Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New eBook Purchases

New eBooks Purchased on October 17, 2014

Title Creator
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
The Battle for the Castle Elizabeth Winthrop, Trina Schart Hyman
Between Sky and Earth: Vango Series, Book 1 Timothee de Fombelle
Blood on the Water: William Monk Mystery Series, Book 20 Anne Perry
Blue Warrior: A Drone Novel Mike Maden
The Bone Clocks: A Novel David Mitchell
Celebrity in Death: In Death Series, Book 43 J. D. Robb
The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food Ted Genoways
The Christmas Bouquet Sherryl Woods
The Christmas Wedding Ring Susan Mallery
Crazy On You Rachel Gibson
Curious George H. A. Rey, Margret Rey
The Cutting Season: A Novel Attica Locke
The Daughter of Odren: An Earthsea Short Story Ursula K. Le Guin
Deadline: Virgil Flowers Series, Book 8 John Sandford
Demon's Fury: Part 1 of the Final Asylum Tales Jocelynn Drake
The Dream Thieves: Raven Cycle Series, Book 2 Maggie Stiefvater
Erak's Ransom: Ranger's Apprentice Series, Book 7 John A. Flanagan
Even This I Get to Experience Norman Lear
Eyes of Prey: Prey Series, Book 3 John Sandford
The Fire Artist Daisy Whitney
Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America Amy Belding Brown
Force of Nature: Joe Pickett Series, Book 12 C. J. Box
Foreplay: The Ivy Chronicles, Book 1 Sophie Jordan
A Gift to Remember: A Novel Melissa Hill
Glimpsing Heaven: The Stories and Science of Life After Death Judy Bachrach
The Grimm Legacy: The Grimm Legacy Series, Book 1 Polly Shulman
Heir of Fire: Throne of Glass Series, Book 3 Sarah J. Maas
Help for the Haunted: A Novel John Searles
Hide and Seek: The Lying Game Series, Book 4 Sara Shepard
How to Build a Girl Caitlin Moran
In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster: Cynster Sisters Series, Book 2 Stephanie Laurens
Indecent Proposal Molly O'Keefe
The Junkyard Bot: Robots Rule Series, Book 1 C. J. Richards, Goro Fujita
Keep Me Safe: A Slow Burn Novel Maya Banks
Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice John A. Nagl
Leaving Time: A Novel Jodi Picoult
The Life We Bury Allen Eskens
Light Up the Night: Night Stalkers Series, Book 5 M. L. Buchman
Looking for Alaska John Green
Lulu and the Hedgehog in the Rain Hilary McKay, Priscilla Lamont
Mad River: Virgil Flowers Series, Book 6 John Sandford
The Mischief of the Mistletoe: A Pink Carnation Christmas: Pink Carnation Series, Book 7 Lauren Willig
Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel Debbie Macomber
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories Stephanie Perkins, Rainbow Rowell, David Levithan, et. al.
Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography Neil Patrick Harris
Not My Father's Son: A Memoir Alan Cumming
Off the Leash: The Secret Life of Dogs Rupert Fawcett
One Good Earl Deserves a Lover: Rules of Scoundrels Series, Book 2 Sarah MacLean
Paris Match: Stone Barrington Series, Book 31 Stuart Woods
PathFinder: Septimus Heap: TodHunter Moon Series, Book 1 Angie Sage, Mark Zug
The Road to Woodbury: The Walking Dead Series, Book 2 Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
Season of Storms Susanna Kearsley
Since the Surrender: Pennyroyal Green Series, Book 3 Julie Anne Long
Some Luck: A Novel Jane Smiley
The Sound of Broken Glass: Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Series, Book 15 Deborah Crombie
Stone Cold: Jesse Stone Series, Book 4 Robert B. Parker
The Two and Only Kelly Twins Johanna Hurwitz, Tuesday Mourning
The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory Jesse Walker
What a Wallflower Wants Maya Rodale
Winter Prey: Prey Series, Book 5 John Sandford
Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite Suki Kim
Your Atomic Self: The Invisible Elements That Connect You to Everything Else in the Universe Curt Stager

