Tag: Web Crush

Web Crush: Largehearted Boy’s List of Online “Best of 2014” Lists

Web Crush: Largehearted Boy’s List of Online “Best of 2014” Lists

Traditions stick around because they work. So here’s my annual plug for Largehearted Boy’s monstrously comprehensive list of this year’s “best of” lists. Want to know what anyone who has ever had an opinion about anything thought about what was published last year? Check out Largehearted Boy’s Online “Best of 2014″ Lists. A great source of […]

Posted in: Backlist, Book Lists
Web Crush of the Week: Circulating Ideas

Web Crush of the Week: Circulating Ideas

Podcasts are hot right now (SERIAL, amirite?), and one of the best library-themed podcasts is Steve Thomas’s Circulating Ideas. This podcast features interviews with librarians, talking about the cool, innovative work they are doing to keep the profession relevant for the twenty-first century. On a regular basis, Steve interviews everyday librarians from across the spectrum—academic, public, systems and […]

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Web Crush of the Week: RA for All: Horror

Web Crush of the Week: RA for All: Horror

It’s getting to be that time of year when librarians raid the shelves for anything remotely scary to put on a Halloween display. With that in mind, it seems like a good time to make sure you are all up to speed on everything horror. And there’s no better place to get your horror fix […]

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Web Crush of the Week: Personal Online Libraries

Web Crush of the Week: Personal Online Libraries

Back in the day, I created an Access database to keep track of the books I read. I used it for several years, and then, all of a sudden, not one, not two, but THREE online services popped up that made that old database completely obsolete. (That’s my current to-be-read pile below, and no, I […]

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Web Crush of the Week: Tales from the RAT Queen

Web Crush of the Week: Tales from the RAT Queen

No, she’s not actually a rodent (she’s really a quite nice librarian). Lucy Lockley, Booklist Editorial Board member and collection development manager for the St. Charles City-County Library District in Missouri, coordinates the district’s Readers’ Advisory Team, also known as the RATs. Hence, she is the RAT Queen. The RAT program uses a combined book-discussion […]

Posted in: Backlist, Book Groups
Web Crush of the Week: Bustle

Web Crush of the Week: Bustle

Bustle is a pretty great website/brand/online presence that is, as they say, “for and by women who are moving forward as fast as you are.” Less snark than Jezebel more meat than The Mary Sue (both of which I love, BTW) this is a great great site for a quick fix of pop culture, lifestyle, and current events. […]

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Web Crush of the Week: Lee Goldberg

Web Crush of the Week: Lee Goldberg

Author and TV producer Lee Goldberg offers a unique perspective on mysteries of page and screen. He’s written scripts for and/or produced such hits as Spenser: For Hire. Diagnosis Murder, Nero Wolfe, and Monk.  He has written books based on the  Diagnosis Murder series and the Emmy-award winning Monk. Goldberg’s blog covers everything from insights […]

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Web Crush of the Week: Bookish

Web Crush of the Week: Bookish

Bookish is a book recommendation site that features exclusive book excerpts, interviews with authors and editor’s picks. It’s an interesting mix of algorithms and real people. You can sign up for an account and get personalized reading recommendations, but you can also just browse anonymously if you wish. Enter a title, and Bookish offers up one based on […]

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Web Crush of the Week: Pop Goes Fiction

Web Crush of the Week: Pop Goes Fiction

As readers of Shelf Renewal know, we love personal book blogs.  This week we’re crushing on Pop Goes Fiction,  the blog of librarian Lora Bruggeman. Many of the personal book blogs we showcase here are the chatty type, where you’re just as likely to read about someone’s cat or what they had for dinner last night, […]

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Web Crush of the Week: In Reference to Murder

Web Crush of the Week: In Reference to Murder

Author BV Lawson’s mystery blog,  In Reference to Murder, provides a wealth of mystery information. The regular feature “Media Murder for Monday” is a weekly recap of new and upcoming mystery-related tv shows, podcasts, movies, etc.  She also does a wonderful “FFB” post (“Friday’s Forgotten Books”), where she revisits a forgotten book or author. Her blog also showcases […]

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