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Staff Recommendations
One of our June 2014 Staff Recommendations "The comic-book industry, especially the two major mainstream publishers — DC and Marvel — is rife with "reboots", in which the creators reinvent the world in which long-standing characters exist. DC in particular, revamped their comics line around 2010. One of the new titles that grew out of their "The New 52" revamping is Justice League Dark. The Justice League itself, comprised of such colorful characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and the Martian Manhunter, is well known, But, the Justice League Dark gathered a number of the anti-heroes or figures associated with the paranormal and mystic elements in the DC universe, and teamed them up to fight the kinds of supernatural menaces that "normal" superheroes were ill-equipped to deal with. Fan favorite paranormal heroes, such as J..."  [full comments]

Updated with ten (or more) new entries every month, including novels, non-fiction, audio/CD adaptations, DVDs and music-related items. Check out the October 2014 recommendations right now, submit your own review scores on our recommended titles, or browse the archive of all past Staff Recommendations, either by author/title or by reviewer!

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Customer Reviews
A new customer-reviewed title "Proof Positive is the latest in the Joe Gunther series. This series is about a small elite unit of the VBI (Vermont Bureau of Investigation)that handles special cases. The characters are well developed and seem very real. They have good relationships with each other and are dedicated police officers. I have read the complete series and have enjoyed seeing the development and g..."  [full comments]

Would you like to share your own reviews of books, CDs, DVDs, audio or video tapes, or read brief reviews from other local readers? Then stop by our Customer Reviews page, browse the existing reviews, and fill out our simple form to Submit Your Own Review! Go to the Customer Reviews page

Guest Reviews
A new customer-reviewed title Leta Powell Drake, Lincoln's star of television and stage, provides our latest Celebrity Guest Review...of the 2007 One Book One Lincoln finalist, Water for Elephants.

Visit our Guest Reviews page, to see her review, plus a list of past Guest Reviewers.

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Reader Lists
Time Magazine's Top 10 Fiction and Non-Fiction Titles of 2013
-- submitted in January by BookMan


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Do you have a short list of recommended books, recorded books, CDs or DVDs/Videos you would like to share with fellow BookGuide visitors? Then stop by our Reader Lists page, browse the lists submitted by other readers, and fill out our simple form to Submit Your Own List! Go to the Reader Lists page
Podcasts image book coverWant to listen to our weekly book review podcast -- 'Casting About? How about sitting in -- virtually -- on one of our past Books Talk book discussion groups? Then visit our Podcasts page for to sign up to receive our Podcats via RSS feed, and to browse our archive of recent and past podcast releases!

Latest Podcasts: 'Casting About Episode #54: One Book - One Lincoln Genealogy Program and Gere BooksTalk - May 13 2013 - Conventionally Speaking - with Scott C.
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Books, Movies and More!
Visit our new Books, Movies & More web pages, powered by BookLetters! Sign up to receive booklist newsletters in a wide variety of genres, check out the latest bestseller lists and view over 50 award-winner lists for adults and teens!

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Index to Sunday A.M. book reviews
book coverLooking for a listing of the books reviewed in the Lincoln Journal Star's The (402) 411 and/or Sunday A.M. literary section? Look no further...you'll find a list of them right here! We post the new ones at the beginning of each week, and we also have an index archive dating back to June 2004!
Archives: Current 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
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Books talked about on KFOR Book Chat episodes
book coverWant to track down the books talked about by library staff on the Book Chat episodes of KFOR 1240 A.M.'s popular Problems & Solutions talk show? We also still have an online archive covering March 2002 through the present!
Archives: Latest Episode 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
2003 2002 INDEX
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Books talked about on NET Radio All About Books episodes
book coverTrying to find books talked about on recent episodes of NET Radio 91.1 F.M.'s weekly All About Books review and discussion show show? Check our All About Books page. We've got an archive of listings starting in 2012, plus some advance listings as they become available.
Archives: 2012
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Books talked about on KZUM BookTalk episodes
Interested in the books talked about by library staff (and others) on episodes of KZUM 89.3 F.M.'s popular Wednesday evening (6:30 p.m.) BookTalk talk show? Check our KZUM BookTalks page. We've got an archive of listings going back to 2006, plus some advance listings as they become available. [Note: KZUM discontinued Book Talk in October 2009 -- however we will keep this archive up for reader interest.]
Archives: 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
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