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Question for the weekend

Written on: September 4th, 2009 in Reviews

If you’re a ‘geek dad’ like me, this question can take the place of any rugged outdoor pursuit you may otherwise be planning this holiday weekend. If you’re interested in the history of how labor day came to be, you can learn more at the Department of Labor’s website. The first labor day holiday was […]


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Blast from the past

Written on: September 3rd, 2009 in Reviews

Here’s the New York Times bestseller list from Dec. 27, 1998- what’s so special about that date? Well, it’s the date that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone debuted on the list (at number 16): A Man in Full, Tom Wolfe Bag of Bones, Stephen King Simple Truth, David Baldacci Mirror Image, Danielle Steel Rainbow […]


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Await Your Reply

Written on: August 24th, 2009 in Reviews

Await Your Reply, the new novel by Dan Chaon, author of You Remind Me of Me, is published tomorrow by Ballantine. It was reviewed by Janet Maslin last week in the New York Times, and oddly enough, I had read it a few days before as a review copy. One of the perks of being […]


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Eldritch horror beckons…

Written on: August 20th, 2009 in Reviews

I was going to try and wait until midnight to post this, but I was tired and am going on vacation tomorrow. The horror writer H.P Lovecraft was born today, Aug. 20, in 1890. He’s best known for his densely written tales of supernatural terror, originally published in pulp magazines like Weird Tales, featuring a […]


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All New

Written on: August 20th, 2009 in Reviews

Click on the links below to get lists of new items available from the Delaware Library Catalog in various formats: All New Items New Audio Books New Books New DVDs


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Judging by covers

Written on: August 19th, 2009 in NewsReviews

Judging a book by its cover is not recommended (although everyone does it)- but this chart from sci-fi and fantasy publisher Orbit is funny and fascinating nevertheless: I guess they don’t call the genre “swords and sorcery” for nothing. It looks like 2008 was not a good year for unicorn fans- maybe next year!


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Sunday Books

Written on: August 17th, 2009 in Reviews

As ever, the Sunday New York Times Book Review is the best place to go to plan your next reading adventure. There are some fascinating-sounding titles discussed in the most current issue, as well as early warnings on a couple of duds. That Old Cape Magic, by Richard Russo is a family dramedy with Russo’s […]


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Stop me before I buy again!

Written on: August 13th, 2009 in NewsReviewsTech

You can admit it, it’s OK— it used to be so much easier to buy from Amazon or Barnes and Noble than to go to the library to pick up that book you’d heard about or seen a great review for. A lot of people are thinking twice about that now! It’s been the case […]


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Different wiring…

Written on: August 12th, 2009 in Reviews

I picked up this book for my daughter after seeing it reviewed in twitter form by @MKlibraries (the Milton Keynes library system near London). For the tween/early YA reader, it’s a nicely crafted mystery set in England, but also notable for its narrator, Ted, who has a brain with “a different operating system”, not specifically […]


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Yum

Written on: August 5th, 2009 in Reviews

After spending a day at the Delaware State Fair, you can’t help thinking about food and our connection to it! One of the goals of the State Fair is to make sure that people who are increasingly distant from agricultural life remain aware of where their food comes from and the people who provide it- […]


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