Archive for July, 2009

Jul 28 2009

Inherent Expectation

Published by under Misc.

*Update*  Penguin put out this trailer: You Thomas Pynchon fans out there will be jazzed to know his new novel, Inherent Vice (Penguin Press, $27.95), publishes next Tuesday, August 4. We just got our copies in but we cannot sell them to you before that date, sorry.    The jacket design is surprisingly, eye-poppingly un-Pynchonesque — and, […]

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Jul 28 2009

THIS Sunday

Published by under Events,Lou Life,Subby Love

          The second installment of Noir at the Bar will take place Sunday, August 2 at 8pm at The Delmar Lounge (6235 Delmar) with visiting writer Theresa Schwegel.  Schwegel is a rockstar among crime/noir/hardboiled writers and it’s a bit of a coup that the organizers were able to get her.  Her newest book Last Known Address has […]

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Jul 22 2009

All Creatures Great and Small

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You wouldn’t think so sometimes, especially after the news concerning the Stone Age creeps busted locally for dogfighting, but the treatment of animals has seen a significant turn for the better in recent history. If there are people (way too many for our taste, but anyway) out there now who abuse and mistreat animals, the problem […]

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Jul 18 2009

Who Doesn’t Love a Rebel?!

Published by under Current Read

Between the Assassinations, by Aravind Adiga (Hardcover, Free Press, $24) Aravind Adiga caused a lot of controversy among his fellow countrymen with his portrait of India in The White Tiger. He was criticized for presenting a negative image of an India that is more used to its Bollywood reputation.  The controversy continues in Between the Assassinations.  […]

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Jul 17 2009

Portermania Redux

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Well, it’s summertime, the traditional season for everyone’s favorite English youth phenomenon to dominate the pop culture game. We’re talking about Larry Porter! There’s a brand-new Porter movie out, in case you’ve been visiting the dark side of the moon and hadn’t heard yet: it’s called Larry Porter and the Song of the Solid Gold Cash […]

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Jul 16 2009

Guest Review

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Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell (Simon & Schuster, $12.99) I really enjoyed reading Dork Diaries!  There are so many good things to say about it; I’m not sure which ones I should pick!  Let’s start with: It had a fresh beginning to it, a plot that made you feel like you were actually in […]

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Jul 09 2009

City Academy Update

Published by under Lou Life,News

The books for the 2009 Fall Semester have been picked.  They are: The Peace Book by Todd Parr, pb Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton, hc One by Kathryn Otoshi, hc Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, pb Here are My Hands by Bill Martin, pb The total sponsorship for the entire semester is […]

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Jul 07 2009

June Bestsellers

Published by under Bestsellers

Hardcover:        Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton (event) Meeting Jimmie Rodgers by Barry Mazor (event) Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk This is Water by David Foster Wallace Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer   Paperback:     Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth […]

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Jul 01 2009

Maybe I’ll See Ya Downtown, or in the Backyard

Published by under Lou Life,Misc.

We’re closed this Saturday, July 4.

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