At the Movies | What We’re Reading

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The “What We’re Reading” team becomes the “What We’re Watching” cohort this week.

Bleeding Hearts, Group Minds, Artistic Pairings, O.J. Running | What We’re Reading

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As spring creeps ever closer, the members of the “What We’re Reading” team cover a lot of bookish ground.

Helen Simonson | March 2016 LibraryReads Author

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Author Simonson’s much-anticipated second book (after her 2010 debut, Major ­Pettigrew’s Last Stand), set in the summer of 1914 as World War I looms, is the Library­Reads top pick for March 2016

Family, Friends, Farewells | French on Fridays

Last week I went to my friend Carrol’s memorial service in Indiana and took many books with me—but found no time to read any of them.

Antiheroes, Dancers, Bridges, L.A. Stories | Classic Returns

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The “Classic Returns” column is back with intercultural essays, a full roster of femmes and hommes fatales, an art critic’s black comedy, and a dancing de Mille’s memoir with an excellent new foreword.

Rescuing Books, Remembering Harper Lee, Adding Rum | What We’re Reading

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The readers at LJ/School Library Journal talk about the book they’d rescue from a fire and pay tribute to Harper Lee.

Turning Pages, Catching Tears, Learning Languages | What We’re Reading

The People in the Trees

WWR writers discuss gratitude, death, page-turners, princesses, true grit, eternal story lines, oddball narratives, and more this week.

Ch-ch-changes & Other Oddities | What We’re Reading

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“What We’re Reading” mourns David Bowie and talks about our best reads of last year.

Ringing In the New, Ringing Out the Old | French on Fridays

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On keeping book lists, tallying totals, and reading in 2016

Goodbyes & Good Books | What We’re Reading

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As 2015 ebbed, I asked the “What We’re Reading” gang about their favorite books of the year and if anybody had reconsidered an initial review or judgment of a book. Except for Meredith, they (and I) neatly sidestepped that query and instead talked about memoirs, romantic escapes, Byronic detective stories, mythical graphic novels, and diet […]