Author Archive: Susan Maguire

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Shelf Care, Episode #7: Size (and Format) Matters
By February 24, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

Shelf Care, Episode #7: Size (and Format) Matters

There were So Dang Many books discussed in this episode with librarian extraordinaire Robin Bradford, Booklist Audio Editor Heather Booth, and Booklist Adult Books Editor Donna Seaman. There’s no time for a proper introduction! Only books! Here’s what we talked about: The Wedding Date, by Jasmine Guillory The Kiss Quotient, by Helen Hoang A Bollywood […]

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The Shelf Care Interview: Irene Hannon
By February 3, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

The Shelf Care Interview: Irene Hannon

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Revell. In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Susan Maguire talks to romance author Irene Hannon (whose name you may recognize from our November episode), the best-selling, RITA Award-winning author of […]

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The Shelf Care Interview: Suzanne Woods Fisher
By January 21, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

The Shelf Care Interview: Suzanne Woods Fisher

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Revell. In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Susan Maguire talks to Suzanne Woods Fisher, award-winning, best-selling author of more than 30 books, including On a Summer Tide, as well as the Nantucket Legacy, […]

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Shelf Care, Episode #6: Editors’ Choices
By December 30, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Shelf Care, Episode #6: Editors’ Choices

In this episode of Booklist’s Shelf Care: The Podcast, the Booklist editors gathered around the fire (JK, we gathered in the sound-proof-ish room in the basement of the ALA office) to dig a little deeper into how the Editors’ Choice lists come together, to call out a few faves, and to talk about what’s coming in […]

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The Shelf Care Interview: Lynette Eason
By December 16, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

The Shelf Care Interview: Lynette Eason

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Revell. In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Susan Maguire talks to Lynette Eason, award-winning author of over 50 books, including the Women of Justice series, the Deadly Reunions series, and […]

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The Shelf Care Interview: Irene Hannon
By November 18, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

The Shelf Care Interview: Irene Hannon

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Revell. In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Susan Maguire talks to Irene Hannon, best-selling, RITA award-winning author who has written more than 50 romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction […]

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Talking with Claudia Rebaza: Part Three

Talking with Claudia Rebaza: Part Three

Welcome to Part Three of my interview with Claudia Rebaza from the Organization for Transformative Works, which operates Archive of Our Own, quite possibly the internet’s largest noncommercial repository for fan-related fiction, art, videos, etc. We’ve talked about what it is and how it’s organized, and now we’re going to talk about why people enjoy […]

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Talking with Claudia Rebaza: Part Two

Talking with Claudia Rebaza: Part Two

We’re back with Part Two of my conversation with Claudia Rebaza from the Organization for Transformative Works. Ready for some tagging talk? Though there are several points of access in AO3 (by fandom, by user’s collection, via good old-fashioned search), the use of tags is the most unique. Claudia pointed to an article in Wired […]

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Talking with Claudia Rebaza of AO3: Part One

Talking with Claudia Rebaza of AO3: Part One

Like many of you dear Reader readers, I enjoy wiling away many a nerdy hour thinking about why people like to read what they like to read. What do readers get out of the experience? How can understanding that help us librarians better help those readers? Which leads me to fan fiction. The excellent Maggie […]

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August Online Exclusives: 11 Bonus SF/Fantasy & Horror Reviews

August Online Exclusives: 11 Bonus SF/Fantasy & Horror Reviews

So many good books, not enough pages. This is the Burden of the Booklist Editor, alas, and it is a Weary Burden that Doth Make My Shoulders Stoop. ANYWAY. Here’s a bunch of real good science fiction, fantasy, and horror that didn’t make it into the August spotlight issue due to space being finite and […]

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