Hola! From El Nook this week, the top picks for the best of the new releases in books, DVDs and CDs:
The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory - steamy historical romance thriller about the founder of the Tudors - by the author of The Other Boleyn Girl.
Death's Excellent Vacation by Charlene Harris and others - short stories about Death - includes a never before published Sookie Stackhouse story.
Angelina by Andrew Morton - trashy tell-all unauthorized bio of Angelina Jolie.
Warriors: Skyclan's Destiny by Erin Hunter - young readers' fantasy adventure about the secret world of cats - includes an exclusive manga adventure.
Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer - an underwater city, a giant squid and fairies collide in this fast-paced young readers' adventure.
"Kick-Ass" - what happens when people in the real world decide to don costumes and fight crime like their comic book heroes? They kick a LOT of ass. [R]
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" - the popular kids' book finally gets a movie adaptation - still waiting for the action figures - DVD includes Greg's deleted diary pages. [PG]
"The Ghost Writer" - Roman Polanski's thriller about a famous film director who drugs and rapes a minor then flees the country ... oh wait, that's real life. [PG13]
Tin Can Trust by Los Lobos - love this band and love this CD - includes "Burn It Down," "On Main Street," "Yo Canto," "Mujer Ingrata" and more.
Crowology by The Black Crowes - three of the band's greatest hits and a whole bunch of other songs - on two CDs - includes "Jealous Again," "Remedy" and "She Talks To Angels."
Tribal by Dr. John - New Orleans' music legend returns with bayou boogie blues in the follow-up to his Grammy-Award-Winning "City That Care Forgot."
The Suburbs by Arcade Fire - new CD from the media darling rock act - worth a listen.
Till next time, adios!