Urban fantasy and steampunk – podcast 29

Hello, lovely podpeople and welcome to the Falkirk Libraries podcast with Tanya and Anna.   Today’s episode is all about urban fantasy and steampunk.  If you’d like to request any of these from Falkirk Libraries, then have a look at our library catalogue here.

What we have been reading and listening to:

Tanya has been reading:
• Jasper Fforde – The Eyre Affair
Anna has been reading:
• David Weber – Uncompromising Honor, Everywoman

New and forthcoming adult books:
• Look Alive Twenty Five by Janet Evanovich
• Past Tense by Lee Child
• Fire and Blood by George R R Martin
• Christmas at the Beach Hut by Veronica Henry
• Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch

New and forthcoming children’s titles:
• Animalphabet by Julia Donaldson and Sharon King-Chai (Illustrator) (0 – 5 years)
• The Moomin Craft Book (4 – 14 yrs)
• Secret Science: The Amazing World Beyond Your Eyes by Dara O Briain (8 – 12 yrs)
• A Darkness of Dragons – Songs of Magic by S. A. Patrick (10 – 13 yrs)
• Villain – The Monster Series by Michael Grant (Teen)

DVD recommendations:
• Antman and the Wasp (12)
• Sherlock Gnomes (PG)

Our Reading Agony this week: ‘I don’t know what to get my family for Xmas ‘ (The answer is always books or book tokens or tech to listen / read books).
For very young children, try That’s not my llama by Fiona Watt
For 3 – 6 year olds, try Not-so-brave Penguin by Steve Smallman
For 5 – 7 year olds, try Lizard in a Blizzard by Lesley Sims
For 7 – 9 year olds, try The Secret in Vault 13 by David Solomons (a Dr Who adventure)
For 8 – 12 year olds, try Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 2019 (9 – 12 years)
For Teens, try A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs (if they’ve read the others in this compelling series, if not, then try them with the first in the series, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children)
For adults, it’s maybe more tricky, so the joy of book tokens come into play, but for anyone who liked the Charlaine Harris Southern Vampire series in book or tv form, then try Gunnie Rose, Harris’ newest in a brand new world.

Staff quote of the day: ‘I’m off to find the green stuff’

Our discussion was all about urban fantasy and steampunk.
• Anne Bishop, Written in Red
• Emma Newman, Between 2 thorns
• Ben Aaranovitch
• Ilona Andrews
• Gail Carriger
• J.R Ward
• Marissa Myers, Cinder
• Lilith Saintcrow, (Bannon & Clare series) The Iron Wyrm Affair is the first in the series
• Charles de Lint
• Charlaine Harris
• Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden series and the new Cinder Spires series,
• Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs

Did you know? We run library information visits for groups (e.g. scouts or schools). Give your local Falkirk Library a call if you want to visit and we’ll see when we can fit you in. It’s great showing kids round the secret parts of the library, or working with them to gain a special badge for Beavers or Guides.

Thank you for listening to the Library Love podcast, we hope you’ve enjoyed yourself and if you did, then tell a friend and encourage them to have a listen too. We love to hear from you and if you’d like to get in touch with us, or if you’ve got a Reader Agony of your very own then go to www.librarylovefalkirk.com, Falkirk Libraries on fb or @LibFalkirk on twitter.

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