Archive for September, 2010

The Many Voices of Dan Bostick
By September 30, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

The Many Voices of Dan Bostick

Fun video & free audiobook download. More great stuff from Full Cast Audio! Watch the video below to see Bruce Coville challenge Dan Bostick to recreate his signature audiobook voices on demand. And grab a FREE download of Coville’s short story Clean as a Whistle from the soon-to-be-released Oddly Enough from Full Cast – a […]

Snook Alone by Marilyn Nelson

Snook Alone by Marilyn Nelson

Lynn: You are all book lovers out there so I know you will understand when I say that there are some books that I just want to clutch tightly to my heart when I’ve finished them. I can hardly bear to put them down and break the reading spell. Snook Alone (Candlewick 2010) is one […]

IC-SPAN: Reading Obama's Wars on the iPad
By September 29, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

IC-SPAN: Reading Obama's Wars on the iPad

In reviewing Bob Woodward’s new book, Obama’s Wars, I made my first foray into the world of e-books. First times are never all that pleasurable, are they? Getting the book online was a no-brainer. Obama’s Wars was embargoed and it would be faster to get it Monday morning first thing than wait for the stores to […]

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The Secret History of How Youth Is Wasted on the Young
By September 29, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

The Secret History of How Youth Is Wasted on the Young

We had our first crime fiction book discussion at the library on our new 2010-2011 theme:  Youth is Wasted on the Young.  I chose this theme this year despite the fact that I know that the number one rule when writing a crime novel is never kill any animal that can be remotely kept as […]

The Page 99 Test
By September 29, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

The Page 99 Test

This could be an interesting little thing to do with your book discussion books:  The Page 99 Test. You can see what others are reading under this test here, at the Page 99 Test.  (An entirely different and separate website is launching in October, designed to act as PR for authors).  Fiction is featured at […]

The Knife of Never Letting Go
By September 28, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

The Knife of Never Letting Go

How does the Noise translate into an audiobook? Take a sneak peek from Brilliance Audio of today’s release of Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking trilogy. As part of the new Candlewick on Brilliance imprint, Brilliance is simultaneously releasing The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer, and Monsters of Men. I must admit […]

Posted in: Audiobooker, Audiobooks
Medici Book Club Prize
By September 28, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Medici Book Club Prize

A new book prize has joined the lists, the Medici Book Club Prize, which will go to a “distinguished work of fiction that has inspired thoughtful conversation and contributed to a deeper undestanding of the human experience.” A $5,000 dollar prize goes with the award. The first winner is Colum McCann’s Let the Great World […]

In My Inbox: AudioGo & ModernBookFactory
By September 27, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

In My Inbox: AudioGo & ModernBookFactory

Banned Books & professionally narrated audiobooks for self-publishers ~ two items of interest in my inbox today. ~ AudioGo, formerly BBC Audiobooks America, is promoting Banned Book Week with a banner on their web site, as well as a feature spotlight on AudioGo titles that have been banned, from Shakespeare to The Lovely Bones. Here’s […]

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Young Zeus by G. Brian Karas

Young Zeus by G. Brian Karas

Lynn: Who knew! Zeus, ruler of heaven and earth, started out as a lonely kid just wanting someone to play with! Well – that is G. Brian Karas’ take on it anyway in his exuberant romp, Young Zeus (Scholastic 2010). Karas starts his version with a cast of characters and pronunciation guide that will be […]

If you ban it, they will read and talk about it

If you ban it, they will read and talk about it

Lawrence (KS) Public Library has found an excellent way to draw attention to one of literature’s most challenged books; invite the ACLU to talk about one of the city”s favorite literary sons and his most famous book, Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs. Tonight at the library, James Grauerholz, executor of Burrough” literary estate, Burrough’s […]