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Family Stories, Twins, Con Artists, and Gatsby Love | What We’re Reading

The LJ/School Library Journal staff is getting comfy in our new location near Wall St. and the World … [Continue Reading]

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In the Kingdom of Ice | RA Crossroads

As Lewis Carroll’s Alice so aptly points out, “What is the use of a book…without pictures or … [Continue Reading]

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Romance Awards Presented in San Antonio | RWA 2014

Romance Writers of America (RWA) held its 34th annual conference in San Antonio, beginning on July … [Continue Reading]

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Gentlemen, Start Your Hammocks! | Books for Dudes

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Special Report: ThrillerFest IX, Pt. I | What We’re Reading

This year’s ThrillerFest, held in New York City at the Grand Hyatt July 8–12, was a great … [Continue Reading]

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Family Papers | Memoir

Buggy and muggy conditions at the beach have driven me indoors and, despite the lingering, scratchy … [Continue Reading]

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Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. Here the quest for the fabled open polar seas leads me down a winding path.

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And the Audie Goes To… | Collection Development: Award-Winning Narrations

Established by the Audio Publishers Association in 1996 to highlight the best audio productions of the year, Audie Awards are currently presented in more than 30 categories. These 31 selections of best narrations will find avid listeners among your patrons.

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E-Originals from Barth, McNally, Macnamara, plus “The Naughty Nine” | Xpress Reviews

“Nondating” won’t work in this small town, nine hot romance stories, regular people with normal problems having real sex, a new series needs to ramp up the excitement, and a Florida-set debut has broad appeal

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Christian Fiction Book Roundup

There’s more to Christian Fiction than “gentle reads” and bonnet fiction, and the genre continues to expand and appeal to more and more readers. Join Library Journal Christian Fiction editor Shelley Diaz on August 19 as she moderates the Christian Fiction Book Roundup webcast, for a sneak peek at the latest inspirational titles. Register Now!

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Family Stories, Twins, Con Artists, and Gatsby Love | What We’re Reading

Now that LJ/SLJ staffers have relocated to a new office, we’re ready to report on what we’re reading again!

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Graphic Novels from Brubaker & Co., Ricard, and Wood | Xpress Reviews

Brubaker’s latest is complete with gadgetry, exotic locales, and mysterious characters; Ricard’s tale falls flat; Wood’s technical weaknesses overwhelm her expressive style

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Nonfiction: Tudor England, Hiroshima & Nagasaki, Black Panthers, and Martin Luther King Jr. | Xpress Reviews

Tudor adventurers for fans of travel narratives, Ham’s excellent work continues the atomic war debate, new details on civil rights history from a Black Panther, and Smiley on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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And the Audie Goes To… | Collection Development: Award-Winning Narrations

Established by the Audio Publishers Association in 1996 to highlight the best audio productions of the year, Audie Awards are currently presented in more than 30 categories. These 31 selections of best narrations will find avid listeners among your patrons.

Attention-Grabbing Stories | African American Fiction (and More!)

Overworked plot devices can destroy readers’ enthusiasm, so it’s such a thrill to discover fresh out-of-the-ordinary action in this month’s selections.

Family Papers | Memoir

Family histories, families in history, historic families, and a memoir about cochlear implant surgery at a later age.

Spanish on our Shelves | Collection Development: Spanish-Language Materials

With 37 million speakers, Spanish is the top non-English language spoken at home in the United States, with audiences from different countries and different traditions. These 44 titles, plus a list of vendors, will help librarians appeal to every population.

Daddy Issues | Memoir

It’s June, time for some dad stories, tales of family and friendship, weighty discussions, and a round or two of miniature golf.

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In the Kingdom of Ice | RA Crossroads

Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. Here the quest for the fabled open polar seas leads me down a winding path.

World War II Reading | Wyatt’s World

Five titles for World War II history readers; from The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl to The Dog Who Could Fly to Neptune

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Here are six ways to envision summer; from The Vacationers to The Miniaturist

Reading Hollywood (or Thereabouts) | Wyatt’s World

Lives are upended in Arts & Entertainments, Bloom’s character-rich coming-of-age story, Grant’s memoir illustrates the virtue of resilience, Harvey on the intimate power of film, and glitzy beach reading from Sohn.

Gentlemen, Start Your Hammocks! | Books for Dudes

Part of being a dude in the summer is mowing the lawn and then kicking back in a hammock with a beer and the latest biography of Don Knotts. Or maybe the new David Foster Wallace Reader, or any of the selections below. We got a coupla thrillahs, some triathlon awesomeness, some comic bookage, a […]

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