Archive for October, 2016

This Week on Well Read TV: Tracy Kidder Talks about A TRUCK FULL OF MONEY

This Week on Well Read TV: Tracy Kidder Talks about A TRUCK FULL OF MONEY

  This week on Well Read, bestselling author Tracy Kidder (Mountains beyond Mountains) will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest book, A Truck Full of Money: One Man’s Quest to Recover from Great Success. In his latest work of nonfiction, Kidder profiles Internet entrepreneur Paul English, cofounder of the travel […]

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Beyond Katniss: Creative Book-Related Halloween Costumes
By October 31, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Beyond Katniss: Creative Book-Related Halloween Costumes

Every year, I debate whether or not to dress up for Halloween in the library. Every school is different of course, but at the one where I currently work, most students celebrate Halloween, and dressing up is part of school culture. At a pre-K–8 school, there’s a wide difference between what each grade level does for Halloween. […]

Even Technophobes Can Join This Game

Even Technophobes Can Join This Game

Lynn: As Cindy knows, to her sorrow, I am far from being technologically adept. I admit this to encourage any of you who might feel a bit reluctant to jump into a book about a high-stakes technology competition among teen computer geniuses. I was certianly unsure about starting Genius: The Game (2016) by Leopoldo Gout, especially since it’s packed […]

Posted in: Bookends, Young Adult
Reviews of the Week: Ottessa Moshfegh, Andy Cohen, Brunonia Barry and More!

Reviews of the Week: Ottessa Moshfegh, Andy Cohen, Brunonia Barry and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from October 24 through October 28 below, so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   Monday, October 24  Homesick for Another World, by Ottessa Moshfegh Man Booker Prize finalist […]

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They Are the Most Interesting Men and Women in the World
By October 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

They Are the Most Interesting Men and Women in the World

If the acquiring editors have it right, Jonathan Goldsmith, the actor who played “the most interesting man in the world” in the Dos Equis beer commercials, doesn’t just play an interesting man on TV: he’s pretty interesting in real life, too. Earlier this week, Galleycat shared news that the character actor has signed with Dutton to […]

Root, Root, Root for the Cubbies: 40 Great Chicago Stories

Root, Root, Root for the Cubbies: 40 Great Chicago Stories

Starting tonight, Wrigley Field will host the World Series for the first time in 71 years. As the Cubs take on the Indians, recommend these Windy City titles to readers who want to know what else makes this toddlin’ town tick. The 42nd Parallel, by John Dos Passos The Adventures of Augie March, by Saul […]

Posted in: Backlist, Book Lists

Book Trailer Thursday: Du Iz Tak?

Be warned: today’s video is no book trailer! It is, rather, a brief interview with author/illustrator extraordinaire Carson Ellis. To promote the release of her latest picture book, Du Iz Tak? (Candlewick), Ellis taks, er, talks early artistic memories, great advice she’s received, and the creation of a wonderfully nonsensical language. A glimpse into the lives […]

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Identity Unknown: Six Novels about Women Artists

Identity Unknown: Six Novels about Women Artists

The current issue of Booklist, which spotlights the arts, contains an interview with Donna Seaman, our Adult Books Editor and the author of Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists, forthcoming from Bloomsbury. The book presents the lives and achievements of artists who, in spite of their considerable accomplishments, have been marginalized because of their gender. Although many women […]

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Going through a Stage: 13 Great Plays for Readers
By October 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Going through a Stage: 13 Great Plays for Readers

As I noted in the November entry of my column, Every Book Its Reader, the theater section of most libraries is a neglected source of fast-reading, conflict- and character-driven titles. Many readers encountered Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams in school (or through productions, or filmed adaptations), but there’s a world of theater […]

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Arts

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Arts

The November 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 281 new reviews and 10 new 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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