Summer’s Almost Gone | What We’re Reading

The Devotion of Suspect X

As Labor Day looms and autumn approaches, LJ/School Library Journal staffers squeeze a little more summer reading into the schedule.

When Dreams Turn Into Obsessions | African American Fiction (and More!)

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Sure, dreams can come true but chasing them can be obsessive. In this month’s selections characters are hell-bent on gaining revenge, marriage, wealth, love. and lust by any means necessary. You know the old saying. Be careful for what you wish for, it may come true.

Survivors, Rebels, & Ruins | What We’re Reading

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What are the SLJ/LJ editors reading this week? Stories of survival and more.

Chelsea Cain | LibraryReads Authors

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Q&A with LibraryReads top vote getter Chelsea Cain, author of One Kick

A Writer’s Life with Librarians: A First Novelist Addresses Librarians at S. & S.’s Summer 2014 Preview

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“When I think about what librarians have done for me over the years—provided a space, kept it neat and attractive, filled it with books and technology and opportunities for growth—I realize that what they were really doing was providing a home for me by another name.”

What’s the Best Database of 2014?

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ARTstor and JSTOR. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Credo Reference. What do all these resources have in common? They’ve been named Best Database by LJ readers over the past three years. It’s time to pick the 2014 winner, and we want to hear from you! The winner will top the list of our popular “Best Databases” […]

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce September Favorites

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

One of my favorite recent books tops the list of what librarians are reading this month. See my interview with Caitlin Doughty in the September 15 issue of LJ. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads welcomes recommendations from all public library staff members, not […]

25 Key Indie Fiction Titles, Fall 2014-Winter 2015

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The main aim of Prepub Alert is to present the biggest forthcoming titles—those that will be most discussed in the media and by readers everywhere—and that means focusing primarily on the biggest houses. Some readers of this column have indicated recently that they’d like to hear about the best small-press titles as well, and although […]

They’re Gamers, Not “Girl Gamers” | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

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Since the advent of online gaming and the wider acceptance of the pursuit as a legitimate hobby for adults, everyone who has bothered to do so has noticed that girls and women play games almost as much (and enjoy as much variety) as boys and men.

Classic Returns Returns! And Goes to the Movies | Classic Returns

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Summertime is all about beach reads and blockbuster films—slipping into that air-conditioned cinema to cool off and escape reality for 90 minutes or so, immersing oneself in an alternate universe. We’re going to the movies for this return of Classic Returns, with rereleases and reissues of books that were made into movies, and are about […]

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