Rose Water & Orange Blossoms: Fresh & Classic Recipes from My Lebanese Kitchen by Maureen Abood | LJ Review

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Abood, Maureen. Rose Water & Orange Blossoms: Fresh & Classic Recipes from My Lebanese Kitchen. Running Pr. 2015. ISBN 9780762454860. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780762456048. Cooking Abood’s debut exudes charm and style. Cooking through her Lebanese-inspired recipes (e.g., vegan tomato kibbeh, rose water meringues with roasted rhubarb) readers will learn new tricks, such as how to […]

Rob Doyle | Debut Spotlight, August 2015

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Rob Doyle is a reader’s writer. His riveting debut novel, Here Are the Young Men, has the potential to become a contemporary classic.

Mystery and More: Kate Morton’s Carefully Structured The Lake House Has Broad Appeal

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History, mystery, a split yet deftly interlocking time frame, the complexities of family, the sweep of England’s grand country homes—of course it’s a Kate Morton novel.

Talking, Tweeting, Writing, Riding | What We’re Reading

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“What We’re Reading” people find inspiration on Twitter, in the headlines, at the beach, and in Montana City this week.

From Page to Screen: Graphic Novels in Movies and Television

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What’s a librarian to do when new comic converts ask for a book about their latest favorite character, or a comic that is similar to their favorite show? Start with this handy list of graphic novels that have either inspired or been inspired by their broadcast and cinematic counterparts.

Romance Writers Honored in New York City | RWA 2015

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Romance, all the time; Romance Writers of America present their award winners for 2015

Reading and Reacting | French on Fridays

This week I realize that truth is harder, not to mention stranger, than fiction.

Coloring, Geeking, Watching, Witching, & More | What We’re Reading

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LJ/SLJ and JLG staffers share their oddball and nightmare and just plain vanilla reads this week.

Why You Should Read Go Set a Watchman

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Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman brings down an American icon, and some people aren’t taking that very well, though apparently I’m not alone in believing that Atticus Finch needed another good, hard look. (Here’s my full review.) Others have grumbled that the writing is not altogether prize-worthy, but what were they expecting? Kickback against […]

Alternate Routes & Reads | French on Fridays

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Outliers, both real and surreal, are on the “French on Fridays” book menu today.