Bingeing, Rewriting, Feuding, Playing, Crying | What We’re Reading & Watching

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The LJ/School Library Journal members of the “What We’re Reading” team are still adjusting to playing for a new team, that upstart “What We’re Watching” franchise. Some are playing both sides. We have a Better Call Saul fan reading Japanese mystery, a Downton Abbey latecomer learning to ride a bicycle, and a horror film geek […]

An Unlikely Mix: Tall Tales and Short Stories | Wyatt’s World

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As 2017 unfolds, the range of fresh works for readers to discover is wide and divergent, including new short story collections from beloved authors and grand tales by masters of adrenaline.

Poets, Murder, Maids, Music, & More | Classic Returns

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The first “Classic Returns” column of 2017 is heavy on the creatives, with a lineup of musicians, poets, writers, artists, dancers, and philosophers, not to mention a lagniappe of French lit.

CRUSH edited by Cathy Alter & Dave Singleton | LJ Review

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This solid, legitimate anthology that reflects on a compelling and universal phenomenon will put readers back in touch with their younger selves

Fiction Reviews | February 1, 2014

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Reviews of Carol Cassella’s Gemini, Roxane Gay’s An Untamed State, Cara Hoffman’s Be Safe I Love You, and a list of titles from the February 1 issue.

Simon & Schuster’s New Self-Pub Venture Raises Eyebrows on Cost

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On Tuesday, Simon & Schuster tentatively dipped its toes into the lucrative self-publishing market with a service called Archway, launched in partnership with Author Solutions, Inc. (a company owned by Penguin parent company Pearson, but separately operated). The announcement has raised several eyebrows both for the service’s cost—which is thousands of dollars more than similar […]