Ian Haydn Smith on Compiling a Compendium of Must-See Movies

The film journalist and critic describes the challenges, and rewards, of taking on Barron’s popular 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.

Sarah Janssen Offers Insights into The World Almanac

Editor Sarah Janssen discusses editing The World Almanac in an age where being attuned to “fake news” is especially vital.

Mystery Writers of America Edgar® Nominees Announced

On Edgar Allan Poe’s 209th birthday, the Mystery Writers of America announce the nominees for the 2018 Edgar Awards.

Q&A with Jayne Ann Krentz & Nancy Pearl

Novelists and librarians Jayne Ann Krentz and Nancy Pearl discuss love, and librarianship, and the power of fiction

New Bestsellers | Book Pulse

The Wife Between Usby Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen and When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timingby Daniel Pink hit the bestseller lists. Elena Ferrante becomes a columnist for The Guardian. Author Peter Mayle has died.

Nonfiction on Conservation, Clinton’s Campaign, Best Travel 2018, and Energy & Politics | Xpress Reviews

For readers interested in nature-related philosophy; readers interested in the 2016 presidential campaign and Clinton will find this to be a satisfying and informative book; a beautiful, concise guide for future and armchair travelers; how global energy markets shaped the U.S. political context in 2016

The Great American Read; Fire and Fury on the Small Screen | Book Pulse

PBS announces The Great American Read and Fire and Fury heads to TV.

Fiction from Bacigalupi & Buckell, Harkaway, McAlpine, Piglia, Vargas Llosa, Watts, & Wilson | Xpress Reviews

These loosely related tales show promise; this work goes so far as to invoke the reader’s role in creating the narrative; a debut for die-hard fans of psychological suspense; will appeal to adventurous Holmes fans who enjoy more modern takes on a literary icon; consummate autobiographical fiction; a murder mystery with political overtones and the underlying power of the press; Watts can take a few words and paint a landscape that reveals so much richness about the people and culture; fans of Agatha Christie may appreciate this fictional look at her life

Computer Science, January 2018 | Best Sellers

March 2017 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

E-Originals from the Duo of Flockton & Owen, plus Debuter Adhara | Xpress Reviews

Adhara’s debut novel is an old-fashioned thriller with a few twists that fans of shifter romances will enjoy; overtly safe yet compelling sex, witty dialog, and paranormal action make this a winner