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FOAL Book Sale, September 24

Friends of Atascocita Library (FOAL) is having a Book Sale this Saturday, September 24, from 10 AM until 5 PM.  Memberships are available at the door if you wish to participate in the preview sale for FOAL members only on Friday, September 23, from 5 PM - 7 PM.  For more information, email contact@foal.ws and to learn more about FOAL visit the website www.foal.ws .

2011 World Fantasy Award Nominees Announced

2011 World Fantasy Award Nominees have been announced.  The nominations are gathered from attendees to the convention, and then voted on by a panel of judges.  Best Novel nominees are:

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

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