New eBook Graphic Novels in May

This month some of DC’s biggest selling graphic novels have become available as eBooks through Overdrive. It’s a great chance to try a new series or enjoy an old favourite. If you want lots more graphic novels, check out Comics Plus Library Edition which all library users can now access through My Gateway.

Overdrive cover All-Star Superman, by Grant Morrison (eBook)
“The amazing creative team of writer Grant Morrison (BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM) and artist Frank Quitely (WE3) join forces to take Superman back to basics and create a new vision of the World’s First Super-Hero. Witness the Man of Steel in exciting new adventures featuring Lex Luthor, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Bizarro, and more. Collects ALL-STAR SUPERMAN #1-12” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Suicide Squad, Volume 1, by Adam Glass (eBook)
“Writer and co-creator of the CW show Supernatural Adam Glass rolls out an all-new team of death-row super villains recruited by the government totake on missions so dangerous-they’re sheer suicide! The story begins with the Suicide Squad defeated, imprisoned and being interrogated about their newest mission. Harley Quinn, King Shark, Deadshot and company must make it out alive without revealing who’s pulling the strings behind their illegal operations. Who will be the first to crack under the pressure? More importantly will they make it all out alive? Collects issues #1-7.” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Watchmen: International Edition, by Alan Moore (eBook)
“This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin. One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial bestseller, WATCHMEN has been studied on college campuses across the nation and is considered a gateway title, leading readers to other graphic novels.” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover The Flash, Volume 1, by Brian Buccellato (eBook)
“The Fastest Man Alive returns with the writer/artist team of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato. The Flash knows he can’t be everywhere at once, but he has seemingly met his match when he faces DC Comics’ hottest new Super Villain, Mob Rule, who really can be everywhere at once! As Mob Rule wages a campaign of crime across Central City, including an electromagnetic blast that plunges the city into darkness, The Flash learns the only way he can capture Mob Rule and save Central City is to learn how to make his brain function even faster than before—but as much as it helps him, it also comes with a steep price.” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Supergirl, Volume 1, by Michael Green (eBook)
“Meet Supergirl. She’s got the unpredictable behavior of a teenager, the same powers as Superman – and none of his affection for the people of Earth. Crash landing on a strange new planet, Supergirl must come to grips with Krypton’s destruction with her cousin Superman and learn about her own recent past. But an ingenious new foe wants that same information – and will do anything to get it. Presenting an all-new take on Superman’s cousin Kara! Collects issues #1-7.” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Constantine, Volume 1, by Ray Fawkes (eBook)
“The star of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK and HELLBLAZER—the longest-running Vertigo series—is unleashed in his own DCU title! Liar, cheater, manipulator…John Constantine is all of these, and yet he uses these skills and more to protect the world from the darkest corners of the DC Universe. Collects Constantine #1-6.” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Batman, Volume 1, by Scott Snyder (eBook)
“After a series of brutal murders rocks Gotham City, Batman begins to realize that perhaps these crimes go far deeper than appearances suggest. As the Caped Crusader begins to unravel this deadly mystery, he discovers a conspiracy going back to the origins of the city he’s sworn to protect. Could the Court of Owls, once thought to be nothing more than an urban legend, be behind the crime and corruption? Or is Bruce Wayne losing his grip on sanity.” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover The Sandman, Volume 1, by Neil Gaiman (eBook)
“NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Neil Gaiman’s transcendent series SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo title and one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision. In PRELUDES & NOCTURNES, an occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. Collects issues #1-8.” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Fables, Volume 1, by Bill Willingham (eBook)
“WINNER OF FOURTEEN EISNER AWARDS When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters have created their own peaceful and secret society within an exclusive luxury apartment building called Fabletown. But when Snow White’s party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to Fabletown’s sheriff, a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, to determine if the killer is Bluebeard, Rose’s ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber. Collects FABLES #1-5.” (Overdrive description)

