This week, Library Journal/School Library Journal staffers are experiencing beauty, genius, loss, love of mankind, and love of New York and learning how to be good undergraduate researchers.
At the 44th annual Bouchercon (a volunteer-run mystery convention for readers, writers, and other publishing types), held September 19–21 in Albany, NY, best-selling author Louise Penny scored a double-header, winning the 2013 Anthony and the 2013 Macavity Best Novel Awards for The Beautiful Mystery, a locked-room puzzler set in a remote monastery deep in the […]
This week our contributors from School Library Journal and Library Journal contemplate family ties, YA myths and fantasy, moviemaking, seducers and why women love them, mysteries, how to write, and the dangers of mansplaining. Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, Library Journal I’ve always enjoyed learning about the study of nonhuman primates. (Think apes who were taught […]
We’re reading across the spectrum this week at Library Journal/School Library Journal, with nonfiction and fiction both represented. A cross theme of strong women, from actress Anjelica Huston to warrior maiden Alanna to Anne Frank’s sister, is in play, with some humor and fantastic fantasy thrown in. There’s also real-life drama, as beleaguered hospital staffers […]
This week in the School Library Journal /Library Journal stacks, staffers are perusing murder by man and animal; spies; cult TV shows; boarding schools/riding camps; and fun times with werewolves. It’s a September smorgasbord of reading! Ian Chant, Associate Editor, News & Features, LJ I just finished The Jennifer Morgue (Ace) by Charles Stross, which […]