Public Library Video Online: Premium | Reference eReviews, May 1, 2016

Whether browsing through the collection or searching for a specific topic, public library users will find this database intriguing.

From Anomalisa to La chienne to the Valley of Love | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray

An Oscar-nominated animated gem from Johnson & Charlie Kaufman, Renoir’s La chienne, Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove, Huppert & Depardieu, together again in The Valley of Love

Serving Self-Publishing | Self-Publishing & Libraries

In my position as Acquisitions manager at the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), I serve as the main point of contact for self-published authors hoping to be included in our collection. Oftentimes when I speak with them, the conversation turns from the consideration of their book to the challenges of the industry in general. They […]

LJ Media Reviews: May 1, 2016

Dawson’s charming romance is The Opposite of Maybe; Doc Martin is making his Cornish house calls in Series 7

Moody’s Debut of the Month, Dugoni’s Latest “Tracy Crosswhite,” Honda, Salvalaggio, & others | Mystery Reviews, May 1, 2016

WITH MAY’S ARRIVAL the countdown to summer vacation begins. Before you hit the beaches or the mountains, start prepping with some crime fiction.

LJ Fiction Reviews: May 1, 2016

A delightful reinvention from Tyler, Rosen delivers chick lit at its best, DeBoard’s tale of domestic suspense achieves pitch-perfect pacing, Moody’s latest will satisfy aficionados of British crime fiction, Griffith’s solid police procedural

Introducing Syrian Music | Music Matters, May 1, 2016

With the ongoing, tragic events in Syria and the plight of its displaced refugees, I opted to dedicate one of my Listen to This programs to learning about Syrian culture through music (my slides and speaking notes are available at ow.ly/10Cqml).

Kierkegaard on Diversity, Environmentalism & Faith, American Exceptionalism, & More | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, May 1, 2016

IN HER PREFACE to The Art of Memoir, Mary Karr writes that there’s artifice to the relationship between memoirist and reader; each, in his or her own way, struggles with the concept of story.

“Adult Stuff,” Mindful Living, Creative Ideas, Depression & Hope | Self-Help Reviews, May 1, 2016

A MULTITUDE OF TROUBLESOME, or what might be called “growing” points are central to this month’s titles. Starting with the improve-your-life-in-general books, there are offerings with solutions for inefficiency, improving time management, and developing an appreciation for everyday life.

Ballpark Dreams: Biographies and Histories That Will Be of Interest All Yearlong

Bjarkman’s book is revelation; Kenny delivers an entertaining read for the all-around baseball fan; Kurkjian’s thoughtful approach shows why the game fascinates legions of fans; anyone interested in baseball’s legacy will enjoy Lindbergh and Miller’s account.