Q: What is Booklist?A: Booklist is a book-review magazine that has been published by the American Library Association for more than 100 years, and is widely viewed as offering the most reliable reviews to help libraries decide what to buy and to help library patrons and students decide what to read, view, or listen to. It comprises two print magazines, an extensive website and database, e-newsletters, webinars, and other resources that support librarians in collection development and readers' advisory.
Q: What is Booklist Online, and what is the Booklist Online database?A: Booklist Online is both a free web site and a database available to all Booklist subscribers. The free site offers a generous selection of frequently updated Booklist content—plus some reviews features written exclusively for Booklist Online. More than 8,000 new recommended-only reviews plus related features are added every year.
The database contains more than 135,000 reviews and thousands of features dating back to 1992. Much of that content dynamically linked—review to review, review to feature, and feature to feature.
I asked some of the editors to share their favorite scary stories here on my blog. I will be highlighting those one-a-day for the rest of the week, but first I wanted to point out some of the best articles from their "Spotlight on Horror" which came out last month. In case you missed the coverage (which came early to give you time to get ready), here are the links.
Horror and Comedy
Top 10 Horror Fiction for Youth 2013
Top 10 Horror Fiction for Adults 2013