Cavett, Gaiman, Gowns, Nuts, Birds, and Rainbows | What We’re Reading

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This is a week of exotic and dystopic; gowns, girls, and speaking squirrels; TV talkers and phone callers; and Neverwhere, London, for the LJand SLJ crew.

Paging Mother | What We’re Reading

Woody Allen

We’re reading with and about mothers in this post–Mother’s Day column.

Traveling Booklandia | What We’re Reading

Suspicion

We’re inspired by maps and Travellers, music and muses, Italian wives, everymen in danger, and magical realism vs. scientific worldbuilding this week.

Last Stanza: Poetry and Prose | What We’re Reading

Going Clear

As National Poetry Month draws to a close, we share a few more treasured poems (and some novels and nonfiction) with you.

Poetry in Our Pockets | What We’re Reading

Joe Miller 1975

Be they odes, lyrics, rants, chants, or sonnets, LJ and SLJ staff is getting well versed in poetry for this week’s Poem in Your Pocket day.

Homecomings, Handmaidens, Legos, and Libraries | What We’re Reading

Reconstructing Amelia

It’s old home week for the Library Journal/School Library Journal staff as we start new jobs, right old wrongs, live in fairy tales, and don our Devo hats.

Checking In, Going Out, Reading All Night | What We’re Reading

Saga

The Library Journal/School Library Journal gang is getting a little meta, reading books and articles about films and exhibitions they’ve seen, keeping their kids in red jammies, and enjoying—finally!—adult fiction.

Books in the Family | What We’re Reading

orig.Dain

This week the LJ/SLJ staffers are in a family way, reading about acting dynasties, hand puppets, loss, strained marriages, and even a family curse.

Thrones, Teens, and Apartheid Zones | What We’re Reading

Game of Thrones : A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros

This is a week for Library Journal/School Library Journal staffers to indulge in fantasy and film, series and adaptations, books to movies and TV, and a little bit of language studies thrown in for good measure. Climb up onto that stallion, or that throne, or that witness box and see What We’re Reading.

Post-PLA, Purim, and St. Patrick’s Day | What We’re Reading

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As colleagues head home from PLA, those of us who stayed behind console ourselves with a green book; advice from and gossip about theater royalty; worlds where women forge alliances; and some “women’s fiction” both light and dark.

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