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Audiobook News You Can Use: Free Stephen Colbert and Much More!

Audiobook News You Can Use: Free Stephen Colbert and Much More!

Hear Stephen Colbert read “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury for free thanks to this post on the i09 website, which includes the Colbert segment from Symphony Space’s A Touch of Magic Selected Shorts (NPR, 2010). Plus a link to even more Bradbury freebies! “The Grownup Pleasure of Bedtime Stories: Audiobooks Will Read Adults to Sleep,” […]

By October 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Arts

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Arts

The November 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 267 new reviews and 6 new feature articles. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t registered for […]

By October 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Trick or Treat! #CostumesForBooks Offers a Fun and Easy Contest for Your Library

Trick or Treat! #CostumesForBooks Offers a Fun and Easy Contest for Your Library

Cindy: I love contests in my library, especially when someone else comes up with the idea and the prize! Keir Graff is holding a “Costumes for Books” contest that is frightfully easy to do—and he’s offering a mystery box of goodies as the prize. The full directions can be found in this post, but basically you […]

Return to Oz for a Fantastic Book-Group Theme

Return to Oz for a Fantastic Book-Group Theme

My fantasy and science fiction group discussed the theme of “Fantasy before Tolkien” last week, and I decided to use the opportunity to go somewhere I hadn’t been in over thirty years: Frank Baum’s Oz. More than any other series of books, these titles are connected to my development as a reader. I remember loving them, […]

By October 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Dusty Book: Our Kind, by Kate Walbert

Dusty Book: Our Kind, by Kate Walbert

Kate Walbert’s novel in stories, Our Kind (2004), moves from collective to individual voices as country-club housewives from the 1950s pass through the ’60s to the ’70s, transitioning from newlyweds to empty-nesters, from selfless to independent. A dark, brave, sad humor can be found in many observations in the book. The women accept but secretly lament lost loves […]

2014 Kirkus Prize Winners Announced

2014 Kirkus Prize Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the Kirkus Prize, announced yesterday at a ceremony in Austin Texas. Fifty thousand dollars in prize money is annually bestowed on the three winners. Find our reviews of these winning titles, linked below. Fiction Euphoria, by Lily King   Nonfiction Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast   […]

By October 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →