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Becky Spratford is a Readers' Advisor in Illinois specializing in serving patrons ages 13 and up. She trains library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through the local public library. She runs the critically acclaimed RA training blog RA for All, and is on the Steering Committee of the Adult Reading Round Table. She is under contract to provide content for EBSCOs NoveList database and writes reviews for Booklist. Becky is also known for her work with horror readers as the author of The Readers Advisory Guide to Horror, Second Edition [ALA Editions, 2012] and is a proud member of the Horror Writers Association. You can follow Becky on Twitter @RAforAll. ...more

Stock Your RA Pantry: Make [or Update] Your Old Book Lists and Share Them Here

After a few days of other news, I am back with Stock Your RA Pantry, a series of posts that address the things you can do from home to enhance your RA Services and Resources both now and going forward. And, these are all things any library worker can do, no matter what their official job at the library happens to be.

All of these posts will use the label, "RA pantry," and will be gathered togeth... Read more of this blog post »
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The Book of Koli by M.R. Carey
The Book of Koli
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Three Words That Describe This Book: menacing, thought-provoking, dystopia
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Out of Body by Jeffrey Ford
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Three Words That Describe This Book: librarian main character, captivating, character centered
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Dracula's Child by J.S. Barnes
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Three Words That Describe This Book: atmospheric, fast paced, epistolatory
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The Unsuitable by Molly Pohlig
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Three Words That Describe This Book: body horror, psychological, modern take on Gothic ghost story
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The Living Dead by George A. Romero
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STAR Review in the April 2020 issue of Library Journal and on the blog: http://raforall.blogspot.com/2020/03/...

Three Words That Describe This Book: compellingly paced, character centered, classic updated and completed
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Devolution by Max Brooks
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STAR Review in the April 2020 issue of Library Journal and on the blog: http://raforall.blogspot.com/2020/03/...

Three Words That Describe This Book: stellar world building, fictional true crime frame, claustrophobic
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Wonderland by Zoje Stage
Wonderland
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Three Words That Describe This Book: oppressive atmosphere, haunted house, traumatic
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Devolution by Max Brooks
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Wonderland
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Three Words That Describe This Book: oppressive atmosphere, haunted house, traumatic
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