The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Mystery, Second Edition

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An extensively revised chapter on virtual reference features new sections on live chat and instant messaging services, as well as a discussion of Web 2. C65 M67 Contains lists of recommended books for reading to prepare for college Section one divides the books into different genres, with a brief note each, and section two offers a chronological listing, giving snapshots history, and the evolution of the selections. In this handy reference, you'll find an introduction to the world of mystery, a step-by-step guide on how to interview readers in order to match their tastes with stories, programming ideas, marketing strategies, and collection development tips on the sticky issues of weeding, paperbacks, and obtaining out-of-print titles.

The second half of the book presents two winning booklists organized by themes e.

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And a where-to-go guide for more specifics includes reference information, review literature, specialty publishers, and Websites. Packed with information, this user-friendly book will help you to: -- Develop your understanding of the mystery world -- its awards, popular publications, hot authors, and more -- Build an enticing mystery collection -- Make insightful mystery recommendations to curious readers -- Organize discussion groups and author programs -- Market the library and its mystery,center If you'd like to create a dynamic mystery center in your library but don't know where to start, solve the puzzle using the clues in The Mystery Readers' Advisory.

The Readers' advisory guide to genre fiction by Joyce G. Saricks ISBN: Saricks provides information on 15 popular genres, describing the characteristics and appeal of each, recommending benchmark and key authors, and offering information that will help readers crossover to other genres.

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The genres examined include adventure, fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mysteries, science fiction, thriller, westerns, suspense, and romance and subgenres like psychological suspense and romance suspense. Saricks also describes "gentle reads," e. Saricks devotes the final chapter to books about women's lives and relationships.

Although these books are mostly written by women, this chapter also includes Arthur Golden's Memoirs of a Geisha. Navigating what she calls the "extravagantly rich world of nonfiction," renowned readers' advisor Wyatt builds readers' advisory bridges from fiction to compelling and increasingly popular nonfiction to encompass the library's entire collection. For each, she explains the subject's scope, popularity, style, major authors and works, and position in readers' advisory interviews.

Wyatt addresses who is reading nonfiction and why, while providing readers' advisors with the tools and language to incorporate nonfiction into discussions that point readers to what to read next. Writing from her considerable experience, she: Explains the hows and whys of offering fiction and nonfiction suggestions together, Illustrates ways to get up to speed fast in nonfiction, Shows how to lead readers to a variety of books using her read-around and reading map strategies, Provides tools for building nonfiction subject guides for the collection.

This hands-on guide includes nonfiction bibliographies, key authors, benchmark books with annotations, and core collections.

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It is destined to become the nonfiction bible for readers' advisory and collection development, helping librarians, library workers, and patrons select great reading from the entire library collection! Book jacket.

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Readers' advisory service in the public library by Joyce G. This easy-to-use, expanded resource provides the fundamental tools for successfully creating, implementing, and improving readers' advisory services. The Readers' advisory handbook by Jessica E. Covering everything from getting to know a librarys materials to marketing and promoting RA, this practical handbook will help you expand services immediately without adding costs or training time. You will find a trove of solid guidance, including how to advise patrons on all kinds of media, from fiction and nonfiction to audiobooks, graphic novels, and reference materials.

Offers a crash course in every aspect of the genre, ranging from its subcategories to the collection development controversies. The Shakespeare Encyclopedia by A. C68 A beautifully illustrated reference that provides a deeper understanding of Shakespeare and his time. Some four centuries after they were written, William Shakespeare's plays and poems still delight audiences and readers worldwide, and together form one of our cultural touchstones.

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The profound themes and beautiful language speak to us across time and place, and the story of how a boy from rural England became the "soul of the age" continues to intrigue. The Shakespeare Encyclopedia is an authoritative, visually exciting, and entertaining guide to all things Shakespeare, explaining the themes, plots, and contexts of his works, their literary and cultural significance, and uncovering some of the mystery of the man himself. Sumptuously presented reference to all of Shakespeare's plays and poems.

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