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 […]

Special Report: ThrillerFest IX, Pt. I | What We’re Reading

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Part I of a special “What We’re Reading” report from ThrillerFest 2014 in New York City.

Family Papers | Memoir

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Family histories, families in history, historic families, and a memoir about cochlear implant surgery at a later age.

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce August Favorites

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Squeezing in last on this month’s list of what librarians are enjoying is Thrity Umrigar’s captivating The Story Hour, one of my favorite titles from BEA. Next on my reading list is Chelsea Cain’s One Kick; with a librarian recommendation it as “A read-in-one-sitting, edge-of-your-seat thriller,” how can I resist?—Henrietta Verma, Reviews Editor, LJ 1. […]

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