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New and Featured Books for 09/11/2013:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…

FICTION:

The Kill List by Frederick Forsyth

...rich with emotion and psychological truth.

The Affairs Of Others by Amy Grace Loyd

Dick Francis’ Refusal by Felix Francis

The Last Kiss Goodbye by Karen Robards

The Arrangement by Mary Balogh

The NYT bestselling author of The Leftovers and Little Children.

Nine Inches: Stories by Tom Perrotta

The Thicket by Joe. R. Lansdale

Second Watch by J. A. Jance

Wasted!

W Is For Wasted by Sue Grafton

NON-FICTION:

November 22, 1963: Reflections On The Life, Assassination, And Legacy Of John F. Kennedy by Dean R. Owen

Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, And Where The Hell Are My Keys? by Billy Crystal

The official book of the acclaimed documentary film.

Salinger by David Shields and Shane Salerno

The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders To Justice by Rebecca Musser with M. Bridget Cook

Breach Of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers And Their Country by Andrew J. Bacevich

The brief and remarkable life of Danny Lewin.

No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life Of Danny Lewin, The Genius Who Transformed The Internet by Molly Knight Raskin

By the Pulitzer prize-wnning author of Lindbergh.

Wilson by A. Scott Berg

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

09/03/13.

08/14/13.

08/06/13.

07/16/13.

07/10/13.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 05/21/2013:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for younger and juvenile readers added to our library collection…

EASY READING:

If You Want To See A Whale by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Erin E. Stead

Meow.

How To Be A Cat by Nikki McClure

What Animals Really Like by Fiona Robinson

Growing oatmeal!

Tales For Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider

Meet Me At The Moon by Gianna Marino

When Georgia O'Keeffe painted what she pleased.

Georgia In Hawaii: When Georgia O’Keeffe Painted What She Pleased by Amy Novesky and illustrated by Yuyi Morales

Saturday With Daddy by Dan Andreasen

Can I Bring Woolly To The Library, Ms. Reeder? by Lois G. Grambling and illustrated by Judy Love

...he probably does not taste that great.

Don’t Eat The Baby! by Amy Young

FICTION:

Killer Koalas From Outer Space And Lots Of Other Very Bad Stuff That Will Make Your Brain Explode by Andy Griffiths and illustrated by Terry Denton

Island Of Thieves by Josh Lacey

The last musketeer!

The Last Musketeer by Stuart Gibbs

NON-FICTION:

Out Of This World: All The Cool Stuff About Space You Want To Know by Clive Gifford

She Sang Promise: The Story Of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader by Jan Godown Annino and illustrated by Lisa Desimini

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Presidential Pets: The Weird, Wacky, Little, Big, Scary, Strange Animals That Have Lived In The White House by Julia Moberg and illustrated by Jeff Albrecht Studios

Icky facts that will test your gross-out factor.

That’s Gross! – Icky Facts That Will Test Your Gross-Out Factor by Crispin Boyer

Treasure Of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories Of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters by Donna Jo Napoli and illustrated by Christina Balit

The Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever by Don Lessem and illustrated by Franco Tempesta

The edition for young readers.

How To Read Literature Like A Professor – For Kids by Thomas C. Foster

Ponies by Laura Marsh

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

05/09/13.

04/29/13.

04/22/13.

04/17/13.

And for Young Adults:

05/08/13.

04/18/13.

02/06/13.

12/28/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

05/06/13.

04/24/13.

03/27/13.

03/04/13.

New and Featured Books for 02/28/2013:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…

FICTION:

Here I Go Again by Jen Lancaster

The Lost Art Of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister

That Night On Thistle Lane by Carla Neggers

It is extremely important.

The Importance Of Being Wicked by Victoria Alexander

The Wheel Of Time: The Eye Of The World, Vol. 3 by Robert Jordan, adapted by Chuck Dixon, and illustrated by Marcio Fiorito and Francis Nuguit

Unusual Uses For Olive Oil by Alexander McCall Smith

Deadly Stakes by J. A. Jance

The Alpine Xanadu by Mary Daheim

...or does she?

Miss Dimple Suspects by Mignon F. Ballard

Good Kids by Benjamin Nugent

Iscariot: A Novel Of Judas by Tosca Lee

Wise men.

Wise Men by Stuart Nadler

Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner

Shadow On The Crown by Patricia Bracewell

A Cold And Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry

Moonlight Masquerade by Jude Deveraux

Farside by Ben Bova

Magnificence by Lydia Millet

E cosi desio me mena.

