Archive for July, 2013

Dusty Book: Hidden by Victoria Lustbader

Dusty Book: Hidden by Victoria Lustbader

Readers who enjoy Downton Abbey not only for the setting but for the time period may be intrigued by Victoria Lustbader’s Hidden, the grand and sweeping story of two American families in the early twentieth century. From the Booklist review: Lustbader serves up a luscious historical melodrama as she interweaves the stories of two very […]

Eruption! by Elizabeth Rusch

Eruption! by Elizabeth Rusch

Cindy: Did you feel the earth move? It wasn’t an earthquake, but me clapping enthusiastically over another entry in the Scientists in the Field series. Eruption! Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives (Houghton 2013) adds another compelling book to the series that we love. I always read these with no intention of blogging them. […]

Hostile Questions: Sean Beaudoin

Hostile Questions: Sean Beaudoin

Sean Beaudoin is one crafty son-of-a-goat. He comes at you like “Hi, my name is Sean,” but it’s spelled S-e-a-n, which we all know should be pronounced Seeeeen, and then he’s all like, “My last name is Bwadowuhoin,” and it’s all like French or something, and you’re confused–is he like a voodoo priest or just […]

Comet Books

Comet Books

On this day in 1958, the U.S. Congress passed legislation establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a civilian agency responsible for coordinating America’s activities in space. Show your patrons “the right stuff” with these astronaut adventures. A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts by Andrew Chaikin Rendezvous with Rama by […]

Voicing a Cause: Debra & Bob Deyan

Voicing a Cause: Debra & Bob Deyan

Bob Deyan, award-winning audiobook producer and man with a cause: fighting ALS. The list of accolades for titles produced by California-based Deyan Audio is long and includes every audiobook honor imaginable, including Audies, Grammy Awards, plus recognition from the Audio Publishers Association with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Bob & Debra Deyan. For over 20 […]

Bully.com by Joe Lawlor

Bully.com by Joe Lawlor

Cindy: I read this book back in May for Booklist’s Mystery Month but somehow never got it written up in time. It has languished in a stack of read books that try to bully me into writing about them. This one didn’t let go. Bully.com (Eerdmans 2013) is a slim (by today’s book length standards), […]

Anthology Anthropology

Anthology Anthropology

I just finished a fat, fine anthology of poetry called The 20th Century in Poetry, edited by Michael Hulse and Simon Rae. It took me almost six months to nibble my way through the 800 pages of poems contained therein. The poems are organized chronologically, but not necessarily by the year in which they were […]

Freebie Friday: 2 Princely Audios

Freebie Friday: 2 Princely Audios

Welcome royal baby Prince George with 2 free audiobook downloads: The Prince & the Pauper and The False Prince. Two great selections in this week’s SYNC give-away that explore life in – and out of – the palace. Perfect listening for vacation trips in the family carriage or for late-night listening while walking the nursery […]

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Web Crush of the Week: Literate Housewife

Web Crush of the Week: Literate Housewife

One of the refreshing things about the Literate Housewife’s  literary fiction and audiobook reviews is that their not all raves or recaps. She’ll tell you if a book was “Just Meh.” (I’m busy. I love this kind of review!) By day, LH is a 41 year old married mother of two girls who works full-time as […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Shut Up, You're Welcome

Book Trailer Thursday: Shut Up, You're Welcome

Today’s BTT gives a little taste of Annie Choi’s Shut Up, You’re Welcome. Choi, who our reviewer Patty Wetli says “has only just begun to scratch the surface of her talent,” and I might share a first name, but I come nowhere near sharing her profound feelings about musical theater. Let her explain: “If a […]

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