Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Laydown Lowdown

It's a full day, with lots of new releases.  First up, Steve Martin, the hilarious stand-up comedian, actor, and wicked banjo player has a new book out today, "The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People.  Make That Ten.  The Tweets of Steve Martin."  If you're on Twitter and don't follow, @SteveMartinToGo, you're missing out.  Join his 1.4 million followers and check out what is sure to be the funniest book of the year.

Other noteworthy releases today include "Fever," the 2nd book in Lauren DeStefano's "Chemical Garden Trilogy."  You'll remember we discussed the first book in this trilogy, in December.  Perhaps, we'll be reading this for book club in the near future.  Also new in YA today is the latest from best-selling author Melissa Marr, "Farey Tales & Nightmares," and "The Catstrophic History of Me and You," by Jess Rothenberg.

Over in Romance, you'll find the latest "Secrets of Hadley Green" novel, "The Revenge of Lord Eberlin," by Julia London.   Also available today, "Return to Grace," by Karen Harper and Sophie Barnes will tell you "How Miss Rutherford Got Her Groove Back."

 Lurking over in Science Fiction, you'll discover "A Perfect Blood," the 9th installment in Kim Harrison's "Rachel Morgan" series and the 3rd book in Elizabeth Moon's "Paladin's Legacy" series, "Echoes of Betrayal." 

There are many of new titles to discover in mystery today.  Nora Roberts' alter-ego, J.D. Robb's latest "Eve Dallas" novel, "Celebrity in Death" debuts today along with "The Shadow Pact" by Alex Berenson,"And She Was," by Alison Gaylin, "Banana Split," by Josi S. Kilpack, "The Technologists," by Matthew Pearl and "Before the Poison," by Peter Robinson.

I've been hearing a lot of buzz about "The Dressmaker," a fictional tale of the Titanic which sets sail in bookstores today.  Other new fiction releases include "In Flight," by Helen Simpson, and "Flatscreen," by Adam Wilson.

Happy Reading !  Remember to support your local bookstore!  Just because of blog is online, it doesn't mean your shopping has to be.


Jen C. said...

I was really psyched to read The Dressmaker but found it flat and disappointing. How the author managed to make the Titanic disaster boring, I'll never understand! And I also found Flatscreen to be a letdown. What do you guys think? I'm posting reviews of both books on my blog.

Jenn N. said...

I'm sad to hear The Dressmaker was disappointing. It sounded like a cool concept. Maybe I'll try it anyways. Les Jen(n)s, un libre.