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THE MAGICIANS S2 E12: Ramifications and E13: We Have Brought You Little Cakes

THE MAGICIANS S2 E12: Ramifications and E13: We Have Brought You Little Cakes

Fairy Gitmo, gods aplenty, and eyepatches—oh my! I’m doing a super post for the end of the season and recapping the last two episodes together. Boy, there is a lot to talk about! From Library shenanigans to angry fairies, The Magicians team brought the goods. Let’s dive in: RAM-ifications indeed. Quentin and Eliot find a guy who […]

Further Reading: Murder and Social Media

Further Reading: Murder and Social Media

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines. When Steve Stephens murdered Robert Godwin on Sunday, he filmed the despicable deed and uploaded the video to Facebook. Millions of people watched it before Facebook pulled it down. While the murder and its aftermath shocked the nation—and rightfully so—crime […]

Best New Books: Week of April 17, 2017

Best New Books: Week of April 17, 2017

  The following books, all publishing this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!   Adult Fiction  All the Beloved Ghosts, by Alison MacLeod  Any Day Now, by Robin Carr  Fallout, by Sara Paretsky  Imagine Wanting Only This, by Kristen Radtke  A […]

We Read Dead People: CAT’S EYE

We Read Dead People: CAT’S EYE

Welcome to We Read Dead People, where authors Stephanie Kuehn (Charm & Strange, The Smaller Evil) and Daniel Kraus (The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Rotters) read a novel from the glory days of direct-to-paperback horror—the magnificent 1980s—and determine whether it was worth the suggested retail price. Dee Conner is all snuggled into her forest […]

Encouraging Young Naturalists: THE SEARCH FOR OLINGUITO

Encouraging Young Naturalists: THE SEARCH FOR OLINGUITO

Lynn: Sometimes, the most surprising discoveries have been right under our noses for years! Being observant, curious and asking questions can lead to valuable new knowledge. This is an important lesson for young naturalists, who sometimes think all nature is known by science. Sandra Markle’s fascinating new book, The Search for Olinguito: Discovering a New Species […]

THE LOTTERYS PLUS ONE: Emma Donoghue Writes for Middle-Graders

THE LOTTERYS PLUS ONE: Emma Donoghue Writes for Middle-Graders

Cindy: I grew up watching The Brady Bunch, but I can only imagine what fun someone could have with the new, millennial version of a blended family presented in The Lotterys Plus One (2017). When Lynn and I learned that Emma Donoghue (The Wonder, Room) had written her first middle-grade novel, we weren’t sure what to expect. […]