RA for your Friday 1/11/19


Well, it's still January. I won't lie to you; I struggle with this month, especially on a day like today when it's so cold my teeth hurt. That being said, there's always something to look forward to - especially if we're talking about books. The anticipated reads for 2019 lists are still pretty thick on the ground - just like the ice on my driveway! - including these ones from The Millions, Vulture, and CrimeReads.

In screen-related news for 2019, the Atlantic previews the most anticipated TV shows, and Paste has the Most Anticipated Book to Movie Adaptations.

In nonfiction corner, the New York Times selects three titles that offer perspective on three different angles of the current government shutdown.

Looking for a display idea? Thanks to Marie Kondo's new Netflix show (not to mention the general tendency to want a fresh start in January), a display on organizing, decluttering, and mindfulness would be pretty timely. Here are lists from Apartment Therapy, Bustle, and Barnes & Noble to get you started.

In training news, LibraryReads and NoveList is teaming up to provide free webinars on genre! They're kicking off with Science Fiction next week, to be followed by Crime/Mystery/Thriller, Fantasy, Romance, and Horror in the coming months. (Hat tip to Becky Spratford for featuring this on her excellent RA For All blog.)

Finally, #FridayReads: Speaking of genre, I'm happy to report that I broke my fiction slump last weekend with a novel that was mentioned at the December YA/RA Genre Study - My Lady Jane, by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows. This weekend, I'll be...well, let's face it. I'll be watching Doctor Zhivago. We have reached Zhivago season. But in the spirit of January decluttering, maybe I'll tackle some of my at-home backlist... Happy reading/viewing/organizing!