What’s the Best Database of 2014?

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ARTstor and JSTOR. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Credo Reference. What do all these resources have in common? They’ve been named Best Database by LJ readers over the past three years. It’s time to pick the 2014 winner, and we want to hear from you! The winner will top the list of our popular “Best Databases” […]

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce September Favorites

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One of my favorite recent books tops the list of what librarians are reading this month. See my interview with Caitlin Doughty in the September 15 issue of LJ. 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 […]

25 Key Indie Fiction Titles, Fall 2014-Winter 2015

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The main aim of Prepub Alert is to present the biggest forthcoming titles—those that will be most discussed in the media and by readers everywhere—and that means focusing primarily on the biggest houses. Some readers of this column have indicated recently that they’d like to hear about the best small-press titles as well, and although […]

They’re Gamers, Not “Girl Gamers” | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

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Since the advent of online gaming and the wider acceptance of the pursuit as a legitimate hobby for adults, everyone who has bothered to do so has noticed that girls and women play games almost as much (and enjoy as much variety) as boys and men.

Nine New Adult Reads To Keep You Up All Night

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Coeds and cliffhangers and coming of age—that’s what new adult (NA) fiction is made of. Aimed at the 18- to 25-year-old audience and focusing on firsts—first love, first job, first sex—these titles tackle tough issues.

In the Kingdom of Ice | RA Crossroads

In the Kingdom of Ice

Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. Here the quest for the fabled open polar seas leads me down a winding path.

A Multiplicity of Realms | SF/Fantasy Genre Spotlight

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Growing diversity in source material, subgenres, and even publishing models expands the universe of speculative fiction.

And the Audie Goes To… | Collection Development: Award-Winning Narrations

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Established by the Audio Publishers Association in 1996 to highlight the best audio productions of the year, Audie Awards are currently presented in more than 30 categories. These 31 selections of best narrations will find avid listeners among your patrons.

Romance Awards Presented in San Antonio | RWA 2014

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Romance Writers of America (RWA) announce its top award winners in nine categories

Gentlemen, Start Your Hammocks! | Books for Dudes

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Part of being a dude in the summer is mowing the lawn and then kicking back in a hammock with a beer and the latest biography of Don Knotts. Or maybe the new David Foster Wallace Reader, or any of the selections below. We got a coupla thrillahs, some triathlon awesomeness, some comic bookage, a […]

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