Archive for February, 2010

It’s all about the accent!
By February 28, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

It’s all about the accent!

Audio Books With a New York Accent, a NYT article by Corey Kilgannon, features the volunteer readers who record books with a New York state of mind for the NY Public Library’s Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library. Great reminder about the no-cost availablity of the wide range of audiobooks for those with vision […]

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Android phone + audiobook + auto
By February 27, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Android phone + audiobook + auto

Need connection tips for syncing your Android phone and your car stereo? Cnet has great how-to advice here! Perfect for those of you who are switching to your cell phone rather than CD or MP3 player as audiobook listening device – or for playing your music files or streaming apps such as Pandora. Awesome for […]

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Here Comes the Garbage Barge by Jonah Winter

Here Comes the Garbage Barge by Jonah Winter

Cindy: Who knew garbage could be so much fun? If you’re looking for a different spin on “green” literature, try Here Comes the Garbage Barge! (Random / Schwartz & Wade, 2010). Before I even read the story I was sidetracked by the cover tease telling me to look inside the book jacket to learn how […]

Inside the Audiobook Studio: Paul Newman
By February 26, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Inside the Audiobook Studio: Paul Newman

From Random House Audio: A. E. Hotchner first met Paul Newman in 1956 when the then relatively unknown actor assumed the lead role in Hotchner’s first television play, based on an Ernest Hemingway story. The project elevated both men from relative obscurity to recognition, and began a close and trusting friendship that lasted until Newman’s […]

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Weeklings: Toyota, James Frey, Charles Bukowski, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
By February 26, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Weeklings: Toyota, James Frey, Charles Bukowski, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Charles Pellegrino’s The Last Train from Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back, a grim reexamination of the first wartime use of the atomic bomb, relies extensively on first-person accounts. Unfortunately, according to the New York Times (“Doubts Raised on Book’s Tale of Atom Bomb,” by William J. Broad), one section of the book relies on the […]

OverDrive for BlackBerry
By February 25, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

OverDrive for BlackBerry

Download free audiobooks from the public library straight to your BlackBerry phone! OverDrive’s new app joins the Android app I’ve been enjoying on my phone. You can download all versions of the free software here. Want to find out which public libraries near you offer free audiobook, eBook, and music downloads through OverDrive? Try this […]

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WHEN IT REACHES US
By February 25, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

WHEN IT REACHES US

Jump in the way-back machine and read Misha’s discussion of When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead from August 13, 2009. Besides giving you the basic plot and appeal, Misha and co-worker Linda proved to be great prognosticators regarding its chances of winning the Newbery Award (which it did).  Misha was spot on in saying, […]

Voices in Your Head
By February 25, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

Voices in Your Head

Do you have the urge to gossip? If you could have the power of mental telepathy, would you take it? What if you heard not just select voices at select times, but everybody’s thoughts, all the time? And what if everyone else could hear your thoughts, too?  As superpowers go, this sounds pretty miserable, but […]

A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner

A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner

Lynn: The publication of a new book in the Thief of Attolia series is exciting news and the latest, A Conspiracy of Kings (Harper/Greenwillow, 2010) will publish in April. We were very lucky and received arcs in December and of course we sat down and read them instantly. We normally don’t like to blog new […]

Pick a Pair – Candy books
By February 24, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

Pick a Pair – Candy books

I just finished True Confections by Katharine Weber, the thoroughly enjoyable story of a fictional family-run candy company.  There is plenty of “history”, family secrets, and intrigue, which would make for an enjoyable book discussion (it’s also a short, quick read).  For some reason when I finished it, it made me think of a nonfiction […]