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

Buck.Illusion

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

Patchett.Commonwealth

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

Wins & Loss | French on Fridays

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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

Thirkell.Pomfret

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

elsaschiap

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

Black Dogs and Best Books | French on Fridays

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More dog books and costume choices this week as Halloween looms.

Match Books | French on Fridays

I’m sad and happy all at once—surely you know that feeling—to bid farewell to several coworkers and “What We’re Reading” contributors. Ashleigh Williams left a week ago and there’s a hole in the heart of the SLJ/LJ bookroom. She shared many great WWR blurbs during her time as SLJ, and I will miss that. Then […]