Rumbles, Recycling, Roots, Researchers | What We’re Reading & Watching

A core team of LJ/School Library Journal staff discuss what they’re ritually reading and witchily watching this week. Happy Halloween!

Shine a Light | Memoir

This month’s selection of memoirs shed light on people and stories that would otherwise remain hidden.

‘Tis the Season, with Love in Mind | Romance Reviews

JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS The winter season is fast approaching, and authors and publishers are doing their best to make sure there are stories to please everyone.

Reaching New Audiences | NYCC Professional Day 2017

With record-breaking attendance, estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands, the 12th annual New York Comic Con (NYCC), held October 5–8, in a move to support its diverse and ever-growing body of attendees, this year extended its regular programming efforts by partnering with nearby businesses and institutions, offering events outside its central location at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

Finding the Literary Limelight | The Reader’s Shelf

Fame in this industry can happen in many ways. Debuts can act as lightning strikes, making authors instantly celebrated. Often the already notable become writers on the side, carrying their star power onto the page.

Christmas Can Be Murder: 27 Tales of Yule

This year there’s plenty of homicide for the holidays, along with a pack of dog stories and all kinds of delicious holiday treats.

Everyday and Holiday Projects | Crafts/DIY Reviews

­Crafters looking for an abundance of holiday-themed projects suitable for decorating and gift-giving will find an array of ideas here; Susa’s approach to needle felting will give beginners the know-how to get started, but experienced felters will also appreciate her whimsical designs; Those who follow Wolfe’s advice will find themselves taking exciting risks with both color and piecing

Presidential Picks: Inside the Lives and Careers of America’s Leaders

Baime’s spotlight on an influential segment of the 21st century and the man who saw the country through it will be appreciated by most readers; a highly recommended book on Roosevelt’s political mind and mighty character; Whyte succeeds in creating a positive overview of Hoover’s long prepresidential service; this important work of American biography belongs on every library shelf

Love Is All Around | Genre Spotlight: Romance

A new publishing season has lots to offer the multitudes of romance fans, from hockey to history to…honey badgers? So buckle up, it’s going to be a wild ride.

Libraries, Queens, Longmire, Roxane Gay, Standards | What We’re Reading & Watching

Fall is the reading season, but for the WWR/WWW people, it’s also time to watch.