Geniuses & Gods, Podcasts & Presidents, “Mene” Moms, & More | What We’re Reading & Watching

Books, movies, TV…it’s not quite enough for the LJ/School Library Journal “What We’re Reading & Watching” team. Now we add podcasts and menus to the menu.

MILFs, Monarchs, Miller, Makers, Murder, & More | What We’re Reading & Watching

The “What We’re Reading & Watching” crew covers a lot of ground this first week of May, with gladiators, queens, playwrights, golden girls, animators, and MILFs, plus Giancarlo Esposito & Roxane Gay!

What Joan Juliet Buck Is Reading & Writing | French on Fridays

Memoir author and former Paris Vogue editor in chief Joan Juliet Buck at New York City’s French Institute

After Best Books, Dampness, Rants, Ferrante, & Apps | What We’re Reading

After Best Books selection and Halloween, some breathing space for new books and new ideas

Wins & Loss | French on Fridays

Countering horrible news with good; bar-hopping with Bertha Cool and Donald Lam

Late-Night Reading | French on Fridays

What to do when the neighbors yowl and prowl? Read!

Violence & Femmes | French on Fridays

Taking a break from dead dames, murdered mamas, and slain sisters—or trying to!

Family, Friends, Farewells | French on Fridays

Last week I went to my friend Carrol’s memorial service in Indiana and took many books with me—but found no time to read any of them.

Ringing In the New, Ringing Out the Old | French on Fridays

On keeping book lists, tallying totals, and reading in 2016

Bring Out Your Bests | French on Fridays

The glamour, grit, and buzzwords of book criticism