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Friday, October 29, 2010

Get scared by Schlow!

Are you looking for a frightening book to read this Halloween? Petrify yourself right away by downloading a scary book from our ebook collection. Type "horror" into the search box.

I asked Schlow's staff for some of their favorite terrifying tales.
They recommended:

The Other by Thomas Tryon. A classic creepy tale of twin boys. Full of suspense and a shocking twist. It will stay with you long after you've read it.

It by Stephen King. (Available as an ebook.) The clown in the storm drain is the stuff that nightmares are made of!

The Blackstone Chronicles by John Saul. When an abandoned asylum is set to be demolished, the residents of the town start receiving mysterious gifts that bring about EVIL to the recipients.

For a truly haunting experience try Joe Hill's Heart Shaped Box. An aging rocker buys a dead man's suit. It turns out that the suit includes a ghost who plots revenge on him.

If you want to find out about the ghosts that are in your own backyard, try local author Jeffrey Frazier's The Black Ghost of Scotia or others of his Pennsylvania Fireside Tales.
I recommend Haunted by Joyce Carol Oates. Our late book reviewer volunteer, Sylvia Hopkins, wrote about it, "The 16 previously published stories herein range from the simply puzzling to the totally disgusting, and arranged in that sequence, lulling the reader into a slowly escalating state of horror. For those who have never dined with the Queen of Goth, be warned. Halfway through may be enough for you."

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Take a look at our new books

Below are some of the latest titles we've added to the catalog.

Abraham, Daniel. The Price of Spring. Tor Books. 7/21/2009. Fantasy

Ashford, Jeffrey. Criminal Innocence. Severn House Publishers. 11/1/2010. Mystery

Brownlee, Nick. Blood and Fire. Minotaur Books. 11/9/2010. Mystery

Bryson, Bill. At Home: A Short History of Private Life. Random House Large Print Publishing. 10/26/2010. Large Print

Carey, Mike. Thicker Than Water. Orbit. 7/1/2010. Fantasy

Carlson, Melody. Christmas at Harrington's. Fleming H. Revell Company. 10/1/2010.

Carroll, Jim. The Petting Zoo. Viking Books. 11/4/2010.

Casey, Susan. The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean. Doubleday Books. 9/14/2010. Non-Fiction

Cherryh, C.J. Deceiver. Daw Books. 5/4/2010. Sci-Fi

Collins, Evangeline. Seven Nights to Forever. Berkley Publishing Group. 11/2/2010. Romance

Corwin, Miles. Kind of Blue. Oceanview Publishing. 11/1/2010. Mystery

Dipasqua, Lila. The Princess in His Bed. Berkley Publishing Group. 11/2/2010. Romance

Dodd, Christina. Chains of Fire: The Chosen Ones. Signet Book. 9/7/2010. Romance

Doherty, Paul C. The Waxman Murders. Minotaur Books. 12/7/2010. Mystery

D'Souza, Dinesh. The Roots of Obama's Rage. Regnery Publishing. 10/4/2010. Non-fiction

Frank, Jacquelyn. Drink of Me. Zebra. 11/1/2010. Romance

Freeman, Brian James. The Painted Darkness. Cemetery Dance Publications. 6/1/2010.

Goldberg, Whoopi. Is It Just Me?: Or Is It Nuts Out There?. Hyperion Books. 10/5/2010. Non-fiction

Grann, David. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon. Random House Large Print Publishing. 2/24/2009. Large Print

Gray, Shelley Shepard. Autumn's Promise. Avon Inspire. 8/1/2010.

Guinness, Os. The Last Christian on Earth: Uncover the Enemy's Plot to Undermine the Church. Regal Books. 2/18/2010.

Handler, David. The Shimmering Blond Sister. Minotaur Books. 10/12/2010. Mystery

Hauck, Rachel. Dining with Joy. Thomas Nelson Publishers. 11/16/2010. Romance

Jacobson, Howard. The Finkler Question. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. 10/12/2010. Booker Prize winner

Junger, Sebastian. War. Twelve. 5/11/2010. Large Print

Macomber, Debbie. 1022 Evergreen Place. Mira Books. 8/31/2010. Romance

Peters, Ralph. The War After Armageddon. Forge. 8/31/2010.

