Home & Away | What We’re Reading

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The LJ/School Library Journal staffers discuss homey reads and beyond; an Aussie author comes to visit NYC.

Spotlight on Rachel Joyce | LibraryReads Author, March 15, 2015

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Interview with LibraryReads No. 1 vote getter Joyce, author of The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy.

Histories of Irish Americans, the World Cup, plus Guides to Baby Names, Organic Foods | Reference Reviews, March 15, 2015

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A thorough look at the history of Irish Americans in the United States, Lisi’s valued updated edition on soccer’s most important competition, an extensive investigation into naming your child, a must for those buying organic.

Real Korean, New German, Recipes for Every Day | Cooking Reviews, March 15, 2015

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Bloomfield’s latest is an excellent companion to its popular predecessor, a fresh look at outdoor entertaining, Korean cuisine gains a wider audience, the relationship between food and fiction, a refined and chic German cookbook.

Martin’s Foodie Memoir, Nagoski on Women’s Health, Popular Science from Shapiro | Science & Technology Reviews, March 15, 2015

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Blogger Martin delivers a welcome entry into the canon of foodie memoirs, Nagoski’s book will empower women to fully understand their sexual desire, Shapiro raises baffling and thought-provoking ethical issues.

U.S.–China Relations, Travel Japan, Waterloo Bicentennial, Rethinking Reference Services, & More | Social Sciences Reviews, March 15, 2015

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Bradley’s China Mirage is highly recommended to experts and novices alike, Denson’s entertaining and enlightening guide to Japan, Barney Frank’s political memoir, resources for librarians seeking knowledge of reference services.

How To Paint Realistic Objects, Create Handmade Books, Design Quilt Projects, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, March 15, 2015

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Crilley’s guide challenges readers to see the beauty all around them, Ekrem pushes the boundaries of bookbinding and book creation in her debut title, Yudina’s designs give amateurs distinct inspiration for their own homes.

The Artist’s Garden, British Literary Society, the World’s Greatest Drummers, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews, March 15, 2015

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An important addition to the history of American art; Perry is laugh-out-loud funny; Inkling members C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Owen Barfield, and Charles Williams; a poetic voice welcome in the breast cancer canon.

Second Novels | Wyatt’s World

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Here are five authors to introduce to readers while their “read back” file is still slim and their careers are taking off.

New Genova, Nesbø, Wilson | Fiction Reviews, March 15, 2015

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A memorable read from Genova; Nesbø’s fans will love his new sympathetic, soft-hearted assassin; Wilson is at the top of his form in this beautifully crafted thriller.

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