New Audio Book Purchases

New Audio Books Purchased on October 17, 2014

Title Creator
The Accidental Highwayman: Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, a Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides  Ben Tripp, Steve West
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel  Anthony Doerr, Zach Appelman
The Blood of Olympus: The Heroes of Olympus Series, Book 5  Rick Riordan, Nick Chamian
Burn: Michael Bennett Series, Book 7  James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Danny Mastrogiorgio
Clariel: Old Kingdom Trilogy, Book 0.5  Garth Nix, Graeme Malcolm
Deadline: Virgil Flowers Series, Book 8  John Sandford, Eric Conger
The Distance: A Thriller  Helen Giltrow, Rachel Atkins
Edge of Eternity: The Century Trilogy, Book 3  Ken Follett, John Lee
Gone Girl: A Novel  Gillian Flynn, Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World  Steven Johnson, George Newbern
Keep Me Safe: Slow Burn Series, Book 1  Maya Banks, Jeffrey Kaffer
Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General  Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Bill O'Reilly
The Language of Silence Peggy Webb
Leaving Time: A Novel  Jodi Picoult, Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, et. al.
Mean Streak Sandra Brown, Ellen Archer
Night Sky: Night Sky Series, Book 1  Suzanne Brockmann, Melanie Brockmann, Melanie Brockmann
The Organized Mind: How to Put Things in Place, Focus on What Matters, and LiveWell  Daniel J. Levitin, Luke Daniels
PathFinder: Septimus Heap: Todhunter Moon Series, Book 1  Angie Sage, Nicola Barber
The Paying Guests Sarah Waters, Juliet Stevenson
The Silent Sister: A Novel  Diane Chamberlain, Susan Bennett
Snow Like Ashes: Snow Like Ashes Series, Book 1  Sara Raasch, Kate Rudd
Station Eleven: A novel  Emily St. John Mandel, Kirsten Potter
Where There's Smoke (Short Story) and Larger Than Life (Novella) Jodi Picoult, Kathe Mazur, Rebecca Lowman
Winter Street Elin Hilderbrand
The Wrong Girl Hank Phillippi Ryan, Ilyana Kadushin
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future  Peter Thiel, Blake Masters, Blake Masters

