Reading and Reacting | French on Fridays

This week I realize that truth is harder, not to mention stranger, than fiction.

Coloring, Geeking, Watching, Witching, & More | What We’re Reading


LJ/SLJ and JLG staffers share their oddball and nightmare and just plain vanilla reads this week.

Alternate Routes & Reads | French on Fridays


Outliers, both real and surreal, are on the “French on Fridays” book menu today.

To Flag and Flag Not | What We’re Reading


The “What We’re Reading” team discusses flags, twins, graphic novels and manga, Canadian crowd control, and hot new releases from Harper Lee and Ta-Nehisi Coates.

On the Beach, in the Kitchen, on Death Row | What We’re Reading


The WWR skeleton crew discusses the contents of their beach bags and backpacks. This week we won’t need a bigger boat…

Churches, Houses, Songs, Choices | What We’re Reading

The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory

In the hours and days after the hellish events in Charleston, SC, I asked the “What We’re Reading” gang how they’re handling the aftermath of the racist attack, and of course, what they’re reading. Here are some of the LJ/School Library Journal staffers’ coping and reading strategies. Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, SLJ Reviews This week, […]

Dads Plus Mollusks, Millennials, and Margaret Mead | What We’re Reading


Dads pop up all over in this week’s “What We’re Reading” column.

Steampunk, LGBT Stories, Hausfraus, Lists, Mutants, Octopus Hugs | What We’re Reading

The Octopus Scientists

The WWR gang returns with some BEA finds, an oldie-but-still-goodie, an amusing audiobook, octopuses, sentient airships, mad hausfraus, unrequited love, and even a giveaway.

Words in Your Mouth | French on Fridays

A misquote, a Swiss book, a good trope.

Special Edition: What BEA Read | What We’re Reading


No one standing in line at BEA 15 was safe from the BOOK INQUIRER–here’s what the attendees were reading