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Summer’s Almost Gone | What We’re Reading

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When Dreams Turn Into Obsessions | African American Fiction (and More!)

Sure, dreams can come true but chasing them can be obsessive. In this month’s selections … [Continue Reading]

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Survivors, Rebels, & Ruins | What We’re Reading

This week the School Library Journal/LJ crew gobbles up stories of survival, women of affairs, … [Continue Reading]

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Featuring a detective obsessed with the female serial killer who tortured him, Chelsea Cain’s New … [Continue Reading]

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A Writer’s Life with Librarians: A First Novelist Addresses Librarians at S. & S.’s Summer 2014 Preview

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What’s the Best Database of 2014?

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Robert Rotstein Q&A | Books for Dudes

Books for Dudes International HQ recently had the extreme good fortune to read Robert Rotstein’s compulsively awesome novel Reckless Disregard: A Parker Stern Novel (Seventh Street). It’s the second book (following 2013′s Corrupt Practices) to feature lawyer Parker Stern and like Corrupt Practices, Reckless Disregard is a legal thriller with a lead character who has […]

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When Dreams Turn Into Obsessions | African American Fiction (and More!)

Sure, dreams can come true but chasing them can be obsessive. In this month’s selections characters are hell-bent on gaining revenge, marriage, wealth, love. and lust by any means necessary. You know the old saying. Be careful for what you wish for, it may come true.

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Labor Day E-Originals from DePaul, Lorret, Lovelace, and Struth | Xpress Reviews

Steamy military suspense from DePaul, icing on the romance cake from Lorret, difficult choices from Lovelace, layered stories within stories from Struth

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Q&A with LibraryReads top vote getter Chelsea Cain, author of One Kick

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Labor Day E-Originals from DePaul, Lorret, Lovelace, and Struth | Xpress Reviews

Steamy military suspense from DePaul, icing on the romance cake from Lorret, difficult choices from Lovelace, layered stories within stories from Struth

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Appreciating Ambient | Music Matters

Ambient is music (or, more accurately, harmonic sound) without any vocals, lyrics, beats, grooves, song structure, or linear movement.

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Summer’s Almost Gone | What We’re Reading

As Labor Day looms and autumn approaches, LJ/School Library Journal staffers squeeze a little more summer reading into the schedule.

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The Audiobookmobile hits the road!

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has created a custom-wrapped “Audiobookmobile” that will travel to book festivals and libraries in five cities from August 30 to September 27, 2014, giving away prizes and downloads with the aim of introducing the audio format to new listeners. APA president Michele Cobb explains that the “Audiobookmobile seemed like a […]

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Robert Rotstein Q&A | Books for Dudes

Books for Dudes International HQ recently had the extreme good fortune to read Robert Rotstein’s compulsively awesome novel Reckless Disregard: A Parker Stern Novel (Seventh Street). It’s the second book (following 2013′s Corrupt Practices) to feature lawyer Parker Stern and like Corrupt Practices, Reckless Disregard is a legal thriller with a lead character who has […]

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When Dreams Turn Into Obsessions | African American Fiction (and More!)

Sure, dreams can come true but chasing them can be obsessive. In this month’s selections characters are hell-bent on gaining revenge, marriage, wealth, love. and lust by any means necessary. You know the old saying. Be careful for what you wish for, it may come true.

How To Help Kids Stay on Task, Drug-Free, plus Managing Tantrums, & More | Parenting Reviews

Child psychologists Braaten and ­Willoughby offer a first-of-a-kind book on processing speeds; the “Bible” on kids and substance abuse; Cutchlow’s Zero to Five is the perfect gift for a new parent; Keith’s writing is sharp, her arguments valid, and her book timely

Books To Make Your Stomach Churn | Memoir

Memoirs that ooze life (and death)

Classic Returns Returns! And Goes to the Movies | Classic Returns

Summertime is all about beach reads and blockbuster films—slipping into that air-conditioned cinema to cool off and escape reality for 90 minutes or so, immersing oneself in an alternate universe. We’re going to the movies for this return of Classic Returns, with rereleases and reissues of books that were made into movies, and are about […]

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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Robert Rotstein Q&A | Books for Dudes

Books for Dudes International HQ recently had the extreme good fortune to read Robert Rotstein’s compulsively awesome novel Reckless Disregard: A Parker Stern Novel (Seventh Street). It’s the second book (following 2013′s Corrupt Practices) to feature lawyer Parker Stern and like Corrupt Practices, Reckless Disregard is a legal thriller with a lead character who has […]

Moving Reading Beyond the Page | Wyatt’s World

From inside the walls of Dr. Mütter’s Marvels to a Rendez-vous with Art to Under the Wild Sky

Hollywood History, a Funky Mayor, and Unicycling Across America | Books for Dudes

Life is far, far too short to spend it doing crap. While your days don’t have to be jam-packed with meaning and spiritual fulfillment, spending time with crap people doing crap things eating crap food is an American institution that needs to end. Begone, your big-box store fashions, your fast-food-franchise gluttony, your crap coffee, and […]

Eureka! Science Camp Reading | The Reader’s Shelf

Take one last stab at summer reading with these nonfiction titles, each offering educational illumination with an infusion of fun.

Makeup Reading | Wyatt’s World

From 10-Minute Makeup to Love, Lashes, and Lipstick to The Daily Face

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