Indiscretion by Charles Dubow

Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason

The Colour Of Milk by Nell Leyshon

NON-FICTION:

Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff

The Rebellious Life Of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis

Nobody Walks: Bringing My Brother’s Killers To Justice by Dennis M. Walsh

Jujitsu Rabbi And The Godless Blonde by Rebecca Dana

Engineers Of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned The Tide In The Second World War by Paul Kennedy

The real life Dr. Frankenstein and the masterpiece by Mary Shelley.

The Lady And Her Monsters: A Tale Of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, And The Creation Of Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece by Roseanne Montillo

What technology does to meeting and mating.

Love In The Time Of Algorithms: What Technology Does To Meeting And Mating by Dan Slater

The Last Outlaws: The Lives And Legends Of Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid by Thom Hatch

Life of a rebel.

The Rebellious Life Of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis

Fast Minds: How To Thrive If You Have ADHD (Or Think You Might) by Craig Surman, Tim Bilkey, and Karen Weintraub

Creating Room To Read: A Story Of Hope In The Battle For Global Literacy by John Wood

The Disaster Diaries: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Apocalypse by Sam Sheridan

My journey, and the legacy of MLK Jr.

Martin’s Dream: My Journey And The Legacy Of Martin Luther King Jr. by Clayborne Carson

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

02/07/13.

01/31/13.

01/02/13.

12/27/12.

12/12/12.

New and Featured Books for 02/07/2013:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…

FICTION:

The Night Ranger by Alex Berenson

A book about tiny pop stars.

The Love Song Of Jonny Valentine by Teddy Wayne

The Man In 3B by Carl Weber

See Now Then by Jamaica Kincaid

The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler

Time travel and romance.

See Glass Winter by JoAnn Ross

Man In The Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell

NON-FICTION:

A book saved my life tonight.

How Literature Saved My Life by David Shields

The Real Jane Austen: A Life In Small Things by Paula Byrne

The Normal Bar: The Surprising Secrets Of Happy Couples And What They Reveal About Creating A New Normal In Your Relationship by Chrisanna Northrup, Pepper Schwartz, and James Witte

The real story of the servicewomen in the American military of today.

Undaunted: The Real Story Of America’s Servicewomen In Today’s Military by Tanya Biank

American Turnaround: Reinventing AT&T And GM And The Way We Do Business In The USA by Ed Whitacre with Leslie Cauley

Love stories.

Data,  A Love Story: How I Gamed Online Dating To Meet My Match by Amy Webb

Ike And Dick: Portrait Of A Strange Political Marriage by Jeffrey Frank

Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures Of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives by Becky Aikman

Beyond Belief: The Secret Life Inside Scientology And My Harrowing Escape by Jenna Miscavige Hill with Lisa Pulitzer

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

01/31/13.

01/02/13.

12/27/12.

12/12/12.

12/04/12.

New and Featured Books for 12/27/2012:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…

FICTION:

Chinese Whiskers by Pallavi Aiyar

Political Suicide by Michael Palmer

Killer Crust: A Pizza Lovers Mystery by Chris Cavender

Fiercely frightening, yet hauntingly beautiful.

Available Dark by Elizabeth Hand

Until Thy Wrath Be Past by Åsa Larsson

Ella ella eh eh eh.

Umbrella by Will Self

The Big Four by Agatha Christie

The Intercept by Dick Wolf

Two Graves by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

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Raised From The Ground by José Saramago

Shadow Creek by Joy Fielding

NON-FICTION:

Trusting Calvin: How A Dog Helped Heal A Holocaust Survivor’s Heart by Sharon Peters

It's all about me-owww!

I Could Pee On This: And Other Poems By Cats by Francesco Marciuliano

We’ve been having a nice laugh reading this book around the Library. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it as much as we have.

(I almost went for the fun and was going to say that it’s a purrrrrr-fect read for the Holidays.)

Peer evaluation.

from here.

Because I Said So! – The Truth Behind The Myths, Tales & Warnings Every Generation Passes Down To Its Kids by Ken Jennings

Massage For Dummies by Steven Capellini and Michael Van Welden

Riddled With Life: Friendly Worms, Ladybug Sex, And The Parasites That Make Us Who We Are by Marlene Zuk

The destruction of slavery in the United States, 1861-1865.

