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Shelf Evaluation: Mystery Series Comfort Reading

Shelf Evaluation: Mystery Series Comfort Reading

Lynn: What does a youth book blogger read when she needs a break from beginner readers and teen angst? For me, it is often mysteries and, as you can tell by the battered copies in my Shelf Evaluation photo, old mysteries! Yes, I admit it, this picture reveals some of my most closely held secret […]

Shelf Evaluation: Menacing Miniatures

Shelf Evaluation: Menacing Miniatures

While I was sick this weekend, I read Adam Nevill’s The House of Small Shadows, a super creepy horror novel set in the former residence of a long-dead, malevolent puppeteer and taxidermist—and Dan Kraus’ favorite recent book about haunted houses. What a joy it was to read a novel of Victorian taxidermy! Ever since I […]

Shelf Evaluation: How to Do Everything

Shelf Evaluation: How to Do Everything

I’ll bet a lot of Booklist staffers curate peculiar collections as they sift and sort through the incoming mail. I’ve always been a sucker for how-to books—but not just any how-to books. You can keep your How to Make Beaded Jewelry and your How to Code C++, thank you very much. I’m only interested in books whose titles […]

Shelf Evaluation: Judging Books by Their Covers

Shelf Evaluation: Judging Books by Their Covers

In this new feature, we’re asking Booklisters to give themselves a “shelf evaluation.” The rules are simple: pick any shelf in your home library, take a picture of it as is (no alphabetizing, no dusting), and then . . . explain your shelf! “Oh, my pounding heart, the jackets, it made my scrotum tingle just […]

Shelf Evaluation: Read This and Back Away Slowly

Shelf Evaluation: Read This and Back Away Slowly

In this new feature, we’re asking Booklisters to give themselves a “shelf evaluation.” The rules are simple: pick any shelf in your home library, take a picture of it as is (no alphabetizing, no dusting), and then . . . explain your shelf! I sorta did this already in a series of posts I wrote about my […]

Shelf Evaluation: Donna Seaman
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Shelf Evaluation: Donna Seaman

In this new feature, we’re asking Booklisters to give themselves a “shelf evaluation.” The rules are simple: pick any shelf in your home library, take a picture of it as is (no alphabetizing, no dusting), and then . . . explain your shelf! I’m not proud of the state of my bookshelves, but I will […]

Shelf Evaluation: Don’t Judge a Reader by Her Shelves
By December 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Shelf Evaluation: Don’t Judge a Reader by Her Shelves

In this new feature, we’re asking Booklisters to give themselves a “shelf evaluation.” The rules are simple: pick any shelf in your home library, take a picture of it as is (no alphabetizing, no dusting), and then . . . explain your shelf! I think librarians fall into one of two camps: those who have […]

Shelf Evaluation: Do I Drink Too Much?
By December 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Shelf Evaluation: Do I Drink Too Much?

In this new feature, we’re asking Booklisters to give themselves a “shelf evaluation.” The rules are simple: pick any shelf in your home library, take a picture of it as is (no alphabetizing, no dusting), and then . . . explain your shelf! Of the umpteen shelves in my home, I could have chosen to […]