Bailey, Philip with Keith Zimmerman & Kent Zimmerman. Shining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & Fire. Viking. Apr. 2014. 256p. ISBN 9780670785889. $28.95. MUSIC Ninety million records sold. Eight Grammy awards. Lot of platinum and gold records. And lead singer Bailey’s leaping multi-octave range. The numbers speak for themselves, but Bailey has more [...]
Denworth, Lydia. I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey through the Science of Sound and Language. Dutton. Apr. 2014. 368p. ISBN 9780525953791. $26.95. HEALTH/HEARING When her third son was almost two, Denworth was told that he suffered from profound and progressive hearing loss—a shocking revelation, for as a science writer she well understood [...]
Launch new collection displays with Literary Knits, fairy tale inspired projects, Green Gables patterns, and knits to charm and enchant.
Watching and reading suggestion for fans of Welcome to Night Vale
Hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the October 1, 2013 issue of LJ.
Letters to the editor from LJ's October 1, 2013 issue.
What could be more classic than scary stories in October, as we count down the days to Halloween? Here’s a trick-or-treat sampling of some great rereleases by kings (and a queen) of chill, including two surprise entries: Charles Dickens (who knew he wrote scary, I mean beyond the horrors of Victorian poverty?) and Norvell Page, [...]
Reviews of vegan and vegetarian cookbooks.
Guides and diet plans to assist those with diabetes.
Hook up with Grand Central's Forever authors on a tour of historical romance
The latest mystery reviews, news, and more.
A fine tribute to Ishinomori from DeSanto and Cramp, an exemplary debut story and gripping commentary on the graphic form from Greenberg, a masterwork omnibus from Koike and Kojima
An outdated romance from Coulter and a disappointing compilation from Haygood are countered by a pitch-perfect narration in Jensen's The Uninvited and the latest Maggie Hope title
Last spring I did a research consultation with a student who was preparing to work on her senior thesis. She was smart, focused, motivated, and self-directed, and in addition to discussing the research process and research resources, we talked about what it is like to work in libraries. The young lady got back in touch [...]
The history of the Federal Reserve, Julian Barnes's Levels of Life will resonate most with those who have suffered the death of a loved one, an entertaining and enlightening anthology of hip writing
A fresh look at the Shackleton expedition from Bonné, a World War II story from Brook, dual horror stories from Hill, pre-Napoleonic romance from Hunter, a new McDermid, steampunk from Valtat
Online MLS programs have become more and more widespread, offering people who don’t live near an American Library Association (ALA) accredited university, who work full time, or who are otherwise unable to attend a traditional Master’s program the chance to get their library science degree through online coursework. The perception of these programs, according to a recent poll on the blog Hiring Librarians, hasn’t kept pace with their prevalence. The informal survey found that some librarians remain concerned about the quality of these programs, and question whether they provide students the skills to succeed in the field.
Cowboy love from Tule Pub., a flavorful chicken soup of a book from Feuerman, a mesmerizing and addictive Sonata from Lawson, an appealing debut from Paolo, a compassionate view of the separation of military husbands and wives from Scott
As a result of the federal government shutdown, many resources that researchers, academics, and library patrons depend on—like the Library of Congress (LC) archives—have been rendered unavailable in the last week. The bad news is that, eight days in and with no clear end to this stalemate in sight, there’s no telling how long those resources might be on lock down. The good news is that a variety of other institutions are stepping up to fill in the gap and make sure a government shutdown doesn’t turn into an information shutdown.