Freedom National: The Destruction Of Slavery In The United States, 1861-1865 by James Oakes

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

12/12/12.

12/04/12.

11/20/12.

11/19/12.

11/01/12.

10/19/12.

New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 12/05/2012:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for Young Adults added to our library collection…

FICTION:

Burned: A Pretty Little Liars Novel by Sara Shepard

Evil geniuses and killer playlists.

Perry’s Killer Playlist by Joe Schreiber

Dark Lord: The Early Years by Jamie Thomson

Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick: Ginny Davis’s Year In Stuff by Jennifer L. Holm and illustrated by Elicia Castaldi

Daniel X: Armageddon by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

Lovely, Dark And Deep by Amy McNamara

The bellows, the gallows, and the black general Gabriel.

Come August, Come Freedom: The Bellows, The Gallows, And The Black General Gabriel by Gigi Amateau

Sent by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Caught by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix

For boys and girls.

The Cavendish Home For Boys And Girls by Claire Legrand

Momentum by Saci Lloyd

The Curiosities: A Collection Of Stories by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff

The truth. Almost.

The Almost Truth by Eileen Cook

Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout

NON-FICTION:

Inspiring African-American Civil Rights Leaders by Stephen Feinstein

Paranormal Files: Ghosts by Stuart Webb

Teen cuisine.

Teen Cuisine: New Vegetarian by Matthew Locriccio, with photography by James Peterson

How To Beat Cyberbullying by Judy Monroe Peterson

Write Horror Fiction In 5 Simple Steps by Laura Baskes Litwin

Top 10 Tips For Planning A Career by Molly Jones

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

12/04/12.

11/20/12.

11/19/12.

11/01/12.

And for Young Adults:

08/17/12.

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

11/29/12.

11/15/12.

10/29/12.

10/18/12.

Reading material for 08/13/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

History as science.

Amazon’s new secret weapon.

The picture above by Norman Rockwell, as is the one below.

The strange superstitions of space missions.

5 fictional countries where the U.S. Army is trained to fight.

Would it be boring if we could live forever?

Try this 50 years of writing quiz.

The 10 best end of the world novels.

Check out the world’s most beautiful libraries.

Literary alternatives to Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Are these the 10 most difficult books?

Forbes ranks the top earning authors.

RIP Mel Stuart, director of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.

Movie prices are about to get even more expensive.

Joss Whedon to direct The Avengers 2 and to develop a TV show set in the Marvel universe for ABC.

Scenes showing how exactly Bane got so disfigured were cut from The Dark Knight Rises.

Check out the first official picture of Daniel Day Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln from the upcoming Steven Spielberg movie, based on the Doris Kearns Goodwin book.

They’re finally releasing that Red Dawn remake.

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Previous online reading material:

08/06/12.

07/23/12.

07/17/12.

07/09/12.

07/02/12.

Homework Help: Art, Music, and Literature.

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Need a little help finding what you’re looking for? The Robins AFB Library would like to provide you with a few resources suitable for students of all ages to help you get started.

Here are some links, resources, and interesting sites pertaining to the Arts…

The U. S. Copyright Office – The rules, forms, and instructions for how to file for a copyright. And a database you can search for registered copyrights.

The Copyright Primer – An interactive tutorial that serves as a nice introduction to the issues and laws concerning copyright ownership and the uses of information.

When Works Pass Into The Public Domain – A handy cheat sheet provided by the University of North Carolina to help determine if a work has passed into the public domain.

Copyright Terms and the Public Domain – Just as it says, an extremely comprehensive chart for understanding when a work will pass into the public domain, including a timeline and terminology.

Art:

Artcyclopedia – Users can search database by artist, artwork, movement, medium, or nationality to find information about that work of art as well biography and news about the artist.

ArtLex Art Dictionary – Featuring over 3,600 terms and their definitions used in discussing/reviewing art/visual culture, as well as thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, quotations, and references.

The Artist’s Toolkit – Providing the basic concepts of art appreciation and creating art.

The Smithsonian Institute – The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Established in 1870, the Met has over 2 million works of art from all over the globe, from ancient times to modern, in its permanent collection, and almost 7,000 of them can be viewed online.

The Museum of Modern Art – MoMA offers an unparalleled overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, as well as drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, film, electronic media, as well as papers and files on individual artists.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts – The website for the only museum in the world exclusively dedicated to recognizing the contributions of female artists.

