Mystery Series Lineup | February 1, 2014


Nine award-winning, gritty, cozy, smartly structured historical, and enjoyable entries from the February 1 issue.

Mystery Reviews | February 1, 2014


Reviews of Parker Bilal’s The Ghost Runner, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles’s Hard Going, Frances Brody’s Murder in the Afternoon, and a list of mystery titles from the February 1 issue.

Video Reviews | February 1, 2014


Reviews of The Empire State Building: The World’s Greatest Skyscraper, In Heaven There Is No Beer, Chasing Sarasota, Radio Unnameable, and a list of titles from the February 1 issue.

Audio Reviews | February 1, 2014


Reviews of Emma Chapman’s How To Be a Good Wife, Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things, Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites, and a list of titles from the February 1 issue.

Trailers: What’s coming on DVD/Blu-ray | February 1, 2014


Soon-to-be released silent comedy, science, politics/crime, sf, and plenty of drama

Q&A: Daniella Martin


Daniella Martin discusses her adventures preparing bugs all over the world…and why consuming insects may be the key to a more sustainable future. From the February 1 issue.

Q&A: Jessica Pigza


Jessica Pigza talks to LJ about her first book, Bibliocraft.

Hold the Bonbons, Add the Adventures | The Reader’s Shelf


This Valentine’s Day explore the adventurous side of romances with these perilous quests—in which falling in love is a side benefit to staying alive.

Professional Media Reviews | February 1, 2104


Reviews of Gretchen McCord’s What You Need To Know About Privacy Law: A Guide for Librarians and Educators and Julia K. Nims & others’s Implementing an Inclusive Staffing Model for Today’s Reference Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians from the February 1 issue.

Thinking Inside the Box | Music Matters


LJ‘s Matthew Moyer on box sets with a broad, best of eclectic focus.