Bleeding Hearts, Group Minds, Artistic Pairings, O.J. Running | What We’re Reading

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As spring creeps ever closer, the members of the “What We’re Reading” team cover a lot of bookish ground.

What To Read After Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland | RA Crossroads

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Marking its sesquicentennial in 2015 with global celebratory events taking place through late fall, Carroll’s poetic mix of nonsense, whimsy, and charming threat remains evergreen.

Graphic Novels: Bajram, Gaiman, Hardman, Lemire, Marchetto, Murakami & Tanaka | Xpress Reviews

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Military sf in cinematic quality, a provocative read with a few gems to admire, a fantastically sordid mystery, for those who thoroughly enjoy convoluted time traveling, a classic second-chance story repackaged in a smart and evocative way, a passable jumping-off point biography

Short Stories Collections | Wyatt’s World

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Gaiman gets under the skin with Trigger Warning; Heiny garners praise for Single, Carefree, Mellow; Link returns with Get in Trouble; debut collections from Pelecanos, Pierce.

New releases from Anne Tyler, Matthew Quick, & Laura Lippman | Feb. 2015 Audio in Advance | Fiction

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Adler-Olsen, Jussi. The Alphabet House. Penguin. ISBN 9781611763645. Read by Graeme Malcolm. In the “Department Q” series author’s first stand-alone novel, British pilots James Teasdale and Bryan Young’s plane is shot down and they know they will be executed if captured. They manage to jump aboard a train reserved for wounded SS soldiers. In a moment […]

Haruki Murakami’s Strange Library | RA Crossroads

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Libraries become dangerous places in Murakami’s dark fairy tale of an unnamed boy imprisoned by a librarian intent on devouring his brain. Adding to the disquiet is Chip Kidd’s deft production and design. A brief and eerie ode to the most forbidding expressions of the Brothers Grimm.

After the Fourth | What We’re Reading

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The LJ/School Library Journal crew enjoyed a long weekend of holiday reading about dysfunctional family members, unnatural creatures, early 20th-century New Yorkers, a hero who can’t say no, Texas dynasties, and tasty Narnian treats.

Cavett, Gaiman, Gowns, Nuts, Birds, and Rainbows | What We’re Reading

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This is a week of exotic and dystopic; gowns, girls, and speaking squirrels; TV talkers and phone callers; and Neverwhere, London, for the LJand SLJ crew.

Works I Am Thankful For | Wyatt’s World

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Five (of the many) titles published in 2013 for which I am grateful.

Best Sellers | SF/Fantasy, Books Most Borrowed, November 1, 2013

SF/Fantasy Best Sellers.