March 20, 2020

Ready-to-share reading lists

We know that librarians continue serving their communities, even if that is taking a different form than it would have a mere week ago.  As people #stayhome and parents plan educational activities to keep their children occupied, books become an invaluable resource. And let’s face it, most readers don’t need an excuse to turn to books for any reason, but in times of stress, they can provide an unparalleled element of comfort and escape in a chaotic world. 

March 19, 2020

Reading in a pandemic

So, how’s your work from home going? 

But seriously, we are in strange times, folks. The book drop is a biohazard. Walking the dog is an exercise in paranoia. Bird Box is looking like a documentary. What’s a reader to do? 

December 26, 2019

Don’t read what you don’t want to

As both a reader and librarian, I know it’s incredibly helpful to focus on what resonates with readers when you do Readers Advisory. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to find a great recommendation for a reader when you’ve not taken the time to understand what they like. 

November 18, 2019

Finding books and audiobooks for road trips

The holidays means time with friends and family — and traveling to see friends and family. Whether you are traveling by plane, train, or automobile, let NoveList help you find the perfect read for your trip.

September 23, 2019

Take me out to the library

Baseball, as both the most storied and the most human of sports, naturally lends itself to great storytelling. And 2019 was also a banner year for nonfiction books about the game and its history, including many that will appeal to non-baseball, even non-sports fan patrons.

July 25, 2019

Series limiter

A recent question stood out to me as a former librarian and currently overwhelmed reader: is there a way to limit your search results in NoveList to either include or exclude series? The inquiry comes at a perfect time because we have just added this feature in NoveList Plus!

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