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Audience Picks: Top 100 'Killer Thrillers'

Audience Picks: Top 100 'Killer Thrillers'
The Winner: The Silence Of The Lambs by Thomas Harris beat out two other serial killer books -- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson and Kiss the Girls by James Patterson -- for the No. 1 spot. hide caption toggle caption It's been a cliffhanger, but now the final page can be turned. The NPR audience nominated some 600 novels to our "Killer Thrillers" poll and cast more than 17,000 ballots. And menace. Co-panelist, novelist and critic Patrick Anderson was more impressed with the overall quality of the choices: "The vast majority of these are very good books or classics ... Of course, there will be arguments about whether some of these books truly count as "thrillers." Who is the NPR audience's favorite thriller writer? Polls can help us understand an audience — and even make predictions about it. 1. 11. 21. 31. 41. 51. 61. 71. 81. 91. Related:  Library infoMusic 2

If you like The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins This readalike is in response to a patron's book-match request. If you would like personalized reading recommendations, fill out the book-match form and a librarian will email suggested titles to you. See our other Book Matches. Here are some other action/adventure books you may enjoy: The Bar Code Tattoo by Susan Weyn Things for Kayla progress from bad, as in being told her computer grades disqualify her from an art scholarship, to worse, when she refuses to accept an identification bar code tattoo on her seventeenth birthday. (catalog description) Birthmarked by Caragh M. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day tobe a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions. Feed by M. Gone by Michael Grant In the blink of an eye, everyone disappears. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous.

Animation legend Hayao Miyazaki under attack in Japan for anti-war film Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki has always loved planes. They’re featured prominently in the 72-year-old’s impressive catalogue of animated films, which include classics like My Neighbour Totoro and Spirited Away. Fantasy-themed aircraft were a major element in Miyazaki’s earlier films, including 1984’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and 1986’s Castle in the Sky. And then there’s 1992’s Porco Rosso, a film about a pig “air pirate,” who flies a plane across the Adriatic Sea. But Miyazaki’s latest film harnesses the famous director’s adoration of aircraft a little differently. Kaze Tachinu, known in English as The Wind Rises, opened on July 20 in Japan. “My wife and staff would ask me, ‘Why make a story about a man who made weapons of war?’” In the words of Concordia University Japanese history professor Matthew Penney, Kaze Tachinu is “a film about war but…not a war film.” Despite internet ire, however, Matthew Penney believes that Kaze Tachinu is still on the road to success.

Best Of 2014 Lists: Selected Titles Happy 2015! Last year (yup) Geri Diorio posted a fantastic summary of the best young adult books lists from 2014 including Horn Book, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal. My New Year’s resolution was to annotate a title selected from each list and/or category. No, I didn’t hit every single genre (sorry poetry). But it was great fun and I conclude that 2014 was definitely wonderful year for YA books! Here are my selections, listed alphabetically by author’s last name. From: Horn Book, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Nonfiction, Female Author The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia By Candace Fleming An examination of the Romanovs (Russia’s last imperial family), the country’s revolutions and political strife in the the years 1905-1917, and (in their own words) brutal accounts of what life was like for the common peasants of this time. From: Kirkus, Realistic Fiction, Debut Female Author (Morris Finalist) Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley by E.

Discogs - Database and Marketplace for Music on Vinyl, CD, Cassette, MP3 and More untitled Librería online, Venta de libros La construcción del presente Casassas, Jordi Ariel DISPONIBLEEntrega estimada de 5 a 10 díasProducto bajo demanda a proveedor Como ocurrió en los últimos finales de siglo (y en el del XX coincidiendo además con el fin del milenio), parece como si se multiplicase la necesidad de realizar grandes balances y de replantear las bases sobre las que se fundamente la marcha global del mundo. Temática : Historia Formato : Rústica Editorial : Ariel Idioma : CASTELLANO Año edición : 2013 Número páginas : 704 Inside A Dog | "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx

The Wire Archive Live | Exact Editions | Blog As of today, every single issue of The Wire since it kicked off in 1982 is available digitally. That’s 353 issues and 25,0000 pages of experimental music history, over 30 years, all available on the iPad/iPhone app or online. Imagine the entirety of The Wire’s history at your fingertips. If you’ll kindly pick your jaws up off the floor, we can tell you that the whole lot is fully searchable, too. So if there’s a specific artist, group or review you’re after – no matter how obscure – look no further. Say, for example, you’re dying to find the first time Andrew Weatherall made an appearance in The Wire. You can trace musical history through its pages, and search the gadgets which have shaped the way we listen to it. If you search for ‘iPod’, you’ll find the first mention is a letter entitled ‘iPod, therefore I hate music’ (May 2004) We’ve only just begun to flex the muscles of this powerful new tool for music lovers. Like this: Like Loading...

25 books every girl should read before she turns 25 Classic literature is full of famous books about angsty teenage boys learning who they are as men. But what about all the women? The books about women’s coming of age are not nearly as widely celebrated, but are they are JUST as significant and moving and important as all those books about boys. From young adult stories of adventure, to non-fiction graphic novels, these game-changing reads will shape how you think about being a woman — which let’s be real, is mega important. It’s time to dust off your library card and get ready to be empowered. 1. Allende spent seven years researching this novel, which she describes as a young woman’s search for self-knowledge. 2. Persepolis is a graphic novel that I first encountered in an Intro to Gender & Women’s Studies in college. 3. This book is classic for a reason. 4. This 1969 autobiography from Maya Angelou shows how a woman can stand strong despite societal and personal injustices. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

7 Music Discovery Tools to Find New Tunes It's easy to get stuck in a music rut. That go-to iTunes playlist or Pandora station will probably do the trick, but with so much great music out there, why settle for the same old favorites? The infinite catalog of music, new and old, is a both a blessing and a curse. While music fans unfortunately have to accept that they will never be able to listen to every band, album or song, retreating to the comfort of your personal music library is no way to find your next favorite artist. Spotify's latest curation features, Browse and Discover, are a push in the right direction, and Rdio integrates music discovery into its top-notch app with subtle recommendations from listeners in your network placed all over the player. These streaming services' social features aren't the only ways to discover new music, but they tap into what's key about successful music suggestions today: social curation. How do you find new music? 1. After you press play on the mix, all the work on your end is done. 2. 3.