Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Are you listening?

Another month, another flush of audiobooks on the shelves:
Last session, the Alaska State Legislature gave the public library $16,000 for new materials (thanks to the efforts of Rep. Kyle Johansen). One of the many projects we have accomplished with this money is to replace some of our aging and obsolete AV materials with newer, more popular formats. To date, we have replaced our audiocassette versions of the Amelia Peabody mysteries (written by Elizabeth Peters), the Aubrey/Maturin series (written by Patrick O'Brian), and the Dragonrider series (written by Anne McCaffrey). We have also been able to fill in the holes in our Jack Reacher series (written by Lee Child).
As for audio titles that are brand new to our library, be sure to check out Finding Nouf (by Zoe Ferraris), A Lion Among Men (another updating of the Oz series by Gregory Maguire), The Year of Pleasures (by Elizabeth Berg), Twenty Wishes (a Blossom Street book by Debbie Macomber) and The Snack Thief (an Inspector Montalbano mystery by Andrea Camilleri).
The weather has been so beautiful and sunny lately that it has been an absolute pleasure to fire up my audiobook and take a brisk walk. I don't know how much sunlight I'm soaking up (a necessary component for making Vitamin D), but it sure feels good....

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