Rogers, Rosemary. Scoundrel's Honor. Harlequin Books. 11/1/2010. Romance

Salvatore, R.A. Gauntlgrym: Neverwinter, Book I. Wizards of the Coast. 10/5/2010. Fantasy

Savage, Michael. Trickle Up Poverty: Stopping Obama's Attack on Our Borders, Economy, and Security. William Morrow & Company. 10/5/2010. Non-fiction

Shaffer, Anthony. Operation Dark Heart: Spycraft and Special Ops on the Frontlines of Afghanistan - And the Path to Victory. Thomas Dunne Books. 9/24/2010. Non-fiction

Stock, Jon. Dead Spy Running. Thomas Dunne Books. 10/26/2010.

Tesdell, Diana Secker. Dog Stories. Everyman's Library. 10/5/2010.

Thompson, Vicki Lewis. Chick with a Charm. Signet Book. 3/2/2010. Romance

Tripp, Ben. Rise Again: A Zombie Thriller. Gallery Press. 10/26/2010.

Villas, James. Hungry for Happiness. Kensington Publishing Corporation. 11/1/2010.

Warrington, Freda. Midsummer Night. Tor Books. 11/23/2010. Fantasy

Monday, October 18, 2010

Great books ready for your reservation

Take a look at the books we've recently added to our catalog. Place a reserve to get them quicker!

Austin, Lynn N. While We're Far Apart. Bethany House Publishers. 10/1/2010.

Bass, Rick. Nashville Chrome. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). 9/14/2010.

Beamer, Amelia. The Loving Dead. Night Shade Books. 7/13/2010.

Becker, Robin. Brains: A Zombie Memoir. Eos. 6/1/2010.

Borghese, Lorenzo. The Princess of Nowhere. Avon a. 12/1/2010
Bradley, Alan. A Red Herring Without Mustard: A Flavia de Luce Mystery. Delacorte Press. 2/8/2011. Mystery

Britton, Andrew. The Exile. Kensington Publishing Corporation. 7/1/2010.

Brown, Nic. Doubles. Counterpoint LLC. 6/15/2010.

Butcher, Jim. Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files. Roc. 10/26/2010. Fantasy

Carlotto, Massimo. Bandit Love. Europa Editions. 9/28/2010.

Cavender, Chris. Pepperoni Pizza Can Be Murder. Kensington Publishing Corporation. 8/1/2010. Mystery

Cavender, Chris. A Slice of Murder. Kensington Publishing Corporation. 8/1/2009. Mystery

Chapman, Mary Beth. Choosing to See: A Journey of Struggle and Hope. Fleming H. Revell Company. 9/1/2010. New A Bio

Chopra, Deepak. Muhammad: A Story of the Last Prophet. HarperOne. 10/1/2010.

Cooper, Susan Rogers. Full Circle. Severn House Publishers. 1/1/2011. Mystery

Cox, Daniel Allen. Krakow Melt. Arsenal Pulp Press. 9/1/2010.

Cumming, Charles. Typhoon. St. Martin's Press. 10/27/2009.

DeHart, Terry. The Unit. Orbit. 7/14/2010. Sci-Fi

Doetsch, Richard. Half-Past Dawn. Atria Books. 3/22/2011.

Douglass, Sara. The Infinity Gate. Eos. 6/1/2010. Fantasy

D'Urso, Lynn. Heartbroke Bay. Berkley Publishing Group. 11/2/2010.

Elliott, Kate. Cold Magic. Orbit. 9/9/2010. Fantasy

Fetzer, Amy J. . Damage Control. Brava. 8/1/2010.

Fluke, Joanne. Gingerbread Cookie Murder. Kensington Publishing Corporation. 10/1/2010. Mystery

Ford, MacKenzie. The Clouds Beneath the Sun. Nan A. Talese. 7/27/2010.

