This week, the Library Journal staffers are shoplifting harmonicas with a Beatle, scrutinizing the Bennet family from belowstairs, making new friends in Iowa, reading a friend’s novel on a smartphone, and pondering interpersonal dynamics. It’s what we do!
As Library Journal editors scurry to read all the nominees for the best books of 2013, other staffers in the School Library Journal/LJ offices don their specs; give Dave Eggers’s fiction a try; check out some starred books, vampire stories, and mysteries; and delve into their local book clubs’ fall picks. Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, […]
This week, the bookworms at Library Journal are reading about boys being iconoclastic (or just naughty) murder by snake, and police procedures in Ireland. Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, LJ I’m currently reading Philip Norman’s John Lennon: The Life (Ecco). I haven’t gotten too far; Lennon, as a teen, is still discovering the music that would […]
For today’s post, I found a deaf-separatist fiction title that the original publisher likened to John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces; an 1824 title said to be the “first American cookbook”; several anniversary reprints; Joseph Campbell’s thoughts on goddesses; and a soaring salute to skyscrapers, updated for the 21st century.
This week our contributors from School Library Journal and Library Journal contemplate family ties, YA myths and fantasy, moviemaking, seducers and why women love them, mysteries, how to write, and the dangers of mansplaining. Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, Library Journal I’ve always enjoyed learning about the study of nonhuman primates. (Think apes who were taught […]
We’re reading across the spectrum this week at Library Journal/School Library Journal, with nonfiction and fiction both represented. A cross theme of strong women, from actress Anjelica Huston to warrior maiden Alanna to Anne Frank’s sister, is in play, with some humor and fantastic fantasy thrown in. There’s also real-life drama, as beleaguered hospital staffers […]
This week in the School Library Journal /Library Journal stacks, staffers are perusing murder by man and animal; spies; cult TV shows; boarding schools/riding camps; and fun times with werewolves. It’s a September smorgasbord of reading! Ian Chant, Associate Editor, News & Features, LJ I just finished The Jennifer Morgue (Ace) by Charles Stross, which […]