post Stay Tuned To A&E

August 29th, 2011

Filed under: Information,Reader's Advisory — Cindy @ 8:49 am

A&E has given Longmire, based on Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire Mystery series of novels, a 10-episode order, reported. The pilot, which was directed by Chris Chulack, stars Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bailey Chase and Cassidy Freeman.

post The SourToe Cocktail Club

August 25th, 2011

Ron Franscell will be visiting the Rock Springs Library, Oct 11, 2011.  He will be here to talk about this book and others!

post Offer From Shelf Awareness

August 17th, 2011

Filed under: Information,Reader's Advisory — Cindy @ 11:05 am

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August 16th, 2011

Filed under: Information,Reader's Advisory — Cindy @ 7:55 am

Shamelessly stolen from

Media and Movies

Media Heat: How to Be a Grown Up

Tomorrow morning on the Today Show: Stacy Kaiser, author of How to Be a Grown Up: The Ten Secret Skills Everyone Needs to Know (HarperOne, $14.99, 9780061941191).

Tomorrow on Fox & Friends: Mark Tabb, author of The Sacred Acre: The Ed Thomas Story (Zondervan, $22.99, 9780310332190).

Tomorrow on Imus in the Morning: Senator Joe Lieberman, author of The Gift of Rest: Rediscovering the Beauty of the Sabbath (Howard, $22, 9781451606171). He will also appear tomorrow on CNN’s Lou Dobbs Radio Show, the Laura Ingraham Show, Fox & Friends, CNN’s American Morning and Fox’s You’re the World with Neil Cavuto.

Tomorrow on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show: Patricia McConnell, author of Love Has No Age Limit: Welcoming an Adopted Dog into Your Home (McConnell Publishing, $9.95, 9781891767142).

Tomorrow on ABC’s Nightline: James Van Praagh, author of Growing Up in Heaven: The Eternal Connection Between Parent and Child (HarperOne, $25.99, 9780062024633).

post Weekends are for Book TV

August 5th, 2011

Filed under: Information,Reader's Advisory — Cindy @ 7:30 am

This Weekend on Book TV: Ann Coulter

Book TV airs on C-Span 2 this week from 8 a.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Tuesday and focuses on political and historical books as well as the book industry. The following are highlights for this coming weekend. For more information, go to Book TV’s website.

Saturday, August 6

2 p.m. At an event hosted by the Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, Colo., Michael Wallis, author of David Crockett: The Lion of the West (Norton , $27.95, 9780393067583), talks about the life of the legendary frontiersman. (Re-airs Sunday at 2:30 a.m. and Monday at 7 a.m.)

3 p.m. At an event hosted by Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, D.C., John Farrell, author of Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned (Doubleday, $32.50, 9780385522588), recounts the life and career of the noted defense attorney. (Re-airs Sunday at 10 p.m.)

4 p.m. Nicholas Shaxson discusses his book Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens (Palgrave Macmillan, $27, 9780230105010). (Re-airs Sunday at 3:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.)

7 p.m. Margaret Hoover talks about her book American Individualism: How a New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party (Crown Forum, $24.99, 9780307718150). (Re-airs Sunday at 8 a.m. and 11 p.m., and Monday at 4 a.m.)

8 p.m. Gerald Steinacher, author of Nazis on the Run: How Hitler’s Henchmen Fled Justice (Oxford University Press, $34.95, 9780199576869), reports on the many Nazi war criminals who averted capture following the end of World War II. (Re-airs Sunday at 5 a.m.)

9 p.m. David Stokes, author of The Shooting Salvationist: J. Frank Norris and the Murder Trial That Captivated America (Steerforth, $27, 9781586421861), chronicles the 1927 trial of one of the leading fundamentalist Christian voices of his time. (Re-airs Sunday at 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.)

10 p.m. After Words. Eric Foner interviews Amanda Foreman, author of A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War (Random House, $35, 9780375504945). Foreman reveals that British citizens fought on both sides of the Civil War. (Re-airs Saturday at 10 p.m., Sunday at 9 p.m. and Monday at 3 a.m.)

11 p.m. Mike Weiss, author of Double Play: How Dan White Got Away with Murder and Changed San Francisco (Vince Emery Productions, $39.95, 9780982565056), talks about the killing of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk in 1978. (Re-airs Sunday at 6 p.m.)

Sunday, August 7

12 a.m. Steven Pressfield, author of The Warrior Ethos (Black Irish Entertainment, $9.99, 9781936891009), examines the evolution of the warrior code of honor and mental toughness. (Re-airs Sunday at 7 p.m. and Monday at 5 a.m.)

12 p.m. In Depth. Ann Coulter, author most recently of Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America (Crown Forum, $28.99, 9780307353481), joins Book TV for a live interview. Viewers can participate in the discussion by calling in during the program or submitting questions to or via Twitter (@BookTV). (Re-airs Monday at 12 a.m.)

posted at Shelf Awareness.

post Where Do you read?

August 4th, 2011

Filed under: Information,photos,Reader's Advisory — Cindy @ 10:13 am

Don’t try this with a Kindle. Summer reads will take on a whole new meaning next year when waterproof paperbacks hit the beaches and pools. The Telegraph reported that a “clear wax sealant will prevent running ink and stop pages from becoming soggy and tearing when wet. The tough polymer coating is tear-resistant and promises to increase a title’s shelf-life by up to 200%.” Alan Cork’s The Greater Bad will be the first book to receive the coating, and should be available next May.

From Shelf Awareness.

post David Pogue’s Tips and Tricks

July 28th, 2011

Filed under: How Do I ...?,Information,Reader's Advisory — Cindy @ 9:16 am

May 19, 2011, 1:11 pm

25 More Tech Tips and Tricks

In my Times column Thursday, I mentioned that there’s no core curriculum for technology. Nobody teaches you the basics. You just pick stuff up as you go along.

The Times’s technology columnist, David Pogue, keeps you on top of the industry in his free, weekly e-mail newsletter.



Editing Text


Other Cellphones



Mac Specials

Do you use any of the above?  Check out Pogue’s column on technology and it’s use.

post Online Book Club.

June 10th, 2011

Filed under: Information,Reader's Advisory — Cindy @ 2:30 pm

visit-from-the-goon-squadThe Goodreads website has launched a site-sponsored online book group. While many libraries and other websites have attempted to sponsor such groups, most of the attempts I’ve heard of have been ineffective because the groups have not had a wide enough audience to get off the ground. But Goodreads has attracted plenty of devoted readers, and I suspect this attempt might be successful.

Read more her at Book Group Buzz by Neil Holland.

post Google, even more!

June 9th, 2011

Filed under: Reader's Advisory — Cindy @ 7:52 pm

39 Google apps that matter
Robert Strohmeyer writes: “If it’s true that Google is set to take over the world, we should probably all get to know our online overlord a little better. After all, the Mountain View giant moves more than 65% of the world’s search traffic, and dominates the rest of the web with a broad swath of free services. Since it’s almost impossible to get through a day on the internet without crossing Google’s path, we’ve created this comprehensive guide to all things G.”…
Maximum PC, Apr. 25

post I knew this! I knew it!

June 1st, 2011

How reading can block your ability to hear
Becoming engrossed in a good book or a crossword really can block the ability to hear, a study has found. Scientists demonstrated that when people focus their full attention on something, they can become deaf to normally audible sounds. It happens because visual and hearing senses are trying to share limited brain capacity. Study leader Professor Nilli Lavie, from the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, said: “Inattentional deafness is a common, everyday experience.”…
Daily Mail (U.K.), May 27

Read entire article here.

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