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Looking for an audio book? Check out the 2015 Audie Award Winners.

If a road trip is on your agenda this summer and you'd like an audio book for the drive, check out the list of winners of the 2015 Audie Awards.

Some award highlights:

Audiobook of the year: Mandela: An Audio History by Radio Diaries; narrated by Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, and Joe Richman. HighBridge.

Humor: Yes, Please by Amy Poehler; read by Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Mike Schur, Eileen Poehler, William Poehler, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner.

Audio Drama: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; read by the cast from the L.A. Theatre Works.







Book Confessions: No. 79

I've never read a book by Nicholas Sparks.


Highly Recommended Reading: How Music Got Free by Stephen Witt

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How Music Got Free is author Stephen Witt's highly entertaining chronicle of how the music industry, fat with profits from selling a cheap item, compact discs, at high prices, was upended by a perfect storm: the internet, mp3 technology, and the young pirates who knew how to use this technology to digitize music.

Brisk, clever, and informative, How Music Got Free is a book you will definitely enjoy reading.

SoCal Independent Booksellers Awards

A list of awards finalists at this link.

For some reason, I find it depressing when books are discounted to $1.99.

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Even books that I didn't particularly enjoy reading.


Sequel of the Classic Novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" Will Appear Next Week (July 14)

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Go Set a Watchman: A Novel by Harper Lee and a sequel to her classic To Kill a Mockingbird, will become available next week. Will you be reading it? If so, let us know on our Facebook page!


While you are waiting for Go Set a Watchman, check out Stephen Witt's book How Music Got Free, the story of how mp3 technology and music piracy transformed the music industry. It is an interesting and highly entertaining read. Even if you think you aren't interested in the music business, you will nonetheless definitely like reading How Music Got Free.



Highly recommended: How Music Got Free.