June 13th, 2005

The Librarian

I've got a new personal definition of "surprise"

It's finding an envelope in the mail from Revenue Canada ... and opening it to discover that, rather than owing the government thirty-two cents in income tax, they have recalculated one's tax calculations and deposited a nearly sixty dollars refund in one's chequing account. Darned if I know HOW they came up with that, since they only sent me the summary of their assessment and not the detailed version (the change is in my provincial tax, so I'll have to have a look at the math on that form), but I'm not gonna argue ... they've just paid for the the Farscape DVD I bought this weekend, with enough left over for GOOD pizza from Panago. ***GRIN***
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From the Cataloguer's Desktop

The Neil Gaiman Audio Collection, written and read by Neil Gaiman. Unabridged CD edition.

The Face of a Naked Lady : An Omaha Family Mystery, by Michael Rips.

Tsunami Man: Learning About Killer Waves With Walter Dudley by Anthony D. Fredericks.

Da Vinci for Dummies, by Jessica Teisch and Tracy Barr.

The Bush Survival Bible: 250 Ways to Make it Through the Next Four Years Without Misunderestimating the Dangers Ahead, and Other Subliminable Stategeries, by Gene Stone.

Down and Dirty Pictures : Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film, by Peter Biskind.

Kiss Me Like a Stranger : My Search for Love and Art, by Gene Wilder.

John Grierson : Trailblazer of Documentary Film, by Gary Evans.

The Breast Cancer Book : What You Need to Know to Make Informed Decisions, by Ruth H. Grobstein.

Bicycling magazine's 1,000 all-time best tips, revised ed., edited by Ben Hewitt.

Bicycling Magazine's Training Techniques for Cyclists : Greater Power, Faster Speed, Longer Endurance, Better Skills, revised ed., edited by Ben Hewitt.

Sweaty Palms : the Neglected Art of Being Interviewed, by H. Anthony Medley.

Italy Out of Hand : a Capricious Tour, by Barbara Hodgson.

Last Chance to Eat: The Fate of Taste in a Fast Food World, by Gina Mallet.

Atkins Diabetes Revolution : The Groundbreaking Approach to Preventing and Controlling Type 2 Diabetes, by Mary C. Vernon and Jacqueline A. Eberstein.

Beautiful Bones Without Hormones, by Leon Root and Betty Kelly Sargent.

The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank, by David Plotz.

Undaunted : Long-Distance Flyers in the Golden Age of Aviation, by Spencer Dunmore.

The Cook's Essential Kitchen Dictionary: A Complete Culinary Resource, by Jacques L. Rolland.

The Two of Us : My Life with John Thaw, by Sheila Hancock.

The People's Business: Controlling Corporations and Restoring Democracy, by Lee Drutman and Charlie Cray.

The Italian Boy : A Tale of Murder and Body Snatching in 1830s London, by Sarah Wise.

Mediated : How the Media Shapes Your World and the Way You Live in It, by Thomas de Zengotita.

Schlepping Through the Alps : My Search for Austria's Jewish Past with Its Last Wandering Shepherd, by Sam Apple.

The Noodle Maker, by Ma Jian

The Polysyllabic Spree, by Nick Hornby.

Jack Vettriano, text by Anthony Quinn.

Rubens and England, by Fiona Donovan.

The Reluctant Spiritualist : The Life of Maggie Fox, by Nancy Rubin Stuart. A history of the rise and popularity of spiritualism in the 19th century ... excellent background information for those who've read Sarah Waters' Affinity.

The Perfect Egg, and Other Secrets, by Aldo Buzzi.

The Best Time To Do Everything, by Michael Kaplan.

Poplorica : A Popular History of the Fads, Mavericks, Inventions, and Lore that Shaped Modern America, by Martin J. Smith and Patrick J. Kiger.

What We Knew: Terror, Mass Murder, and Everyday Life in Nazi Germany: An Oral History, by Eric A. Johnson and Karl-Heinz Reuband.

No Compromise Decorating, by Lynette Jennings. Thrown in because the author is a fave of my mother's; in this book Jennings focuses on "redecorating" with what you HAVE, rather than running out and buying all new furniture, etc. Can't get much cheaper than that. ;-)

And now some special stuff from ULS' newly compiled Fall/Winter Hotlist. These books are not yet in print, but are scheduled to appear later this year:

Son of a Witch, by Gregory Maguire. Sequel to Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by the same author. Scheduled for release in October 2005.

Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman. Scheduled for release in September 2005.

End in Tears, by Ruth Rendell. Scheduled for release in November 2005.

The Road to Dune, by Frank Herbert. Herbert's notes for the original version of Dune, accompanied by unpublished chapters from Dune and Dune Messiah. Scheduled for release in September 2005.

Thud!, by Terry Pratchett. Another in the Discworld series, scheduled for release in October 2005.

A Short History of Indians in Canada, by Thomas King. If you haven't read Thomas King, then you're missing out on something wonderful. Recommended for beginners: his Medicine River ... the only thing funnier is the film version starring Graham Greene and Tom Jackson. :-) Scheduled for release in August 2005.
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From the Cataloguer's Desktop, part two

Especially for padawan_helena (the rest of you can peek if you want, of course ***grin*** ... print editions are being released on the same dates as the talking books)

These are audiobooks from my company's newly compiled Fall/Winter Hotlist ... not in "print" at the moment, but being released over the next six months or so (even if not all of the titles are to your reading taste, this list will give you an idea of which publishers tend to release unabridged audiobooks):

The Camel Club, by David Balducci. Being released in abridged and unabridged editions on both cassette and CD. Published by Warner Books in September 2005.

The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell, by Lilian Jackson Braun. Being released in an unabridged edition on both cassette and CD. Published by Penguin Books Audiobooks in January 2006.

Straken, by Terry Brooks. Volume three of the High Druid of Shannara Trilogy. Being released in abridged edition on both cassette and CD. Published by Random House in September 2005.

Crusader's Cross : a Dave Robicheaux Novel, by James Lee Burke. Being released in abridged edition on CD and unabridged edition on both cassette and CD. Published by Simon & Schuster in July 2005.

Lipstick Jungle, by Candace Bushnell. Being released in abridged edition on both cassette and CD. Published by Hyperion in September 2005.

Cold Hit : a Shane Scully Novel, by Stephen J. Cannell. Being released in abridged and unabridged edition on CD. Published by Audio Renaissance in September 2005.

Scorpion's Gate, by Richard A. Clarke. Being released in unabridged edition on CD. Published by Penguin Audiobooks in October 2005.

The Lincoln Lawyer, by Michael Connelly. Being released in unabridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Warner Books.

First Impressions, by Jude Deveraux. Being released in abridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Simon & Schuster in October 2005.

The March, by E.L. Doctorow. Being released in unabridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Random House in September 2005.

The Mercy of Thin Air, by Ronlyn Domingue. Being released in abridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Simon & Schuster in September 2005.

The Painted Drum, by Louise Erdrich. Being released in unabridged edition on CD. Published by HarperCollins in September 2005.

The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette, by Carolly Erickson. Being released in abridged edition on CD. Published by Audio Renaissance in September 2005.

The Divide, by Nicholas Evans. Being released in unabridged edition on CD. Published by Penguin Audiobooks in September 2005.

The Sunflower, by Richard Paul Evans. Being released in unabridged edition on CD. Published by Simon & Schuster in October 2005.

Death Dance, by Linda Fairstein. Being released in abridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Simon & Schuster in January 2006.

Consent to Kill, by Vince Flynn. Being released in abridged edition on CD and unabridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Simon & Schuster in October 2005.

A Breath of Snow and Ashes, by Diana Gabaldon. Being released in abridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Random House in September 2005.

The Life All Around Me By Ellen Foster, by Kaye Gibbons. Being released in abridged edition on CD. Published by Random House in January 2006.

The Color of Law, by Mark Gimenez. Being released in abridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Random House in October 2005.

S Is For Silence, by Sue Grafton. Being released in abridged and unabridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Random House in December 2005.

The Constant Princess, by Philippa Gregory. Being released in unabridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Simon & Schuster in November 2005.

The Hostage : a Presidential Agent Novel, by W.E.B. Griffin. Being released in abridged edition on CD. Published by Penguin Audiobooks in January 2006.

Until I Find You, by John Irving. Being released in unabridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Random House in July 2005.

The Lighthouse, by P.D. James. Being released in abridged edition on CD. Published by Random House in October 2005.

Knife of Dreams, by Robert Jordan. Being released in unabridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Audio Renaissance in October 2005.

Light From Heaven, by Jan Karon. Being released in unabridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Penguin Audiobooks in November 2005.

Forever Odd, by Dean Koontz. Being released in unabridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Random House in November 2005.

The Europa Conspiracy, by Tim LaHaye. Being released in abridged edition on CD and unabridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Random House in September 2005.

The Ambler Warning, by Robert Ludlum. Being released in abridged edition on CD and unabridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Audio Renaissance in October 2005.

Every Breath You Take, by Judith McNaught. Being released in abridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Random House in November 2005.

Cinnamon Kiss, by Walter Mosley. Being released in unabridged edition on CD. Published by Warner Books in September 2005.

School Days : a Spenser Novel, by Robert B. Parker. Being released in unabridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Random House in September 2005.

The 5th Horseman, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Being released in unabridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Warner Books in February 2006.

Mary, Mary, by James Patterson. Being released in unabridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Warner Books in November 2005.

Tyrannosaur Canyon, by Douglas Preston. Being released in abridged and unabridged edition on CD. Published by Audio Renaissance in September 2005.

A Wedding in December, by Anita Shreve. Being released in unabridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Warner Books in October 2005.

Sweetwater Creek, by Anne River Siddons. Being released in abridged and unabridged edition on CD. Published by HarperCollins in September 2005.

Faithless, by Karin Slaughter. Being released in abridged edition on CD. Published by Random House in August 2005.

At First Sight, by Nicholas Sparks. Being released in unabridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Warner Books in September 2005.

Toxic Bachelors, by Danielle Steel. Being released in abridged and unabridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Random House in October 2005.

Maybe a Miracle, by Brian Strause. Being released in abridged edition on CD. Published by Random House in October 2005.

Ordinary Heroes, by Scott Turow. Being released in abridged and unabridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Random House in October 2005.

The Devil's Feather, by Minette Walters. Being released in abridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Macmillan in October 2005.

Goodnight Nobody, by Jennifer Weiner. Being released in abridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Simon & Schuster in September 2005.

Master of Dragons, by Margaret Weis. Being released in unabridged editon on CD. Published by Audio Renaissance in November 2005.

Everyone Worth Knowing, by Lauren Weisberger. Being released in abridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Simon & Schuster in October 2005.

Star Wars: Outbound Flight, by Timothy Zahn. Being released in abridged edition on CD. Published by Random House in October 2005.

The Sisters Mortland, by Sally Beauman. Being released in abridged edition on CD. Published by Warner Books in January 2006.

The Zahir : a Novel of Obsession, by Paulo Coelho. Being released in abridged edition on CD. Published by HarperCollins in September 2005.

Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman. Being released in unabridged edition on CD. Published by HarperCollins in September 2005.

Wickett's Remedy, by Myla Goldberg. Being released in unabridged edition on CD. Published by Random House in September 2005.

The Road to Dune, by Frank Herbert. Being released in unabridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Audio Renaissance in September 2005.

The Widow of the South, by Robert Hicks. Being released in abridged edition on CD. Published by Warner Books in September 2005.

The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour: the Frontier Stories, volume 3, by Louis L'Amour. Being released in abridged edition on cassette and CD. Published by Random House in October 2005.

Son of a Witch, by Gregory Maguire. Being released in unabridged edition on CD. Published by HarperCollins in October 2005.

Purity of Blood, by Arturo Perez-Reverte. Being released in unabridged edition on CD. Published by Penguin Books in January 2006.

The Myth of You and Me, by Leah Stewart. Being released in abridged edition on CD. Published by Random House in September 2005.

The Christmas Hope, by Donna Van Liere. Being released in abridged edition on CD. Published by Audio Renaissance in November 2005.

Pardonable Lies : a Maisie Dobbs Novel, by Jacqueline Winspear. Being released in abridged and unabridged edition on CD. Published by Audio Renaissance in August 2005.