Mars: The Re(a)d Planet | The Reader’s Shelf, June 15, 2015

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Sf writers and their fans have been drawn to the Red Planet for decades. Here are some of the best intergalactic adventures published between 1950 and 2014.

A New Adaptation of Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell | RA Crossroads

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Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, two magicians lead me down a winding path.

Modern “Radio” Dramas: Audio Stories for 21st-Century Listeners | Wyatt’s World

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Radio dramas have given way to podcasts, and this new form of storytelling is as addictive and immersive as its early predecessor. Here are five to consider.

Liars, a Gunfighter, Adolescent Arms Dealers, and More | Books for Dudes

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June’s BFD column includes some truly great fiction plus hardcore summertime hammock-worthy nonfiction.

From Screen to Sound | Wyatt’s World

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For the second week of audiobook month consider displaying titles by authors well known on screens big and small. Here are five memoirs from visual celebrities—actors on hit TV shows and films, a news anchor, and a chef–turned–tour guide.

A Little Bit of Everything: Short Story Debuts | The Reader’s Shelf, June 1, 2015

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Here are six debuts, each by a writer well worth watching, that prove the pleasures of reading are not reliant on a profusion of pages.

Audio Dramatizations: Five Fabulous Listens | Wyatt’s World

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June is audiobook month. To celebrate the enjoyment of being read a story, consider a display of audio dramatizations—audiobooks (often abridged or adapted) enhanced with sound effects, music, and multiple voices.

Summer Fiction: Genre Edition | Wyatt’s World

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Part of the pure pleasure of summer reading is spending extended periods of time immersed in a favorite genre—be it a blend or a classic example. Here are five to suggest and display.

Books for the Bounty | Wyatt’s World

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Help patrons find new vegetable-centered cookbooks, from Root to Leaf to The Broad Fork, readers will feel At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen

McCullough’s Wright Brothers Take Flight | RA Crossroads

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Blending social history, scientific innovation, and dual biography, McCullough offers a resonating account of American invention, hard work, and determination.