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New and Featured Books for 06/18/2013:

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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:

BAD MONKEY by Carl Hiaasen

Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen

Sea Glass Island by Sherryl Woods

World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War by Max Brooks

After Earth by Peter David

Sweet and smart and tasty.

Antonia Lively Breaks The Silence by David Samuel Levinson

The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag

Who dares to enter the funhouse of fear?

Joyland by Stephen King

Sovereign by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee

So hot.

Instructions For A Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell

One Heart To Win by Johanna Lindsey

The number one bestselling author of The Glass Castle and Half Broke Horses.

The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls

NON-FICTION:

Humboldt: Life On America’s Marijuana Frontier by Emily Brady

Second Suns: Two Doctors And Their Amazing Quest To Restore Sight And Save Lives by David Oliver Relin

The world according to Questlove.

Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According To Questlove by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Ben Greenman

The Wonder Of Aging: A New Approach To Embracing Life After Fifty by Michael Gurian

Love and terror.

The Skies Belong To Us: Love And Terror In The Golden Age Of Hijacking by Brendan I. Koerner

A true story.

The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel

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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:

06/06/13.

05/31/13.

05/28/13.

05/09/13.

04/29/13.

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Reading material for 04/09/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet…

RIP Mike Wallace.

RIP Thomas Kinkade.

There are many health hazards lurking in your kitchen.

Men suffer from eating disorders now more than ever.

Is it a bad idea to get an extension on your taxes?

Controversy deepens over pesticides, bee collapse.

Could a nickname get you ahead?

Zombie chocolate bunnies and undead Easter eggs.

Please don’t forget that this is National Library Week! We hope to see you this week, and that you’ll celebrate with us.

Online searches for future linked to economic success.

You can now text instructions to your espresso machine.

How NASA envisioned their exploration of Mars.

Children perceive humanoid robots as emotional, moral beings.

Scientists develop ultra thin solar cells.

What ever happened to the American arcade?

Actor who could never escape their biggest roles.

New horror movie from Joss Whedon is classic horror with a twist.

The creator of The Wire is annoyed with how much you love The Wire.

Gary Ross leaves The Hunger Games franchise.

The documentary Bully has finally received a PG-13 rating.

In defense of podcasts (even if they don’t make money).

The other titles that Stanley Kubrick considered for Dr. Strangelove.

Hitchcock’s Rear Window edited into a single time lapse shot.

The 2012 Hugo Award nominees have been announced.

An interview with Jonah Lehrer about creativity.

Do people with e-book readers actually read more?

10 crazy and unusual book designs.

An archive of book designs and designers, and its blog.

David Foster Wallace writes to Don Delillo.

An interview with Ruth Rendell.

A video interview with William Gibson.

Practical writing advice from C. S. Lewis.

Odd stories behind authors’ nom de plumes.

Edgar Rice Burroughs and John Carter Of Mars.

The mystery of glow in the dark Civil War soldiers.

Take a creepy tour of an abandoned Soviet monument in Bulgaria.

6 Easter traditions you might not know.

There are a lot of cellphones in India and too few toilets.

Liquid body armor.

An important question to ask at the start of your next job interview.

Travel tips from the Harlem Globetrotters.

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Previous online reading material:

04/02/12.

03/26/12.

03/12/12.

03/05/12.

02/27/12.

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.

New and Featured Books for 01/27/2012:

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It’s a brand new year! So 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:

Chew, vol. 1: Taster’s Choice by John Layman and illustrated by Rob Guillory

Machine Man by Max Barry

Hark! A Vagrant, writen and illustrated by Kate Beaton

If I had only one word to describe this book it would be simply: “Brilliant.” If you allowed me a second word I’d also add: “Fun!” Kate Beaton’s webcomic is one of my favorite spots to check out on the internet and this collection of some of her strips was easily one of my own personal most highly anticipated books of last year. I would highly recommend that you check out this gloriously fun spin of history and literature. For example:

The Hunter by John T. Lescroart

American Fantastic Tales: Terror And The Uncanny From Poe To The Pulps, edited by Peter Straub

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American Fantastic Tales: Terror And The Uncanny From The 1940s To Now, edited by Peter Straub

This is a very exciting looking two volume set featuring amazing short fiction from authors like Kate Chopin, H. P. Lovecraft, August Derleth, Willa Cather, Truman Capote, Harlan Ellison, Richard Matheson, Stephen King, Michael Chabon, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Ray Bradbury, Vladimir Nabokov, and Edith Wharton, amongst many others. Perfect for the dark and stormy night that any lover of American fiction craves.

The Jaguar by T. Jefferson Parker

Love In A Nutshell by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly

Believing The Lie by Elizabeth George

Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell

NON-FICTION:

Marriage Confidential: The Post-Romantic Age Of Workhorse Wives, Royal Children, Undersexed Spouses & Rebel Couples Who Are Rewriting The Rules by Pamela Haag

I Know Who You Are And I Saw What You Did: Social Networks And The Death Of Privacy by Lori Andrews

Your personal information is violated constantly and the law can’t seem to keep up with the changing demands and capabilities of new technology, all of which makes this a fascinating read about the way our “IRL” selves and our digital selves can be harmed by one another, and usually without us knowing it.

The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View Of The Search For God by Carl Sagan

The Roots Of Modern Conservatism: Dewey, Taft, And The Battle For The Soul Of The Republican Party by Michael Bowen

Ponzi’s Scheme: The True Story Of A Financial Legend by Mitchell Zuckoff

Bottom Of The 33rd: Hope, Redemption, And Baseball’s Longest Game by Dan Barry

The Amazing Story Of Quantum Mechanics: A Math-Free Exploration Of The Science That Made Our World by James Kakalios

A book about something so awesome that’s written for the rest of us. How could you pass this up? Definitely worth a look if the subject interests you but you could do without all that intimidating math nonsense. Plus, it’s got the word “Amazing” in the title and a really cool cover, right?

Kennedy v. Nixon: The Presidential Election Of 1960 by Edmund F. Kallina Jr.

Our Fathers, Ourselves: Daughters, Fathers, And The Changing American Family by Peggy Drexler

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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:

12/27/11.

12/23/11.

12/19/11.

12/17/11.

12/16/11.

12/15/11.