We Will Always Rise: Talking with Cynthia Bond About Her Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 Pick, Ruby

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Bond steadies herself for a phone interview with LJ

Q&A: Gwendolyn Womack | Debut Spotlight

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From the start, Womack’s The Memory Painter grabs the reader with images of half-remembered lives, confused and frightened characters struggling to stay sane, and portents of danger.

It’s Not Easy Being Green | French on Fridays

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Don your emerald-green pantsuit and tell me about your favorite Irish or Irish American books.

Where Are You? | What We’re Reading

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The LJ/School Library Journal/Junior Library Guild staffers share their book escapades and excursions

Where Are You Escaping To? | French on Fridays

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For about a year and a half, I’ve been acting as book inquirer with my colleagues, asking them what they’re reading, and wheedling and coaxing them to share it with our readers. But am I content with what they’re reading? NOOOOO….I’m insatiable: I want to hear from EVERYBODY. So I’m venturing outside the offices to ask you about What You’re Reading.

Some Things Change, Others… | What We’re Reading

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A few LJ/School Library Journal/Junior Library League folks talk about our literary obsessions this week.

Out of This World Reading: Nebula Nominees 2014

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The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) recently announced their nominees for the 2014 Nebula Awards. Judging by the six nominees for Best Novel, 2014 was a outstanding year for original, provocative, and challenging fiction.

Short Fiction Is Cool Again: Tor.com Announces Inaugural Novella List

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Last summer Tor.com, which has been publishing original short fiction on its site, announced a new imprint “dedicated to publishing the best novellas and short novels from emerging writers as well as established authors.” On February 12, it released its initial list of titles.

Reading Pages, Coining Phrases | What We’re Reading

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Our roster of rabid readers fights winter with a mountain of great books: there’s movies, indigenous populations, deaf superpowers, California girls, Kentucky kids, parted and departed loves, designing women, sex traffickers, and a hot-blooded empress.

Spotlight on Anne Tyler | LibraryReads Author, February 15, 2015

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Pulitzer Prize winner Tyler talks about her new novel, A Spool of Blue Thread, and her “continuing interest in…those cobbled-­together households that you see sometimes, getting along just as happily as many biological families.”

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