Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sunny Chernobyl???

I would have to say this book on eco-disaster tourism  Visit Sunny Chernobyl was one of the sleepers on our list this season. Slowly but surely, I had more and more booksellers + librarians request ARC's. It has received rave reviews every where including a starred review in PW + Kirkus. On the Best of Q, Andrew Blackwell talks about why he visits these places and the impact pollution has had on them. The interview starts around the 26 minute mark. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Emily Giffin at Indigo!

Super star author Emily Giffin will be at Indigo Manulife Centre on August 30th at 7pm. Her latest book Where We Belong, has been on the Globe and NYT bestseller lists since it pubbed. For more information on the event you can click here.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

True Blood Cookbook...seriously!

The hugely popular show has spawned a cookbook: True Blood: Eats, Drinks and and Bites from Bon Temps. Food is a huge part of the show...and book has already received some serious attention.: Publishers Weekly has listed it has on of their list of top cookbooks for the Fall.
NB: No human heart recipes are included in the book!

PW's complete list of Best Cookbooks for the fall is below:

Burma: Rivers of Flavor by Naomi Duguid. Artisan, Sept.Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America by Maricel E. Presilla. W.W. Norton, Oct.
Lidia’s Favorite Recipes: 100 Foolproof Italian Dishes, from Basic Sauces to Irresistible EntrĂ©es by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali. Knopf, Oct.
The Great Meat Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know to Buy and Cook Today’s Meat by Bruce Aidells and Dennis Kelly. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct.
CookFight: 2 Cooks, 12 Challenges, 125 Recipes, an Epic Battle for Kitchen Dominance by Julia Moskin and Kim Severson. Ecco, Oct.
The Mile End Cookbook: Redefining Jewish Comfort Food from Hash to Hamantaschen by Noah Bernamoff and Rae Bernamoff. Clarkson Potter, Sept.
The Gluten-Free Table: The Lagasse Girls Share Their Favorite Meals by Jilly Lagasse and Jessie Lagasse Swanson, foreword by Emeril Lagasse. Grand Central Life & Style, Oct.
Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well by Sam Sifton, illus. by Sarah Rutherford. Random House, Oct.
True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps by Gianna Sobol and Alan Ball. Chronicle, Oct.
The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook: Sweetness in Seattle by Tom Douglas. Morrow, Oct.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Official Game of Thrones Book Tailer

Although season 3 of Game of Thrones won't be coming out until next March, fans can bide their time reading Inside HBO's Game of Thrones; this is the official companion to the TV series which will be available October 1st. This trailer for the book had already over 90,000 hits!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Tavi Gevison TED Talk

The New York Times calls Tavi Gevinson The Oracle of the Girl World. At the age of 11, she started her blog Style Rookie aimed at teenage girls. In two years her blog was a huge hit and she was invited to fashion shows all over the world...Lady Gaga and Judd Apatow are fans. Not your average fashionista, Tavi is interested in feminisim and as her TED Talk "Still Figuring It Out". She launched her recent online magazine: Rookie and within six days had over one million hits. This September Drawn and Quarterly is coming out with Gevinson's first book Rookie: Yearbook One. There is as you can imagine a huge amount of buzz around this book.