Franklin, Tom. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter. William Morrow & Company. 10/1/2010.

Furnivall, Kate. The Jewel of St. Petersburg. Berkley Publishing Group. 8/3/2010.

Gardam, Jane. God on the Rocks. Europa Editions. 10/26/2010.

Gingrich, Newt. Valley Forge. Thomas Dunne Books. 11/9/2010.

Graff, Keir. The Price of Liberty. Severn House Publishers. 7/1/2010.

Graham, Heather. Ghost Moon. Mira Books. 8/31/2010. Romance

Grass, Gunter. The Box: Tales from the Darkroom. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). 11/10/2010.

Gregorio, Michael. Unholy Awakening. Minotaur Books. 9/28/2010. Mystery

Grossman, Paul. Sleepwalkers. St. Martin's Press. 10/12/2010.

Guttridge, Peter. City of Dreadful Night (World). Severn House Publishers. 12/1/2010. Mystery

Haig, Matt. The Radleys. Free Press. 12/28/2010.

Hannah, Barry. Long, Last, Happy: New and Collected Stories. Grove Press. 12/1/2010. short stories

Hannah, Sophie. The Truth-Teller's Lie. Penguin Books. 9/28/2010.

Hartwell, Lisa Wu. When the Cake Is Made. Oshun Publishing Company. 11/1/2010.

Hickam, Homer H. . Dinosaur Hunter. Thomas Dunne Books. 11/9/2010.

Hunt, James Partrick. Bridger. Five Star (ME). 8/18/2010. Mystery

Iggulden, Conn. Khan: Empire of Silver: A Novel of the Khan Empire. Delacorte Press. 12/28/2010.

Irwin, Stephen M. . The Dead Path. Doubleday Books. 10/5/2010.

James, Peter. Dead Like You. Minotaur Books. 11/23/2010. Mystery

James, Syrie. Dracula, My Love: The Secret Journals of Mina Harker. Avon a. 8/1/2010.

Johnson, D. E. . The Detroit Electric Scheme. Minotaur Books. 9/14/2010.

Jones, Solomon. Last Confession. Minotaur Books. 11/9/2010. Mystery

Joseph, Manu. Serious Men. W. W. Norton & Company. 8/2/2010.

Kadare, Ismail. The Accident. Grove Press. 11/2/2010.

Kent, Christobel. The Drowning River: A Mystery in Florence. Minotaur Books. 7/6/2010.

Kipps, Charles. Crystal Death. Scribner Book Company. 9/14/2010. Mystery

Kleypas, Lisa. Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor. St. Martin's Press. 10/26/2010. Romance

Krentz, Jayne Ann. In Too Deep: Book One of the Looking Glass Trilogy. Putnam Adult. 12/28/2010. Romance

Krueger, William Kent. Heaven's Keep. Atria Books. 9/1/2009. Mystery

Krueger, William Kent. Vermilion Drift. Atria Books. 9/7/2010. Mystery

La Plante, Lynda. Silent Scream. Touchstone Books. 7/6/2010. Mystery

Lamb, Cathy. Such a Pretty Face. Kensington Publishing Corporation. 8/1/2010.

Leigh, Lora. Renegade. St. Martin's Press. 8/31/2010. Romance

Lewis, Beverly. The Judgment. Bethany House Publishers. 4/1/2011.

Lewis, Peter. Dead in the Dregs: A Babe Stern Mystery. Counterpoint LLC. 7/13/2010. Mystery

Mapson, Jo-Ann. Solomon's Oak. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. 10/12/2010.

McCaffrey, Anne. Catacombs: A Tale of the Barque Cats. Del Rey Books. 12/7/2010.

McMeel, Cortright. Short. Thomas Dunne Books. 12/7/2010.

McQuestion, Karen. A Scattered Life. AmazonEncore. 8/10/2010.

Meekings, Sam. Under Fishbone Clouds. Thomas Dunne Books. 12/7/2010.

