Literacy Signing Goal for RWA | Romance Conference 2016

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A huge draw at every Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference is the literacy signing following the all-day Librarians Day sessions. The 2016 get-together is in San Diego, July 13–16, with the “Readers for Life” autograph session, open to the public, on July 13 from 5:30–7:30. Fans will be able to purchase copies of books […]

Working Vacations | Wyatt’s World

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As many patrons prepare to take summer vacations, consider suggesting books about the working life of others. Here are five recent examples to get started, covering a range of jobs and types of reading.

After the Fourth | What We’re Reading

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The “What We’re Reading” team are planning big trips, relishing romance, hefting Outlander, curating our closets, checking out YA nonfiction, parsing Patchett, and sticking the dismount.

Graphic Novels from Debuter Frisch and Van Sciver | Xpress Reviews

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Those seeking a somber take on the American family may enjoy Frisch’s debut; a excellent encapsulation of Van Sciver’s style

Nonfiction: Reducing Sugar, Braverman’s Memoir, the Ryder Cup, Copley, Language | Xpress Reviews,

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For health-conscious cooks and bakers; a real-life thriller combined with a remarkable coming-of-age tale; with appeal to those interested in golf, leadership, and business; at the Revolutionary War from a slightly different perspective; more to enjoy in McWhorter’s discussion

Fiction: Brown, Danielewski, Edwards, Eggers, Fagan, McCall Smith, O’Farrell, & Steiner | Xpress Reviews

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Worth the wait from Brown; Part 3 of Danielewski’s tale is highly recommended; a debut with a strong sense of time and place; for fans of historical fiction and murder mysteries; Eggers’s latest is seamlessly written; Fagan has written a hopeful tale about human connections; a winning collection from McCall Smith; fine new offering from the gifted O’Farrell

Finding Love in the Library: Embracing Indie Romance Books | SELF-esteem

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Trends in the romance genre and readership are evolving as quickly as the technology. Direct access to a huge variety of new print books and ebooks is exciting for voracious romance readers. At the same time, the ability to control the publishing process and market books directly to interested readers is exciting for emerging and established romance writers.

E-Originals from Adrienne, Bell, and Wilkins | Xpress Reviews

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A new series centering on bears—somewhat underused in the shifter universe; a nontraditional heroine and a lusty Scottish laird; Wilkins’s latest is not a bad read for those who like Western romances

Women’s Rights, Women’s Lives | Video Reviews, July 1, 2016

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Women’s studies and civil rights scholars will find Reflections Unheard essential viewing; the Women of ’69 are a must-have

Wisdom & Scripture, Activism & Faith, Engaging the Work/Life Balance | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, July 1, 2016

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Angel opts for tradition with a book of everyday wisdom; Bowler explains Christmas in the Crosshairs; King’s call to action is a welcome addition; a helpful study in self-transformation; Steindl-Rast’s efforts prove a worthy guide