September 17, 2018
Lizzie Borden: On the Big Screen and In Your Library
The infamous Lizzie Borden is in the headlines again, this time as the subject of a fact-based biopic. With the September 14th release of the film Lizzie based on her true story, interest has peaked. And why not? Her trial practically kicked off the whole tradition of sensationalized domestic homicide, something Americans can’t seem to get enough of.
September 7, 2018
Like many of you reading this post, I have book catnip--the kind of book I turn to over and over because something about the story satisfies. Of course, I’ve always used NoveList to help me find the “kind of book” I wanted to read. As a NoveList power user, my previous techniques tested the limits of NoveList’s more obscure field codes.
September 6, 2018
Māori Language Week
Kia ora, speakers and especially readers of Māori. New Zealanders will celebrate 10-16 September as Māori Language Week (Te Wiki o te Reo Māori), part of a decades-long reversal of linguistic suppression worth learning more about.
August 29, 2018
Crazy Cute Asian American Rom-Coms
It's no secret -- for the past few weeks, Netflix users have been gushing about the adorable Netflix movie, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, based on the book with the same title by Jenny Han. What's all the fuss? Well, for one thing, this #ownvoices teen contemporary romance, written by a Korean-American author, features an Asian American character in a lead role, which may be the first ever such occurrence in a teen movie.
August 28, 2018
Australian Crime Fiction
Jane Harper’s Aaron Falk series continues to rack up awards and long hold lines at the library. Fortunately for all of us on the waiting list, Australian crime fiction has a lot to offer.
August 21, 2018
What’s new? The secret world of books that haven’t been published yet
As readers’ advisors (and enthusiastic readers!) the staff at NoveList are always on the lookout for new books -- whether from long-time favorite authors, or advance reader copies that just happen to catch our eye. Shauna Griffin explores what titles some of the staff at NoveList are excited about.