Solstice Stocking Stuffers | What We’re Reading

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This week our stockings are hung by the bookshelf with care—filled with memoirs, bookstore vacation reveries, Hollywood rebels, not-so-private parts, babies both evil and not, and more than one Rainbow!

Living, Dying, Surviving, and Striving | What We’re Reading

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This week we’re traveling via books to Florida, Iwo Jima, China, England, even Omaha, NE

Liars, Journalists, Swans, and Dark Defiers | What We’re Reading

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Library Journal/School Library Journal staffers are enjoying YA/new adult titles, historical fiction and nonfiction, and some online comics.

Best Books 2013: Consumer Health

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Bittman, Mark. VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 To Lose Weight and Restore Your Health…for Good. Clarkson Potter: Crown. ISBN 9780385344746. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780385344753. Upon being diagnosed as prediabetic and with pre–heart disease symptoms, New York Times food writer Bittman custom-made his own diet plan, becoming a part-time vegan. His regimen, which includes exercise, consists […]

Post-Thanksgivukah Time Travels | What We’re Reading

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Library Journal staffers had some time to read and re-read a few good books over the long weekend. Here’s what was on our post-holiday platters. Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, Library Journal Reviews As a young impressionable college student, I read Donna Tartt’s The Secret History and, of course, hungered for more Tartt. As she only […]

Covers, Awards, Agents, and More | What We’re Reading!

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The Library Journal/School Library Journal bibliophiles are gobbling up books before the holiday and happy to share their picks of the week with fellow book devourers!

Wars, Worlds, Wonders, and Wackos | What We’re Reading

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A wide swath of reading matter this week for LJ/SLJ staffers, with books about killer scarecrows, scary clowns, not-really-new fairy tales, alternate worlds, remembrances of war, forced marriages, and perfidious characters.

Superhero Builders, Kite Runners, Nobel Winners, & More | What We’re Reading

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As the cold weather circles, Library Journal and School Library Journal editors batten down the hatches and snuggle up with books set in Afghanistan, second grade, alternate fantasy worlds, Baltimore, and any place Alice Munro wants to take us. Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, LJ I’m reading Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner (Riverhead). I’m not loving […]

Taming the Terrible Twos, Class Distinctions, Showbiz Sisters | What We’re Reading

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Near the end stretch of picking best books of 2013, LJ staffers take some “me” reading time.

Dressing the Part, Finding God and David Foster Wallace, and Decoding Blurbs | What We’re Reading

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This week, School Library Journal/Library Journal staffers take a break from perusing the best of the best to contemplate the existence of God, drool over iconic dresses, and dig beneath the jungle growth of back-cover copy.

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