RA for your Friday 2/9/18


I don't know about you, but I'm running out of places to put the snow when I'm shoveling the driveway. Luckily, I am nowhere near running out of places to put the books I bring home from the library, which is good, because there are always new titles to look forward to. Looking ahead, we've got the March Indie Next preview, PW's Most Anticipated Books of Spring, and the March Library Reads list, which also come in this fancy printable format. Go ahead and print one out for yer corkboard!

The big bookish news this week is that the new Oprah Book Club title has been revealed - and it's An American Marriage by Tayari Jones! In other big news, the 2018 Winter Olympics begin today, and Library Journal is here with this list of related reads.

For those of you looking to work on your display game, Public Libraries Online has some advice - mainly, simplify. (Hat tip to Rebecca Donnelly for sending this article my way.) And for a very simple and non-themed display, check out this one from the Denver Public Library of recently returned reads. I've certainly been known to hover over a to-be-shelved cart; this is just the same thing, but prettier and easier for multiple people to access.

In movie news, it looks like Black Panther is going to be the one to watch - by all acounts, the Marvel movie set to hit theaters next week is going to be pretty amazing. If you're not already familiar with the comic, or you're not sure where to start, Vulture has a roundup for you to check out. In other movie and TV news, Time has this list of 26 books being adapted for the screen in 2018.

And finally, #FridayReads: I don't read a lot of mysteries, and if we exclude children's literature, I'm not much of a series person either. That being said, I make an exception in both cases for Flavia de Luce. I just got my hands on The Grave's a Fine and Private Place, the ninth volume in the series, and I'll be enjoying that this weekend. Happy reading!