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What's Cooking?: A Cup of Tea

We’ve all had those hectic days that never seem to end.  Sometimes you just need to get off that carousel of life for a breather and get back on again.  Whenever I feel this way, I reach out for a soothing cup of tea to calm me, creating a temporary oasis.  There is something about slowly sipping that hot cup of tea that seems to unwind the tensions.  Besides its relaxing effect, taking the time to drink it provides a needed moment to be quiet, be centered, and clear your head so you can regroup to face the obstacles before you.

New DVD Releases for June 11th

We have three new titles for Tuesday, June 11th.  They are:

Hansel & Gretal: Witch Hunters

Oz the Great and Powerful (James Franco)

Snitch

New Romance Fiction for June 2013

In paperback:

Haven Creek by Rochelle Alers (3, Cavanaugh Island) C, O
The Emperor's New Clothes by Victoria Alexander (11, Faerie Tale Romance) H, W
The Look of Love by Bella Andre (1, The Sullivans) C
Homecoming by Lacey Baker (1, Sweetland) C
Ours To Love by Shayla Black (7, Wicked Lovers) C, E, M/F/M
Half Moon Hill by Toni Blake (6, Destiny) C
Hearts of Shadow by Kira Brady (2, Deadglass trilogy) C, A, F, S
Walking in Fire by Cathryn Cade (1, Hawaiian Heroes) C, M, S, O, E
Surrender to the Earl by Gayle Callen (2, Brides of Redemption) H

New Speculative Fiction for June 2013

New to our shelves:

The Tyrant's Law by Daniel Abraham (3, Dagger and the Coin) F, M
School's Out Forever by Scott Andrews (2: 3, 5, 7, The Afterblight Chronicles Omnibus) SF, M
      (contains Children's Crusade, Operation Motherland, and School's Out)
Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 by Catherine Asaro, ed. (2013, Nebula Awards Showcase) SF (SF Nebula 2013)
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks H
Guardian by Jack Campbell (3, The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier) SF
The Watchtower by Lee Carroll (2, Black Swan Rising) F, H, R
Blood and Bone by Ian C. Esslemont (5, The Malazan Empire) F, M

June 2013 Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Archer
     Best Kept Secret
by Jeffrey Archer.  Read by Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox.  9 discs.   11 hours.

BCD Atkinson
     Life After Life
by Kate Atkinson.  Read by Fenella Woolgar.  12 discs.  15+ hours.

BCD Baldacci
     The Hit
by David Baldacci.  Read by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy.  10 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Baldacci
     Total Control
by David Baldacci.  Read by George Guidall.  16 discs.  18 hours.

New Music Releases, June, 2013

98 Degrees.  2.0                                                                       MR NINE TPO

Adkins, Trace.  Love Will                                                              MC ADKI LW

New DVD Titles, June, 2013

THREE DAY DVDS

Beautiful Creatures (Viola Davis)

Clandestine Childhood (Foreign Film – Argentina)

Cloud Atlas (Tom Hanks)

Common Man, A (Ben Kingsley)

Dark Skies (Horror)

Day He Arrives (Foreign Film – South Korea)

Down the Shore (James Gandolfini)

Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise)

Last Stand (Arnold Schwarzenegger)

Leonie

Liz & Dick (TV Movie – Lindsay Lohan)

Mama (Horror)

Oranges, The (Hugh Laurie)

Parker (Jennifer Lopez)

Priest of Evil (Foreign Film – Finland)

Red Hook Summer (Director – Spike Lee)

Safe Haven

Side Effects (Jude Law)

Stand Up Guys (Al Pacino)

Texas Chainsaw (Horror)

This Must Be the Place (Sean Penn)

Touch (1997 – Bridget Fonda)

Yossi (Foreign Film – Israel)

 

TWO WEEK DVDS

Covert Affairs: Season Three

New DVD Releases for June 4th

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

A Good Day To Die Hard (Bruce Willis)

Breaking Bad: Season 5

Identity Thief

Pretty Little Liars: Season 3

Warm Bodies

New Mysteries June 2013

As She Left it by Catriona McPherson
Eternally 21 by Linda Joffe Hull
Close to the Bone by Stuart MacBride
Mrs. Jeffries Turns the Tide by Emily Brightwell
Topped Chef by Lucy Burdette
Good Man Friday by Barbara Hambly
Cuts Through the Bone by Alaric Hunt
When the Devil Drives by Christopher Brookmyer
Good People by Ewart Hutton
Begonia Bribe by Alyse Carlson
Gluten for Punishment by Nancy J. Parra
Killer in Crinolines by Duffy Brown
Kneading to Die by Liz Mugavero
Free Fall by Chris Grabenstein
Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night by James Runcie
Last Girl by Jane Casey
Requiem Mass by Elizabeth Corley
Foal Play by Kathryn O'Sullivan
Robert B. Parker's Wonderland by Ace Atkins
Little Green by Walter Mosley
Silken Prey by John Sandford
You Cannoli Die Once by Shelley Costa
Silent Voices by Ann Cleeves
Onion Street by Reed Farrel Coleman
Antidote to Murder by Felicity Young
Every Broken Trust by Linda Rodriguez
Original Skin by David Mark
Body in the Piazza by Katherine Hall Page
Brush With Death by Karen MacInerney

Donations - Check it Out

So you've finally gotten around to some serious decluttering. College graduates are moving out, high school seniors have their college acceptances or you might be downsizing.  Are you wondering what to do with those old college textbooks, best sellers from back in the nineties, more than gently used paperbacks or favorite bedtime story books?  Many people don't want to throw books away.  You might think the best place is to drop them off at the library.  We appreciate your good intentions but we really can't accept them.  Very few donations are added to the collection; some might make it onto our 'Littlest Bookstore" shelves.  Sadly, the majority are carted off by the custodial staff for recycling.  We can suggest you call local hospitals, hospice, goodwill or local senior centers.  A search on the internet may turn up sites that pick up books left curbside.  New City Library no longer holds book sales, but other libraries in the county do and might accept your donations.  Some phone numbers you might find useful:  Goodwill, 624-0187, Salvation Army 620-7200.   

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