Best trips in California, The Real Jane Austen, career advice, the “murder of the century,” Rita Moreno on Rita Moreno, a blog from the New York Times on the Civil War, the portraits of Man Ray
Reviews of The Flying Brownie: 100 Recipes for Homemade Treats That Pack Easily, Ship Fresh, and Taste Great, Slice & Bake Cookies: Fast Recipes from Your Refrigerator or Freezer, and In the Charcuterie: The Fatted Calf’s Guide to Making Sausage, Salumi, Pates, Roasts, Confits, and Other Meaty Goods, plus a full list of Cooking titles.
This week, Library Journal and School Library Journal staffers are getting cozy with tales of murder and with children’s literature. SLJ‘s Shelley Diaz and Chelsey Philpot are both reading Bennett Madison’s September Girls (HarperCollins) and I’m listening to an audiobook full of crunchy, creaky words: armiger, chiliarch, cacogen, exultant, optimate, destrier, undine. If you see me murmuring to myself on the [...]
One of the best things about American Library Association conferences is the presentation of author panels by United for Libraries—and I should know, because I’ve been lucky enough to introduce them for more than 15 years, starting back with Friends of the Libraries USA before it joined up with ALA. The authors are always sharp, [...]
An estimated one in 133 people live with celiac disease (CD) today in the United States. Many more cope with nonceliac gluten sensitivity. Awareness about gluten-free eating and gluten-free living has blossomed in recent years. More stores are stocking gluten-free foods now than in the past; more restaurants have gluten-free menus; many people know someone with celiac disease or gluten intolerance (GI) even if they are not eating gluten-free themselves. Thousands of people are seeking information about gluten-free living, and the publishing industry has taken note.
Library Journal’s sold-out 16th annual Day of Dialog, held May 29 at the McGraw-Hill Auditorium, got off to a rousing start with the perennially popular Editors’ Picks panel. Five top editors from leading publishing houses shared their summer, fall, and winter favorites with an enthusiastic and packed audience of librarians eager to identify titles to [...]
On Saturday, June 1, the final day of BookExpo America, rock-star fantasy and children’s author Neil Gaiman spoke to an adoring crowd of 500 on the topic “Why Fiction Is Dangerous.” At least, that was how the event was billed, but it seems to have been a throwaway title Gaiman gave BEA and then considered [...]