I'm officially giving up on Michael Chabon.
David Denby, you're the most boring man alive.

Shameless self promotion: continued.

So are any of you librarian types out there going to the big ALA conference in Chicago this upcoming weekend?

If so, I certainly hope you have a great time. And, somewhere in between the sessions and the networking and the sneaking out of the conference to go eat in good Chicago restaurants, might I make a small suggestion? Please do pop by the ABC-CLIO booth in the Exhibits (they're in booth #3918, I'm informed) and see all the new readers' advisory books that Libraries Unlimited has published in the last year.

Inside In addition to new guides for historical and women's fiction, I'm very excited to announce that my new book, The Inside Scoop: A Guide to Nonfiction Investigative Writing and Exposes,* will be there! This is really exciting to me (not only because it means I'm done writing that book, whew), but because it means that the Libraries Unlimited Real Stories series is now a reality. Just like LU's Genreflecting series, these books will examine different genres and types of nonfiction, and I say, it's about time too. Also at this conference will be Rick Roche's brand spanking new book Real Lives Revealed: A Guide to Reading Interests in Biography,** which I am dying to get a look at. So please do stop by the booth and check out these new guides--I'd love to hear what you think of them!

Also, don't be shy about asking anyone in the booth to show you their spectacular reading database, the Readers' Advisor Online. I've spent some time in the LU booth in the past and everyone who works there is always so, so nice, and they'd love to show you what they've got, and answer any questions.

And, of course, have a good conference. Safe travels!

*My first Libraries Unlimited book, The Real Story: A Guide to Nonfiction Reading Interests; will be at the conference at well; Jessica Zellers's Real Stories book Women's Nonfiction: A Guide to Reading Interests, will be published later this year.

**I intend to talk more about Rick's book after I've seen it--it's just been published.