Each day it seems that we are bombarded with web sites that upon first glance seem so appealing and exciting but with further exploration seem boring and rather shallow….Here are a few web sites (preceded by an explanation of their content) whose information we hope will offer useful information:
*Need to find the chronological sequence of all those Stephanie Plum’s titles….the Kent District Library has compiled chronological lists of many of your favorite authors, but be careful, this site is case sensitive.[Capitalize first letter of author's first and last name]
* All Readers features extensive book lists that you can search by mystery, romance, biography, history, science fiction and other genres. It also offers book reviews, summaries, author interviews and interesting articles on the world of books.
*Overbooked offers readers starred reviews, themed book lists and features new titles both fiction and nonfiction.
An exhaustive web page for book lovers.
*When you have read all your favorite author’s books and are looking for similar titles, check out the Boone County Public Library and our own “If You Like” lists for more popular fiction writers.
*If you are interested in a virtual book club that reads historical mysteries, check out author Laurie King’s very own online book club. Each month, discussion centers around one of her popular Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series.
Donna Seaman, associate editor and reviewer extraordinaire Booklist magazine and host of WLUW Radio’s “Open Books” program, has launched a companion web site to her hour-long radio program at www.openbooksradio.org. She first collected interviews with more than 30 authors who have appeared on her program in the anthology Writers on the Air: Conversations About Books. Now she is able to offer free downloadable audio files of select editions of “Open Books” interviews. New interviews will be added each month, so check back often.
And last but certainly not least……….for those who love to know what’s going on in the Windy City, take a look at Gapers Block…a web site that covers music, dining, sports, dance, books, films and just about anything that’s happening in Chicago. The day’s events are listed with time, place and a phone number. A wealth of information about Chicago with interesting sidebar essays.
- Shawshank Redemption November 19, 2013
- Music, seen November 29, 2013
- Melody Makers November 29, 2013