Downton Abbey Double Feature | Video Reviews

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The PBS UK series that has swept our nation is up to its fifth season. Can we hope for many more? LJ‘s reviewer let’s us in on the family and their staff and how they are faring in 1924

Detecting, Dancing, Dying | What We’re Reading

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The LJ/School Library Journal staffers like their reading dark and doggy this week, with a large dose of long-form journalism to supplement the books.

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce February Favorites

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Another great family story from Anne Tyler tops the list of the February releases that librarians are enjoying most. 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 just readers’ advisory experts or credentialed librarians. Tyler, Anne. A […]

Crime, Dance, Soccer, Family | What We’re Reading

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LJ/School Library Journal staffers discuss their first reads of 2015.

Is Amazon the Reader’s Friend? Let the Debate Begin

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Is Amazon the reader’s friend? Last Thursday, January 15, authors Scott Turow and Joe Konrath and journalists Franklin Foer and Matthew Yglesias squared off in Intelligence Squared’s first debate of the spring season. For those of you not in NYC, the event was live streamed and then archived on YouTube.

Fiction and Fantasy for Moderns | Classic Returns

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This month’s Classic Returns column features earlier novels by current fan favorites; a reissued family saga; a tale of second chances; and two collections from the “Oddly Modern Fairy Tales” series published by Princeton University.

Spotlight on Alan Bradley | LibraryReads Author, January 2015

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Interview with LibraryReads No. 1 vote getter Bradley, author of As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust.

Reviewers of the Year 2014

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To our hundreds of tireless reviewers who provide librarians with reviews by their peers that reflect the usefulness—or the opposite—of a given resource, a big thank you! Here, each review editor names her reviewer of the year for 2014.

With a Bang and No Whimpers | Memoir

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This month’s memoir column features women on the cusp of change and a 50-year estrangement.

An Edwardian Education | Collection Development: After Downton Abbey

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PBS’s popular Downton Abbey has made the early 1900s a familiar and beloved setting. These 36 titles will help patrons find Edwardian-era fiction, nonfiction, and videos.

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