Out this week in CD

I was just looking at what's coming out in CD tomorrow, and I have to say, can't wait!

Here's what's out:

Natural Treasures

Summer is finally here and I’m so happy to be able to tell my kids “go outside and play!”  Some of this month’s activity ideas come from I Love Dirt!  52 Activities to help you and your kids discover the wo

Is it 1984 in 2013?

Is it any wonder that Amazon Sales of George Orwell's 1984 Shot Up 7,000% this week?

America's Worst Charities

You get a flyer in the mail for a charitable organization seeking donations for a cause that speaks to you. Maybe it's cancer, disabled police officers and firefighters, veterans, or diseases affecting children. The flyer features bold images and effective stories that move you to contribute. You take out your checkbook and pause before putting the pen to paper, thinking, how do I know if this charity is legit? How much of my money actually will go to help the cause itself?

Sadly, not all charities are as charitable as others, and some seem to be most charitable with their own solicitors, hence the list of America's Worst Charities. This list, a partnership between the Tampa Bay Times, Center for Investigative Reporting and CNN, showcases charities based on the amount of donations used to pay the professional solicitors charged with raising it. The result, as you see in the list, very small percentages of total donations ever reach those in need.

Apocalypse Cow.

It's Zombie Cows, what more do you need to know?

It's a Mystery 6/8/2013

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Cozies Revisited

Several years ago I posted a blog about the subgenre of Mysteries known as Cozies.  Today these continue to be one of the most popular types of mystery.  As previously written, there are a number of characteristics that make a mystery a cozy.  They include:

June is Audiobook Month!

Celebrate by listening to one of these 2013 Audie nominated titles! Enjoying audiobooks from your library has never been easier with CD, Playaway, and downloadable formats. Check one out today!

Freegal Top Tens!

Freegal Top Tens!  Freegal Top Tens! Did I say that they’re FREE??

Summer Vacation Movies

I don’t know about you, but even though the official start of summer is sometime around June 21, the REAL start of summer, for me, is as soon as school lets out. As soon as that last bell rings and the last bus roars by it is SUMMER—time to break out the sunglasses and fall asleep in a hammock!

A fond farewell to Ray Harryhausen

Ray Harryhausen passed away last week at the age of 93. He was a groundbreaking pioneer in the world of special effects for films. His work inspired other filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, as well as a host of amateurs with clay and a camera in their parents basement.