The Young, the Psycho, the War-torn, the Aging, & the Beachy | What We’re Reading & Watching

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This week, LJand School Library Journal, staffers contemplate mortality, parse a prequel, witness war and its effects on “normal” people, and escape to Nantucket.

Miniseries, Movie Stars, Short Stories, Coulrophobia, & Mama Cass | What We’re Reading/Watching

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The “What We’re Reading (& Watching) gang get comfy with aging movie stars, scary clowns, 1960s rock and rollers, a 1950s wild child, rag-ripping minidramas, and prize-winning story collections.

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 […]

What We’re Watching and… | What We’re Reading

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“What We’re Reading” meets “What We’re Watching” in a snowstorm before the Oscars.

Fiction, Nonfiction, & Alt-Facts | What We’re Reading

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The “What We’re Reading” gang is back, with rule-breaking queens and foodies, outlined protagonists, scary strangers, brother correspondents, and pink roaches, to name a few subjects.

2017 Gumbo | What We’re Reading

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We’re reading: aloud, long-form journalism, parental nightmares, New Orleans novels, Wild Westerns, Richard III rewrites, Brooklyn books, whodunits, a raconteur’s remembrances, & more Lippman!

Regular & Irregular Books of the Season | What We’re Reading

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New and seasoned “What We’re Reading” contributors discuss the books on their minds this week.

Busting & Building Bubbles | What We’re Reading

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The “What We’re Reading” crew on books that extend outside their comfort zone, aka bubble-busting books. A few bubble-building books creep into the narrative too…

Preturkey, Postelection Tomes | What We’re Reading

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Here’s “What We’re Reading” in these postelection, pre-Thanksgiving times

After Best Books, Dampness, Rants, Ferrante, & Apps | What We’re Reading

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