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

Guns, Germs, and Stee

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

Catherine the Great

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.”

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

A Kim Jong-il Production

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!

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