Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New eBook Purchases

New eBooks Purchased on June 26, 2015


Title Creator
An Abundance of Katherines John Green
All the Single Ladies: A Novel Dorothea Benton Frank
The Beautiful One: Scandalous Sisters Series, Book 1 Emily Greenwood
The Bees: A Novel Laline Paull
Between the Notes Sharon Huss Roat
Blueprints: A Novel Barbara Delinsky
The Book of Joan Melissa Rivers
The Book of Stone: A Novel Jonathan Papernick
Cash Landing: A Novel James Grippando
Centralia Mike Dellosso
Country: A Novel Danielle Steel
Dead Certainty: Harry Radcliffe Mystery Series, Book 1 Glenis Wilson
Dead Ice: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series, Book 24 Laurell K. Hamilton
Death of Kings: The Warrior Chronicles, Book 6 Bernard Cornwell
Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories Mary Higgins Clark
Dirty Thoughts: A Mechanics of Love Novel Megan Erickson
Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny Holly Madison
The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty: A Novel Vendela Vida
Eight Hundred Grapes: A Novel Laura Dave
The Elite: The Selection Series, Book 2 Kiera Cass
Emmy & Oliver Robin Benway
Euphoria Lily King
Ever After: Nantucket Brides Trilogy Series, Book 3 Jude Deveraux
A Fatal Chapter: Booktown Mystery, Book 9 Lorna Barrett
Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer Heather Lende
Finders Keepers: A Novel Stephen King
The Fixer Joseph Finder
Flesh and Bone: Body Farm Series, Book 2 Jefferson Bass
The Ghost Fields: Ruth Galloway Mystery Series, Book 7 Elly Griffiths
The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes Zach Dundas
How to Be a Woman Caitlin Moran
I Regret Nothing: A Memoir Jen Lancaster
I Want to Hold Your Hand: Green Mountain Series, Book 2 Marie Force
Impulse Control Amanda Usen
In Midnight's Silence: Part I of Los Nefilim T. Frohock
In the Unlikely Event Judy Blume
Last First Kiss: A Brightwater Novel Lia Riley
The Last Letter from Your Lover: A Novel Jojo Moyes
The Leveller Julia Durango
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing Marie Kondo
The Long Utopia Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel Jessica Knoll
Max: Best Friend. Hero. Marine. Boaz Yakin, Sheldon Lettich
The Melody Lingers On Mary Higgins Clark
Modern Romance Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
Mrs. Hemingway: A Novel Naomi Wood
Music for Wartime: Stories Rebecca Makkai
Myth and Magic Mae Clair
The Night We Said Yes Lauren Gibaldi
On My Knees: Stark Interational Series, Book 2 J. Kenner
Only a Promise: Survivor's Club Series, Book 5 Mary Balogh
Orchid Beach: Holly Barker Series, Book 1 Stuart Woods
Our Souls at Night: A novel Kent Haruf
Perfect Match Fern Michaels
Piranha: Oregon Files Series, Book 10 Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison
The Precipice: Mike Bowditch Mystery, Book 6 Paul Doiron
Royal Wedding: The Princess Diaries Series, Book 11 Meg Cabot
The Rule of Three: The Rule of Three Series, Book 1 Eric Walters
Run Ann Patchett
Running Out of Night Sharon Lovejoy
Safe at Last: Slow Burn Series, Book 3 Maya Banks
Seveneves: A Novel Neal Stephenson
The Shoemaker's Wife: A Novel Adriana Trigiani
Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy Judd Apatow
Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva Rosemary Sullivan
Summer Secrets: A Novel Jane Green
Time of Death Mark Billingham
Tin Men: A Novel Christopher Golden
Tom Clancy Under Fire: Jack Ryan Series, Book 18 Grant Blackwood
The Truth According to Us: A Novel Annie Barrows
Under the Same Sky: From Starvation in North Korea to Salvation in America Joseph Kim, Stephan Talty
Unprocessed: My City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food Megan Kimble
Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France Caroline Moorehead
When to Rob a Bank: ...And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
Whisper Beach: A Novel Shelley Noble
The Wrong Man: A Novel of Suspense Kate White

