After Best Books, Dampness, Rants, Ferrante, & Apps | What We’re Reading

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After Best Books selection and Halloween, some breathing space for new books and new ideas

Pack Leaders: Maria Goodavage Embeds with Secret Service Dogs

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Veteran reporter and author Maria ­Goodavage goes behind the scenes with the hardworking dogs (and their humans) in Secret Service Dogs: The Heroes Who Protect the President of the United States. Here, she talks about the daring animals’ training, provenance, and special bond with their handlers.

Home States, Red States, Mental States, Brontë Estates | What We’re Reading

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In the lead-up to Halloween, “What We’re Reading” staffers check out some subtly scary and satisfying reads.

Reading Bob Dylan

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Here are a few recommended reads about the Nobel-winning troubadour, rock and roll’s poetry man.

PIs, Librarians, Dystopias, Dogs, & Loser Porn | What We’re Reading

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This week the “What We’re Reading” team members from LJ/School Library Journal & Junior Library Guild range far and wide in fiction realms, from a utopian society with a dark side to Long Island and NYC to Loserland to WWII France to Los Angeles.

The Banned, the Bands, Autobios, & More | Classic Returns

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In honor of Banned Books Week, we present two censored authors and many other icons and iconoclasts of yore.

Love, Loss, & What We Read | What We’re Reading

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Some books to ease the pain of loss this week.

Books of Oz, Movies, Marketing, & More | What We’re Reading

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The intrepid WWR team circles the globe and/or adjusts the armchair this week.

On & off the Record | What We’re Reading

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Two debut novels, a true crime thriller, father-son comparisons, and fashion week in NYC.

The Winner by a Nose | What We’re Reading

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“What We’re Reading” rides into town on our fictional horses this week.