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

Bingeing, Rewriting, Feuding, Playing, Crying | What We’re Reading & Watching

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The LJ/School Library Journal members of the “What We’re Reading” team are still adjusting to playing for a new team, that upstart “What We’re Watching” franchise. Some are playing both sides. We have a Better Call Saul fan reading Japanese mystery, a Downton Abbey latecomer learning to ride a bicycle, and a horror film geek […]

What Joan Juliet Buck Is Reading & Writing | French on Fridays

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Memoir author and former Paris Vogue editor in chief Joan Juliet Buck at New York City’s French Institute

Current & Recurrent Events | Classic Returns

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15 timely and entertaining reissues in this “Classic Returns” column deal with political, moral, philosophical, and (Hollywood) royal issues, among other topics.

What We’re Watching and… | What We’re Reading

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“What We’re Reading” meets “What We’re Watching” in a snowstorm before the Oscars.

Fiction, Nonfiction, & Alt-Facts | What We’re Reading

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The “What We’re Reading” gang is back, with rule-breaking queens and foodies, outlined protagonists, scary strangers, brother correspondents, and pink roaches, to name a few subjects.

2017 Gumbo | What We’re Reading

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We’re reading: aloud, long-form journalism, parental nightmares, New Orleans novels, Wild Westerns, Richard III rewrites, Brooklyn books, whodunits, a raconteur’s remembrances, & more Lippman!

Poets, Murder, Maids, Music, & More | Classic Returns

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The first “Classic Returns” column of 2017 is heavy on the creatives, with a lineup of musicians, poets, writers, artists, dancers, and philosophers, not to mention a lagniappe of French lit.

Regular & Irregular Books of the Season | What We’re Reading

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New and seasoned “What We’re Reading” contributors discuss the books on their minds this week.

Busting & Building Bubbles | What We’re Reading

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The “What We’re Reading” crew on books that extend outside their comfort zone, aka bubble-busting books. A few bubble-building books creep into the narrative too…

Preturkey, Postelection Tomes | What We’re Reading

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Here’s “What We’re Reading” in these postelection, pre-Thanksgiving times