The Library Journal/School Library Journal bibliophiles are gobbling up books before the holiday and happy to share their picks of the week with fellow book devourers!
As the cold weather circles, Library Journal and School Library Journal editors batten down the hatches and snuggle up with books set in Afghanistan, second grade, alternate fantasy worlds, Baltimore, and any place Alice Munro wants to take us. Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, LJ I’m reading Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner (Riverhead). I’m not loving […]
As Library Journal editors scurry to read all the nominees for the best books of 2013, other staffers in the School Library Journal/LJ offices don their specs; give Dave Eggers’s fiction a try; check out some starred books, vampire stories, and mysteries; and delve into their local book clubs’ fall picks. Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, […]
This week, the bookworms at Library Journal are reading about boys being iconoclastic (or just naughty) murder by snake, and police procedures in Ireland. Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, LJ I’m currently reading Philip Norman’s John Lennon: The Life (Ecco). I haven’t gotten too far; Lennon, as a teen, is still discovering the music that would […]
We’re reading across the spectrum this week at Library Journal/School Library Journal, with nonfiction and fiction both represented. A cross theme of strong women, from actress Anjelica Huston to warrior maiden Alanna to Anne Frank’s sister, is in play, with some humor and fantastic fantasy thrown in. There’s also real-life drama, as beleaguered hospital staffers […]