Mendicino, Tom. Probation. Kensington Publishing Corporation. 4/1/2010.

Nicholson, William. The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life. Soho Press. 7/1/2010.

Nikitas, Derek. The Long Division. Minotaur Books. 10/27/2009. Mystey

Ozick, Cynthia. Foreign Bodies. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). 11/1/2010.

Page, Jeremy. Sea Change. Viking Books. 12/2/2010.

Pevel, Pierre. The Cardinal's Blades. Pyr. 10/1/2010. Fantasy

Poole, Daaimah S. . What's His Is Mine. Dafina Books. 10/1/2010. Romance

Porter, Jane. She's Gone Country. 5 Spot. 8/23/2010.

Price, Kalayna. Grave Witch: An Alex Craft Novel. Roc. 10/5/2010. Fantasy

Pronzini, Bill. Hidden. Walker & Company. 11/9/2010. Mystery

Randle, Kevin D. . Vampyr?. Five Star (ME). 12/15/2010. Mystery

Robb, J. D. . The Other Side. Jove Books. 11/30/2010.

Robb, J. D. . Treachery in Death. Putnam Adult. 2/22/2011.

Salvatore, R. A. . The Bear. Tor Books. 8/17/2010. Fantasy

Sawyer, Kim Vogel. In Every Heartbeat. Bethany House Publishers. 9/1/2010.

Sister Souljah. Untitled. Atria Books. 4/12/2011.

Small, Bertrice. The Border Vixen. New American Library. 10/5/2010. Romance

Solomons, Natasha. Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English. Reagan Arthur Books. 6/21/2010.

Stirling, S. M. . The High King of Montival: A Novel of the Change. Roc. 9/7/2010. Sci-Fi

Stross, Charles. The Fuller Memorandum. Ace Books. 7/6/2010. Fantasy

Talton, Jon. South Phoenix Rules: A David Mapstone Mystery. Poisoned Pen Press. 12/7/2010. Mystery

Thomas, Donald. Sherlock Holmes and the Ghosts of Bly: And Other New Adventures of the Great Detective. Pegasus Books. 12/15/2010. Mystery

VanLiere, Donna. Christmas Journey. St. Martin's Press. 10/26/2010.

Vickers, Salley. Dancing Backwards. Farrar Straus Giroux. 8/3/2010.

Weaver, Vickie. Billie Girl. Leapfrog Press. 9/1/2010.

Wilson, F. Paul. Fatal Error. Tor Books. 10/12/2010.

Woods, Stuart. Strategic Moves. Putnam Adult. 1/18/2011. Mystery

Wright, Laura. Eternal Hunger: Mark of the Vampire. Signet Book. 10/5/2010. Romance

Friday, October 1, 2010

Banned Books Week

Isn't it wonderful to have the freedom to read whatever you choose? Each year libraries celebrate intellectual freedom with Banned Books Week. You might have noticed our display of banned books in the Adult Department. We also have several books that have been previously banned or challenged in our ebook collection. Try some of them and fight censorship!

Here are some of the ebook titles:
The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
Banned because the author is an atheist.

Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
Challenged for sexual references.

Athletic Shorts and Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
Banned for using racial slurs and profanity. 

Beloved and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Banned for "vulgar language, sexual explicitness, or violent imagery that is gratuitously employed."

Black Boy by Richard Wright
Banned because of sexual content.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Banned for themes of sexuality, drug use and suicide.

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Banned for language and themes.

The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney
 Banned for sexual content and its challenge to authority.

The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Banned for controversial subject matter.

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Banned for sex violence and profanity.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Banned for graphic depictions of racism and sex.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Banned for depiction of sexual violence.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Banned for "vulgar language, sexual explicitness, or violent imagery that is gratuitously employed."

Ordinary People by Judith Guest
Banned for being "obscene" and "depressing."

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
Pulled from an accelerated reading program because a parent complained that the book was "pornographic."

Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Removed from a required reading list after a parent complained that it contained vulgar language, violent imagery, and sexual content.

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Banned for sexual explicitness.