Crime & cat cozies, oh my! Read on for our #ThrillerThursday picks: CONVICTION by Julia Dahl Three starred reviews! In Dahl’s third powerful novel, Rebekah Roberts investigates a murder that occurred in Brooklyn after the Crown Heights riots of 1991, for which the wrong man may have been convicted. “CONVICTION is a cleverly named compelling […]
Fresh meat! We’ve got two new mysteries for you this #ThrillerThursday, but first go RSVP for next month’s “Mysteries to Die For” Booklist webinar. THE ADVOCATE’S DAUGHTER by Anthony Franze On the eve of his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, Sean Serrat’s daughter is found murdered in the court’s library. Now Sean must uncover secrets […]
Tuesday might not seem like a day worth celebrating, but an author will tell you otherwise. Once a year (or every other year, or a decade, or a month if you're James Patterson), there's one Tuesday that's more exciting than any other:
The book birthday!
Today we wish a happy #BookBday to:
Author and Authors Guild president Scott Turow is not sitting quietly by as libraries lose funding. Earlier this week, Turow published an article in the Huffington Post acknowledging that state and municipal governments continue to struggle with diminished budgets, but lamenting, "public libraries nationwide have been one of the biggest and least deserved losers in the process."
The article focuses on what Turow sees to be the major virtues of public libraries today:
"For Americans facing job losses, working to gain new skills and seeking assistance in an increasingly digital world, U.S. public libraries are first responders."