Sunday, August 27, 2017

A New York Times, USA Today & Wall Street Journal Best Seller

·      An Indie Next Pick
·      A Wall Street Journal Best Seller
·      A New York Times Best Seller
·      A USA Today Best Seller
·      A pick

The Radium Girls is the incredible true story of young, female workers who toiled in factories with Radium, shortly after it was discovered. During the first world war, Radium was touted as a miracle drug that would improve everything from body lotion to tonic water. As the young women who were immersed in the element daily started to become increasingly ill, the factories that they worked for tried harder to cover up what was really happening. Radium Girls is not only the story of a scandal and corruption, but the awe-inspiring strength of young women placed in deadly circumstances.

"Carefully researched, the work will stun readers with its descriptions of the glittering artisans who, oblivious to health dangers, twirled camel-hair brushes to fine points using their mouths, a technique called lip-pointing...Moore details what was a 'ground-breaking, law-changing, and life-saving accomplishment' for worker's rights." 
Publishers Weekly

"This timely book celebrates the strength of a group of women, whose determination to fight improved both labor laws and scientific knowledge of radium poisoning. Written in a highly readable, narrative style, Moore's chronicle of these inspirational women's lives is sure to provoke discussion-and outrage-in book groups."
Booklist-STARRED review

Moore is intent on making the reader viscerally understand the pain in which these young women were living, and through which they had to fight in order to get their problems recognized...The story of real women at the mercy of businesses who see them only as a potential risk to the bottom line is haunting precisely because of how little has changed; the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still."

NPR Books

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Monday, July 31, 2017

August is 'Read-A-Romance Month'

August is 'Read-A-Romance Month'. Freading now has even more best-selling and award-winning romance novels available on the site twenty-four hours a day. Here's a link to our most recent eNewsletter with suggestions to keep readers glued to fascinating love stories all month long:

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017 eNewsletter

The July 18, 2017 Freading eNewsletter is now available. Libraries can feel free to share the link below on their library website, Facebook page, or in a Tweet:

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

An Amazon 'Best Book of 2017' so far!

Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet was just named an Amazon. com 'Best Book of 2017' so far. This romance/action/adventure/fantasy all wrapped into one is also a USA Today Best Seller. The book is a follow up to 'A Promise of Fire' which was an NPR 'Best Book of 2016' as well as a Kirkus Reviews 'Best Book of 2016'. See what the critics are saying below, then download both books for yourself on Freading with your library card.


"Bouchet sets the bar for high-concept fantasy romance. Simply brilliant." 
- Kirkus

"[Bouchet's] world-building reaches new heights . . . [a] page-turning addition to the series."
 - Booklist

"Bouchet ramps up the excitement . . . with high-intensity passion; adrenaline-fueled battles of wits, magic, and might; a host of magical creatures; and enough politics and world-shaking to keep readers eager for the final volume." Publishers Weekly

"A rising new star in the romantic fantasy genre . . . snap up this series ASAP! (4.5 stars, TOP PICK)" 
RT Book Reviews

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sports Illustrated "Best Health & Wellness Book of 2017"

Longtime health coach and yoga instructor Matt Frazier just teamed up with food writer Stepfanie Romine to create the "No Meat Athlete" movement and cookbook. This inspiring cookbook offers creative, delicious vegan recipes that are wholesome, affordable and don't have an extensive list of ingredients that will take all day to put together. Matt Frazier emphasizes that the food he writes about is "not a diet". Instead he discusses an enjoyable, sustainable, and healthy way of life. The book was chosen as a "Best Health and Wellness Book of 2017" by Sports Illustrated and it's already listed as a "Best Seller" on Amazon. com.  It's getting great reviews as well:

“[A] comprehensive collection of meatless dishes for all times of the day and all types of workout regimens. . . . An easy entry into meat-free eating.”
Publishers Weekly

“Without the right foods, athletes may appear fit on the outside while actually being extremely unhealthy on the inside. Fortunately, with a plant-based diet you can have the best of both worlds, and the recipes in The No Meat Athlete Cookbook will help you do it. I highly recommend this cookbook for active people and athletes at every level who want to perform at their best, while protecting themselves from disease with whole, plant-based foods.”
—Michael Greger, MD, New York Times bestselling author of How Not to Die

“Clean Protein + Easy Recipes = Hot Body. Matt Frazier rocks it all in this superstar book!”
—Kathy Freston, New York Times bestselling author of The Lean, The Book of Veganish, and Quantum Wellness

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Derek Jeter's Number Retired

Five-time World Series champion Derek Jeter is “one of the best players of his generation” per ESPN Magazine. During his twenty seasons with the New York Yankees, Jeter earned five Golden Glove Awards, Five AL Silver Slugger Awards, Two Hank Aaron Awards and was consistently a leader in the American League for hits and home runs. Today his No. 2 Jersey was retired at Yankee Stadium. Many former teammates, fans and others turned out to pay tribute to Derek. Although the Yankees are not always considered the most popular team outside of their home park, Derek Jeter developed a reputation for his professional behavior. He was seemingly respected by most everyone in sports. The athlete’s last at-bat in his career was at the home of a fierce rival: Fenway Park in Boston. That day the Boston crowd saluted the shortstop with a standing ovation.

Derek Jeter’s story is an amazing one. He is a gifted athlete who worked hard and tried to do his best for himself and others. Freading has several exciting books with information about him. Login and hang on for the ride: