Call for Indie Ebook Award Judges

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Calling all voracious readers! LJ is hosting its second annual Indie Ebook Awards, and we’re looking for discerning librarians to serve as judges. Volunteers are asked to assess books in one of five categories: romance, sf, fantasy, mystery, or YA. This is a great opportunity to discover and support indie authors. Initial judging will begin […]

Women To Root For: Female Narratives in SELF-e | SELF-esteem

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March is a month dedicated to women—cheering for their triumphs, identifying with their struggles, and basking in their general fabulousness. While both history and the contemporary age provide a plethora of admirable women figures to exalt, there is something to be said for discovering new literary ladies to celebrate. Below is a sampling of the […]

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.

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.

Helen Simonson | March 2016 LibraryReads Author

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Author Simonson’s much-anticipated second book (after her 2010 debut, Major ­Pettigrew’s Last Stand), set in the summer of 1914 as World War I looms, is the Library­Reads top pick for March 2016

Family, Friends, Farewells | French on Fridays

Last week I went to my friend Carrol’s memorial service in Indiana and took many books with me—but found no time to read any of them.

2016 Lambda Literary Award Finalists Announced

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Over 150 of the best LGBT titles published in 2015 were selected as finalists for the Lambda Literary awards, including a brand new Transgender Poetry category.

Diversity and Quality | 2015 Nebula Award Nominations

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Since 1966, the Nebula Awards have recognized the best works of science fiction and fantasy published in the United States as selected by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). This week the organization announced its nominees for the 50th Annual Nebula Awards, the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book.

Q&A: K.B. Owen | SELF-e

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K.B. Owen’s Dangerous and Unseemly: A Concordia Wells Mystery, the first in her mysteries featuring women’s college professor Concordia Wells, sees her heroine pulled into a whodunit after a family member dies and a friend is attacked. In the interview below, Owen discusses her love of the library, method of research for historical fiction, and […]

Rescuing Books, Remembering Harper Lee, Adding Rum | What We’re Reading

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The readers at LJ/School Library Journal talk about the book they’d rescue from a fire and pay tribute to Harper Lee.