Monday Fun Day! (6/10/2013 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (6/10/2013 Edition)

Happy Monday, librarians! 

- We hope you got the chance to properly celebrate National Doughnut Day last Friday. If not, it's not too late. Any day can be National Doughnut Day if you want it to be! Just get yourself some torus-shaped deep-fried dough and GO. TO. TOWN. Our recommended reading pairing: Jessica Beck's Donut Shop Mysteries.

- EarlyWord posted the full list of titles mentioned at the 4th Annual Librarian Shout 'n Share panel on their site with a nice description of the panel, so if you didn't get to BEA, those are the books your colleagues wanted to be sure you knew about. 

The titles mentioned that are published and distributed by Macmillan:

FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
THE BONE SEASON by Samantha Shannon
FLAT WATER TUESDAY by Ron Irwin
LADIES' NIGHT by Mary Kay Andrews
HAVISHAM by Ronald Frame
THE TUDOR CONSPIRACY by C.W. Gortner
CINNAMON AND GUNPOWDER by Eli Brown
HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny
GOOD AS GONE by Douglas Corleone
PERV by Jese Bering

indie next pick- As a follow up note: we just found out that FLAT WATER TUESDAY is a June Indie Next Pick alongside ON SAL MAL LANE by Ru Freeman (we will have finished copies of this one in booth #2103 in Chicago!).

- Shelf Awareness reviewed Steve Hamilton's latest Alex McKnight novel, LET IT BURN. They said,

"Hamilton's previous McKnight books were steeped in the lonely ethos of [Michigan's Upper Peninsula], but he may be even more successful in his rendering of today's broken Detroit as we follow the tenacious McKnight past boarded-up mansions, graffitied railroad bridges and trash-strewn yards. It doesn't make a pretty picture, but LET IT BURN may be Hamilton's best novel yet."

Nice! Now let's get this week started!

 

 

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Revenge is a Dish Best Served Baked!

Revenge is a Dish Best Served Baked!

We've drooled over Jessica Beck's Donut Shop Mysteries with you before, and we're (unsurprisingly) back at it. 

Yesterday Talia noticed POWERED PERIL, the latest installment in this delicious series featuring a small-town baker turned amateur sleuth, made the New York Times mass market fiction extended bestsellers list!

"An astute sleuth and an appealing smalltown setting help make this a winner, along with tempting donut recipes interspersed throughout." -Publishers Weekly on KILLER CRULLERS

READERS BEWARE:

"This delicious new mystery/recipe series will give readers some serious doughnut cravings." -Publishers Weekly on GLAZED MURDER

You've been warned.

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Back and Recovering from PLA!

Back and Recovering from PLA!

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Whew, what a week! Between the PLA author panels, the Nancy Pearl Book Buzz, Federal Donuts and cupcakes, we're still in recovery mode.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the our booth!. We hope you walked away with a book or two (or three!) that will double your pulse, triple your reading speed, and keep you up hours after bedtime. 

If you didn't make it to the book buzz or need a refresher, Talia's slides are posted here.

We hope to see you all again later this year at TLA, ALA Annual, or BEA! 

Sincerely,
Your favorite book angels (Talia, Peter, & Ali)!

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