Liz French

About Liz French

Library Journal Senior Editor Liz French edits nonfiction and women's fiction reviews at LJ and also compiles the "What We're Reading" and "Classic Returns" columns for LJ online. She's inordinately interested in what you're reading as well. Email: efrench@mediasourceinc.com, Twitter: @lizefrench

Talking, Tweeting, Writing, Riding | What We’re Reading

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“What We’re Reading” people find inspiration on Twitter, in the headlines, at the beach, and in Montana City this week.

Reading and Reacting | French on Fridays

This week I realize that truth is harder, not to mention stranger, than fiction.

Coloring, Geeking, Watching, Witching, & More | What We’re Reading

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LJ/SLJ and JLG staffers share their oddball and nightmare and just plain vanilla reads this week.

Alternate Routes & Reads | French on Fridays

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Outliers, both real and surreal, are on the “French on Fridays” book menu today.

To Flag and Flag Not | What We’re Reading

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The “What We’re Reading” team discusses flags, twins, graphic novels and manga, Canadian crowd control, and hot new releases from Harper Lee and Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Freak Flag Day | French on Fridays

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Yes, almost a month after Flag Day, I’m thinking about stars and stripes, stars and bars, pride, prejudice, y’know…the usual things. It is a significant point in history though: the Confederate flag comes down (voted down, even better) off South Carolina’s state house; at the same time, throngs of red, white, and blue-clad revelers roar […]

On the Beach, in the Kitchen, on Death Row | What We’re Reading

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The WWR skeleton crew discusses the contents of their beach bags and backpacks. This week we won’t need a bigger boat…

Churches, Houses, Songs, Choices | What We’re Reading

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In the hours and days after the hellish events in Charleston, SC, I asked the “What We’re Reading” gang how they’re handling the aftermath of the racist attack, and of course, what they’re reading. Here are some of the LJ/School Library Journal staffers’ coping and reading strategies. Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, SLJ Reviews This week, […]

Doing and Reading | French on Fridays

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This week I was all set to talk about Chevy Stevens’s Those Girls (St. Martin’s), which I just finished (lots and lots of brutality and violence but still a damn good story) and the surprise and delight I experienced upon discovering that hey, not only is Karen White savvy and smart about marketing and a […]

Dads Plus Mollusks, Millennials, and Margaret Mead | What We’re Reading

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Dads pop up all over in this week’s “What We’re Reading” column.