Arts Edge – A free digital resource to help teaching and learning about the arts, as well as offering materials that help to creatively use technology as a way to integrate the arts into other academic fields. Provided by the Kennedy Center.

Film & Television:

The Internet Movie Database – The IMDB is one of the greatest resources available online. You can search for movies and TV shows by title, cast/crew and character information. A great spot for determining all the above information plus runtime, genre, cast overview, year of release, plot overview. Also provides links to user and professional critic reviews, among many other cool features.

Rotten Tomatoes – A top resource for keeping track of information about movie and DVD releases, and finding dependable critical reviews from the nation’s top print and online film critics.

Teen Movie Critic – Reviews of films for teens written by teens.

Backstage – a great online resource for actors, providing insides, advice, and casting news.

The Oscars – The homepage for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Motion picture/film lessons and resources – A very comprehensive set of links, provided by the Media Literacy Clearinghouse.

TV.com – Providing recaps, episode guides, cast bios, and schedule listings for your favorite shows.

The Movie Spoiler – Called “the most fun you can have at the movies without being there.” Provides detailed synopsizes of films.

Television Without Pity – Extremely humorous and snarky recaps, spoilers, and message boards centered around your favorite shows.

Hulu – Speaking of your favorite shows, never miss an episode and watch in streaming video. Some content free, with time limits, and partially subscription-based.

Memory Alpha – An extremely detailed and comprehensive wiki for all things Star Trek.

The Movie Cliches List – A humorous list of stereotypes and flaws in logic constantly recurring in movies.

Performing Arts:

Performing Arts Encyclopedia – A guide to the music, theater, and dance resources, collections, and exhibitions available through the Library Of Congress.

The Monologue Archive – A nice collection of monologues from many famous playwrights, as well as a very hand set of theatrical and dramatic links.

The Costume Page – Extensive online resources dealing with the art and history of costuming for live dramatic theater, dance performances, opera, sports, as well as film and television.

NPR’s Performing Arts page – A nice collection of links to stories and interviews dealing with actors, dramatists, and the theater, as well as audio archives for stories about the performing arts on National Public Radio.

The Internet Broadway Database – Similar to the IMDB, but an archive of Broadway theater information, providing interesting facts and statistics about different productions.

Dramatist Play Service – A subscription database that lets users search and browse plays by their title and author, buy books, and purchase rights. Represents both new and established playwrights.

Warner Robins Little Theatre – Local community theater house/company who has been entertaining central Georgia for almost 50 years.

The Perry Players Community Theatre – Located in beautiful downtown Perry, this community theater house/company has been providing high quality entertainment and cultural activies for the past 30 years.

National Forensic League – The NFL promotes debate, oratory, and public speaking for high school and middle school students as a means of helping them to become effective communicators and ethical individuals and to develop strong critical thinking.

Music:

Pandora – Create an online streaming radio station based on songs, genres, eras, or artists. Completely free and also available as an app.

Last.fm - Free streaming radio and also lets you effortlessly track what you listen to from any player or device and recommends more music and artists to you based on your taste.

8 Tracks - Create your own streaming radio station or playlist, share with your friends, or listen to station and playlists from users from around the world.

Playlist.com - Listen to songs, build a playlist, and share with your friends around the world via all of your favorite social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, etc.

Art of the Mix – Devoted to the art form that is making a good mix tape or CD. Read thousands of others’ track lists and share your own.

The Public Domain Information Project – Information on and searchable database for songs and music in the public domain.

All Music Guide - A comprehensive listing of music information, and great for finding any song, artist, album, or genre.

Ultimate band list - As advertised, you can probably find information on any band or group here.

Song Facts – Search by artist, song title, or genre, and find fascinating music trivia, song meanings, behind the scenes info, and lyrics.

Song Meanings – Lyrics to your favorite songs, as well community provided stories about what they mean to others, and allowing you to share what a particular song means to you.

Lyrics World – Search for the lyrics from your favorite songs, provided in an alphabetical list.

The Archive of Misheard Lyrics – Check out common and commonly hilarious misconceptions in song lyrics.

From The Top – Offering education events as well as a showcase of America’s best young musicians. Also a show on both NPR and PBS.

All About Jazz – A very informative advocacy website for Jazz enthusiasts, dedicated to raising awareness of jazz music as well as defining it, and providing reviews and history of jazz artists.

Music Theory – An interactive website that provides less, exercises, and tools for learning musical theory.

