Kicking off today with a reminder that NCLS is having its very first Genre Study on Tuesday, January 16, with a discussion on horror led by our very own Linda Adams of Gouverneur! And because I love a giveaway, I've bought some of Linda's favorite horrifying reads to share with a few lucky attendees. This isn't just a class for directors; anyone who works with readers will benefit from this session. Join us! (And yes, it is taking all of my restraint not to link out to every creepy movie where someone says some variation of that...)
In other NCLS news, the application for the 2018 Incentive Grant is out! This year's grant focuses on collection development, specifically weeding, materials selection, and wayfinding/promotion of your collection. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 9.
And now, lists!
The February LibraryReads list is out, so go ahead and print one out for yer corkboard. (Side note: I happen to have two advance reader copies of one of these titles, The French Girl, sitting in my office. First two requests will see them in their next delivery.) Meanwhile, Book Riot is looking further ahead to March with 10 New Releases to Put On Hold Now.
The Millions has released its Most Anticipated list for the first half 2018, and Lit Hub gets more specific with the Most Anticipated Crime, Mystery, and Thriller Titles of 2018.
Display Idea of the Week goes to Entertainment Weekly for 10 Books to Read if You Loved The Post. In a similar vein, Read It Before You See It displays are always welcome, especially when we've got Electric Lit and Barnes and Noble telling us about all the upcoming adaptations.
I've seen a lot out there about reading resolutions for the new year, but this post from Library Journal's Neal Wyatt is short, sweet, and spot on.
Finally, #FridayReads: As I've mentioned before, I'm not the world's fastest reader, so I'm still in the middle of everything. (Though I'm pretty close to finishing Queen Victoria's Matchmaking...) As a result, I've really got nothing new on deck for this weekend. Maybe it's finally time to start one of the books I (gasp!) own? Happy reading!