Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind | The Reader’s Shelf, January 2015


Playing a part in fiction, weather is an element that can infuse a novel with an icy punch, a damp slap, or a languid shimmer—as the following six novels ably prove.

Twenty Great Reads for National Reading Group Month


A little birdie today told me that October is  National Reading Group Month (NRGM), an initiative of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA). That little birdie (aka Michigan librarian Marika Zemke) also took a year-long hiatus from reviewing for LJ to read, discuss, and debate some 50 books via a private blog with 22 other […]