Pollstar – A nice resource for tracking touring information and concert reviews for your favorite bands and artists.

Billboard – The online site for Billboard magazine, which provides daily music news, reviews, and chart reports, as well as much more.

Rolling Stone – The online site for Rolling Stone magazine, which offers primarily features and reviews of music, as well as covering subjects such as film, television, and politics.

Literature:

The Hub – A blog from YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, a part of the American Library Association (ALA). “Your connection to Teen Reads.”

The Newbery Medal homepage – Information and a list of winners for the annual John Newbery Medal, which recognizes distinguished contributions to American literature for children and young adults.

Bartelby – The online literature project offers classic works of fiction and poetry, along with verses and references, for free.

Project Gutenberg – Providing over 38,000 classic works of literature as free ebooks, available for download for just about every device, or readable online.

Spark Notes – Providing study guides and plot summaries to classic works of fiction, as well as resources to help study for tests and prepare for college.

60 Second Recap – An educational video project providing short, interesting video summaries of classic literature titles as well as contemporary titles.

Shmoop – Offering literature learning guides and teach resources, and showing students how writing and learning and more relevant than ever in the digital age.

Free Book Notes – A search engine for literary study guides, pulling from Cliffs Notes, Spark Notes, BookRags, and Wiki summaries, and many others.

Book-A-Minute Classics – A very cool, very fun site that summarizes large works of literature into just a few sentences.

The Shakespeare Web – News and reviews of the Bard and productions of his work.

Shakespearean Insult Generator - Randomly returns insults from the Bard’s works. Fun for you, your friends, and your teachers.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare – An online catalog of all of Shakespeare’s plays and poetry, free to read online.

The Jane Austen info page – Contains a hypertext version of Pride And Prejudice, as well as excerpts from Austen’s other novels as well as literary criticism.

The Jack London online collection – A nice resource featuring the novels, short stories, and letters of the famous author, as well as images, bibliographies, and literary criticism.

Literary Criticism resources – Provided by the Internet Public Library, this is an extensive and wide ranging collection of links to critical and biographical websites about authors and their works

Encylopedia Mythica - A searchable database of detailed information about gods and goddesses from both ancient and some modern religions.

Poetry 180 - A poem a day (for the 180 days of a school year) for American high schools, provided by the Library of Congress.

No Flying, No Tights – A nice blog providing reviews for comic books, graphic novels, anime, and manga.

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund – The CBLDF is an organization designed to protect the First Amendment rights of creators of comic books and graphic novels, as well as their publishers and retailers.

Favorite Teen Angst books - Celebrating and reviewing books about teenage angst and personal discovery.

YA books in series and sequels – A nice searchable database that helps you keep track of the books in your favorite series.

Rutgers – A vast collection of literary resources from around the internet, provided by Rutgers University.

Geek The Library – A library advocacy site presented by OCLC, the Online Computer Library Center.

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Blogs and websites by authors:

Laurie Halse Anderson.

Jay Asher.

Holly Black.

Libba Bray.

Meg Cabot.

Rachel Cohn.

Melissa De La Cruz.

Sarah Dessen.

Neil Gaiman.

John Green.

Brent Hartinger.

John Hodgman.

Maureen Johnson.

Justine Larbalestier.

David Leviathan.

Carolyn Mackler.

Jaclyn Moriarty.

Daniel Nayeri.

James Patterson.

J. K. Rowling.

Sara Shepard.

Ned Vizzini.

Scott Westerfeld.

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Are we missing something? Please let us know!

For other subjects and resources please see our main Homework Help page.

Reading material for 04/30/12.

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Some reading material from around the internet:

Grant Snider’s The Book Of The Future.

Get ready for the future of Firefox.

Portland tries to ban Groupon.

The dark side of Facebook memes.

The picture above is by Beverly Ealdama, from here.

104 year old woman sets world record as the oldest person to go paragliding (for the second time in five years).

Wal-Mart would like you to pay with cash.

All about CISPA, the bill that wants to erode your online privacy.

How are women’s eyes different from men’s?

from here.

The Choose Your Own Adventure books are now out in digital form.

Ben Marcus, author of The Flame Alphabet, talks about his novel.

The 10 grumpiest living writers.

The New Yorker has figured out what went wrong with the Pulitzers this year.

The Land Of Nod,” an illustrated poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

John Irving’s advice to aspiring novelists.

The most cryptic titles in literature and what they mean.

Would you read a novel written by the internet?

Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book will become a Disney movie.

The director of Chronicle is going to reboot The Fantastic Four.

Fringe has been renewed for a fifth and final mini season.

Fake Tupac is selling a lot of real records.

The Avengers comes out this Friday in America, but has already made almost $200 million overseas.

Tony Danza and Vince Vaughn are going to make a sitcom together.

The SyFy channel is planning to adapt Stephen King’s The Eyes Of The Dragon.

Movie theater owners still do not want you texting during movies, please.

They’ve already hired writers for the sequel to the new Spider-Man movie.

from here.

The lost civilizations that pioneered skull surgery.

4 people with super memory.

The question of why Rome failed.

How much of the moon’s surface did the Apollo 11 astronauts actually explore?

A brief history of international signage.

The more you struggle with new information the more likely you are to learn it.

Ponder existential depths as you answer the call of nature in this vertigo-inducing floor-less bathroom.

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Previous online reading material:

04/23/12.

04/16/12.

04/09/12.

04/02/12.

03/26/12.

03/12/12.

Reading material for 04/23/12.

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Some reading material from around the internet:

RIP Dick Clark.

RIP Jonathan Frid, the original Barnabas Collins.

RIP Levon Helm, of The Band.

The next generation of Super Mario Bros.

A resignation letter set to the tune of Don McLean’s “American Pie.”

Don’t forget: Julian Assange has a TV show now.

The dangerous of the unknown that come with fast food.

NBA player’s girlfriend banned from sitting courtside.

Who is the Navy man lost at sea in the mysterious portrait at the Pentagon?

Did the Pulitzers snub fiction this year?

Could book publishing suffer the same fate as the comic book industry?

The most notorious literary party animals.

William Shakespeare and Vladimir Nakokov.

Paul De Filippo on Madeleine L’Engle.

David Foster Wallace on David Lynch.

10 beautiful literary box sets.

The animated version of James Thurber’s “The Unicorn In The Garden.”

from here.

Tupac Shakur is a hologram now, and other celebrities return from the dead, via technology.

Star Wars, as written by William Shakespeare.

The Onion AV Club interviews Brad Bird and Joss Whedon.

Nathan Fillion sets an expiration date on SPOILERS.

The lineup at Cannes this year.

Relationship secrets from sci fi and fantasy.

The story behind Fraiser‘s “Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs.”

Rare behind the scenes photos from Star Wars.

The science/history of treating depression.

The right way to sharpen a knife.

Virtual reality window shopping.

The woes of a first time home buyer.

Good workouts for the body that’s slightly past its prime.

Is it a myth that soda will dissolve your teeth?

from here.

The surreal graffiti left behind in an abandoned village in Belgium.

What does truth serum really reveal?

Bio-armor.

Why some people get angry when they get drunk.

The satire of Caligula.

How a shipwreck can two ways.

Is James Cameron looking to get into asteroid mining?

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Previous online reading material:

04/16/12.

04/09/12.

04/02/12.

03/26/12.

03/12/12.

Reading material for 04/02/12:

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Next week at the Library…

Some reading material from around the internet:

The history of the word “Dude.”

Gallagher suffers a heart attack, retires from performing.

The battle over a missing Monet.

Fashion Week in China.

Robot Monkey kickstarter.

Burker King’s new menu looks very familiar.

The world’s tallest treehouse.

The #Occupy movement is getting a lot less visible.

by Rebecca Cobb, from here.

A list of literary heroines.

10 famous authors who made unlikely genre jumps.

Ideas to save libraries.

A new reader and an old reader discuss the books behind Game Of Thrones.

Iain M. Banks on his writing process.

When Ernest Hemingway killed his cat.

Charlie Kaufman is writing his first novel.

Are book covers different for male authors and female authors?

from here.

Everything the Hunger Games movie left out.

Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs?

Kenneth Branagh will possibly be directing the next Jack Ryan movie.

I, Claudius is finally out on DVD.

The trailer for Safety Not Guaranteed, the movie based on an internet meme.

What’s really happening when Mad Men characters sing.

The trailer for The Newsroom, Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO show.

How much would a black hole hurt the Earth?

The 1940s Census records have been released.

The benefits of being bilingual.

Pink Slime economics.

Bruce Sterling on the New Aesthetic.

Would you implant a microchip in a child?

Earthshine.

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Previous online reading material:

03/26/12.

03/12/12.

03/05/12.

02/27/12.

02/20/12.

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