October 23, 2014 - Count Downs
The count downs have begun. Here we are in the middle of October (well, more towards the end, actually) so we’re counting down to Halloween. Which is 8 days from today in case you’re counting. Once you’re in November of course you start counting down to Thanksgiving Day – which is on the 27th (so a tad late this year). If you’re doing mental arithmetic we are adding 27 days to the 8 days we already had for a total of 35 days from now until Turkey Day. If you’ve been paying close attention and have been in the library during the past week or two, you’ll know we are counting down to December 1st which is the 50th Anniversary of the day this library first opened its doors to the public. It’s 3 days from Thanksgiving Day to 50th Anniversary Day – which makes it 38 days from today until the library’s 50th Anniversary. Once we’re into December, well it’s only 24 days until Christmas Eve and 25 days until Christmas Days. So I think all we have to do is add 24 days to the 38 we already have added up and you’ll find that it’s 62 days until Christmas Eve. With all those big event days between now and Christmas, you know the time will just fly by. These beautiful, warmish days with the leaves still flamboyantly on the trees will soon be replaced by the bare branches of winter. In the meantime, there are plenty of new, fall books to read. Scroll your eyes further down the page and enjoy!
- All or nothing : one chef's appetite for the extreme / by Jesse Schenker. An “Iron Chef” winner and James Beard Award nominee delivers an illustrated culinary memoir that illuminates the highs and lows of addiction, anxiety and ambition in the world of haute cuisine.
- As you wish : inconceivable tales from the making of The princess bride / by Cary Elwes. In a 25th anniversary, behind-the-scenes account of the making of the cult classic film, the lead actor shares never-before-told stories and exclusive photographs as well as interviews with Robin Wright, Billy Crystal and more.
- Even this I get to experience / by Norman Lear. The Emmy Award-winning producer of such sitcoms as “All in the Family”, “The Jeffersons”, “One Day at a Time” and “The Facts of Life” traces 50 years in show business and politics while discussing his wartime contributions and experiences as a family man.
- George Marshall : a biography / by Debi Unger. A Pulitzer Prize-winning author presents a complete picture of the life of George C. Marshall—the general who ran the U.S. campaign during the Second World War, the Secretary of State who oversaw the successful rebuilding of post-war Europe and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
- The innovators : how a group of inventors, hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution / by Walter Isaacson. A revelatory history of the people who created the computer and the Internet discusses the process through which innovation happens in the modern world, citing the pivotal contributions of such figures as programming pioneer Ada Lovelace. By the author of “Steve Jobs”.
- Neil Patrick Harris : choose your own autobiography / by Neil Patrick Harris. The Emmy Award-winning star of “How I Met Your Mother” shares his experiences as a child star, Broadway performer and father in an over-the-top, humorous account creatively designed in the style of the popular interactive adventure series.
- Burn / by James Patterson. Back home in New York, Detective Michael Bennett investigates a burnt body left where a strange party had been held in a condemned building, in the seventh novel of the series following “Gone”.
- The Golem of Hollywood / by Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman. Waking up beside a beautiful woman he has no memory of meeting, Detective Jacob Lev investigates a Hollywood Division murder case involving a severed head, an ominous message in Hebrew and the legend of the Golem of Prague. Co-written by the Edgar Award-winning author of “Guilt”.
- The lost key / by Catherine Coulter & J.T. Ellison. Investigating the Wall Street stabbing of a rare book dealer who had been secretly looking for a missing WWI U-boat full of treasure, Nicholas Drummond and his partner, Mike Caine, frantically try to track down the victim's missing children. Co-written by the best-selling author of “The Cove”.
- The perfect witness : a novel / by Iris Johansen. A stand-alone thriller by the best-selling author of the Eve Duncan series follows the experiences of a woman with an eidetic memory who has spent her life in the Witness Protection Program and who is forced to flee for her life when her cover is exposed.
- You : a novel / by Caroline Kepnes. Meeting at an East Village bookstore, aspiring writer Guinevere Beck and store employee Joe embark on an intimate relationship, only to suffer deadly consequences when their passion spirals out of control.
- Rooms / by Lauren Oliver. After Richard Walker dies, leaving behind a vast country estate, his estranged family arrives for their inheritance, while long-dead former residents bound to the house observe the family and reminisce about their past lives--until both the human and spirit worlds collide.
- Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead. Descent / by Robert Kirkman. Struggling to rebuild Woodbury after the Governor's shocking demise, Lily Caul organizes a plague haven that is attacked by a vast super-herd of walkers who force the survivors to team up with a mysterious religious sect.