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New eBook Purchases

New eBooks Purchased on October 10, 2014

Title Creator
Alien in My Pocket #4: On Impact! Nate Ball, Macky Pamintuan
Ascension: Demon Hunters Series, Book 1 A.S. Fenichel
The Beautiful Mystery: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Series, Book 8 Louise Penny
The Best Kind of Trouble Lauren Dane
Bones Never Lie: Temperance Brennan Series, Book 17 Kathy Reichs
A Catered St. Patrick's Day: Mystery with Recipes Series, Book 8 Isis Crawford
The Children Act Ian McEwan
The Christmas Wedding Ring Susan Mallery
Collateral Damage: Stone Barrington Series, Book 25 Stuart Woods
A Crafty Christmas: Cumberland Creek Series, Book 4 Mollie Cox Bryan
Dark Blood: Dark Series, Book 26 Christine Feehan
Dead Broke in Jarrett Creek: Samuel Craddock Mystery Series, Book 3 Terry Shames
Deadline: Virgil Flowers Series, Book 8 John Sandford
Dragonfly in Amber: Outlander Series, Book 2 Diana Gabaldon
Each Shining Hour Jeff High
Edge of Eternity: The Century Trilogy, Book 3 Ken Follett
An English Ghost Story Kim Newman
The Execution: A Jeremy Fisk Novel Dick Wolf
The Fall Bethany Griffin
Falling Sky Rajan Khanna
The Final Cut Catherine Coulter, J. T. Ellison
Flight by Elephant: The Untold Story of World War II's Most Daring Jungle Rescue Andrew Martin
Football Hero: Football Genius Series, Book 2 Tim Green
The Forgiven: Keepers of the Promise Series, Book 1 Marta Perry
The Forgotten Girl David Bell
Four Divergent Stories: The Transfer; The Initiate; The Son; The Traitor Veronica Roth
Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story: A Divergent Story Veronica Roth
Full Measure: A Novel T. Jefferson Parker
Gabriel's Clock Hilton Pashley
Gathering Blue: The Giver Quartet, Book 2 Lois Lowry
The Great Grisby: Two Thousand Years of Literary, Royal, Philosophical, and Artistic Dog Lovers and Their Exceptional Animals Mikita Brottman
Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America Linda Tirado
Hope Burns: Hope Series, Book 3 Jaci Burton
I Adored a Lord: The Prince Catchers Katharine Ashe
Illusions of Fate Kiersten White
Immortal: Fallen Angels Series, Book 6 J.R. Ward
In Your Dreams Kristan Higgins
The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures Christine Kenneally
Keep Me Safe: A Slow Burn Novel Maya Banks
Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
Land of Dreams: Ellis Island Trilogy, Book 3 Kate Kerrigan
The Lesser Dead Christopher Buehlman
The Long Way Home: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Series, Book 10 Louise Penny
The Lost Key: Brit in the FBI Series, Book 2 Catherine Coulter, J. T. Ellison
Magician's Fire: Young Houdini Series, Book 1 Simon Nicholson
Malice: A Mystery Keigo Higashino, Alexander O. Smith
Man V. Nature: Stories Diane Cook
Men in Blue: Badge of Honor Series, Book 1 W.E.B. Griffin
Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel Debbie Macomber
Nick and Tesla's Secret Agent Gadget Battle: Nick and Tesla Series, Book 3 Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
The Night Belongs to Fireman: A Bachelor Firemen Novel Jennifer Bernard
The Night Ranger: John Wells Series, Book 7 Alex Berenson
Not My Father's Son: A Memoir Alan Cumming
Odd and the Frost Giants Neil Gaiman, Brett Helquist
Omens: A Cainsville Novel Kelley Armstrong
Orphan Train: A Novel Christina Baker Kline
Paris Match: Stone Barrington Series, Book 31 Stuart Woods
The Paying Guests Sarah Waters
A Penny for the Hangman Tom Savage
Pennyroyal Academy M.A. Larson
The Perfectionists: The Perfectionists Series, Book 1 Sara Shepard
A Place Called Harmony Jodi Thomas
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary Simon Winchester
The Raven Boys: Raven Cycle Series, Book 1 Maggie Stiefvater
Red Mist: Kay Scarpetta Series, Book 19 Patricia Cornwell
Rescue Me Rachel Gibson
The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789 Edward Larson
Rise: A Soldier, a Dream, and a Promise Kept Daniel Rodriguez, Joe Layden
A Rogue By Any Other Name: Rules of Scoundrels Series, Book 1 Sarah MacLean
Royal Icing: The Cupcake Club Series, Book 6 Sheryl Berk, Carrie Berk
The Serpent's Curse: The Copernicus Legacy Series, Book 2 Tony Abbott, Bill Perkins
Seven Letters from Paris: A Memoir Samantha VĂ©rant
Shadow Prey: Prey Series, Book 2 John Sandford
The Shell Game: A Fox and O'Hare Short Story Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
Sinner: The Wolves of Mercy Falls Trilogy, Book 4 Maggie Stiefvater
Some Luck: A Novel Jane Smiley
Something Borrowed, Someone Dead: Agatha Raisin Mystery Series, Book 25 M. C. Beaton
The Sorcerer of the North: Ranger's Apprentice Series, Book 5 John A. Flanagan
Stone Mattress: Nine Tales Margaret Atwood
A Tap on the Window Linwood Barclay
Trust Your Eyes Linwood Barclay
The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan Jenny Nordberg
Unnatural Acts: Stone Barrington Series, Book 23 Stuart Woods
An Unseemly Wife E.B. Moore
Valhalla Robert J. Mrazek
Variant: Variant Series, Book 1 Robison Wells
Wednesdays in the Tower: Castle Glower Series, Book 2 Jessica Day George
Where She Went: If I Stay Series, Book 2 Gayle Forman
The Whisky Laird: Rake Patrol Series, Book 2 Donna MacMeans
Whisper the Dead: Lovegrove Legacy Series, Book 2 Alyxandra Harvey
Without Fail: Jack Reacher Series, Book 6 Lee Child
The Worst Witch: Worst Witch Series, Book 1 Jill Murphy, Jill Murphy
The Young Elites: The Young Elites Series, Book 1 Marie Lu

