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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts & Gardening

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts & Gardening

The December 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 285 new reviews and 4 feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t registered […]

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January 2015 LibraryReads

January 2015 LibraryReads

The first LibraryReads of 2015 have arrived! Check out the top ten titles for January, chosen by participating librarians, below. Titles are linked to Booklist reviews where available. Click here to learn more about LibraryReads, and here to add your voice to the conversation. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, by Alan Bradley (Favorite of Favorites) (Booklist review available in January!) […]

By December 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Webcomics Wednesday: Minna Sundberg’s Stand Still. Stay Silent.

Webcomics Wednesday: Minna Sundberg’s Stand Still. Stay Silent.

Webcomics Wednesday is a real treat for me. I spend my time perusing the internet looking for a good candidate, and I discover so much beautiful work. I’ve been writing about comics and graphic novels for a while, so it’s often not too tough to describe an artist’s illustrations. But other times it’s a real struggle, […]

By December 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Fiery Reads! Reigniting Teens’ Love of Paranormal

Fiery Reads! Reigniting Teens’ Love of Paranormal

Lynn: I’ve always liked stories about paranormal powers but lately I’ve read a LOT of them that haven’t worked very well. Still, I keep searching, and fortunately good ones can be found among the trendy throngs. Here are two really fun ones that will reignite your love of stories about characters with that little something extra. The […]

The Glorious Power of Reading Aloud — and the Contagious Nature of Giggles

The Glorious Power of Reading Aloud — and the Contagious Nature of Giggles

Lynn: The oldest members of the Focus Group are growing up too fast! The twins started sixth grade this fall and now have Cindy as their librarian. Fortunately, the two youngest Focus Group members (Henry, 4, and Oscar, 14 months), are major book lovers and I treasure my time reading with them on our visits. As […]

This Is Dedicated To: You, Maybe

This Is Dedicated To: You, Maybe

For over four years as an adult books editorial assistant at Booklist, I checked in books. How many books? Although our publishing system would probably allow me to find the number easily, I’d rather not know. Let’s just say they could literally be measured in tons. I generally enjoyed this activity though, because the excitement of […]

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