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


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


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


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

Read & Remember | What We’re Reading


LJ and SLJ staffers read Memorial Day/post-Memorial Day/completely non-holiday-themed books this week.

Not Forgotten | French on Fridays


Thinking about those who served pre-Memorial Day.

Doubling Up, Doubling Down | What We’re Reading


A double dose of What We’re Reading from the LJ/School Library Journal and Junior Library Guild staff!

A Crateful of Grateful | French on Fridays


Grateful to be writing about books am I!