New Audio Book Purchases

New Audio Books Purchased on October 10, 2014

Title Creator
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories  Hilary Mantel, Jane Carr
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End  Atul Gawande, Robert Petkoff
The Blood of Olympus: The Heroes of Olympus Series, Book 5  Rick Riordan, Nick Chamian
Bones Never Lie: Temperance Brennan Series, Book 17  Kathy Reichs, Katherine Borowitz
The Book of Lost Things: Mister Max Series, Book 1  Cynthia Voigt, Paul Boehmer
Burn: Michael Bennett Series, Book 7  James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Danny Mastrogiorgio
Deadline: Virgil Flowers Series, Book 8  John Sandford, Eric Conger
Edge of Eternity: The Century Trilogy, Book 3  Ken Follett, John Lee
Gone Girl: A Novel  Gillian Flynn, Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban  Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb, Archie Panjabi
The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day  David J. Hand, Paul Hodgson
The Iron Trial: Magisterium Series, Book 1  Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Paul Boehmer
Keep Me Safe: Slow Burn Series, Book 1  Maya Banks, Jeffrey Kaffer
The Lesser Dead Christopher Buehlman, Christopher Buehlman
Level Zero Heroes: The Story of U.S. Marine Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan  Michael Golembesky, John R. Bruning, Peter Berkrot
Malice Higashino Keigo, Jeff Woodman
Mean Streak Sandra Brown, Ellen Archer
Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues  Martin J. Blaser, Patrick Lawlor
Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel  Debbie Macomber, Elyse Mirto
Paris Match: Stone Barrington Series, Book 31  Stuart Woods, Tony Roberts
The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place Julie Berry, Jayne Entwistle
The Shell Game: A Fox and O'Hare Short Story  Janet Evanovich, Goldberg Lee, Scott Brick
The Silent Sister: A Novel  Diane Chamberlain, Susan Bennett
The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food  Dan Barber, Dan Barber
Tutu-rrific Victoria Kann, Eliana Shaskan
The Young Elites: The Young Elites Series, Book 1  Marie Lu, Carla Corvo, Lannon Killea

Monday, October 13, 2014

Transferring MP3 Audiobooks from a Computer to Apple Device

These are instructions for transferring an MP3 audiobook from a Windows or Mac computer to an Apple iPhone, iPod, or iPad.

Once you've checked out and downloaded your MP3 audiobook to the OverDrive Media Console for Windows or for Mac (full handout) you are ready to transfer the audiobook to your Apple device. 

A Note about iPod Compatibility 
If you don’t already sync your iOS device to a computer, you’ll need to install iTunes and authorize it with your same iTunes ID and password as used to purchase items on your Apple device. 
Transfer Tips for iPod Users

MP3 audiobooks do not have metadata to show that they are an audiobook; your iPod will only recognize these titles as music. This can be frustrating! Changing the files from music to audiobook is quick and beneficial. View these instructions with more images and instructions on the MP3 Audiobooks for Macs handout. (Instructions from pages 10-13 apply to Windows users, too.)
  • Plug in the iPod to the computer.
  • Open iTunes.
  • Wait for iTunes to recognize the iPod. Give it a few minutes to sync and backup. 
  • Add the audiobook to iTunes: File >> Add to Library... >> [My] Documents >> My Media >> MP3 Audiobooks.
  • Click on Music on the left sidebar of iTunes.
  • Search Music folder for the audiobook. (If you don't see a search box, place your mouse in the upper-right corner. It should appear.)
  • In the main (center) section of the iTunes screen, locate the MP3 audiobook parts.
  • Select all of the parts at once. The easiest way is to click the first part, hold down the shift button, and use the down arrow key (with the shift button depressed) to select the other parts.
  • Once all parts are selected, right click. (Control-Click on a Mac)


(Ignore the circled Music folder on the iPod.
You want to look in the Music folder above that.)
  • Select "Get Info."
  • Navigate to the "Options" tab. (I use the word "tab" loosely here...)
  • Change the following:
    • Media Kind: Audiobooks
    • Compilation: Yes
    • Remember position: Yes
    • Skip when shuffling: Yes
    • Save the changes.
    • The audiobook will disappear from the Music folder and will show up in the Audiobooks folder. If you did not have an audiobooks folder, be patient. Try syncing again and see if the folder shows up after a minute or so.


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Old-school Tips That Might Be Handy


Manually Manage Music
  • You must have the device set to “Manually Manage Music (and Video). From the left sidebar >> Click on your device name >> Stay on the Summary page >> Scroll down to see “Manually Manage Music (and Video) >> Select >> Apply. Be sure to apply the changes!

Change Import Settings 
You will also need to make a quick change to the import settings in iTunes.
  • Open iTunes. 
  • From the “Edit” menu, click “Preferences.” 
  • From the “General” tab, click “Import Settings” button. 
  • Change the Settings to “Spoken Podcast” and click “OK.” 

Why Change the Import Settings? 
When transferring the WMA audiobook file to an iPod, the WMA file is converted to an iPod-friendly AAC file. This conversion/transfer can take 2-4 minutes per part. The OMC software prompts the patron to change the iTunes import settings from “High Quality” to “Spoken Podcast.” Doing so will significantly reduce the transfer time.

The changes to the iTunes settings only need to be done once. You are now ready to transfer the audiobook to your iPod.