Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Celebrate the Last Day of National Culinary Arts Month

Celebrate the Last  Day of National Culinary Arts Month with a Foodie Film Festival.

Here are some food related movies that you can check out at the Lincoln Public Library:

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

  • Food Inc.

  • Julie & Julia

  • My Dinner with Andre

  • Ratatouille

  • Supersize  Me

  • Waitress



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ThrillerFest IX • July 8 - 12, 2014 • Grand Hyatt • New York City Thriller Award Winners

ThrillerFest IX • July 8 - 12, 2014 • Grand Hyatt • New York City

Thriller Award Winners


            Please click on the link and find out about this       

Great Conference in New York City, USA.



All the information about this award is from the above website!


Thriller Awards


We’re thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2014 ITW Thriller Awards:

Linda Castillo – HER LAST BREATH (Minotaur Books)
Lee Child – NEVER GO BACK (Delacorte Press)
Lisa Gardner – TOUCH AND GO (Dutton Adult)
Stephen King – DOCTOR SLEEP (Scribner)
Owen Laukkanen – CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE (Putnam Adult)
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child – WHITE FIRE (Grand Central Publishing)
Andrew Pyper – THE DEMONOLOGIST (Simon & Schuster)

Gwen Florio – MONTANA (Permanent Press)
J.J. Hensley – RESOLVE (Permanent Press)
Becky Masterman – RAGE AGAINST THE DYING (Minotaur Books)
Jason Matthews – RED SPARROW (Scribner)
Carla Norton – THE EDGE OF NORMAL (Minotaur Books)
Hank Steinberg – OUT OF RANGE (William Morrow)
Dick Wolf – THE INTERCEPT (Harper)

Allison Brennan – COLD SNAP (Minotaur Books)
Kendra Elliot – BURIED (Montlake Romance)
Susan Elia MacNeal – HIS MAJESTY’S HOPE (Bantam)
Jennifer McMahon – THE ONE I LEFT BEHIND (William Morrow Paperbacks)
Nele Neuhaus – SNOW WHITE MUST DIE (Pan Macmillan/Minotaur)
Michael Stanley – DEADLY HARVEST (Harper Paperbacks)

Eric J. Guignard – “Baggage of Eternal Night” (JournalStone)
Laura Lippman – “Waco 1982” (Grand Central)
Kevin Mims – “The Gallows Bird” (Ellery Queen)
Twist Phelan – “Footprints in the Water” (Ellery Queen)
Stephen Vessels – “Doloroso” (Ellery Queen)

Ashley Elston – THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING (Disney-Hyperion)
Mari Mancusi – SCORCHED (Sourcebooks Fire)
Elisa Nader – ESCAPE FROM EDEN (Merit Press)
Cristin Terrill – ALL OUR YESTERDAYS (Disney-Hyperion)
Allen Zadoff – I AM THE WEAPON – THE UNKNOWN ASSASSIN, BOOK 1 (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Rebecca Cantrell – THE WORLD BENEATH (Rebecca Cantrell)
J.G. Faherty – THE BURNING TIME (JournalStone)
Joshua Graham – TERMINUS (Redhaven Books)
James Lepore and Carlos Davis – NO DAWN FOR MEN (The Story Plant)
Luke Preston – OUT OF EXILE (Momentum)

Congratulations to all the finalists!

The 2014 ITW Thriller Award Winners will be announced at ThrillerFest IX, July 12, 2014, at the Grand Hyatt (New York City.)

Very special thanks to:
Joshua Corin, Awards Committee Chair
Anthony Franze, Awards Coordinator
Jeff Ayers, Awards Coordinator
And all the 2014 ITW Thriller Awards Judges
Carla Buckley, Vice President, Awards
Carla Buckley, Vice President, Awards

Monday, July 21, 2014

CBC 100 Novels List

Looking for a Great Canadian Read? The CBC has created a list of 100 novels that will make you proud to be a Canadian.

Here is the information from the CBC website.

Canada has a wealth of writers telling today’s tales, revisiting our past and imagining our future. Literary or mystery, comic or graphic, historical or out of this world, the 100 novels on our list are must-read books.

CBC Books considered everything from cultural impact and critical reception to reader response to choose these titles. The authors all call or once called Canada home, and the novels are all in print. Enjoy! (You can also check out our Bonus 10 list, based on your suggestions


To get this fabulous list please click on the following link



You can even take a quiz on how many of the books you have read!


There is so much to the site, please check it out and start reading.

Remember the Lincoln Public Library is offering an Adult Reading Club!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Top Ten DVDs and Books June 2014

Top Ten Books

1.     Natchez Burning

 Greg Illes

2.     Field Of Prey
 John Sandford

3.     Mirage

 Clive Cussler

4.     The Fault In Our Stars
 John Green

5.     Top Secret Twenty One
 Janet Evanovich

6.     Shadow Spell

 Nora Roberts

7.     Divergent

 Veronica Roth

8.     The Book Thief
 Markus Zusak

9.     The Target
  David Baldacci

10.  Personal

  Lee Child


Top Ten DVDS

1.     12 Years A Slave   
2.     Saving Mr Banks
3.     Captain Phillips
4.     The Book Thief
5.     Philomena
6.     The Hunger Games
      7. The Monuments Men
8.     Thor
9.     Escape Plan
10. Frozen


You have read Fault in our Stars and watched the movie, now what?

Read a likes are you answer!

Here is a list of books that are similar to Fault in Our Stars by John Green

  •  Looking for Alaska by John Green

  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

  • 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

  • Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

  • The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

  • Ask the Passengers by A.S King

  • Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

  • The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes

  • My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

  • First Love by James Patterson

  • The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch



Here is some information on John Green's novels which all have been best sellers and award winners!


Green's first novel, Looking for Alaska (based on his own boarding school experience), won the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award presented by the American Library Association, and made the ALA 2005 Top 10 Best Book for Young Adults. The film rights to Looking for Alaska were purchased by Paramount in 2005 and the movie scheduled to be released.

His second novel, An Abundance of Katherines (2006), was a 2007 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and may also be made into a movie in the future.

Green collaborated on a book with fellow young adult authors Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle called Let It Snow (2008), which contains three interconnected short stories that take place in the same small town on Christmas Eve during a massive snowstorm. The story that he penned is called "A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle". On November 27, 2009, the book reached number 10 on the New York Times bestseller list for paperback children's books.

Green's third novel, Paper Towns (2008 ), debuted at number 5 on the New York Times bestseller list for children's books, and the movie rights to Paper Towns have been optioned, with Green hired to write the screenplay. Paper Towns was awarded the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Novel and the 2010 Corine Literature Prize.

Green collaborated with fellow young adult writer and friend David Levithan on the 2010 book entitled Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and Green appeared on the Smart Mouths Podcast to discuss the book and collaboration.

Before Green's fifth book, The Fault in Our Stars, was released in 2012, he agreed to signed all 150,000 copies of the first printing, as well as his wife and his brother leaving their own symbols, a Yeti and an Anglerfish respectively. The New York Times Best Seller List for Children's Books listed the book at #1 within weeks.

(Adapted from Wikipedia.)


Here is a short bio  about John Green from the Scholastic website.


John Green attended a boarding school not unlike Alaska's Culver Creek. After graduating from college in 2000, he worked as a chaplain at a children's hospital. John's experiences with patients and their families during intense crises solidified his desire to write for teens about the challenge of confronting loss.

John worked for Booklist, a journal of book reviews and was also a commentator for National Public Radios national afternoon newsmagazine, All Things Considered, and Chicago's NPR affiliate, WBEZ.