Archive for December, 2015

Reviews of the Week: A. C. Grayling, Sally Green, and More
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Reviews of the Week: A. C. Grayling, Sally Green, and More

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from December 28–31 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday December 28 The Age of Genius, by […]

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The Booklist Reader’s Top 15 Posts of 2015
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The Booklist Reader’s Top 15 Posts of 2015

Sure, you could look at this blog post as the laziest kind of clickbait, a craven attempt to earn attention by appealing to internet users’ seemingly insatiable demand for ranked lists. (Did they include my favorite posts? I must click and find out!) Or you could view it as the last refuge of the lazy blogger. (I know—let’s use […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: The Art of the Possible

In the trailer for his book The Art of the Possible: An Everyday Guide to Politics (OwlKids), Edward Keenan explains that he wrote the book with illustrator Julie McLaughlin so that kids (and grown-ups) can understand better how they fit into the confusing, even disenchanting, political process. Booklist reviewer Kathleen McBroom says the book’s “logical, relevant […]

PBS’s MASTERPIECE to Relaunch the MASTERPIECE Book Club
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PBS’s MASTERPIECE to Relaunch the MASTERPIECE Book Club

PBS’s top-rated primetime show, MASTERPIECE, has announced the relaunch of the MASTERPIECE Book Club for their “book-loving fans.” The book club will feature supplemental materials that go along with their most popular shows, Downton Abbey and Sherlock: recommended reading lists, author and creator interviews, and backstage details like what the cast is reading. Looks like […]

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Don’t Let the Weather Keep Us Apart: Booklist Wants to See YOU at #ALAMW16
By December 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Don’t Let the Weather Keep Us Apart: Booklist Wants to See YOU at #ALAMW16

It was a tough question, but we were up to answering it. (This is an organization for librarians, after all.) Having braved blizzards and cold-advisory temperatures, defending our right to attend meetings and events, grab galleys, and chat IRL with our far-flung colleagues and friends at Midwinter 2015 in Chicago, where could we possibly go next to hone our […]

Booklist’s Top 520 Books of 2015
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Booklist’s Top 520 Books of 2015

It might be a daunting number, but with two or three top 10 lists in every issue, a year’s worth of Booklist’s top titles is bound to be huge. In case you missed any, here we’re sharing all 52 lists from 2015 for a grand total of 520 titles, some of which are sure to […]

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Children’s Book Awards: Love Them or Hate Them?

Children’s Book Awards: Love Them or Hate Them?

Lynn and Cindy: ‘Tis the season! No, we don’t mean Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, or even New Year’s. It’s the season of awards and award speculation. Most publications’ year-end lists are already in, and now the next big event is only days away. ALA Midwinter 2016 is early this year and the points and counterpoints […]

This Week on Well Read TV: Don Miguel Ruiz Talks about The Toltec Art of Life and Death

This week on Well Read, author Don Miguel Ruiz will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about his memoir, The Toltec Art of Life and Death: A Story of Discovery. Perhaps best known for his New York Times bestseller, The Four Agreements, Ruiz has made a name for himself as an […]

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Get to Know the Midnight Book Club
By December 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Get to Know the Midnight Book Club

This horror-focused book group is unique in a number of ways. Firstly, the group is comprised of readers AND writers, so their discussions involve a writerly perspective. Secondly, they meet on Twitter. Read the Q&A below to find out how this group uses social media to get to the heart of its bloody matter.   […]

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Oops! Books about Bouncing Back from Blunders

Oops! Books about Bouncing Back from Blunders

So the good news, Steve Harvey, is that you’re in good company. The bad news? It’s because you announced the wrong winner of the Miss Universe pageant. But look, everybody makes mistakes—what matters is how you bounce back. Maybe it’s time to write a sequel to your book Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success: […]

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