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New Music Releases, August 2012

Aiken, Clay.  Steadfast                                                        MA AIKE STE

Allen, Kris.  Thank You Camellia                                            MR ALLE TYC

Best Coast.  The Only Place                                                MA BEST OP

New DVD Titles, August 2012

THREE DAY DVDS

After the Banquet (Foreign Film – Korea)                        

Amador (Foreign Film – Spain)

American Reunion (Jason Biggs)

Before Your Eyes (Foreign Film – Kurdish/Turkish)

Being Flynn (Robert De Niro)

Beyond the Steppes (Foreign Film – Polish)

Black Butterflies (Tribeca Film Festival, 2011)

Casa De Mi Padre (Will Ferrell)

Cirkus Columbia (Foreign Film – Bosnia)

Declaration of War (Foreign Film – France)

Dirty Picture, The (Foreign Film – India)

Double Hour, The (Foreign Film – Italy)

Drumline (2001 – Nick Cannon)

First Beautiful Thing, The (Foreign Film – Italy)

Footnote (Foreign Film – Israel)

Friends With Kids (Kristen Wiig)

Fullmetal Alchemist – The Sacred Star of Milo

Hatfields & McCoys: Bad Blood (Christian Slater)

Hedgehog, The (Foreign Film – France)

What was the title of that book I read?

Like many of us you might not recall the title of a book or movie you checked out.  Maybe you didn't get to read the book or view the movie, or you want to recommend it to a friend, but the title proves elusive.  Now a new service is available that will keep a list of everything you check out.  You'll need to access your online account to sign up for this service.  Log in to your account and under 'personal information' select 'preferences.'   Read the disclaimer then check the box next to 'keep my checkout history' and press update.  Lists are subject to subpeona should the government have reason to to review your borrowing history.  The list will start from the date you sign up.  To view your list go into checkouts and select 'my checkout history.'  Scroll down to find that title; the list is historical that means it goes by checkout date.  It is not searchable; it can't be sorted but it is easy to scroll through.  So give it a try if this seems enticing.

New in August

FICTION:

The Sandcastle Girls by Chirs Bohjalian

Gold by Chris Cleave

The Wurst is Yet to Come by Mary Daheim

Buried on Avenue B by  Peter De Jonge

The Queen's Lover by Frnacine De Plessix Gray

Dutch Me Deadly by Maddy Hunter

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

The Red Book by Deborah Copaken Kogan

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Night Watch by Linda Fairstein

Blue Monday by Nicci French

Beastly Things by Donna Leon

A Road by Any Other Name by Sarah Maclean

Jury of His Peers by Debbie Macomber

Diary of a Mad Fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee

Hard Country by Michael McGarrity

The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

The Rebel Wife by Taylor M. Polites

Blood Line by James Rollins

Heart of a Killer by Davide Rosenfelt

The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons

Friends Forever by Danielle Steel

The Good Dream by Donna Vanliere

 

New in August

FICTION:

The Sandcastle Girls by Chirs Bohjalian

Gold by Chris Cleave

The Wurst is Yet to Come by Mary Daheim

Buried on Avenue B by  Peter De Jonge

The Queen's Lover by Frnacine De Plessix Gray

Dutch Me Deadly by Maddy Hunter

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

The Red Book by Deborah Copaken Kogan

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Night Watch by Linda Fairstein

Blue Monday by Nicci French

Beastly Things by Donna Leon

A Road by Any Other Name by Sarah Maclean

Jury of His Peers by Debbie Macomber

Diary of a Mad Fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee

Hard Country by Michael McGarrity

The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

The Rebel Wife by Taylor M. Polites

Blood Line by James Rollins

Heart of a Killer by Davide Rosenfelt

The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons

Friends Forever by Danielle Steel

The Good Dream by Donna Vanliere

 

New Mysteries August 2012

Creole Belle by James Lee Burke
Death in a Wine Dark Sea by Lisa King
Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken by Tarquin Hall
Hellbox by Bill Pronzini
Lethal Outlook by Victoria Laurie
Some Like it Hawk by Donna Andrews
Where the Bodies are Buried by Christopher Brookmyre
Harry Lipkin, Private Eye by Barry Fantoni
Death Makes the Cut by Janice Hamrick
Die a Stranger by Steve Hamilton
Crowded Grave by Martin Walker
Leader of the Pack by David Rosenfelt
Summon up the Blood by R.N. Morris
Death in August by Marco Vichi
The Wurst is Yet to Come by Mary Daheim
Pigeon Pie Mystery by Julia Stuart
XO by Jeffery Deaver
The Caller by Karen Fossum (pub date 8/14)
Bones are Forever by Kathy Reichs
St. Zita Society by Ruth Rendell (pub date 8/14)
When I Kill You by Michelle Wan
Twenty Year Death by Ariel S. Winter (pub date 8/7)

While You're Waiting.....

What are you reading before you get your turn for that wildly popular new title?  Here are some more suggestions to consider while you're waiting. 

New DVD Releases for July 24th

We have six new titles for Tuesday, July 24th.  They are:

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season Eight

Damages - Season Four

Footnote (Foreign Film - Israel)

Franklin and Bash - Season One

Monitor, The (Foreign Film - Norway)

NCIS Los Angeles - Seasons One and Two


Reader Reviews

This review was submitted by Caitlyn Waletzky for our Raving Reviews program.  If you would like to write reviews for our Teen Page, please come to our Monday, June 30 program downstairs in the Story Time Room.  You too can be a critic.

The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens, published-2011

Better Than Google

While I like all of our databases I do have a favorite that I use all the time. That database is Novelist Plus, fun to use and a great help to those of us who do readers advisory.  You can use it to find books in series order, find a read-alike, a book review, a book discussion guide and much more.  If you remember parts of a plot and forget the author and title, you can describe the plot in a few words and see what Novelist finds.  There are feature articles about authors, genres and trends in literature.  There are lists of annotated recommended books by genres and sub-genres, for example, religious mysteries, humorous romances and biblical fiction.  One of the nice features is the read-alikes, for every book you click on, Novelist will provide three read-alikes.  This database is great for book discussion groups searching for another title.  They have also partnered with GoodReads, so you can check other reader reviews.  In some cases, it provides a first chapter, ao you can get a sample of the book.

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