The Librarian's Favorites
AUDIOBOOKER - From Booklist, a blog for audiobook users by Mary Burkey, "a teacher, librarian, and audiobook addict, writes about listening, learning, and the joy of headsets."
BOOKLIST BOOK GROUPS - From Booklist, this blog is a must for book groups.
BOOKSLUT - A monthly web magazine and daily blog dedicated to those
who love to read. A constant supply of news, reviews, commentary,
insight, and more than occasional opinions.
EW BOOKS - EW? Yes, EW! EW's Book News is a great source for book lovers!!
GUARDIAN BOOKS - UK book reviews, author interviews, book culture, and book festivals. An amazing source for catching up on your favorite UK authors and seeing what's being published across the Atlantic.
HUFFPOST BOOKS - Get latest news about upcoming books, author posts and interviews, and the book industry itself. HuffPost covers ebooks and has a special section on Libraries in Crisis. You can even join their monthly Book Club.
JANUARY MAGAZINE - Read a variety of reviews from cookbooks to crime fiction, art & culture to children's literature. With features on new authors and interviews, January Magazine is a top website for current book information.
NOVELIST PLUS - If you have a Frankfort Public Library District card, NoveList is yours 24/7. NoveList provides read-a-likes, book discussion guides, and feature articles on genres and book recommendations. You can also find complete series information. Can't remember what title comes next in J.D. Robb's In Death series? NoveList can help. Does Vince Flynn's American Assassin come before or after Pursuit of Honor? NoveList can help.
NPR BOOKS - Book culture at it's finest - author interviews, reviews and commentary on fiction, biography, comedy, science, parenting, history, politics, romance, and everything in between.
SHELF RENEWAL - This is the blog to read for read-a-likes, book reviews, and pop culture. Karen and Rebecca feature great, older titles that you may have missed the first time around. A new "web crush" is revealed each week and, well, Karen and Rebecca are just funny - check out Karen's post on Cheryl Strayed's "Wild".
WHAT'S NEXT DATABASE - Don't remember which Ian Rankin novel came first, Resurrection Men or The Falls? How about Alexander McCall Smith's Tears of the Giraffe or The Full Cupboard of Life? No worries. Search by author, title or series at the Kent District Library's What's Next Database to find the answer to these questions.
Fantasy, Science Fiction, & Horror
BOOKGASM - The site dedicated to READING MATERIAL TO GET EXCITED ABOUT. That includes all kinds of genre fiction, from horror and sci-fi to mystery and suspense. It also includes graphic novels, trashy paperbacks, cheap magazines and other things that much of America pretends to be ashamed of, for no good reason.
LOCUS ONLINE Magazine of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Fiction Field
FANTASTIC FICTION - Bibliographies for over 25,000 authors
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY RESEARCH DATABASE
SFF WORLD - Science Fiction and Fantasy World began in 1997 as a hobby for Norwegian Dag Rambraut. In addition to book reviews and author interviews, SFFWorld also reviews comics, games, and movies. There's an art gallery feature, forums, and writers can join and post their own short stories and poetry.
SF SIGNAL - Where else can you vote in a horror book cover smackdown? SF Signal is a great place for book and television reviews, panel discussions, podcasts, author interviews, and more.
SF SITE - The SF Site has been online since 1996. It features book reviews, opinion pieces, author interviews, fiction excerpts, author and publisher reading lists, links to author and fan tribute sites, SF conventions, SF TV and movies, magazines and e-zines, writer resources, publishers and small press sites, and many other SF resources.
TOR - Tor is a Science Fiction and Fantasy publisher, but their website regularly features contributors and content from many different SF/F publishers. In addition new book news, you'll find original short fiction, art galleries, and commentary and conversation on science fiction from all corners of the science fiction and fantasy field.
UCHRONIA: THE ALTERNATE HISTORY LIST - If you love asking the question, "What if?" then you'll enjoy this site. With a bibliography of over 2500 titles, you'll find information on short stories and novels that explore that question through historical fiction, science fiction, horror, children's and young adult fiction, and mystery. You can search for titles by series, author, country, and even by anthologies.
HORROR WRITER'S ASSOCIATION - An association of writers and publishing professionals, HWA is dedicated to promoting dark visions and sleepless nights. They provide links to major press and small press book publishers, booksellers and magazines that promote the genre, as well as, a recommended reading list. HWA also sponsors the Bram Stoker Awards.
HUGO AWARDS - Named for Hugo Gernsback, The Father of Science Fiction, the Hugos are sponsored by the World Science Fiction Society. In addition to best novel, short story and novella awards, the Hugos honor fans by giving awards to best fanzine, fan writer, and fan artist.
NEBULA AWARDS - Awards given out by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.
MysteryNet - Online mysteries, mystery games, mystery books and resources. For everyone who enjoys a mystery...
STOP YOU'RE KILLING ME - You cannot miss this website! With listings of soon-to-be released publications and indexes to settings, characters, jobs, and authors, Stop! You're Killing Me is the definitive guide to all things mystery. So, if you're in the mood to read about a farmer solving crimes in North Dakota, you'll find it here.
AGATHA AWARDS - Named in honor of Agatha Christie, the Agatha Awards are given annually for stories and novels published in the U.S.
EDGAR AWARDS - Sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America, the Edgars were named in honor of Edgar Allen Poe and are given annually, honoring the best in mystery fiction, television, film, and non-fiction.
ALL ABOUT ROMANCE - The back fence for lovers of romance novels.
THE ROMANCE READER - The very latest news and views of romance novels.
ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA - The Romance Writers of America is the professional association for 9,000 published and aspiring romance writers. Members of RWA write the novels that make up 48% of all popular paperback fiction and that generate more than $1 billion in sales each year.
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