電子菜譜:廣式燒臘點心 – New Cooking eBooks in Cantonese


Overdrive cover 在家做燒味, 陳偉 (eBook)
“香港的燒味舉世馳名,許多香港人都愛吃這種食物,資深燒臘名師陳偉把繁複的專業技藝,簡化成在家也能做到的燒烤食物,書中有香料和一般常用味醬介紹,並附有許多個人製作心得,與讀者分享。全書介紹了50多款美味食物,還運用那些滷燻食物再配搭其他食材,變化成許多家常菜餚,天天有加餸。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover 美味滋补煲汤, 刘振鹏 (eBook)
“冬春季,餐桌上有碗热气腾腾的鲜汤,常使人垂涎欲滴,既能取暖,又能开胃,夏秋季节,餐桌上有碗凉的差不多的清肺汤,既能排毒,又能养颜,想想就觉得胃口大开。《美味滋补煲汤》主要内容包括:煲汤全攻略、滋补蔬菜汤、滋补肉菜汤、滋补水产汤和滋补甜汤。内容丰富、信息量大、实用性强。助您喝出健康好身体。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover 糖水, Unknown (eBook)
“香港潮流糖水和經典糖水共冶一爐,簡單易做,撘配新穎,顏色吸引,除了自家烹煮外,還可作糖水店的參考建議。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover 蔡潔儀百味料理–香港糕點, 蔡潔儀 (eBook)
“蔡潔儀百味料理的叢書之一,挑選香港常見50款糕點甜品編集成書,尤其是節慶食品、坊間小吃等。每款食譜會突出烹調成品特色與技法,以及每菜一食材的介紹。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover 天天吃海魚, 陳紀臨 (eBook)
“每菜一魚,標有其特徵、別名和烹調方法,還兼附魚相片,方便確認。作者是飲食世家出身,博學多聞,游走四方,全書挑選40多道魚菜,深入考究每種魚的資料,運用不同的烹調技巧,突顯菜式。篇末還附加海魚概說,增加閱讀興趣和常識。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover 一盅兩件, 黃健欽 (eBook)
“資深點心師黃健欽擁有40多年入廚經驗,其點心作品創意不凡。點心離不開飲茶,本書既講點亦講茶。55款創新口味或造型的點心中,有「飲茶」必食的多款美點外,還以茶入饌,煎炒焗炸蒸煮等法炮製的美點,均有圖解詳細解說製作方法,是點心製作愛好者必備的參考書。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover 食療食物大全, 鍾庸 (eBook)
“‧利用食物防治疾病,在中國已有數千年歷史。食物藥源,到處可見,不論瓜果蔬菜,還是糧食肉蛋,既可食用,又能入藥,具有安全可靠,簡單易行的特色。 ‧本書用數百張彩圖和簡明扼要的文字,深入淺出的紹了達三百種「食用的藥物」,取這些飲食物料作為輔助治療劑或食療品,都能收到恢復健康,促進病體痊癒的效果。 ‧本書原作者是譽滿港澳的已故著名中醫鍾庸先生,有豐富的臨床經驗。原書出版多年,現今再經本草學及食療專家關培生先生對全書作修訂,在考核名實,評述氣味功能,解說食療功效和闡釋實際應用方面都作了嚴謹的校勘,使全書更具科學性,並充份反映了目前食療研究的成果。 ‧本書附錄了常用食療方及百餘種常見食物的詳細營養成份分析表,具有相當高的參考價值。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover 家有靚湯, 伊曼 (eBook)
“喝湯是飲食文化一種,香港湯種可說是五花八門,有養生湯、滾煮湯和西式湯羹等。這本書集合了四十多種湯,中西合璧,還附加了選煲心得,食譜還兼備了中、英、印尼文,適合不同讀者的需要,自用或送禮皆宜。書末還附設了常用湯料的認字咭以供外傭使用。” (Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover 真味香港菜, 陳紀臨 (eBook)
“作者夫婦是著名食家「特級校對」陳夢因先生的子媳,繼承其父對飲食的品鑒,強調廚藝,捨棄盲目追求名貴食物,堅持「做菜是要用心來做,不是用手來做」的理念。本書以實例發揚「特級校對」的飲食哲學,除了提供具體的份量和烹調的步驟方法,還講述做菜的道理,使讀者能利用今天的食材和廚房設備,容易地做出可口的家常菜。陳家廚房從來沒有秘密,有的是特級校對留下的做菜智慧和思考方法,悟道者受益不盡。 本書借著懷舊菜式喚起集體回憶,提倡「在家吃飯」,讓讀者們一起感受家庭溫馨。” (Overdrive description)


Mixed eBag of non-fiction

If your smartphone is crying out for new titles to download, have a look at these ebooks that have just been added to our eCollection. There’s something for every discerning eBook worm!

