23 June 2010

New Additions to Listen Up!

While we've been reshuffling the buying duties for Listen Up! Vermont, I've been remiss at posting our newest additions to the collection. Here's what was added for May and June:

A Question of Belief Donna Leon
Beautiful Maria of My Soul Oscar Hijuelos
Between Two Worlds Roxana Saberi
Broken Karin Slaughter
Caught Harlan Coben
Dead Lie Down Sophie Hannah
Deliver Us from Evil David Baldacci
Executive Intent Dale Brown
Family Ties Danielle Steel
Fantasy in Death J.D. Robb
For the Win Cory Doctorow
Gimme A Call Sarah Mlynowski
Gourmet Rhapsody Muriel Barbery
Heart of the Matter Emily Giffin
High Society Donald Spoto
Innocent Scott Turow
Instructions Neil Gaiman
Love in the Afternoon Lisa Kleypas
Married by Morning Lisa Kleypas
Murder in the High Himalayas Jonathan Green
Pray for Silence Linda Castillo
Sizzling Sixteen Janet Evanovich
Something Like Fate Susane Colasanti
Split Image Robert B. Parker
Still Missing Chevy Stevens
That Perfect Someone Johanna Lindsey
The Brazen Bride Stephanie Laurens
The Cardturner Louis Sachar
The Carrie Diaries Candace Bushnell
The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity Mac Barnett
The Devil Amongst the Lawyers Sharyn McCrumb
The Last Child John Hart
The Light D. J. MacHale
The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death Charlie Huston
The Postmistress Sarah Blake
The Red Pyramid Rick Riordan
The Ring of Rocamadour Michael D. Beil
The Rule of Nine Steve Martini
The Search Nora Roberts
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner Stephenie Meyer
The Spy Clive Cussler
Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer John Grisham
To Desire a Devil Elizabeth Hoyt
Turtle in Paradise Jennifer L. Holm
Vanished Smile R.A. Scotti
War Sebastian Junger
White Cat Holly Black
Wicked Lovely Melissa Marr
Worst Case James Patterson

We've also been trying to keep up with the holds: the Steig Larsson books all have large holds lists, as do other popular new titles, such as Lee Child's 61 Hours. While we do purchase additional copies to meet holds and try to maintain about a 5:1 ratio of requests to holds, occasionally these very popular titles have higher ratios, since we generally will not purchase more than 3 additional copies (for a total of four copies).

Please advise your patrons to place themselves on the holds list and use the advanced search feature to find titles that are currently available or, if you are a Recorded Books One Click subscriber, to check out that collection, so they can download something today.

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