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Honoring Excellence in Book Reviewing: Submit Your Nominee for the Louis Shores Award
By October 17, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Honoring Excellence in Book Reviewing: Submit Your Nominee for the Louis Shores Award

The Louis Shores Award Committee is currently inviting nominations for its 2019 recipient. Established in 1990, the Louis Shores Award recognizes an individual reviewer, group, editor, review medium, or organization for excellence in reviewing. The award recipient is selected for significant achievement related to a reviewing process that helps librarians make selection and collection development decisions. […]

So You Think You Want to Be a Reviewer?

So You Think You Want to Be a Reviewer?

Lynn: Make no mistake, I love writing Bookends. I love getting to read the fabulous new books that we get sent by generous publishers. Cindy and I are lucky people. But for all of you out there who think that you, too, would like to be book reviewers, I feel honor bound to point out […]

Booklist vs. Roald Dahl: Who’s Laughing Now?
By August 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Booklist vs. Roald Dahl: Who’s Laughing Now?

“Ghoulish, sordid, and the product of a depraved mind!” writes one reviewer. “I haven’t finished but I don’t like the effect,” opines another. Doesn’t sound very much like a recipe for success, does it? But those hot takes were among Booklist’s responses to Roald Dahl’s first two full-length works for children, James and the Giant […]

The Peter Temple Project: The Broken Shore

The Peter Temple Project: The Broken Shore

I’ll admit it, it’s taken me a lot longer than I dreamed it would to read the nine novels of Australian crime-fiction great Peter Temple. When I announced the project back in September 2014, I figured a one-per-month pace would have me finishing just in time for Mystery Month 2015. But reviews of forthcoming books, and […]

Booklist Is Looking for Diverse Reviewers
By February 10, 2016 1 Comments Read More →

Booklist Is Looking for Diverse Reviewers

Booklist is actively seeking book reviewers of diverse background, whether that background is cultural, racial, gender, or another. We are also looking for reviewers fluent in Spanish. Candidates with critical acumen and knowledge of a public-library audience should email writing samples (preferably published work) and reviewing preferences (fiction, nonfiction, adult, YA, picture books, graphic novels, […]

Still Reading after All These Years: 27,806 Books Later
By November 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Still Reading after All These Years: 27,806 Books Later

In a recent issue of Booklist, Joyce Saricks wrote about the value of keeping a list of everything we read. For those of us who have been reviewing for Booklist for many years, the magazine (and, more recently, the digital archive behind it) functions as our list. I was thinking about all the books I’ve […]

Reading for Discussing

Reading for Discussing

I wanted to drop out of my graduate English program after only three weeks into my first class, Development of the Novel. I was the only one in the class pursuing the double master’s track and I gave that decision serious reconsideration because I was the only one in the class who didn’t know how […]

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