RA for your Friday

First things first! Booklist is offering a TRIPLE header of Readers Advisory webinars on March 14. Check it out:

“Mastering the art of readers’ advisory involves ongoing study, both of major concepts that form the backbone of a good RA practice, and of the skills that make your RA practice effective in the day-to-day. This series of workshops, presented by Booklist, is designed to keep you up to speed on both the ideas and practice that will enhance your RA game…”

Can’t clear three hours out of your afternoon? No worries! All the sessions will be recorded – you can go back and revisit them at your convenience. Sign up today – all the cool kids are doing it. (It’s me. I’m the cool kids. I’m doing it.)

Valentine’s Day might be over, but romance readers are forever. Becky Spratford shares tips on how to use tropes and appeal factors in a conversation-based approach to finding them their next read.

The March lists for Library Reads and Indie Next are out – go ahead and print ’em out for yer corkboard!

In other March news, we’ve got new Book Club in a Bag titles coming:

City Under One Roof, by Iris Yamashita

Constructing a Nervous System, by Margo Jefferson

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, by Robert Dugoni

Book Club in a Bag titles are added quarterly; titles usually include one fiction, one nonfiction, and one member library request. I’m always looking for recommendations, so please feel free to send them my way. Titles must be available in paperback; under-the-radar selections a plus. (Not sure what makes a good book club pick? Try these.)

Speaking of book clubs, Publishers Weekly has rounded up all the February book club picks – and the books clubs are in alphabetical order, which pleases me.

Finally, #FridayReads: Looking forward to the long weekend to finish up a few things, but I’m in a medieval mood and have also gotten my hands on The Buried Giant and Winters in the World. Happy reading!

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