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Tue, April 22nd, 2014
PLA Book Buzz
Posted by: Joyce Saricks

Thanks to the brave souls who, as I requested in my column,  stopped by the Booklist booth at PLA in Indianapolis and shared what they were reading, listening to, and viewing. As you can see, there’s an eclectic mix of adult fiction to choose from, as well as a taste of nonfiction for adults, and some fiction […]


Wed, December 5th, 2012
Me and Oprah
Posted by: Donna Seaman

  It’s funny how, when you spend your life immersed in books, unbidden thoughts of a book can presage an event. We’ve been focusing here at Booklist on the best books of 2012 for our Editors Choice list, but a 2013 title kept popping up in my mind. This morning it surfaced again, and I found […]


Wed, May 16th, 2012
Power of the Word: “Leaders, read this!”
Posted by: Donna Seaman

Summer is the season for exploration and discovery, and readers of all ages, interests, and tastes would love to visit the American Writers Museum—if only such a place existed. Although we have national museums celebrating the luminaries of baseball, rock and roll, the visual arts, various ethnic traditions, and science and technology, to categorize but […]


Sat, March 31st, 2012
Reading the Screen: The Hunger Games
Posted by: David Pitt

The Hunger Games, in cinemas now, is based—you probably know this, but just in case—on the 2008 novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. The story’s about a teenaged girl, Katniss Everdeen, who competes in a to-the-death contest against other teens in a widely popular reality show. It’s an intriguing story with a premise […]


Thu, April 8th, 2010
Green Alert
Posted by: Donna Seaman

April brings Earth Day and The Orion Book Award .  Established in 2007, the award celebrates books “that deepen our connection to the natural world, present new ideas about our relationship with nature, and achieve excellence in writing.” I served as chair of the selection committee last year, and had I served this year, I would have nominated several of […]


Thu, January 14th, 2010
Visions of Haiti Past
Posted by: Donna Seaman

Many of us feel helpless in the face of catastrophes, especially one as devastating as the earthquake that hit Haiti Tuesday, January 12. We can make donations to humanitarian efforts, and we can channel our compassion by learning more about a place we perhaps know little about.  Stories help us connect with the “common humanity” President Obama reminds us of, […]


Tue, December 8th, 2009
Green Alert
Posted by: Donna Seaman

News reports claim that most Americans are not worried about or even interested in hearing about climate change. It ranks last on the list of  things that keep us up at night, long after job fears and money woes. But the truth is, everything is connected. Answers to financial crises are found in new green industries and […]


Fri, October 30th, 2009
Let’s Get Romantic
Posted by: Donna Seaman

I have a confession to make. I was among the many who thought romance novels were silly. Formulaic, pure fluff. Damsels in distress. Ladies in long dresses and painful bodices. Men in puffy shirts. Then I became Booklist‘s romance editor. I scrutinized the wonderfully varied array of romance novels that arrived in the mail. I attended a Romance Writers of America […]


Wed, April 15th, 2009
Bookends Needs Your Oxymoron Booklists
Posted by: Keir Graff

From Bookends: Cindy and Lynn: Recently on YALSA-BK listserv there was a request for suggestions from a librarian who wanted a list of “Clean Vampire” novels. Now, we appreciate the efforts to satiate the Stephenie Meyer Twilight fans and are working hard to do that ourselves, but really, clean vampire stories? It’s our feeling that […]


Wed, November 19th, 2008
First W.’s Job–and Now O.’s?
Posted by: Keir Graff

Writing in the New York Times, Motoko Rich asks, “For Books, Is Obama the New Oprah?” If he is, he’d better get more specific or he’s going to drive everyone crazy. When President-elect Barack Obama appeared on “60 Minutes” on CBS on Sunday in his first interview since winning the election, he mentioned having read “a […]





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