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Author Archive: Michael Ruzicka

Michael Ruzicka, Office Manager, was raised in suburban Los Angeles, received a BA in Creative Writing/Poetry at UC Santa Cruz, then moved to Birmingham, AL, where he spent five years owning an independent bookstore and earned an MLIS. He has brought his librarian skills to Vanderbilt’s Television News Archive, Battle Ground Academy, The Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Michael is very excited to be a part of Booklist and call Chicago his home.

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening

The May 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 291 new reviews and eight 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 […]

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The Gumshoes of Science Fiction Storm the Screen

The Gumshoes of Science Fiction Storm the Screen

The haggard gumshoe detective / investigator has a long tradition in the annals of science fiction: both sci-fi and mystery found a fanbase through pulp and serial magazines. The titles I’ve collected have gained new life through feature films and streaming series. In them, the distant future presents perhaps the greatest mystery, so bridging that […]

The Latest Booklist: Mystery Showcase

The Latest Booklist: Mystery Showcase

The May 1 Mystery Showcase issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 332 new reviews and 8 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 […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Historical Fiction

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Historical Fiction

The April 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 299 new reviews and 7 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 […]

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The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2018 Best Lists

The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2018 Best Lists

The April 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 231 new reviews and 15 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 […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Series Nonfiction

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Series Nonfiction

The March 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 324 new reviews and 5 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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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Middle-Grade Reading & Women’s Fiction

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Middle-Grade Reading & Women’s Fiction

The March 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 307 new reviews and nine 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 you do subscribe but haven’t […]

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The Literature of Lebanon

The Literature of Lebanon

A country the size of Connecticut, Lebanon contains over seven million people with different ethnic backgrounds, 18 religious sects, and a growing number of Syrian refugees fleeing armed conflict. Current demographics aside, Lebanon has been grappling with a civil war that has lasted on and off since 1975. Out of Lebanon’s rich society and complex […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spring Youth Preview

The Latest Booklist: Spring Youth Preview

The February 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 254 new reviews and four 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 you do subscribe but haven’t […]

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Diverse Books

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Diverse Books

The February 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 304 new reviews and 11 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 you do subscribe but haven’t […]

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