Holiday Digital E-Book Revolution!

Did you find a new e-reader  (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Sony, iPad) under your tree this past weekend?  Are you ready to start downloading to your device?  With Amazon’s recent announcement that digital e-books outsold hardcover books for the first time, and paperbacks destined to a similar fate in the near future, we can safely say the e-book revolution is upon us.

Fortunately for SDCL library card holders the library offers e-books at the best possible price to you, FREE!   SDCL offers the wonderful resource of electronic books that we lend from the library.  Just like a hard copy book, the electronic book can be borrowed for 3 weeks.  You can also place holds on them, and renew them if there aren’t other holds already on them.

Not sure how to borrow an e-book?  Watch the HotRightNow  DIY Library’s feature on e-books right here!

New e-books are added to the library catalog each month.  Just check out a sample of some of the available titles below:

The Appeal [electronic resource] / John Grisham

Wall street millionaire Carl Trudeau purchases an unsuspecting Mississippi State Supreme Court judge candidate when a lower court rules against one of his chemical companies for dumping toxic waste into a small town’s water supply causing a cancer cluster.

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Black Hills [electronic resource] / Nora Roberts

In the rugged Black Hills of South Dakota, a childhood friendship matures into an adult passion when something … or someone … threatens Lil Chance and her dream to open a wildlife refuge. The heartless killing of Lil’s beloved cougar and recollections of an unsolved murder catapult New York investigator Coop Sullivan into action to keep Lil safe.

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True Blue [electronic resource] / David Baldacci

A former Washington D.C. police cop out to prove herself and a young lawyer from aprestigious law firm meet after he discovers the dead body of a female partner at the firm. As they investigate the death, they start uncovering surprising secrets from both the private and public world of the nation’s capital–and what began as a fairly routine homicide takes a terrifying and unexpected turn into something complex, diabolical, and possibly lethal. 

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Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand [electronic resource] : a novel / Helen Simonson

Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life in the village of St. Mary, England, until his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But will their relationship survive in a society that considers Ali a foreigner?

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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake a novel / [electronic resource] / Aimee Bender

Being able to taste people’s emotions in food may at first be horrifying. But young, unassuming Rose Edelstein grows up learning to harness her gift as she becomes aware that there are secrets even her taste buds cannot discern. 

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Medium Raw [electronic resource] : A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook / Anthony Bourdain

Tracking his own strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood, Bourdain takes no prisoners as he dissects what he’s seen, pausing along the way for a series of confessions, rants, investigations, and interrogations of some of the most controversial figures in food.

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Insatiable [electronic resource] / Meg Cabot 

Meena Harper, forced to write about vampires even though she doesn’t believe in them, falls in love with Lucien Antonescu, a modern-day prince with a bit of a dark side. It’s a dark side a lot of people, like an ancient society of vampire hunters, would prefer to see him dead for. The problem is: Lucien’s already dead! And while Lucien seems like everything Meena has ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, he might turn out to be more like a nightmare.

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