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Posts from 2013

Is Readers’ Advisory Something that All Staff Can Do?

Post by Duncan Smith
Posted December 30, 2013 in NoveList Plus, Readers' Advisory News

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I have been working with a public library whose goal is to embed readers’ advisory service throughout its organization. One of their challenges is how to move readers’ advisory service from the province of the passionate few to something that all staff can do well..

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What We’re Reading: The Luminaries

Post by Bethany Latham
Posted December 27, 2013 in NoveList Bookshelf, Readers' Advisory News

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It isn’t often I come across a novel that’s a game-changer – inventive, impressive, unique. The Luminaries is such a novel...

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What We’re Reading: The Stone Gods

Post by Christine Wells
Posted December 26, 2013 in NoveList Bookshelf, Readers' Advisory News

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The Stone Gods is told in three intersecting stories. The first begins on another planet that has essentially been destroyed by its human inhabitants who are now looking for a new world. The second...

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What We’re Reading: Hound Dog True

Post by Kathy Stewart
Posted December 23, 2013 in NoveList Bookshelf, Readers' Advisory News

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Not many of us enjoy being the new kid at school, and Mattie Breen, the shy and likable protagonist in Hound Dog True, is no exception. Mattie’s mom gets “twitchy” easily, and before you know it, she’s putting Mattie’s things in a giveaway box -- and off they go. This time, the new situation is better than usual because...

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