News Home RSS Feed

Monday, September 20, 2021

Hot This Week: September 20

New this weekmore options for your Fiction and Nonfiction collections! We've added links to Playaway audiobooks, when available, as well as to digital audiobooks and eBooks available through hoopla Flex. See the key at the bottom of the post for format definitions.
 
hoopla Flex is our version of one-copy one-user functionality, allowing your library to offer patrons the latest and greatest titles on the hoopla platform they're already familiar with. This is in addition to the million-plus titles in the hoopla Instant collection, all of which are available with no holds and no waiting. Contact your sales rep for more information.

Movies

  1. The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (Blu-ray)
  3. The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. The Gateway (Blu-ray)
  5. Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman
  6. A Quiet Place Part II (Blu-ray | 4K)
  7. Great White (Blu-ray)
  8. Wrath of Man (Blu-ray)
  9. Spirit Untamed (Blu-ray)
  10. Luca (Blu-ray | 4K)
Music
  1. Iron Maiden, Senjutsu
  2. Olivia Rodrigo, Sour
  3. Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album
  4. Billie Eilish, Happier Than Ever
  5. Imagine Dragons, Mercury - Act 1
  6. Halsey, If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power
  7. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
  8. Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia
  9. Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon
  10. The Weeknd, After Hours
Fiction
  1. Beautiful World, Where Are You, Sally Rooney (PA | ABP | eB24M)
  2. Forgotten in Death, J.D. Robb (PA | ABP | eB24M)
  3. Billy Summers, Stephen King (PA | AB24M | eB24M)
  4. A Slow Fire Burning, Paula Hawkins (PA | ABP | AB12M | eB12M | eB24M)*
  5. Matrix, Lauren Groff (PA | ABP | AB12M | eB12M | eB24M)
  6. Rock Paper Scissors, Alice Feeney (PA | ABP | eB24M)
  7. The Last Thing He Told Me, Laura Dave (AB24M | eB24M)
  8. The Madness of Crowds, Louise Penny (PA | ABP | eB24M)
  9. The Midnight Library, Matt Haig (PA | ABP | eB12M | eB24M)
  10. The Night She Disappeared, Lisa Jewell (AB24M | eB24M)
Nonfiction
  1. American Marxism, Mark R. Levin (AB24M | eB24M)
  2. Countdown bin Laden, Chris Wallace (AB24M | eB24M)
  3. Beautiful Country, Qian Julie Wang (ABP | AB12M | eB12M | eB24M)*
  4. This Bright Future, Bobby Hall (AB24M | eB24M)
  5. What Happened to You?, Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey (PA | ABP | eB24M)
  6. The Afghanistan Papers, Craig Whitlock (AB24M | eB24M)
  7. The Long Slide, Tucker Carlson (AB24M | eB24M)
  8. The American Experiment, David M. Rubinstein (AB24M | eB24M)
  9. Forever Young, Hayley Mills (AB24M | eB24M)
  10. Greenlights, Matthew McConaughey (ABP | AB12M | eB12M | eB24M)
 
Fiction/Nonfiction format key:
PA = Playaway (physical)
ABP = hoopla digital audiobook, perpetual license
AB12M = hoopla digital audiobook, 12-month license
AB24M = hoopla digital audiobook, 24-month license
eB12M = hoopla eBook, 12-month license
eB24M = hoopla eBook, 24-month license
* = physical CD audiobook currently unavailable

Monday, August 30, 2021

Hot This Week: August 30

Just one movie makes the final list for the month of August: the action comedy The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard at #1. There are plenty of new titles in other formats, including three in music, led by the latest effort from country superstars Dan + Shay. Four new additions to the fiction list include big names like Preston and Child, Danielle Steel, and James Patterson, while two political tomes and a new memoir from tennis legend Billie Jean King debut in nonfiction.

Movies

  1. The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. A Quiet Place Part II (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. Those Who Wish Me Dead (Blu-ray)
  4. The Misfits (Blu-ray)
  5. Till Death (Blu-ray)
  6. Wrath of Man (Blu-ray)
  7. Luca (Blu-ray | 4K)
  8. The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2 (Blu-ray)
  9. Spiral (Blu-ray | 4K)
  10. Mortal Kombat (Blu-ray | 4K)
Music
  1. Billie Eilish, Happier Than Ever
  2. Olivia Rodrigo, Sour
  3. Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album
  4. Dan + Shay, Good Things
  5. $uicideBoy$, Long Term Effects of Suffering
  6. The Killers, Pressure Machine
  7. Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia
  8. Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon
  9. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
  10. The Weeknd, After Hours
Fiction
  1. Billy Summers, Stephen King
  2. Bloodless, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  3. Complications, Danielle Steel
  4. The Noise, James Patterson and J.D. Barker
  5. The Last Thing He Told Me, Laura Dave
  6. The Paper Palace, Miranda Cowley Heller
  7. The Midnight Library, Matt Haig
  8. Malibu Rising, Taylor Jenkins Reid
  9. The President's Daughter, Bill Clinton and James Patterson
  10. Chasing the Boogeyman, Richard Chizmar
Nonfiction
  1. American Marxism, Mark R. Levin
  2. Woke, Inc., Vivek Ramaswamy
  3. The Long Slide, Tucker Carlson
  4. The Reckoning, Mary L. Trump
  5. All In, Billie Jean King, Johnette Howard, and Maryanne Volters
  6. Greenlights, Matthew McConaughey
  7. What Happened to You?, Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey
  8. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  9. Caste, Isabel Wilkerson
  10. The Authoritarian Moment, Ben Shapiro

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

In Memoriam: Charlie Watts

Written by Jon Williams

The music world is mourning the death of legendary Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 80.

