Home States, Red States, Mental States, Brontë Estates | What We’re Reading

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In the lead-up to Halloween, “What We’re Reading” staffers check out some subtly scary and satisfying reads.

Johansen’s Pick of the Month, Bonesteel, Cain, Itäranta, Liu, Hugo Awards & New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, October 15, 2016

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ANOTHER HALLOWEEN season is upon us, and this October brings several frightful treats, including L.X. Cain’s Bloodwalker, S.L. Grey’s The Apartment, and the new anthology Nightmares, edited by Ellen Datlow.

What We Talk About When We Talk About… | Memoir

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A father who lost a child in a rafting accident; a director of a sober-living community for women with AIDS; an Iranian fashion rebel; and a creative writing professor with abandonment issues

Reading Bob Dylan

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Here are a few recommended reads about the Nobel-winning troubadour, rock and roll’s poetry man.

All’s Fair in Love | Genre Spotlight: Romance

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Romance, like many genres, is continually evolving and broadening its definition with new subgenres, trends, and crossovers.

Future Career Moves | Designing the Future

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Davis Erin Anderson, a 2012 Special Libraries Association (SLA) Rising Star and 2012 LJ Mover & Shaker (M&S), and Raymond Pun, First Year Student Success librarian at California State University, Fresno, a 2012 LJ M&S, 2014 American Library Association Emerging Leader, and 2016 SLA Rising Star, are coeditors of Career Transitions for Librarians

Proactive Librarianship | Designing the Future

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R. David Lankes, author of The Atlas of New Librarianship and The New Librarianship Field Guide, talks about his vision of the future of librarianship

Littlejohn’s Debut of the Month, McCoy, Zahradnik, French, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, October 1, 2016

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What will you recommend for your readers during the spooky holiday season?

PIs, Librarians, Dystopias, Dogs, & Loser Porn | What We’re Reading

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This week the “What We’re Reading” team members from LJ/School Library Journal & Junior Library Guild range far and wide in fiction realms, from a utopian society with a dark side to Long Island and NYC to Loserland to WWII France to Los Angeles.

The Banned, the Bands, Autobios, & More | Classic Returns

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In honor of Banned Books Week, we present two censored authors and many other icons and iconoclasts of yore.