Location Drawing, T-Shirt Crafts, Chicken Coops, First Homes, & more | Crafts & DIY Reviews, September 15, 2015


Art instruction with wide appeal potential; a must-have in libraries serving home builders; Leins’s standout quilting book stand out; clearly presented heirloom sewing techniques; clever ideas developed by amateurs will motivate others to tackle their own spaces

From Mischa Berlinski & Helen Simonson to Augusten Burroughs | Barbara’s Picks, Mar. 2016, Pt. 2


Barker, Pat. Noonday. Doubleday. Mar. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9780385537728. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385537735. LITERARY/HISTORICAL Barker’s celebrated “Regeneration Trilogy” boldly took on World War I, as did her recent novels Life Class and Toby’s Room, about Elinor Brooke, Kit Neville, and Paul Tarrant, students at the Slade School of Art when war intervenes. This work wraps […]

Melissa DeCarlo | LibraryReads Author, September 15, 2015


Interview with LibraryReads No. 1 vote getter Melissa DeCarlo, author of The Art of Crash Landing

Location Reading: Paris on the Page | Wyatt’s World


Reading about a city, through novels, memoirs, cookbooks, and more, can fuel the dreams of armchair travelers and remind those lucky enough to have visited what they most enjoyed. Here are five books to transport readers to Paris.

Arts | Best Sellers, September 2015


Paris, forgery, Basquiat, Japan, Kahlo/Rivera, and Great Qing

Match Books | French on Fridays

I’m sad and happy all at once—surely you know that feeling—to bid farewell to several coworkers and “What We’re Reading” contributors. Ashleigh Williams left a week ago and there’s a hole in the heart of the SLJ/LJ bookroom. She shared many great WWR blurbs during her time as SLJ, and I will miss that. Then […]

LJ Reference Reviews: September 15, 2015


New reference titles, from Nixon Tapes to Folksongs to the World Cheese Book, plus eReviews of The Churchill Archive, Judaic Scholar Digital Reference Library, and Quetzal.

Audiobooks from Box, Clark, Spindler, and Trenow | Xpress Reviews


Joe Pickett is on the case in a new Box title; listeners fond of psychological thrillers will revel in Spindler’s cast of suspects, trail of clues, twists, and turns; Trenow’s historical fiction is hauntingly beautiful—a not-to-be-missed audiobook

Graphic Novels from Best American Comics, Goldfield & Short, and Hawkins & Others | Xpress Reviews


An anthology of best comics of 2015 is best for those immersed in the medium, the secret journals of John Rodgers Jewitt detail the years he spent as a captive of the Mowachaht, a fun read that asks serious questions about life, religion, and corruption

Nonfiction: Agincourt, 20th-Century History, New York’s Infrastructure, Burial Culture | Xpress Reviews


Antiquarians and military history buffs will enjoy The Battle of Agincourt, Higgs’s history will leave fans of cultural history wanting a bit more, New York’s grid system, Laqueur on the constant importance of a dead body