story collection borrows from Raymond Carver’s classic short story and some of that same story’s set up, but with much different results. The rest of the stories here are incredibly imaginative and many deal with the modern Jewish experience. You can find reviews for the collection at The New York Times byMichiko Kakutani, The Onion AV Club, and at the Book People’s Blog, and an interview with author Nathan Englander at NPR.

Catch Me by Lisa Gardner

The Snowman by Jo Nesbø

The Unseen by Heather Graham

The Shadow Patrol by Alex Berenson

The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark

Star Trek: Academy – Collision Course by William Shatner with Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens

Without Mercy by Lisa Jackson

The Witness by Nora Roberts

The Third Reich by Roberto Bolaño

A posthumous novel by the acclaimed Chilean author and poet who had written 2666 and The Savage Detectives. This is a strong novel about the lingering ways that the dead can still cast spells over the living. Check out reviews in The New York Times, at NPR, and in The Washington Post.

What Doesn’t Kill You by Iris Johansen

NON-FICTION:

Devil In The Grove: Thurgood Marshall, The Groveland Boys, And The Dawn Of A New America by Gilbert King

Skinny Chicks Eat Real Food: Kick Your Fake Food Habit, Kickstar Your Weight Loss by Christine Avanti with Bonnie Bauman

Van Gogh: The Life by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith

Let It Go: Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven by T. D. Jakes

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier by Ree Drummond

The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story Of The Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked The Mysteries Of The Middle Kingdom by Simon Winchester

Korea: A Walk Through The Land Of Miracles by Simon Winchester

The Meaning Of Everything: The Story Of The Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

Inferno: The World At War, 1939 – 1945 by Max Hastings

Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee by Allen Barra

Enemies: The Story Of The FBI by Tim Weiner

Pakistan On The Brink: The Future Of America, Pakistan, And Afghanistan by Ahmed Rashid

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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:

04/11/12.

04/04/12.

03/29/12.

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

Author quotes: Discrimination, discovery, and freedom.

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As I said last week, when you’ve set out to share great quotes from wonderful authors with the world, then it’s nice to be doing so from a library, where there is never a shortage of such unique and talented voices, with such wisdom to share. And today I didn’t want to limit myself to just one voice, so today we are going to hear from three of American literature’s finest…

First we have a nice perspective from one of the writers at the center of the Harlem Renaissance:

“Sometimes I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It is beyond me.”

-Zora Neale Hurston, from “How It Feels To Be Colored Me,” an essay which appeared in The World Tomorrow in May, 1928.

Next we have a quote from a novel that not only changed what people could expect from an African American protagonist, but also from an African American novelist:

“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.”

-Ralph Ellison, from his famous 1952 novel, Invisible Man, which won the National Book Award in 1953.

Our last quote for today comes from a writer who only wrote one novel in her lifetime, but it was an amazing novel:

“I think there’s just one kind of folks: folks.”

-Harper Lee, from her famous novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, 1960. Lee is, of course, pictured above, with her friend, Truman Capote, her childhood schoolmate, neighbor, and best friend.

Elsewhere on the internet:

It’s important to note that both Invisible Man and To Kill A Mockingbird are on The Modern Library’s list of 100 Best Novels, a nice list of the best novels written in the English language in the twentieth century.

It’s also important to note that Invisible Man, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Their Eyes Were Watching God are all on Time magazine’s list of the 100 Best English-Language Novels from 1923 to 2005.

The New York Times’ review of Invisible Man.

Saul Bellow’s review of Invisible Man.

A podcast about Ralph Ellison, and how his works are still being taught today, from Voices Of America.

An interview with Ralph Ellison in The Paris Review.

To Kill A Mockingbird: A historical perspective.

Harper Lee was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007.

To Kill A Mockingbird was named the UK’s most beloved book last year.

The mystery of Harper Lee.

Harper Lee made a rare written appearance in 2006, writing an open letter to Oprah Winfrey in O magazine.

The official website of Zora Neale Hurston.

Study guides for Their Eyes Were Watching God at both Grade Saver and Shmoop.

An interview with Zora Neale Hurston about her research into actual zombies in Haiti.

An in depth biography of Zora Neale Hurston from Gale.

At the library we have quite a few books both by Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, and Harper Lee, and about them. To Kill A Mockingbird and Their Eyes Were Watching God are always popular, partially because students get assignments involving them every year, so I’m glad that we have those books, as well as quite a few volumes of literary criticism about their authors, but I wish more people would come in asking about Ralph Ellison. Either way, there’s a reason that all three of these authors and their works are considered classics and I hope you’ll come and check them out.