New Audio Book Purchases

New Audio Books Purchased on June 26, 2015


Title Creator
The Beekeeper's Apprentice: Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Series, Book 1  Laurie R. King, Jenny Sterlin
The Book of Stone Jonathan Papernick
The Cartel Don Winslow, Ray Porter
Cradle to Grave: Will Rees Mystery Series, Book 3  Eleanor Kuhns, Susie Berneis
Dead Ice: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series, Book 24  Laurell K. Hamilton, Kimberly Alexis
Ever After: Nantucket Brides Trilogy, Book 3  Jude Deveraux, Kirsten Potter
The Hard Way: Jack Reacher Series, Book 10  Lee Child, Dick Hill
Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel  Jessica Knoll, Madeleine Maby
Maximum Ride Forever: Maximum Ride Series, Book 9  James Patterson, Kasey Lee Huizinga
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Revised Edition) Jesse Andrews, Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler
The Many Sins of Lord Cameron: Highland Pleasures Series, Book 3  Jennifer Ashley, Angela Dawe
The Melody Lingers On Mary Higgins Clark, Jan Maxwell
Modern Romance Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg, Aziz Ansari
Nooks & Crannies Jessica Lawson
Piranha: Oregon Files Series, Book 10  Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison, Scott Brick
The President's Shadow: The Culper Ring Series, Book 3  Brad Meltzer, Scott Brick
The Rumor Elin Hilderbrand, Kathleen McInerney, Erin Bennett, et. al.
Truth or Die James Patterson, Howard Roughan, Edoardo Ballerini
Vixen: Nameless Detective Series, Book 39  Bill Pronzini, Nick Sullivan
Wicked Charms: Wicked Series, Book 3  Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton, Lorelei King
The Wrong Man Kate White, Erin Bennett
You Caroline Kepnes, Santino Fontana

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Reading eBooks on a Computer

If you are like me, you spend a lot of time with a lightweight laptop propped on your lap, surfing the web. What about reading eBooks on your laptop? It's definitely possible! Here are your eBook reading options for a computer:

OverDrive READ eBooks
Without a doubt, the READ format is the easiest and quickest way to get reading eBooks on a computer.

  • After checking out an eBook, visit "Account." 
  • Click on the blue button "Read in Your Browser" next to the desired title. 
  • The entire eBook will open in a new window or tab of your browser. 
  • Use the right arrow key on your keyboard to easily turn the pages. 
Bookmark the eBook just like you'd bookmark a favorite website. I like to click, drop, and drag a "favicon" to the bookmarks bar of my browser, but there are many ways to accomplish the same thing. 


Add a bookmark by simply clicking the top-right corner of the page. 

It is usually possible to download the READ eBook for offline reading. Click on the center of the screen to get menu options. Click on the menu icon in the upper-left corner of the screen and select "Offline Access." 


Here's how to return the OverDrive READ format early to the collection. 


Kindle Books

If you have a Kindle or Amazon account, it is quick to check out an eBook in the Kindle Book format and start reading immediately on a computer with the Kindle Cloud Reader. 

  • While in your NHDB account, select the title in the Kindle Book format. 
  • You are brought to the eBook's item record in Amazon. 
  • Click "Get Library Book" and sign into the site if necessary. 
  • Select "Kindle Cloud Reader" as your preferred delivery location. 
  • (Note that if you are already signed into the site, you'll receive the option to select the "Kindle Cloud Reader" immediately. If you are not signed into Amazon with the correct account, you'll need to click "Get Library Book," sign into the site, and they select "Kindle Cloud Reader.")
  • Click on the link "Read now in Kindle Cloud Reader" to open the Kindle Book in your browser.   
  • The first time using Kindle Cloud Reader on a new computer, you'll be given the option to set up the Cloud Reader for offline reading. 
  • Turn the pages with the right arrow key on your keyboard or by clicking the right arrow on the screen. 
  • Make note of the various reader settings and bookmarking options that appear to the top of the page when the mouse is moved. 

Here's how to return the Kindle Book early to the collection. 

EPUB eBooks

Another option for Windows and Mac users is to download and install Adobe Digital Editions and checkout the title in EPUB format. Note that you will also need to register for a free Adobe ID prior to downloading the EPUB title if you wish to return the eBook early. 

Please see this blog post for step-by-step instructions for installing ADE 2.0 and registering for a new Adobe ID. 

