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WHAT'S NEW IN THE BOOK WORLD!?!

This is a list of a few of the upcoming books.
Availability times in retail stores will vary.

RaeAnne Thayne *** Season of Wonder

Kay Hooper *** Final Shadows

Patricia Briggs *** Storm Cursed

James Patterson *** Texas Ranger; Target Alex Cross; The 18th Abduction

Janet Evanovich *** Look Alive Twenty-Five

Lee Child *** Past Tense

Nora Roberts *** Of Blood and Bone

Orson Scott Card *** Ruins

Stephen King *** Elevation

J. D. Robb *** Connections In Death; Leverage In Death

John Grisham *** The Reckoning

Nicholas Sparks *** Every Breath

Dean Koontz *** The Forbidden Door

Jodi Picoult *** A Spark of Light

Lynsay Sands *** The Wrong Highlander

Iris Johansen *** Vendetta

Jude Deveraux *** A Willing Murder

Susan Mallery *** Why Not Tonight; Not Quite Over You

John Sandford *** Holy Ghost

Vince Flynn *** Red War

Nalini Singh *** Archangel's Prophecy

David Baldacci *** Long Road To Mercy

Mary Higgins Clark *** You Don't Own Me

Michael Connelly *** Dark Sacred Night

Maya Banks *** Wherever You Are; Highland Ever After

Joanne Fluke *** Chocolate Cream Pie Murder; Christmas Cake Murder

W. E. B. Griffin *** The Enemy of My Enemy

Christine Feehan *** Leopard's Run

Steve Berry *** The Malta Exchange

Julia Quinn *** The Other Miss Bridgerton

James Rollins *** Crucible

David Weber *** Uncompromising Honor; Through Fiery Trials

George R. R. Martin *** Fire and Blood

Faye Kellerman *** Walking Shadows

Lisa Kleypas *** Devil's Daughter

Danielle Steel *** Turning Point; In His Father's Footsteps

J. R. Ward *** Consumed

Jonathan Kellerman *** The Wedding Guest

Deborah Harkness *** Time's Convert

Bill O'Reilly *** Killing The SS

Cassandra Clare *** Queen of Air and Darkness

Marc Cameron *** Tom Clancy Oath of Office

Jeff Kinney *** TDiary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown

Michelle Obama *** Becoming

Lorraine Heath *** When A Duke Loves A Woman

Bernard Cornwell *** War of the Wolf

Lora Leigh *** Dagger's Edge

Judith McNaught *** The Sweetest Thing

Matthew Reilly *** The Three Secret Cities

Mercedes Lackey *** The Bartered Brides

Rick Riordan *** 9 From The Nine Worlds

Carla Neggers *** Imposter's Lure

Laura Childs *** Glitter Bomb

Mary Jo Putney *** Once A Scoundrel



Be Kind To Your Books. Don't Leave Them In Hot Vehicles To Fry.



Quotes on Books and Reading

"When a book and a head collide and there is a hollow sound, is it always from the book?"

~~~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799) ~~~

"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket."

~~~ Chinese Proverb ~~~

"An ordinary man can... suround himself with two thousand books... and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy."

~~~ Augustine Birrell ~~~

"Books are a uniquely portable magic."

~~~ Stephen King ~~~

"Borrowers of books - those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes."

~~~ Charles Lamb, Essays of Elia, "The Two Races of Men", 1822 ~~~

"Never judge a book by its movie."

~~~ J. W. Eagan ~~~

"A house without books is like a room without windows."

~~~ Heinrich Mann ~~~

"A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get provocation and privacy."

~~~ Edward P. Morgan ~~~

"A good book should leave you ... slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it."

~~~ William Styron, interview, Writers At Work, 1958 ~~~

"Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own."

~~~ William Hazlitt ~~~

"My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter."

~~~ Thomas Helm ~~~

"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it."

~~~ Oscar Wilde ~~~

"Lord! When you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book."

~~~ Christopher Morley ~~~

"Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all."

~~~ Abraham Lincoln ~~~

"The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television."

~~~ Andrew Ross ~~~

"I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage."

~~~ Charles de Secondat, Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu, Pensees Diverses ~~~

"Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind."

~~~ James Russell Lowell ~~~

"The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them."

~~~ Samuel Butler ~~~


Must Know Definitions
bib·li·o·phile  also bib·li·o·phil or bib·li·oph·i·list n.
1. A lover of books.
2. A collector of books.
bib li·oph i·lism n.
bib li·oph i·lis tic adj.

lex·o·phile n.
1. A lover of words.
2. One who derives pleasure from various use of words, who appreciates the nuances surrounding different words, and who is alert to synonyms, antonyms, homophones, and homonyms, often using them for effect, sometimes in humor.




Gift Certificates Available

Want to give a favorite someone a book but not sure what they've read. Dreamalot Books offers gift certificates in $5 increments that can be used for books. movies, music or other giftables. Our gift certificates make a great present for the reader in your life without risking getting them a book they've already read. Available all year round.

 

FREE DREAMALOT BOOKS
HOMESCHOOL LENDING LIBRARY!!!

There are no fees to use the lending library. Just fill out an information sheet and get a card. At present we have material available for all grade levels in a variety of subjects. Availability of material depends on donations and may vary depending on usage. Donations of books and curriculum for all grades to the library are welcome. Volunteers for helping to organize the lending library are also needed. We have so much material coming in that we're having a hard time keeping everything organized. Anyone with a little extra time please feel free to volunteer. The more than 50 families signed up to use the lending library will thank you.
For more information about the homeschool lending library please stop by the store, email, or call 572-4188.
Service is for local residents only.


Dreamalot Books
Read To Succeed Program

Students Bring In Your Gently Used Books For A Two-For-One Trade At Dreamalot Books, And Receive A $5.00 Gift Certificate For Your Teacher!


The Read To Succeed Program is designed to encourage our kids to read as well as help provide teachers with much needed books for their classrooms. No money is required to participate in the program. Simply have your students bring in books they've already read or outgrown to Dreamalot Books. Students will be given a two-for-one store credit towards other used books. In addition to getting books they haven't already read, the student will also receive a five-dollar gift certificate to Dreamalot Books for their teacher. This may not sound like a lot, but keep in mind the majority of children and teen books at Dreamalot Books sell for fifty cents or less. A five dollar gift certificate could get you up to ten chapter books or as many as fifteen younger childrens' books. The gift certificates have no expiration date and may be used at any time for any purchase made at Dreamalot Books. Please note no change will be given and no other discounts apply when using a gift certificate. Dreamalot Books would also like to remind all teachers that teachers normally get a 10% discount on any cash purchase. Budget cutbacks have hurt everyone lately. The Read To Succeed Program is one small way that the entire community can aid in providing our children with the resources needed to give them the education they deserve.