RA for your Friday

It’s almost too cold to type! Let’s have a quick chat about books and then shove our metaphorical or literal hands back into our pockets.

First things first! Save the date for Friday, March 4, when NCLS will be hosting a virtual book chat for library staff:

Talking about books and media is an integral part of Readers’ Advisory, but it’s not easy to find an opportunity to talk with our colleagues in other small libraries about what they’ve been reading, suggesting to patrons, and adding to their shelves – until now! Join your fellow North Country library staff for a virtual discussion about what’s flying off the shelves at your library, what you just finished and loved (or what you just finished that you know someone ELSE would love), what author or series you’ve just discovered, and more! Sign up today!

We’ve got February picks from Library Reads and IndieNext, and Entertainment Weekly has thrillers to keep you turning pages all winter long. Not scary enough? Check out these new and upcoming horror picks from Goodreads!

If you’re looking to brush up on your nonfiction RA skillz, NoveList is holding a crash course on Narrative Nonfiction! Hat tip to the RA for All blog for putting this one on my radar.

In awards news, the Edgar nominations have been announced!

For all my podcast listeners, Book Riot has a whole new batch of bookish content to share.

Finally, #FridayReads: I’ve been enjoying Diane Setterfield’s Once Upon a River over the last few weeks, and it’s been a wonderful, immersive, lyrical read, the kind I used to have as a much younger person, before I knew how stories went. But I’m a mood reader from way back, and right about now I’m in the mood for something with a bit of a faster pace and, frankly, a warm weather setting. So, I’ll be reading Lee Goldberg’s Gated Prey, the third in his Eve Ronin series. Happy reading!

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