What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers / Richard N. Bolles
“Career expert Richard (“Dick”) N. Bolles has now written forty-one books all with the same title: What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers. In order to tailor his authoritative guide to the current job- market, Bolles not only updates the book each year, but he also reconceives it, reinvents it, and rewrites it, so that one year’s edition is often vastly different from the year before. This is the case with the 2013 edition. Inventions in the book this year include a brand-new transferable skills grid, a novel way to discover what fields you would most like to work in, and a revamped version of his famed self-inventory instrument, the Flower Exercise.
What Color Is Your Parachute? is the world’s most popular job-hunting guide, and it has helped millions discover their unique gifts, skills, and interests. This has allowed them to land a job even in hard times, and to create for themselves a new, interesting, and inspiring career and life.
With fresh insights into resumes, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation, entrepreneurship, and social media, What Color Is Your Parachute? has everything you need to dust off your motivation and find your dream job.” (Overdrive summary)

Hitler’s OlympicsThe Story of the 1936 Nazi Games/ Anton Rippon
“For two weeks in August 1936, Nazi Germany achieved an astonishing propaganda coup when it staged the Olympic Games in Berlin. Hiding their anti-Semitism and plans for territorial expansion, the Nazis exploited the Olympic ideal, dazzling visiting spectators and journalists alike with an image of a peaceful, tolerant Germany. In Hitler’s Olympics, Anton Rippon tells the story of those remarkable Games, the first to overtly use the Olympic festival for political purposes. His account, which is illustrated with almost 200 rare photographs of the event, looks at how the rise of the Nazis affected German sportsmen and women in the early 1930s. And it reveals how the rest of the world allowed the Berlin Olympics to go ahead despite the knowledge that Nazi Germany was a police state.” (Overdrive Summary)

Fodor’s London 2013
“Expanded Coverage: London’s Olympic stint yielded plenty of new or polished-up restaurants, hotels, and attractions, making this guide perfect for travelers heading to London after the Olympic festivities.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Convenient overviews of each neighborhood’s highlights make planning simple, as do best bets for hotels and restaurants, free things to do, and family favorites. There’s also practical advice for getting around, and a city map shows the Underground and includes key attractions, nearby dining, and great walks.
Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s London 2013 offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
TripAdvisor Reviews: Our experts’ hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their London stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut. ” (Overdrive Summary)

23 Days in July: Inside the Tour de France and Lance Armstrong’s Record-Breaking Victory / John Wilcockson
“A riveting day-by-day account of the 2004 Tour de France “filled with expert detail and rich with history, as Wilcockson knows the Tour as well as any journalist alive.”” (Overdrive Summary)

Bitten. Unpretentious Recipes From a Food Blogger / Sarah Graham
“Bitten is aimed at twenty- and thirty-somethings (or anyone who is young at heart). Author Sarah Graham believes that anyone can cook delicious, wholesome food, and to that end presents this collection of no-mess-no-fuss recipes, for entertaining family and friends. It is written in a blog-based style that is current, chick and sharp.” (Overdrive Summary)

Soft + Simple Knits For Little Ones. 45 Easy Projects
/ Heidi Boyd

“Colorful Handknit Clothes and Toys for Babies, Tots and Kids This book is packed with tons of bright and cute handknits to make for the special little ones in your life, whether you’re a beginner or an expert knitter. Best of all, every design is functional and touchable, guaranteed to get plenty of use and love. From a cozy stroller blanket with clever ties and a pocket for a small stuffed bear, to a cotton rollneck sweater with an intarsia giraffe, this book has something to make any wee one happy. Inside Soft + Simple Knits for Little Ones, you’ll find: an easy-to-follow illustrated techniques section that will teach beginners knitting basics patterns for irresistible toys, including a trio of hand puppets, lovable fairy dolls and a castle purse complete with a cast of royal finger puppets to fit inside patterns for comfy, fun clothes babies and kids will actually want to wear, like a stylish and warm swing jacket with matching mittens, a fleecy-soft shark sweater and even a foxy stole for pint-sized fashionistas These knits are so fast and easy, you can create a soft and simple gift in a single afternoon. Get started today!” (Overdrive summary)

Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Making Native Apps with Standards-Based Web Tools / Jonathan Stark
“It’s true: if you know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you already have the tools you need to develop Android applications. Now updated for HTML5, the second edition of this hands-on guide shows you how to use open source web standards to design and build apps that can be adapted for any Android device.
You’ll learn how to create an Android-friendly web app on the platform of your choice, and then use Adobe’s free PhoneGap framework to convert it to a native Android app. Discover why device-agnostic mobile apps are the wave of the future, and start building apps that offer greater flexibility and a much broader reach.
•Convert a website into a web application, complete with progress indicators and other features
•Add animation with JQTouch to make your web app look and feel like a native Android app
•Make use of client-side data storage with apps that run when the Android device is offline
•Use PhoneGap to hook into advanced Android features, including the accelerometer, geolocation, and alerts
•Test and debug your app on the Web with real users, and submit the finished product to the Android Market” (Overdrive Summary)