RA for your Friday 12/20/19


Here it is - the very last RA e-mail of 2019! Don't look for me next week because publishing is taking a holiday snooze, and so too will I be. Until then, though, let's take a look at what we do have...

We have January peeking around the corner with the LibraryReads list and the Indie Next selections.

You know what else comes in January? Sanditon on PBS. Build your All Things Austen display, and then go ahead and print out the full color flyer to make it pop.

If you're looking for holiday book gifts, Entertainment Weekly has got you covered. If you're looking for a holiday book tradition, why not embrace the Icelandic Christmas Book Flood?

The RA for All blog shares words of wisdom from Readers Advisors. It's all good advice, but I particularly like this one from David Wright, Reader Services Librarian at the Seattle Public Library:

"When it comes to RA, People First, Then Books. Your ability to relax, listen and enthuse with others is key. The rest can always be picked up later, and there are great tools to help you with connecting readers with books: Use Your Tools!"

Finally, #FridayReads: I know I said I wasn't going to start anything new until I finish something I'm in the middle of, but how could I not pick up Murder Simply Brewed from the Amish genre study on Tuesday? (Thanks to Michelle from Lisbon for leading our talk!) In my earbuds is Mr. Dickens and His Carol, and between now and New Year's, I'll definitely be revisiting The Hudsucker Proxy, one of my favorite holiday-adjacent movies. Happy reading/listening/viewing/New Year! Go-o-o-o-o Eagles!