Thursday, January 24, 2013

Librarians are ROCKSTARS! - Tom Angleberger

Steve, in collaboration with Allison and Michelle from the Authors are ROCKSTARS! podcast, chats with author and illustrator Tom Angleberger about the awesomeness of libraries, librarians, and Star Wars!

Tom is the author and illustrator of the Origami Yoda series, in addition to many other great novels for young readers. His next book, Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling, will be on bookstore shelves in March 2013.


It was a great pleasure to team up with Allison and Michelle for this special project. Be sure to check out the first part of this series over on their site, with author Kirby Larson and add their show to your podcast-listening queue today!


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Librarians are ROCKSTARS! - Kirby Larson

Take a listen to the newest episode of the Authors are ROCKSTARS! podcast for a special collaboration we call Librarians are ROCKSTARS! We spoke with author Kirby Larson about her love of libraries and librarians, and got a sneak peek at her new book, Hattie Ever After, hitting bookshelves on February 12.

Allison and Michelle were a delight to work with, and you'll see part two with another great author here on Thursday.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Episode Twenty-One: Best Books of 2012 (Part Two)


Stephanie Anderson:

Far From The Tree by Andrew Solomon
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
The Passage of Power by Robert Caro

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg
Building Stories by Chris Ware
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
By Blood by Ellen Ullman
The Legend of Pradeep Mathew by Shehan Karunatilaka
I Am An Executioner by Rajesh Parameswaran
Zona by Geoff Dyer
The Lifespan of a Fact by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal
The Red Book by Carl Jung
Coming in 2013:
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Lullaby of Polish Girls by Dagmara Dominczyk
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Darien Library Staff Top 10:
Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Burn Down the Ground by Kambri Crews
Elsewhere by Richard Russo
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
Far From The Tree by Andrew Solomon
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloane
Quiet by Susan Cain
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Thomas Maluck:

Message To Adolf by Osamu Tezuka
Daredevil by Mark Waid & various artists

The Graphic Canon by Various
A Wrinkle In Time adapted by Hope Larson

Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Coming in 2013:
Vinland Saga by Makoto Yukimura 


Julie Jurgens:


The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
Four Mile by Watt Key
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand
Long Lankin by Lindsay Barrclough
Black Dog by Levi Pinfold
It's a Tiger by David LaRochelle & ills. by Jeremy Tankard
A Boy, a Bear and a Boat by Dave Shelton
Marching To The Mountaintop : How Poverty, Labor Fights, And Civil Rights Set The Stage For Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Final Hours by Ann Bausum
The Beetle Book by Steve Jenkins
Coming in 2013:
The Beatles Were Fab (And They Were Funny) by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer

Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles by Erica Farber

Leah White:

The Twelve by Justin Cronin
At the Mouth of the River of Bees by Kij Johnson
Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson
Redshirts by John Scalzi

Store of the Worlds by Robert Sheckley

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Episode Twenty: Best Books of 2012 (Part One)

Steve speaks with a group of librarians about their favorite books of 2012 (and some sneak peeks into 2013).
Tome Reader
Liz Burns:

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough
Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
FitzOsbornes at War by Michelle Cooper
Coming in 2013:
Game by Barry Lyga
Kiki Strike: The Darkness Dwellers by Kirsten Miller
Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta
Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

Kelly Jensen:
Crazy by Amy Reed
Me & Earl & The Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
Thumped by Megan McCafferty
Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
Statistical Probability of Love and First Sight by Jennifer E Smith
The Children and the Wolves by Adam Rapp
Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo
This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
Butter by Erin Jade Lange
The List by Siobhan Vivian
The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis
The Opposite of Hallelujah by Anna Jarzab
172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
Catch & Release by Blythe Woolston
Coming in 2013:
17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma
Absent by Katie Williams
The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding
When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Kristi Chadwick:
Cold Days by Jim Butcher
Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire
Discount Armaggeddon by Seanan McGuire
Deadline (Newsflesh Trilogy) by Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire)
Angel's Ink: The Asylum Tales by Jocelynn Drake
Ironskin by Tina Connolly
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Coming in 2013:
Chimes at Midnight & Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire
Greenlight for Murder by Heywood Gould

Anna Mickelsen:
The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks (#2 in the Lightbringer Trilogy)
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth
Ravishing the Heiress by Sherry Thomas (Fitzhugh Trilogy #2)
The Rook by Daniel O'Malley
Coming in 2013:
A Memory of Light by Brandon Sanderson & Robert Jordan
Ever After by Kim Harrison
Anything by Sherry Thomas
A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent, Marie Brennan

Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work by Jeanne Marie Laskas
Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace by D.T. Max
My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
Always Put In a Recipe and Other Tips for Living from Iowa's Best-Known Homemaker by Evelyn Birkby
George Harrison: Living in the Material World by George Harrison
Read This! Handpicked Favorites from America's Indie Bookstores
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
Reinventing Bach by Paul Elie
Quiet: The Power of Introverts In a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
COMING IN 2013:
American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath by Carl Rollyson
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright
My Brother's Book by Maurice Sendak
Detroit by Charlie LeDuff
Gun Guys by Dan Baum
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing with Others by Stacy Horn

Becky Spratford
The Walking Dead (graphic novel) by Robert Kirkman
The Void by Brett Talley
The Devil in Silver by Victor LaValle.
Flesh and Bone (Rot and Ruin trilogy) by Jonathan Maberry
A Bad Day for Voodoo by Jeff Strand
Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel (Book Two in The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein series)
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Seed by Ania Ahlborn
Coming in 2013:
Extinction Machine by Jonathan Maberry
NO24A2 by Joe Hill
Locke and Key (graphic novel) by Joe Hill
Dr. Sleep by Stephen King (sequel to The Shining)