Saturday, 27 December 2008

My Year's Picks

Another many great books! The widget displays ten of my favourite reads.
As a voracious reader and a participant in many fellow bibliophiles' conversations, new book releases are quickly purchased and discussed in length. For those who have other interests besides reading, published book reviews are an invaluable source. It is surprising however that the trade journals that influence our reading are often unknown by those in the school library field. Reviews written by School Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly can be read when searching online for a desired book with Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Will the formal judgment of an underpaid reviewer continue to have bearing in a world where "here comes everybody" (Shirky)?

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