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

The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory

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.

Steampunk, LGBT Stories, Hausfraus, Lists, Mutants, Octopus Hugs | What We’re Reading

The Octopus Scientists

The WWR gang returns with some BEA finds, an oldie-but-still-goodie, an amusing audiobook, octopuses, sentient airships, mad hausfraus, unrequited love, and even a giveaway.

Words in Your Mouth | French on Fridays

A misquote, a Swiss book, a good trope.

Special Edition: What BEA Read | What We’re Reading

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No one standing in line at BEA 15 was safe from the BOOK INQUIRER–here’s what the attendees were reading