Friday, September 25, 2009

Book TV

Here are some of the highlights from this weekend's Book TV schedule:

A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School by Carlotta Walls LaNier

In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan by Seth Jones

The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street by Justin Fox

A Brave Vessel: The True Tale of the Castaways who Rescued Jamestown and Inspired Shakespeare's The Tempest by Hobson Woodward

Thursday, September 24, 2009

National Book Festival

The 2009 National Book Festival will take place this Saturday on the National Mall in Washington D. C. More than 70 authors and illustrators will take part in this annual celebration of books and reading. The Library of Congress website will have downloadable podcasts of participating authors. For a listing of festival authors click here.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Oprah's Book Club

Oprah announced her latest book club selection today. 

Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan

Check out Oprah's site for reading questions, an exclusive downloadable bookmark, and information about the author.  Click here for a list of previous book club selections.

Book TV

Here are some highlights from this weekend's Book TV schedule:

Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer

True Compass by Edward Kennedy

The American Future: A History by Simon Schama

Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, an American Town by Warren St. John

The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America by Steven Johnson

A More Unbending Battle: The Harlem Hellfighters' Struggle for Freedom in WWI and Equality at Home by Peter Nelson

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Film Adaptations

From the Daily Telegraph25 Best Book to Film Adaptations.  The list represents a good mix of classic and modern fiction.

Hudson Library Book Discussion

At the age of twenty, Milwaukee native Chris Gardner, just out of the Navy, arrived in San Francisco to pursue a promising career in medicine. Considered a prodigy in scientific research, he surprised everyone and himself by setting his sights on the competitive world of high finance. Yet no sooner had he landed an entry-level position at a prestigious firm than Gardner found himself caught in a web of incredibly challenging circumstances that left him as part of the city's working homeless and with a toddler son. Motivated by the promise he made to himself as a fatherless child to never abandon his own children, the two spent almost a year moving among shelters, "HO-tels," soup lines, and even sleeping in the public restroom of a subway station. (From publisher description)

Join us Thursday, October 1 at the Hudson Library for a lively discussion of The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner. Copies of the book are available at the Reserves Desk. Please contact the library at 861-3040 for more information.

Date & Time: Thursday, October 1 @ 1:00 pm
Location: Hudson Library Conference Room
**Registration not required**

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Booker Prize Shortlist

The Booker Prize was announced last week.  The winner will be selected on October 6.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Book TV

Here are some highlights from this weekend's Book TV schedule:

Leading the Charge: Leadership Lessons from the Battlefield to the Boardroom by General Tony Zinni

The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama by Pico Iyer

A Colossal Failure of Common Sense: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers by Lawrence McDonald

And Then There's This: How Stories Live and Die in Viral Culture by Bill Wasik

The Body Toxic: How the Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things Threatens Our Health and Well-Being by Nena Baker

10 Best Lady Detectives

From the UK's Times Online, the 10 Best Lady Detectives.

Fall Book Preview

Check out USA Today's interactive Fall books preview to see what's coming out in the next few months.