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December Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Adler-Olsen
     The Keeper of Lost Causes
by Jussi Adler-Olsen.  Translated by Lisa Hartford.  Read by Erik Davies.  13 discs.  15+ hours.

BCD Archer
     Only Time Will Tell
by Jeffrey Archer.  Read by Roger Allan.  10 discs.  10 + hours.

BCD Child
       The Affair
by lee Child.  Read by Dick Hill.  11 discs.  14 hours.

BCD Christer
     The Stonehenge Legacy
by Sam Christer.  Read by David Thorpe.  10 discs.  13 hours.

BCD Science Fiction Cline
      Ready  Player One
by Ernest Cline.  Read by Wil Wheaton.  13 discs.  15+ hours.

BCD Coelho
     Aleph
by Paulo Coelho.  Read by Mark Bramhall.  7 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD  Colfer

New DVD Releases for January 4th, 2012

We have five new titles for Tuesday, January 4th.  They are:

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (Katie Holmes)

Guard, The (Don Cheadle)

Hangover Part II

I Don't Know How She Does It (Sarah Jessica Parker)

Puncture (Drama)

Heavenly Bodies

Happy New Year, everyone!  I wish you all good health and good reads for the coming year.  I've seen a number of "best of 2011" lists circulating on the web this week (if you're interested, click here for a collection of lists), but today, on the cusp of the New Year, I'm more interested in looking forward than looking back.  I don't know about you, but I'm already anticipating a lot of great books and new series slated for 2012.  What new genre trends would YOU like to see in the coming year?

Here's my big prediction: I think paranormal romance is due for a major shake-up.  Shapeshifters are still going strong, but the vampire craze is on the way out.  They're not quite dead yet (if you'll excuse the pun), but it's beginning to feel like all the possible changes have been rung on tall, dark, and toothsome heroes.  Zombies were fun, but they don't really cut it as romantic leads.  (Sure, they'll give you their hearts-- literally-- but then they want to eat your brains, and that makes a "happily ever after" kind of hard.)  I'm certainly ready for something new.

New Mysteries January 2012

Betrayal of Trust by Susan Hill
Silence by J. Sydney Jones
D.C. Dead by Stuart Woods
Perilous Conception by Larry Karp
Murder in Mount Holly by Paul Theroux
1222 by Anne Holt
Egypt by Nick Drake
Storm Damage by Ed Kovacs
Dead Man's Grip by Peter James
Mr. Kill by Martin Limon
Silence by Jan Costin Wagner
Anatomist's Apprentice by Tessa Harris
Dead Witness edited by Michael Sims
Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell
Swift Edge by Laura DiSilverio

Mobile Catalog Debuts

The mobile version of our new Enterprise catalog, BookMyne, is now available for iOS (iPhones, iPads, and iPods)  and Android.  Find the app in iTunes or Android Market.  Please have a look at the User Guides for Android and iOS and take it for a spin!

Winter on the Web

 

  Believe it or not, winter is here.  But with 50 degree temperatures currently reading on the thermometer, it's hard to imagine that cold and snowy days are just around the corner.  Until they arrive, you can get a frosty glimpse of the  past on the internet.  At www.snowflakebentley.com  you can learn about the fascinating man, Wilson A. Bentley.  Also known as "Snowflake" Bentley, he was a self educated farmer, who developed a technique of attaching a camera to a microscope.  In 1885, he became the first person to photograph a single snowflake.  Learn more about "Snowflake" and view his actual images on this truly unique website.

 

High Fantasy: Getting into The Hobbit

Fantasy buffs have been waiting a long time for this, and now... we have to wait a year longer.  If you don't know what I'm talking about, allow me to enlighten you:

New Romance Fiction for December 2011

X= Holiday title

In paperback:

Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (2, Beg for Mercy) C, M
Seduction of a Highland Lass by Maya Banks (2, Highlander) H, M
Baby, Don't Go by Stephanie Bond (3, Southern Roads) C
The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne (4, Spymaster's Lady) H, M
The Virtuoso by Grace Burrowes (3, Duke's Obsession) H
The Heart of a Killer by Jaci Burton (1, The Killer series) C, M
Razor's Edge by Shannon K. Butcher (2, Edge) C, M
Ripe for Scandal by Isobel Carr (2, League of Second Sons) H, M
Desired by Nicola Cornick (5, Scandalous Women of the Ton) H

New Speculative Fiction for December 2011

New to our shelves:

Heart of Steel by Meljean Brook (2, The Iron Seas) A, SF, M, R
Stands a Shadow by Col Buchanan (2, Heart of the World) F
Saints Astray by Jacqueline Carey (2, Santa Olivia) SF, CB, R, A
A Fighting Chance by William C. Dietz (9, Legion of the Damned) SF
The Devil's Diadem by Sara Douglass F
When the Saints by Dave Duncan (2, Brothers Magnus) F
Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater (2, As the World Dies) H, A
Tricks of the Trade by Laura Anne Gilman (3, Paranormal Scene Investigations) F, M, R
Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel H, SF, R, A

New DVD Releases for December 20th

We have seven new releases for Tuesday, December 20th.  They are:

Colombiana (Zoe Saldana)

Margin Call

Midnight In Paris

Straw Dogs (Kate Bosworth)

Tempest, The (Helen Mirren)

Warrior (Nick Nolte)

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