A Delicate Balance | Christian Fiction Genre Spotlight

As the genre expands to satisfy a new readership, faith-filled fiction also seeks to retain its core values.

Q&A: Mark Robison & Lindley Shedd Francoeur, Editors of Audio Recorders to Zucchini Seeds

Animal skulls, musical instruments, and power tools aren’t what many patrons expect to see when they enter the library. But, as editors Mark Robison and Lindley Shedd Francoeur point out in their book Audio Recorders to Zucchini Seeds: Building a Library of Things, nontraditional collections are becoming more popular.

Exciting Poetry for Fall: 14 Titles Range Widely To Bring a Fresh Reading Experience

Good work for readers who like their verse philosophical; satisfying work from rising-star Chang; readers of international poetry will appreciate discovering a splendidly translated new voice; a one-of-a-kind debut for teenage newbies and experienced poetry readers alike

Women Pursuing Their Goals, In & Out of the Bedroom | Erotica Reviews

A stellar compilation that upholds the high standards of its predecessors; recommended for fans of the author and of erotica served with a side of grit; highly recommended for readers seeking sexy stories with bite; a sugary sweet erotic romance perfect for those who crave happy endings

Critics Divided on Future Home of the Living God | Book Pulse

Louise Erdrich’s latest is getting plenty of attention and the NBAs will be announced today in a ceremony starting at 7:20 p.m. EST

Computer Legacies | Video Reviews

This DVD is recommended for fans of similar PC documentaries such as Silicon Cowboys and Triumph of the Nerds; a fascinating history of a technical success but commercial failure in early computer technology

Tina Brown, Joe Biden, & Kevin Young Make Noise | Book Pulse

Tina Brown’s The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992, Joe Biden’s Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose , and Kevin Young’s Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News draw critical attention. The NBAs are tomorrow.

Indie Ebook Award Winners 2017

The third annual LJ Indie Ebook Awards has now come to a close. Committees of librarians—plus the authors of some of last year’s winners—volunteered their time to evaluate hundreds of submissions and determine the best ebooks self-publishing has to offer in Sf/Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, and YA. These books—and many others—can be found in SELF-e, a subscription-based digital discovery platform for indie fiction. Congratulations to all of the honorees, including our first-ever overall winner.

Creative Spaces: 8 Inspirational Craft/DIY Books

Simple step-by-step watercolor projects, illustrations and instructions offering consistently clear DIY diagrams and pictures, and advanced knitting designs featuring long repeats, knotted and interlaced cables, delicate lace, and bobbles; all crafting needs can be found here

Around the Dinner Table: 10 Tasty Cookbooks

Essential dishes and guidance on how to prep ahead in the days leading up to a big celebrations, useful tips on presenting, serving, and transporting foods and beverages, and easy soup from scratch that will have you craving more–all your holiday prep needs can be found in these cookbooks