Butchers, Bad Boys, Brainiacs | What We’re Reading

The “What We’re Reading” team is skeletal during the rush-around holiday season—plus there’s no “watching” folks this time. But fear not, 2018 is full of possible “watchings” and readings. Stay tuned and here’s hoping your New Year will be filled with books, movies, and TV specials. Mahnaz Dar, Reference and Professional Reading Editor, LJS My reading […]

Life Losses & Gains | Memoir

Themes of loss and unconventional families prevail in this month’s memoir selections

Turning Pages, Catching Tears, Learning Languages | What We’re Reading

The People in the Trees

WWR writers discuss gratitude, death, page-turners, princesses, true grit, eternal story lines, oddball narratives, and more this week.

Gratitude by Oliver Sacks | LJ Review

Sacks, Oliver. Gratitude. Knopf. Nov. 2015. 64p. ISBN 9780451492937. $17; ebk. ISBN 9780451492968. MED Sacks’s (Awakenings; The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat) powerful look back at his remarkable life was published posthumously. The book chronicles the famous author’s thoughts, wishes, regrets, and, above all, feelings of love, happiness, and gratitude even as […]

Books on the Brain: LJ Reviews Oliver Sacks

Doctor, scientist, and writer Oliver Sacks, who died on August 30, is perhaps best known for his 1985 The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. He was a prolific author, though, over the years penning many explorations of neurological dysfunction and, sometimes, super-function. Below are some reviews of his titles that appeared in LJ over the years.

Doubling Up, Doubling Down | What We’re Reading

A double dose of What We’re Reading from the LJ/School Library Journal and Junior Library Guild staff!