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Your Daily Dose of the Booklist Reader . . . Transformed!

Your Daily Dose of the Booklist Reader . . . Transformed!

For the past three years, the Booklist Reader Update newsletter has graced subscribers’ inboxes Monday through Friday, relaying the latest cover trends, reading recs, adorable animals, and the occasional existential quandary (see below). Starting next week, however, the Booklist Reader Update will transform from day-to-day rundown to weekly digest, easing the load on your inbox while ensuring […]

Posted in: Inside Booklist
Booklist Readers: Dan Kaplan

Booklist Readers: Dan Kaplan

Our latest Booklist Reader? Dan Kaplan, Periodicals Manager, who can often be spotted zipping around Chicago’s River North neighborhood on his motorcycle.   What do you do when you’re not at Booklist? 1) I love summer in Chicago because I can alternate commuting options between train, bicycle, and motorcycle—the latter two competing for my attention on […]

Posted in: Books and Authors
Booklist Readers: Sarah Hunter

Booklist Readers: Sarah Hunter

Sarah Hunter, today’s Booklist Reader, is a senior editor in our Books for Youth department. She writes about webcomics for us every other Wednesday and is as great a baker as she claims.   What are you an expert on? I’m not sure I’d qualify as an expert, but I’m an excellent baker, something my Booklist colleagues seem pretty […]

Booklist Readers: Daniel Kraus

Booklist Readers: Daniel Kraus

For this installment of Booklist Readers, we tracked down Daniel Kraus, our books for youth editor, who has been very busy talking to the New York Times about S. E. Hinton and reading 80s horror paperbacks.   What do you do when you’re not at Booklist? I write novels. This is a terrible idea. It’s like working in a […]

Posted in: Books and Authors
Booklist Readers: Maggie Reagan

Booklist Readers: Maggie Reagan

Our current Booklist Reader is Maggie Reagan, our youth department’s associate editor. She really loves horses. Books, too. You can follow her on Twitter @MagdalenaRayGun. What are you an expert on? I think they say you’ve mastered a skill once you’ve spent 10,000 hours or more on it, which pretty much makes me an expert […]

Booklist Readers: Courtney Eathorne

Booklist Readers: Courtney Eathorne

Today’s Booklist Reader is Courtney Eathorne, our fall 2016 intern. A senior at Columbia College Chicago pursuing a degree in playwriting, she won us all over very quickly. [Editor’s note: Myself included! She’s such a good writer and such a quick study and has so much energy.] Briana Shemroske agrees: “Courtney has been an enthusiastic, witty, hard-working machine […]

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Booklist Readers: Biz Hyzy

Booklist Readers: Biz Hyzy

Our reader this month: Biz Hyzy. She started out as a Booklist intern in 2014, then joined as an editorial assistant to the Adult Books and Audio departments in 2015. Her day-to-day duties include tracking the reviewing process, compiling newsletters, and—most importantly—calling dibs on the most appealing galleys she sees in the mail. What do […]

Booklist Readers: Michael Ruzicka

Booklist Readers: Michael Ruzicka

This week’s Booklist Reader is our new office manager, Michael Ruzicka. Michael hails from suburban LA, owned an independent bookstore in Alabama, and has worked in library services for Vanderbilt University, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. What do you do when you’re not at Booklist? I like to […]

Booklist Readers: Briana Shemroske

Booklist Readers: Briana Shemroske

Our current Booklist Reader? Briana Shemroske, editorial assistant for Booklist’s Books for Youth Department, who joined us in 2015. In her day, she sifts through and logs in incoming mail (children’s books galore!), corresponds with freelance reviewers and publishers, and slowly but surely hones her Microsoft Excel skills. What do you do when you’re not at Booklist? […]

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Booklist Readers: Chris Simon

Booklist Readers: Chris Simon

Chris Simon, our resident Production Editor/Graphic Designer, joined Booklist in 2015. He helps lay out the magazine and designs art and graphics for our print and online products. What do you do when you’re not at Booklist? Most of my time is spent looking around for cool rocks, reading about space on the internet, cooking, thinking […]