Teacher Man by Frank McCourt

January 31, 2012

Summary (from the publisher): Since the publication of Angela’s Ashes in 1996, Frank McCourt has become one of literature’s superstars. He is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the American Booksellers Association ABBY Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. More than four million copies of Angela’s Ashes […]


If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t) by Betty White

January 28, 2012

Summary (from the publisher): It-girl Betty White delivers a hilarious, slyly profound take on love, life, celebrity, and everything in between. Drawing from a lifetime of lessons learned, seven-time Emmy winner Betty White’s wit and wisdom take center stage as she tackles topics like friendship, romantic love, aging, television, fans, love for animals, and the […]


Now You See Her by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

January 25, 2012

Plot summary (from the publisher): The perfect life A successful lawyer and loving mother, Nina Bloom would do anything to protect the life she’s built in New York–including lying to everyone, even her daughter, about her past. But when an innocent man is framed for murder, she knows that she can’t let him pay for […]


NYT Bestsellers 12212

January 22, 2012

Here are the current New York Times bestsellers in a handful of the more popular categories: Combined Print & E-Book Fiction THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett BELIEVING THE LIE, by Elizabeth George THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE, […]


SEAL Team Six by Howard E. Wasdin

January 19, 2012

Summary (from the publisher): When the Navy sends their elite, they send the SEALs. When the SEALs send their elite, they send SEAL Team Six—a secret unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue and counterinsurgency. In this dramatic, behind-the-scenes chronicle, Howard Wasdin takes readers deep inside the world of Navy SEALS and Special Forces snipers, beginning […]


Valentine’s Day Gifts

January 18, 2012

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, which means it’s time to start thinking about what you want to get for that special someone in your life. I always end up buying personalized gifts from RedEnvelope for Valentine’s Day because I love having engraved stuff all over my house. Coffee mugs, picture frames, champagne flutes, business […]


The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

January 16, 2012

Plot summary (from the publisher): The work that signaled Fitzgerald’s maturity as a storyteller and novelist, The Beautiful and Damned is a devastating portrait of the excesses of the Jazz Age. Anthony Comstock Patch is a Harvard-educated gallant who leisurely aspires to author a book as he awaits an enormous inheritance upon his grandfather’s death. […]


Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

January 12, 2012

Plot summary (from the publisher): A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan’s California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified “dinery server” on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science […]


NY Times Bestsellers 11012

January 10, 2012

Here are the current New York Times Bestsellers in a handful of the more popular categories: Combined Print & E-Book Fiction: THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson 11/22/63, by Stephen King KILL ALEX CROSS, by James Patterson THE LITIGATORS, by John Grisham Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction: […]


One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com by Richard L. Brandt

January 7, 2012

Summary (from the publisher): Amazon’s business model is deceptively simple: Make online shopping so easy and convenient that customers won’t think twice. It can almost be summed up by the button on every page: “Buy now with one click.” Why has Amazon been so successful? Much of it has to do with Jeff Bezos, the […]