In its fifth week of release, The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell remains in the top spot on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers List, while on the Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers List this week the new number one
Fall is finally here offering cooler temperatures after a long, hot, and record-setting dry summer. What a wonderful time of year! Halloween is upon us. Adults and children deciding what to wear in celebration of Halloween. The shopping malls are busy decorating in preparation for the Holiday Season. (Doesn’t it seem like the Holiday Season is starting earlier and earlier every year???) The World Series, the ultimate “Fall Classic,” is about to start. The NBA regular season begins at the end of October.
The National Book Foundation has announced National Book Award shortlists for 2014. The awards, which were first awarded in 1935, are given out in four categories; Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature, with the winners to be announced on November 19.
If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen. But if you don't know your beloved series is coming out as a movie or that the fun looking preview you saw was adapted from a book, how can you join the debate? The Library to the rescue! Here we will be exploring the movie adaptations soon to hit your local theatres and give you the chance to read before you view.
The Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics states that ethical journalism "should be accurate and fair", and journalists should be "courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information." Journalists are expected and encouraged to get the story and, as long as it's the undeniable truth, boldly and without bias broadcast the news to the world without pulling any punches or exaggerating any facts.
There are two new books on top of the Los Angeles Times Bestseller Lists this week.
Our next selection is Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand; the amazing true story of Louis Zamperini, a local Italian-American from Torrance who ran in the 1936 Olympics, survived 47 days on a life raft after his plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean, and endured two hellish years at a series of Japanese POW camps.
Kirkus Reviews describes Unbroken as “alternately stomach-wrenching, anger-arousing and spirit-lifting--and always gripping.”
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