Archive for June, 2013

#JIAM Freebie Friday

#JIAM Freebie Friday

Odyssey Award-winning audiobook Rotters and Frankenstein for free – a great way to celebrate June is Audiobook Month and to kick off the American Library Association’s annual conference. Thanks to Listening Library and SYNC for providing the horrifically good free download deal. But be sure to grab these fast – it’s only good for one […]

Posted in: Audiobooker, Audiobooks
Web Crush of the Week: Fantasy SF Blog

Web Crush of the Week: Fantasy SF Blog

The Fantasy SF Blog offers great coverage of mainstream attention to fantasy and science fiction books, movies and memes. Out partying to hard to keep up with Saturday Night Live? No problem, FSFB links to the Game of Thrones sketch for you. Wonder what the new spin on vampires is going to be? Catch a trailer […]

Nasreddine by Odile Weulersse

Nasreddine by Odile Weulersse

Lynn:  Who can resist folk tales?  Not me!  I especially love it when tales from other countries are given a bit of interpretation yet treated with respect.  Nasreddine (Eerdmans 2013) is just such a treat.  A Historical Note tells us that stories about Nasreddine are told throughout the Middle East and the basic story has […]

Reading librarians vetting favorites

Reading librarians vetting favorites

This just in: A new discovery tool has been launched by librarians, for librarians, and anyone else out there who likes to read, especially book groups. LibraryReads is a monthly list of the top ten freshly published librarian favorites. There’s a sample list here but look for the official list to bow in the fall. […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Letters from Skye

Book Trailer Thursday: Letters from Skye

First-novelist Jessica Brockmole introduces readers to an enchanting Scottish setting in the epistolary, historical Letters from Skye. If you missed it, listen to Brockmole discuss Letters from Skye in the archived Booklist webinar “Dazzling Debuts: Hot New Names in Fiction.”

Posted in: Likely Stories, Video
#JIAM Listen up! SCOTUS rules

#JIAM Listen up! SCOTUS rules

Free download of L.A. Theatre Works audio drama presentation of “8″ featuring Cooney, Pitt, Sheen & Bacon by Academy-award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. What a terrific, well-timed give-away! Here’s the scoop: L.A. Theatre Works is marking today’s historic Supreme Court ruling by offering our recording of the play 8 on MP3 download for free or let you pay […]

Posted in: Audiobooker, Audiobooks
#JIAM What’s New from Digital Audiobook Providers

#JIAM What’s New from Digital Audiobook Providers

Librarians curious about audiobook vendors – get the scoop here before ALA. Or if you can’t make the American Library Association’s annual conference, my “Voices in My Head” column in this month’s issue of Booklist details what new bells & whistles are added to library digital download providers of audio. Plus, some observations about a […]

Posted in: Audiobooker, Audiobooks
This Journal Belongs to Ratchet by Nancy J. Cavanaugh

This Journal Belongs to Ratchet by Nancy J. Cavanaugh

Cindy: Rachel’s father has never called her by her real name, he calls her “Ratchet” after his favorite car repair tool saying her help is invaluable to him. Ratchet is home schooled, and because her mother is dead, she lives alone with her father who ekes out a living repairing cars out of their garage. […]

#JIAM MORE Audio at ALA

#JIAM MORE Audio at ALA

Audiobook narrators take the stage at the American Library Association Chicago conference this weekend. The Pop Top Stage in the McCormick Place Exhibit Hall will feature all things audio on Saturday, June 29, thanks to the support of the Audio Publishers Association during June is Audiobook Month. Here’s the line up, in day two of my […]

What a Crime It Is to Read Joyce Carol Oates

What a Crime It Is to Read Joyce Carol Oates

We have spent the last 120 days remodeling my library and because of that I sort of fell off the face of the Earth.  And missed Mystery Month on Book Group Buzz.  Now, there is some irony. However, the emotionally draining workload of a remodel meant I also found it hard to concentrate on reading.  […]