Monarchs, Memoirs, Mysteries, & Making Choices | What We’re Reading

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The LJ staff’s post–Valentine’s Day (and Presidents Day) reading runs the gamut from prison memoirs to the politics of de-extinction cloning this week.

Q&A: LaShonda Katrice Barnett | Debut Authors, February 15, 2015

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Barnett’s compelling and acclaimed debut novel, Jam on the Vine, shines a spotlight on the crucial role the black press played in the lives of African Americans after the Civil War.

Staying Warm and Informed | What We’re Reading

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More wintertime reading from LJ/SLJ/JLG staffers, and a visit with RED author Jacky Colliss Harvey

RUSA’S Top Pop Fiction | ALA Midwinter 2015

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In spite of a record-breaking blizzard that shut down most of Chicago on Sunday, February 1, RUSA’s Book and Media Awards Ceremony went on as scheduled at the Hilton Chicago, where the Reading List Council announced the 2015 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers.

Against the Odds | What We’re Reading

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Neither snow nor sleet nor even delayed flights will stop LJ/SLJ/JLG staffers from hitting the books!

Detecting, Dancing, Dying | What We’re Reading

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The LJ/School Library Journal staffers like their reading dark and doggy this week, with a large dose of long-form journalism to supplement the books.

The Digital Einstein Papers and Other New Releases

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The Digital Einstein Papers is an open-access database launched by Princeton University Press. This growing resource of the writings and correspondence of Einstein offers 13 volumes published so far of the Einstein Papers Project.

Crime, Dance, Soccer, Family | What We’re Reading

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LJ/School Library Journal staffers discuss their first reads of 2015.

Is Amazon the Reader’s Friend? Let the Debate Begin

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Is Amazon the reader’s friend? Last Thursday, January 15, authors Scott Turow and Joe Konrath and journalists Franklin Foer and Matthew Yglesias squared off in Intelligence Squared’s first debate of the spring season. For those of you not in NYC, the event was live streamed and then archived on YouTube.

What We Loved Best in 2014 | What We’re Reading

The Remains of the Day

Some of the LJ/School Library Journal staff picked their favorite reads of 2014.

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