Monday Fun Day! (12/10/2012 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (12/10/2012 Edition)

Welcome to a new week, everyone!

- Thank you to all of the librarians who came out to last week's book buzzes in New York and Philadelphia. I had a wonderful time sharing the good word about our Winter 2013 titles and I hope you heard about a few books you simply can't run a library without! 

- Library Journal's resident dude expert, Douglas Lord, has curated another list of Books for Dudes including THE UNINVITED by Liz Jensen, of which he says, "Both the hero and the mystery of this superb and engrossing novel will captivate readers." See the full article here.

- Twitter users: This Thursday @fsgbooks will be hosting a live chat with @YaelKohen at 12:30pm (Eastern) to discuss WE KILLED: The Rise of Women In American Comedy! Use the hashtag: #WeKilled

 

 

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It’s Video Friday!

It’s Video Friday!

Happy Friday, librarians! We have two videos for you to cue up and enjoy over your lunch break today.

The first video is an episode of "Book Lust with Nancy Pearl" featuring Nancy in conversation with memoirist Paul Auster in which they talk about his latest, WINTER JOURNAL

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The second video is Shelf Awareness' Book Trailer of the Day for WE KILLED: The Rise of Women in American Comedy: A Very Oral History by Yael Kohen.

Be warned: The video itself is less that 2 minutes long, but time might get away from you as you spend the next few hours looking up clips from all your favorite comediennes...

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Our #FridayReads!

Our #FridayReads!

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Talia's Reading: 

THE FIRE WITNESS by Lars Kepler (July, 2013)

You may remember Lars Kepler, the pseudonymous Swedish couple who charmed us all at the Mystery Authors Revealed Panel at PLA this year. Well, they're back with their third thriller after THE HYPNOTIST and THE NIGHTMARE!

Ali's Almost Done With:

A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS: A MEMOIR OF LADY TRENT by Marie Brennan (February, 2013)

I'm having way too much fun reading this book. These dragons are wild, fierce, and scary (read: they would make atrocious house pets). Also, there are mysterious goings-on involving smugglers and petrified dragon bones that I'm itching to get to the bottom of!

Expect to hear more about this one in the next Uncharted Pages...

Ali's About to Start:

WE KILLED: THE RISE OF WOMEN IN AMERICAN COMEDY by Yael Kohen, contributing editor at Marie Claire (October, 2012)

There are fifty years of stories about iconic comediennes in this book. I can't wait!

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The Ultimate #BookBattle2 Webinar Title List

The Ultimate #BookBattle2 Webinar Title List

Today at 2pm Talia and Chris (Sterling) are going head-to-head in a reprise of their Oscar-nominated book buzz performance from ALA Annual and you don't want to miss it this time around. Sign up now!

UPDATE: This event is now over. The archived Booklist webinar will be available here soon!

Here's a sneak peek at the books that Talia will be talking about this afternoon (and see her full slide deck here!). WARNING: Major spoilers below!

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50 SHADES OF GREY Read-Alikes:

WILD CARD by Lora Leigh

BLUSH by Opal Carew

PANIC SNAP by Laura Reese

TOPPING FROM BELOW by Laura Reese

Adult Titles:

THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY by Louise Penny

A KILLING IN THE HILLS by Julia Keller

ROGUE by Mark Sullivan

YOUNG PHILBY by Robert Littell

CHINESE WHISKERS by Pallavi Aiyar

PAW PRINTS IN THE MOONLIGHT by Denis O'Connor

MEMOIRS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND by Matthew Dicks

THE FORGETTING TREE by Tatjana Soli

THE ELEMENTALS by Francesca Lia Block

GRACE GROWS by Shelle Sumners

HOW I CAME TO SPARKLE AGAIN by Kaya McLaren

MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan

STORMDANCER by Jay Kristoff

THIS BOOK IS FULL OF SPIDERS by David Wong

SHAKESPEARE'S TREMOR AND ORWELL'S COUGH by John J. Ross, M.D.

WE KILLED by Yael Kohen

Teen Titles:

WAKE and LULLABY by Amanda Hocking

BENEATH THE GLITTER by Elle & Blair Fowler

ECHO by Alyson Noel

DEATH AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Darynda Jones

WHISPERS AT MOONRISE by C.C. Hunter

THIS IS NOT A TEST by Courtney Summers

SPARK by Amy Kathleen Ryan

GLITCH by Heather Anastasiu

MIDNIGHT CITY by J. Barton Mitchell

THE HUNT by Andrew Fukuda

And, of course...

PIPPI MOVES IN! by Astrid Lindgren

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