Here's how to return the EPUB eBooks early from Adobe Digital Editions 2.0

Monday, June 22, 2015

New eBook Purchases

New eBooks Purchased on June 19, 2015

Title Creator
1356: The Grail Quest Series, Book 4 Bernard Cornwell
81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska's Frozen Wilderness Brian Murphy
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Anthony Doerr
All the Single Ladies: A Novel Dorothea Benton Frank
The Anger Meridian Kaylie Jones
Archie Comics Spectacular: Rock On! Archie Superstars
At the Water's Edge: A Novel Sara Gruen
Blackbird Tom Wright
Blueprints: A Novel Barbara Delinsky
The Breaking Point: Body Farm Series, Book 9 Jefferson Bass
Cash Landing: A Novel James Grippando
The Cost of Courage Charles Kaiser
Country: A Novel Danielle Steel
Dirty Thoughts: A Mechanics of Love Novel Megan Erickson
Easy Target: An Elite Ops Novel Kay Thomas
Finders Keepers: A Novel Stephen King
The Fixer Joseph Finder
French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters Karen Le Billon
The Gentle Art of Murder: Dorothy Martin Series, Book 16 Jeanne M. Dams
The Girl on the Train: A Novel Paula Hawkins
The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones Thomas Asbridge
The Guest Cottage Nancy Thayer
Happily Ali After: And Other Fairly True Tales Ali Wentworth
I'd Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them Jesse Goolsby
In Each Other's Shoes Adrianne Ambrose
In the Unlikely Event Judy Blume
Invasion of Privacy: A Novel Christopher Reich
Joan of Arc: A History Helen Castor
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell Susanna Clarke
Kickback: Spenser Series, Book 43 Ace Atkins
Language Arts Stephanie Kallos
The Last Soldiers of the Cold War: The Story of the Cuban Five Fernando Morais
Little Beasts Matthew McGevna, Kaylie Jones
Love May Fail Matthew Quick
Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel Jessica Knoll
A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope Tom Brokaw
Margaret of Anjou: Wars of the Roses Series, Book 3 Conn Iggulden
Modern Romance Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
Now and Forever: Wild at Heart Series, Book 2 Mary Connealy
Only a Promise: Survivor's Club Series, Book 5 Mary Balogh
Paper Towns John Green
A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present Howard Zinn
Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship Robert Kurson
Pluto: A Wonder Story R. J. Palacio
The Precipice: Mike Bowditch Mystery, Book 6 Paul Doiron
The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 Joseph J. Ellis
The Queen of the Tearling: The Queen of the Tearling Series, Book 1 Erika Johansen
Red Queen: Red Queen Series, Book 1 Victoria Aveyard
The Revenge Playbook Rachael Allen
The Santangelos: A Novel Jackie Collins
Shadows of the Workhouse: Call the Midwife Series, Book 2 Jennifer Worth
Shatter Me: Shatter Me Series, Book 1 Tahereh Mafi
Skin Game: Dresden Files Series, Book 15 Jim Butcher
Suddenly One Summer Julie James
Summerlong: A Novel Dean Bakopoulos
Tom Clancy Under Fire: Jack Ryan Series, Book 18 Grant Blackwood
Trusting Liam: Taking Chances Series, Book 2 Molly McAdams
The Ultimatum: A Jeremy Fisk Novel Dick Wolf
We'll Always Have Summer: The Summer I Turned Pretty Series, Book 3 Jenny Han
Whisper Beach: A Novel Shelley Noble
The Wright Brothers David McCullough
The Wrong Man: A Novel of Suspense Kate White

New Audio Book Purchases

New Audio Books Purchased on June 19, 2015

Title Creator
The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story  Lily Koppel, Orlagh Cassidy
At the Water's Edge: A Novel  Sara Gruen, Justine Eyre
Beach Town Mary Kay Andrews, Kathleen McInerney
Beautiful Ruins Jess Walter, Edoardo Ballerini
The Beekeeper's Apprentice: Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Series, Book 1  Laurie R. King, Jenny Sterlin
Cash Landing: Jack Swyteck Series, Book 12  James Grippando, Jonathan Davis
Circus Mirandus Cassie Beasley, Bronson Pinchot
Eight Hundred Grapes: A Novel  Laura Dave, Joy Osmanski
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future  Ashlee Vance, Fred Sanders
Finders Keepers: A Novel  Stephen King, Will Patton
Finding Audrey Sophie Kinsella, Gemma Whelan
The Fixer Joseph Finder, Steven Kearney
The Fugitive: Theodore Boone Series, Book 5  John Grisham, Richard Thomas
The Girl on the Train: A Novel  Paula Hawkins, Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, et. al.
A God in Ruins: Todd Family Series, Book 2  Kate Atkinson, Alex Jennings
The Goshawk T. H. White, Simon Vance
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Harry Potter Series, Book 2  J.K. Rowling, Jim Dale
I Am Princess X Cherie Priest, Mary Robinette Kowal
In the Unlikely Event Judy Blume, Kathleen McInerney
The Invasion of the Tearling: The Queen of the Tearling Series, Book 2  Erika Johansen, Davina Porter
Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage: MacKenzies / Highland Pleasures Series, Book 2  Jennifer Ashley, Angela Dawe
Lord of Darkness: Maiden Lane Series, Book 5  Elizabeth Hoyt, Emma Taylor
Love May Fail: A Novel  Matthew Quick, Cris Dukehart, Jim Meskimen, et. al.
Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel  Jessica Knoll, Madeleine Maby
A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope  Tom Brokaw, Mark Bramhall
Modern Romance Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg, Aziz Ansari
Murder Freshly Baked Vannetta Chapman, Renee Ertl
The Nightingale Kristin Hannah, Polly Stone
On the Move: A Life  Oliver Sacks, Dan Woren
Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship  Robert Kurson, Ray Porter
The President's Shadow Brad Meltzer, Scott Brick
Sapphires Are an Earl's Best Friend: Jewels of the Ton Series, Book 3  Shana Galen, Lucy Rivers
The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy Julia Quinn, Rosalyn Landor
Suddenly One Summer Julie James, Karen White
Tom Clancy Under Fire: Jack Ryan Series, Book 18  Grant Blackwood, Scott Brick
The Truth According to Us: A Novel  Annie Barrows, Ann Marie Lee, Tara Sands, et. al.
The Ultimatum: Jeremy Fisk Series, Book 3  Dick Wolf, Peter Ganim
The Wild Inside: A Novel of Suspense  Christine Carbo, R. C. Bray
The Wright Brothers David McCullough, David McCullough