July 31, 2007

RITA Award Winners 2007

Posted in RITA Awards at 3:44 am by librarygirl

The Romance Writers of America just announced the winners of the 2007 RITA awards.

And the winners are…

Best Short Contemporary Romance:

From the First

By Jessica Bird

Best Long Contemporary Romance:

The Mommy Quest

By Lori Handeland

Best Paranormal Romance:

A Hunger Like No Other

By Kresley Cole

Best Inspirational Romance:


By Tamera Alexander

Best Long Historical Romance:

On the Way to the Wedding

By Julie Quinn

Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements:

A Lady Raised High (coming soon)

By Jennifer Ashley w/s Laurien Gardner

Best Romantic Suspense:


By Annie Solomon


Christy Award Winners 2007

Posted in Christy Awards at 3:42 am by librarygirl

The Christy Award winners were just announced this month, and here are the winners:


Winter Birds

By Jamie Langston Turner

The Brethren

By Beverly Lewis



By Tracy Groot


Sisterchicks in Gondolas

By Robin Jones Gunn


The Measure of a Lady

By Deeanne Gist


Plague Maker

By Tim Downs

First Novel:

Where Mercy Flows

By Karen Harter

July 25, 2007

New Books

Posted in New Books at 9:28 pm by librarygirl

Adult Fiction:

School of Fortune

By Amanda Brown

Dead Connection

By Alafair Burke

The Tin Roof Blowdown

By James Lee Burke

New England White

By Stephen Carter

A Widow’s Curse

By Phillip DePoy

Someone to Love

By Jude Deveraux

The Russian Concubine

by Kate Furnivall

Second Chance

By Jane Green

Up Close and Dangerous

By Linda Howard

Chasing Fireflies

By Charles Martin

What Matters Most

By Luanne Rice

Hooked: a thriller about love and other addictions

By Matt Richtel

High Noon

By Nora Roberts

Adult Non-Fiction:

Positively False

By Floyd Landis

The Extreme Fat Smash Diet

By Ian Smith

July 20, 2007

New Books

Posted in New Books at 3:46 am by librarygirl

Adult fiction:


By Richard Bachman

The Alton Gift

By Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Last Summer (of you and me)

By Ann Brashares

The Double Agents

By W. E. B. Griffin

Ham Bones

By Carolyn Haines

The Harlequin

By Laurell K. Hamiliton

Up Close and Personal

By Fern Michaels

The Ever-Running Man

By Marcia Muller

The Quickie

By James Patterson


By Thomas Perry

The Manny

By Holly Peterson

Bungalow 2

By Danielle Steel

Dragons of the Highlord Skies

By Margaret Weis

Adult Non-fiction:

The Last Chance Millionaire

By Douglas R. Andrew

A Woman in Charge

By Carl Bernstein

The 4-Hour Work Week

By Timothy Ferriss

Lone Survivor

By Marcus Luttrell


By Dick Morris

The Reagan Diaries

By Ronald Reagan


By David Talbot

The Abs Diet for Women

By David Zinczenko

July 13, 2007

Riddle me this…Harry Potter

Posted in Harry Potter at 9:45 pm by librarygirl

For those of you anxiously counting down the seconds until July 21st, I thought I would offer a small distraction. About.com has a great Harry Potter quiz that will test your knowledge of each Potter book in the series. Here is your chance to prove to yourself, if no one else, that you are the ultimate Harry Potter fan.

Good Luck!

July 11, 2007

Water for Elephants – the movie

Posted in Books to Movies at 9:32 pm by librarygirl

According to Cinematical.com, the book Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen is being adapted into a movie. The book which was on the New York Time’s Bestseller List is a Depression-era story about a young man in the circus. I haven’t personally read the book so I can’t give my opinion on how good it will be as a movie.

Have any of you read it? Do you think it will make a good movie?