A New Adaptation of Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell | RA Crossroads

bbcjonathanstrange62215

Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, two magicians lead me down a winding path.

Modern “Radio” Dramas: Audio Stories for 21st-Century Listeners | Wyatt’s World

herebemonsters61915

Radio dramas have given way to podcasts, and this new form of storytelling is as addictive and immersive as its early predecessor. Here are five to consider.

From Screen to Sound | Wyatt’s World

afineromance61215

For the second week of audiobook month consider displaying titles by authors well known on screens big and small. Here are five memoirs from visual celebrities—actors on hit TV shows and films, a news anchor, and a chef–turned–tour guide.

A Little Bit of Everything: Short Story Debuts | The Reader’s Shelf, June 1, 2015

singlecarefree6815

Here are six debuts, each by a writer well worth watching, that prove the pleasures of reading are not reliant on a profusion of pages.

Audio Dramatizations: Five Fabulous Listens | Wyatt’s World

aliceinwonderland6515

June is audiobook month. To celebrate the enjoyment of being read a story, consider a display of audio dramatizations—audiobooks (often abridged or adapted) enhanced with sound effects, music, and multiple voices.

Summer Fiction: Genre Edition | Wyatt’s World

palaceoftreason52915

Part of the pure pleasure of summer reading is spending extended periods of time immersed in a favorite genre—be it a blend or a classic example. Here are five to suggest and display.

Books for the Bounty | Wyatt’s World

roottoleaf52215

Help patrons find new vegetable-centered cookbooks, from Root to Leaf to The Broad Fork, readers will feel At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen

McCullough’s Wright Brothers Take Flight | RA Crossroads

wrightbrothers252115

Blending social history, scientific innovation, and dual biography, McCullough offers a resonating account of American invention, hard work, and determination.

Early Summer Reading | Wyatt’s World

watchmakeroffiligreestreet51515

Like most celebrations, summer reading starts earlier and earlier each year. One might as well begin reading in the mode of the season sooner rather than later. Here are five ways to devise a plan of action.

Survival and Rescue | Wyatt’s World

whatstandsinastorm5815

The bravery, luck, resourcefulness, and generosity of individuals facing extraordinarily difficult circumstances—personal, cultural, and natural—have long fascinated readers. Here are five titles to suggest to fans of the genre.