The Unscientifically Chosen Awards – podcast 11

Hello, and welcome to Library Love podcast 11.  Today, Vikki and I (Tanya) discussed our award worthy items of 2017.  We were very unscientific, so don’t do any statistical analysis on our choices, but once again we’ve got some interesting suggestions for you to try .

Vikki was reading  Snowblind by Ragnor Jonasson (first book in the Dark Iceland Series) and Find her by Lisa Gardner

Tanya was re-reading the 1st three books in Jim Butcher’s Dresden series  and listening to  Welcome to Nightvale as a podcast.

New and forthcoming adult books:
• Britton Fern, Coming Home
• Kelly Cathy, The year that changed everything
• Lackberg Camilla, The girl in the woods
• Kellerman Jonathan, Night moves (Alex Delaware series, Book 33)
• Magnusson Sally, The sealwoman’s gift

New and forthcoming children’s books:
The Giggly Guide of How to Behave (Mind Your Manners series) by  Philippe Jalbert (0 – 5 years)
Safari Pug (The Adventures of Pug series) by Laura James (5 – 7 years)
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (9 – 11 years)
Fighting Fantasy: The Gates of Death by Charlie Higson (10 – Teen)
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air) by Holly Black (Teen)

DVD recommendations
Thor Ragnarok (12)
Geostorm (12)
My Little Pony (PG)

Our Reading Agony this week:  ‘My house is looking such a mess, I’d love some help in tidying, organising and cleaning it…’ Well, we can’t come round to yours to help you, but here are some books that might inspire you:
• Marie Kondo – Spark Joy and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying
• Nagisa Tatsumi – The art of discarding how to get rid of things and find joy
• Dana White – How to Manage your Home without Losing your mind
• Kim Woodburn and Aggie MacKenzie – The Cleaning Bible
• Francine Jay  – The Joy of Less

Staff quote of the day ‘Easter events in libraries are already organised we are looking at summer 2018 now!’

Our Discussion was a Library Love version of awards seasons where we talked about our favourite books and DVDs of 2017. Below are the highlights from Vikki and Tanya. Not to mention a few suggestions from other Falkirk Library staff. This list will be available as a book river on our catalogue
with several more additions to the list no doubt. (link to the library catalogue)
The Other Mrs Walker by Mary Paulson Ellis
The Summer of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman
The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch
Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
Wonder Woman (DVD)
Outlander (DVD box set)
The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel
La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, book 1) by Philip Pullman
Park Life : The memoirs of a Royal Parks Gamekeeper by John Bartram
Killers of The Flower Moon : an American crime and the birth of the FBI  by David Grann
Saga Vol 7 by Brain K Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Thrill Power Overload: Forty years of 2000AD by  David Bishop
The cursed earth uncensored (Judge Dredd) by John Wagner
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Glass Houses by Louise Penny

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