Beth Krippel's blog

Check Out NPR Poll: Best SF Books

National Public Radio (NPR) is running a poll over the next few weeks in order to create a list of the top 100 SF/F titles ever written.  Go to their post here to read their guidelines and add your top five!

My top five?

Atascocita Lunch 'n' Lit Book Club, June 9, 1:00 PM

Join us on Thursday, June 9 at 1:00 PM, as we discuss a good book and feel free to bring your lunch! This month's book will be Stumbling On Happiness by Daniel Gilbert. 

Reprise of Speculative Fiction

Recently the Wall Street Journal pointed out it was The Season of the Supernatural.  In the article, they talk about the rise of literature that blends supernatural with realism, and that it may once again become the predominant literary style. 

The Doorstoppers

I'm not advocating the use of books as doorstops or following the design trend of using them for table legs. Unless, I suppose, that you're a fan of the game Jenga®, and you are willing to shift some of these hefty tomes around when you want to revisit a favorite.

The Wise Man's Fear: Springing to #1 on NYT Hardcover Fiction List

The Wise Man's Fear makes its mark on the March 20 New York Times Hardcover Fiction List at #1.  The second in the Kingkiller Chronicle after The Name of the Wind has seen four years between the two books.  Author Patrick Rothfuss has built up quite a following for these hefty tomes, so be sure to catch up and add your name to the request list.  The first book wo

Song of Ice and Fire next book publication date set!

There's good news on the web and the inky streets of the SF world.  George R.R. Martin announces the publication date for the next in Song of Ice and Fire.

Atascocita Branch on Facebook!

Atascocita Branch Library has a presence on Facebook!  Our page provides library branch updates, information on upcoming programs, links to book news, and more.

You can connect with us by clicking on the 'Like' button you see beneath our branch's picture on our branch webpage. When you 'Like' the page, our latest posts will be sent to your News Feed each time you sign in to Facebook.

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