McMillan’s Debut of the Month, Afshar, Nappa, Williamson, & New Series | Christian Fiction Reviews, April 1, 2016

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SPRING IS the perfect time for revitalizing our collections and our readers’ advisory skills. The face of Christian fiction (CF) is changing, and its popularity as a genre growing.

Seasonal Series | Erotica Reviews, April 1, 2016

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Enchantment and erotica join forces in the powerful collection Magic and Desire; Jace’s Game On! fits the bill for a great beach read; strong writing propels Kenner’s exciting tale; Rock delivers edgy fetish depictions recommended for M/M fans

Morfoot’s Pick of the Month, Hallinan, Maberry, McPherson, Plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, April 1, 2016

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TRUE DETECTIVE fiction is considered to have begun in 1841 with the publication of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” which starred the first fictional sleuth, the eccentric and brilliant C. Auguste Dupin.

Reading the Rails: How Australia’s Historic Railway Libraries Inspired a Novel

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“Libraries have always seemed sacrosanct; places of infinite promise. All the people, all the worlds, all the moments you might discover on their shelves.”

LibraryReads April 2016

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Ten best books chosen by librarians across the country as their top reads for the month of April, featuring Curtis Sittenfeld’s modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice.

At the Movies | What We’re Reading

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The “What We’re Reading” team becomes the “What We’re Watching” cohort this week.

Trend Turnaround | Materials Survey 2016

LJ’s 2016 materials survey of public libraries nationwide was full of surprises, with long-standing trends suddenly turned on their heads.

Bleeding Hearts, Group Minds, Artistic Pairings, O.J. Running | What We’re Reading

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As spring creeps ever closer, the members of the “What We’re Reading” team cover a lot of bookish ground.

Bullying, Relocating, Observing, Inventing | Memoir

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Among this month’s memoirs is one that explores what it means to remember and thus questions the very nature of writing a memoir. It is destined to become a modern American classic.

Q&A: Sunil Yapa | Debut Spotlight, March 15, 2016

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Sunil Yapa’s Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist shines light on the 1999 World Trade Organization (WTO) riots in Seattle. Here, Yapa shares insights into his first novel and the ideas that inspired it.