Although not a founding member of the band, Watts joined the Stones very early on—the band played their first show in July of 1962, and Watts took over as permanent drummer in February of 1963. He quickly became the foundation upon which the band’s success was built. Guitarist Keith Richards himself said, “Everybody thinks Mick [Jagger] and Keith are the Rolling Stones. If Charlie wasn’t doing what he’s doing on drums, that wouldn’t be true at all. You’d find out that Charlie Watts is the Stones.”

The band’s discography kicked off with their self-titled debut in 1964 (titled England’s Newest Hit Makers in the U.S.). Since then, they’ve released 23 British albums and 25 in North America, most recently the covers album Blue & Lonesome in 2016. Other notable releases include their incredible run from 1968 through 1972—Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, and Exile on Main St.—to name just a few. They also released a number of live albums, with 1970’s Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out being perhaps the best example of the band at the top of their game. In addition to serving as the band’s drummer, Watts often helped to design their tour stages, album sleeve art, and more.

Before he joined the Rolling Stones, Charlie Watts was primarily a jazz drummer, and his own musical tastes inclined more in that direction. He would often play with big bands and his own quintet, which he formed in 1991. Recordings of these efforts can be hard to find, but one example is Charlie Watts Meets the Danish Radio Big Band, recorded in 2010.

Whether they’re revisiting old favorites or discovering it for the first time, make sure your patrons can experience the timeless music of the Rolling Stones and Charlie Watts. SmartBrowse ‘the Rolling Stones’ on our website for all their studio and live albums, greatest hits compilations, concert video, and more. And if your library offers hoopla, patrons can find the Stones’ music there as well, so they can explore the band’s music at home or on the go.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Hot This Week: August 23

Three new movies make the list this week, led by the crime drama The Misfits. The music chart welcomes the 50th anniversary edition of George Harrison's solo masterpiece All Things Must Pass, as well as a new release from Barbra Streisand. A new novel from Catherine Coulter is the week's only newcomer in nonfiction, while three new entries in nonfiction include a profile of NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo and a memoir from mixed martial artist Rickson Gracie.

Movies

  1. A Quiet Place Part II (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. The Misfits (Blu-ray)
  3. Those Who Wish Me Dead (Blu-ray)
  4. Till Death (Blu-ray)
  5. Wrath of Man (Blu-ray)
  6. Luca (Blu-ray | 4K)
  7. The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2 (Blu-ray)
  8. Spiral (Blu-ray | 4K)
  9. Mortal Kombat (Blu-ray | 4K)
  10. Midnight in the Switchgrass (Blu-ray)
Music
  1. Billie Eilish, Happier Than Ever
  2. Olivia Rodrigo, Sour
  3. Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album
  4. George Harrison, All Things Must Pass
  5. Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia
  6. Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon
  7. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
  8. Chris Young, Famous Friends
  9. The Weeknd, After Hours
  10. Barbra Streisand, Release Me 2
Fiction
  1. Billy Summers, Stephen King
  2. The Last Thing He Told Me, Laura Dave
  3. The Paper Palace, Miranda Cowley Heller
  4. The Midnight Library, Matt Haig
  5. Malibu Rising, Taylor Jenkins Reid
  6. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, V.E. Schwab
  7. The Cellist, Daniel Silva
  8. Vortex, Catherine Coulter
  9. Not a Happy Family, Shari Lapena
  10. The President's Daughter, Bill Clinton and James Patterson
Nonfiction
  1. American Marxism, Mark R. Levin
  2. The Long Slide, Tucker Carlson
  3. Giannis, Mirin Fader
  4. Here, Right Matters, Alexander Vindman
  5. What Happened to You?, Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey
  6. Greenlights, Matthew McConaughey
  7. Breathe, Rickson Gracie and Peter Maguire
  8. The Authoritarian Moment, Ben Shapiro
  9. How I Saved the World, Jesse Watters
  10. Untamed, Glennon Doyle

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Expanded Visibility on midwesttape.com

Starting this week, all users of the midwesttape.com website will see more options for expanding their library’s media collection. In addition to our full line of physical media products (DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K video and music and audiobooks on CD), you will now also be able to see the digital audiobooks and eBooks available on hoopla Flex. Offering our version of one-copy one-user functionality, hoopla Flex allows you to offer your patrons the newest and most popular audiobook and eBook titles alongside the hundreds of thousands of digital titles that are always available via hoopla Instant!

Click here to learn more! If you have questions, contact our Customer Service department at 1.800.875.2785 or info@midwesttape.com.