September 12, 2016
This is a survivalist love story novel by the first winner of The Apprentice. Curious? Comment to claim. Thanks!
A father from Chicago takes a road trip to the city of Whitehorse, in Yukon Territory, with his wife and son. During the car ride, they reveal to the boy their harrowing experience surviving a horrific plane crash in the wilderness ten years before, which is how the boy, in fact, came to be born. Set amid the deep, wild woods of the Yukon, First Light tells the story of Daniel Albrecht and Kerry Egan, young lovers leaving a work trip in Alaska to plan their wedding back home in Chicago. Not long into their trip, both engines of their plane catch fire and send them careening into a mountainside in the middle of a terrible snowstorm. Kerry is seriously injured in the accident, and it soon becomes clear that search-and-rescue teams aren’t going to find the survivors in time to save her. Daniel–the one person with survival experience amid the passengers–makes the courageous decision to find help and bring it back to the rest of the passengers, hoping against hope he might save the woman he loves. He leaves Kerry in the care of their coworker, Phil Velez, himself seriously injured in the crash, and takes off into the woods to find a town, a house with a telephone, a road. Something. But Daniel’s choices are made all the more difficult by the presence of his boss, a stubborn man more interested in results than taking care of people. Only one man will come out of their trek alive, but it still may not be in time to save Kerry and the others back at the crash site, slowly dying from their injuries. As the parents’ story draws to a close, the truth about the boy’s life, and the identity of his father, will at last be revealed.
September 8, 2016
Books that get re-printed as media tie-ins are still robust and often found in the catalog. Some seemingly don’t do quite as well as hoped – War Dogs and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates being two recent examples.
However, Toronto is in swing for life and lit inspired screenings, and Jim wanted to point out a nice link for you that has a reading list of book related to highlighted films at the Toronto International Film Festival. The dates these are debuting are September 8th and 18th.
This list is interesting and goes way beyond the usual suspects. Of course, once the movie comes out the main character (or real person!) is difficult to imagine any other way than how the lead actor looks.
April 5, 2016
EarlyWord reports that Alex Haley’s Roots is being re-adapted for TV’s The History Channel this May. A new TV tie-in edition of the novel published by Da Capo (though it still may be classified as non-fiction or biography as it was originally) is coming this May as well. We have 15 copies on order under the title Roots: The Saga of An American Family. A picture of the new cover is below.
Another media tie-in to watch out for is Lost City of Z by David Grann, the basis for a movie likely to come out this fall. We have 10 copies of the book but I’m not finding an audiobook supplier, but we’ll keep our eyes open.
June 9, 2011
The Audiobook Publishers Association is sponsoring a video contest as part of the Get Caught Listening Campaign.
Someone always has to do a jaunty rap bit it seems…
This one proves a first line can make or break an audiobook. I recognized only a few. “It was the best of times…” is not included.
I like this one but it seemed to be going someplace funnier…
September 17, 2010
Library Journal’s collection development feature for September is relaxation and meditation. My hazy memory of the last time I helped a customer try to locate materials on this subject, was that this stuff can be hard to find.
I select media so I was happy to see a small segment devoted to media both CD and DVD. I’ve submitted a cart for both music for meditation as well as DVD on the topic. These should be in the catalog sometime later this month.
Music for meditation
|ALL ONE||KRISHNA DAS|
|CHAKRA HEALING||DEAN EVENSON|
|DR. ANDREW WEIL PRESENTS VIBRATIONAL SOUND HEALING||KIMBA AREM & ANDREW WEIL, M.D.|
|HEALING THE HOLY LAND||DEAN & DUDLEY EVENSON|
|INTO LIGHT||DEVA PREMAL|
|IRELAX: LEAVING THE WORKDAY BEHIND||VARIOUS ARTISTS|
|KOYASAN: REIKI SOUND HEALING||DEUTER|
|LOVE SONGS TO THE DARK LORD||BHAGAVAN DAS|
|MANTRAS FOR PRECARIOUS TIMES||DEVA PREMAL|
|MEDITATION MOMENT||DEAN & DUDLEY EVENSON|
|MUSIC FOR BABIES||STEVEN HALPERN|
|MUSIC FOR ZEN MEDITATION||RILEY LEE|
|RELAXATION SUITE||STEVEN HALPERN|
|SHAKUHACHI WATER MEDITATIONS||RILEY LEE|
|ULTIMATE MOST RELAXING NEW AGE PIANO||VARIOUS ARTISTS|
DVDs to help you unwind
|ESOVISION – AFRICA|
|ESOVISION – BIRD SONG|
|ESOVISION – CANYONS|
|ESOVISION – CARIBBEAN DREAMS|
|ESOVISION – CELTIC DREAMS|
|ESOVISION – DESERT OASIS|
|ESOVISION – ETERNAL ICE|
|ESOVISION – FLOWER MEADOW|
|ESOVISION – LIJIANG RIVER|
|ESOVISION – MOUNTAIN HIGH|
|ESOVISION – NIAGARA FALLS|
|ESOVISION – OUT OF AFRICA|
|ESOVISION – RAIN FOREST|
|ESOVISION – SAHARA|
|ESOVISION – SAND DUNES|
|ESOVISION – SAVANNA|
|ESOVISION – THE FOREST|
|ESOVISION – THE SEA|
|ESOVISION – WATER MEADOW|
|ESOVISION – WINTER WONDERLAND|
Esovision is the publisher of these videos, so I suspect that when they land in the catalog the titles will just say “winter wonderland” or “water meadow” making the subject headings important in finding this material.
posting by jim
July 21, 2010
Linda Holmes of NPR wrote: Why the next big pop-culture wave after cupcakes might be libraries in the blog Monkey See. She shares many great videos about libraries found on the web:
Old spice guy on Libraries:
- Brigham Young University homage of the Old Spice ad
- If you have been living in a cave and haven’t seen it, here is the original commercial
- UW iSchool students singing Lady Gaga
Holmes writes that Libraries are getting a lot of exposure right now. Why? Some of her examples:
- Librarians know stuff
- Librarians are green and local
- Libraries will give you things for free
(M)ark my words, once you’ve got Old Spicy on your side and you can sell a couple of YouTube parodies in a couple of months, you’re standing on the edge of your pop-culture moment. Librarians: prepare.
posting by Lorraine