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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 02/27/12:

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from here.

Some reading material from around the internet:

The Artist takes the majority of the big awards at the Oscars.

The weirdest unsolved mysteries of World War II.

RIP Jan Berenstain, co-creator of The Berenstain Bears.

John Peel’s record collection to be digitized and displayed online.

The myth of 8 hours of sleep.

Academy Awards cupcakes.

Here’s a funny website: Photoshop Disasters.

Unlike humans, chimpanzees don’t enjoy collaborating.

Relive the 1990s in 48 pictures.

from here.

Physicist Brian Cox explains how everything in the universe is connected to everything else.

Stratospheric superbugs offer new source of power.

A pill to help you erase unwanted memories?

Studies show that Mayan civilization’s collapse related to modest rainfall reductions.

High energy workplaces can save America.

Watch TED Talks on Hulu.

This can be your next tweet.

How to remove your Google search history before Google’s new privacy policy takes effect.

A really cool t-shirt with Isaac Asimov on it.

from here.

“Everything I know about love I learned from romance novels.”

J.K. Rowling announces her first novel for adults.

Edward Albee talks about Carson McCullers.

Blink vs. Think: When a movie bewitches a writer.

Check out this NYC phone booth that was turned into a bookshelf/mini library.

Top 10 words that need to be retired from usage immediately.

Is there such a thing as buying too many books?

from here.

A 15 minute long video featuring Worf’s ideas getting shot down by everybody on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

10 science fiction/fantasy endings that we’d like to see more often.

Breaking down the Oscar nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Teddy Roosevelt on The Simpsons.

A video essay on how to pull the perfect movie heist.

Oscar cynicism has become its own special form of Oscar Hype.”

The Best of the Worst Netflix reviews of Best Picture nominees.

Hans Zimmer talks about composing music for The Dark Knight Rises.

from here.

How waiters read your table.

The man with the longest name in the world.

Anatomical diagrams of Japanese monsters.

Foods for healthier teeth.

Dr. Seuss’ birthday is on Friday. Here’s 9 facts you didn’t know about the author.

Explore secret cities.

Photos of people with everything they own.

Speaking of which, apparently easily pronounced names make people more likable.

Make everything OK.

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Previous online reading material:

02/20/12.

02/13/12.

02/06/12.

01/30/12.

12/27/11.

12/19/11.