In the Bookroom

A collaborative blog covering books, media, and publishing, including early previews of the hottest titles by Library Journal's review staffers, and op-eds and guest blogs by notable contributors. Follow us on Twitter: @LJReviews

Q&A: Ann Leckie

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Having recently won both the 2014 Nebula and Hugo Award for her acclaimed sf debut Ancillary Justice, author Ann Leckie talks to LJ about Ancillary Sword, which continues the story of Breq, a starship soldier.

Old and New Friends Board the Mothership | What We’re Reading

The New York Nobody Knows

School Library Journal/LJ readers bake bread, hike New York City, read some classics, contemplate veils, and bury the bodies in this week’s “What We’re Reading” column.

A Case for Poirot: On Tackling Agatha Christie’s Most Perfect Creation

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Sophie Hannah on her new novel The Monogram Murders, starring Agatha Christie’s famous detective Hercule Poirot.

Librarians, Gowns, Books-to-Film & Caribbean Diasporas | What We’re Reading

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The School Library Journal/LJ staff gets back to work with a bookshelf’s worth of What We’re Reading

Editors’ Fall Picks

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For style and subterfuge, look no further than these 36 fall books that have LJ‘s review editors talking

Summer’s Almost Gone | What We’re Reading

The Devotion of Suspect X

As Labor Day looms and autumn approaches, LJ/School Library Journal staffers squeeze a little more summer reading into the schedule.

Survivors, Rebels, & Ruins | What We’re Reading

Lost New York

What are the SLJ/LJ editors reading this week? Stories of survival and more.

Chelsea Cain | LibraryReads Authors

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Q&A with LibraryReads top vote getter Chelsea Cain, author of One Kick

A Writer’s Life with Librarians: A First Novelist Addresses Librarians at S. & S.’s Summer 2014 Preview

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“When I think about what librarians have done for me over the years—provided a space, kept it neat and attractive, filled it with books and technology and opportunities for growth—I realize that what they were really doing was providing a home for me by another name.”

Going to a Bad Place | What We’re Reading

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Fiction takes us to some bad and Bad places this week

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