Category Archives: Adult

Readers Advisory: Disturbing Novels, Psychological Thrillers

While most of my work posted on this blog explores my work with children, I also do adult readers advisory and research. If you’re like me, sometimes you just need to feel a little disturbed, creeped out, distressed by what … Continue reading

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Readers Advisory: Fantasy Reads for Book Clubs (and for reluctant Fantasy readers)

Finding one shot fantasy titles, or fantasy titles with more universal appeal is much harder to accomplish than a traditional readers advisory (or even a Science Fiction Book club pick), because Fantasy tends to serialize, and depend on the continuation … Continue reading

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Library Links: Laurie Halse Anderson Thinks Adults Should Be Reading More YA

I learn more from good young adult fiction than I do from most adult novels. Great insight here from an author who touched me long ago. Laurie Halse Anderson Thinks Adults Should Be Reading More YA “I’ve been an adult for … Continue reading

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Readers Advisory: Book Review, “Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting” by Pamela Druckerman, Abby Craden

 The secret behind France’s astonishingly well-behaved children. When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, she doesn’t aspire to become a “French parent.” French parenting isn’t a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even French parents … Continue reading

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Readers Advisory: Book Review, Redshirts by John Scalzi

 Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship’s … Continue reading

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Readers Advisory: Book Review, “Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson” by Patricia Briggs

Mercy Thompson’s world just got a whole lot bigger… A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson, “one of the best heroines in the urban fantasy genre today” (Fiction Vixen Book Reviews), and the characters she … Continue reading

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Reader’s Advisory: Book Reviews, “Lock In” by John Scalzi

Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four percent suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And one percent find themselvs “locked in”—fully … Continue reading

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