Archive for February, 2014

Web Crush of the Week:  Bookreporter.com
By February 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Web Crush of the Week: Bookreporter.com

http://www.bookreporter.com features book reviews in a variety of genres, interviews ranging from bestselling authors to debut writers, polls, contests and more. Content is updated weekly.  I like to simply browse around this site – it can be a great way to come across something you didn’t even know you were looking for! Take a look at […]

Freebie Friday: A Dr. Seuss audio celebration to download or embed on your website!
By February 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Freebie Friday: A Dr. Seuss audio celebration to download or embed on your website!

Just in time for Read Across America Day, the March 2nd national celebration of Dr. Seuss‘ 110th birthday! Listening Library is offering star-power read-alouds of seven beloved favorites, for your free download. Or schools & libraries have full permission to embed the nifty player widgets on your website – just click on the links below to download […]

Posted in: Audiobooker, Audiobooks
Let Him Go
By February 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Let Him Go

Sometimes setting can make a novel something special.  That is certainly true for Let Him Go by Larry Watson.  Watson was born in North Dakota and has used the west before in his works including the magnificent Montana 1948, one of my sure-bet book discussion titles. In this go-around, we are in the 1950s in […]

Fascinating! Origins of recording the oral tradition, lost & now found
By February 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Fascinating! Origins of recording the oral tradition, lost & now found

“New Sounds, Old Voices“, written by Jacob Mikanowski in this week’s New Yorker, holds interest for recording techies and audiobook historians alike. Mikanowski follows the research path of Carl Haber, of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and winner of the MacArthur genius grant for his work on sound restoration. Haber and his team have developed a technology which […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Dancing with Cats
By February 27, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Dancing with Cats

This April, Chronicle will release a 15th anniversary reissue of Dancing with Cats by Burton Silver and Heather Busch (1999), which promises to keep “all the mystery and magic of cat dancing delightfully intact,” according to the book’s press release. The book’s copyright page acknowledges that, “Neither the publisher, author, nor photographer accept any responsibility […]

Posted in: Likely Stories, Video
Lego Mania

Lego Mania

Lynn:  Legos have been a feature at my house for thirty years or more.  My sons, now in their thirties, played with them nonstop and that building gene passed straight through the genetic tree to my grandsons.  Since I provide care for my local grandsons, I still have Legos dominating my house:  completed projects sit […]

Audiobook news you can use: OverDrive coming to Roku
By February 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Audiobook news you can use: OverDrive coming to Roku

Check out free streaming video & audiobooks from your library and enjoy on Roku. OverDrive will roll out its free Roku channel later this year, and those attending the PLA Conference can have a sneak preview March 11-15 in Indianapolis. Here’s a quote from the full press release: Libraries and schools that have MP3 audiobooks […]

Posted in: Audiobooker, News
See You at PLA
By February 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

See You at PLA

If you’re headed to Indianapolis for PLA, please join myself, Rebecca Vnuk of Booklist, and Lucy Lockley of St. Charles City-County Library District in Missouri for “Let’s Discuss Book Discussions.” The session will be held at 4:15 on Friday, March 14th in Rooms 244-245 of the Indiana Convention Center. I find few things more professionally […]

Relish
By February 25, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

Relish

I don’t have much history with graphic novels.  My husband has a collection of Marvel comics from the 1970′s, featuring superheroes flanked by large-busted women in metal bras. I avoid the dusty, lurid pile.  I read Babymouse and Diary of a Wimpy Kid because my children were reading them.  I am not completely immune to the charms of Babymouse - […]

Babe Conquers the World by Rich and Sandra Neil Wallace

Babe Conquers the World by Rich and Sandra Neil Wallace

Lynn:  Babe was one of the greatest athletes this world has ever seen.  If you automatically think I mean Babe Ruth, you wouldn’t be alone but I mean another Babe – Babe Didrikson Zaharias.  Sadly many people know very little about this truly astonishing athlete.  I hope that this new book, Babe Conquers the World:  […]