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Readers' Advisory Roundtable - West, Epistolary Novels

Readers' Advisory Roundtable - West, Epistolary Novels In-Person

Join us for our Reader’s Advisory Round Table of Western MA Round the Table Genre Study.  Our benchmark title is This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone.  Two opposing agents fighting for different futures, begin to exchange subtle messages and perspectives.  This novel is a wonder of time, place, and relationship.

We meet online monthly to explore various genres and readers advisory skills and how to use them to meet the needs of our users.  We study the appeal of a particular genre, the readers who may enjoy that genre, and ways to incorporate them into our readers’ advisory services.  We select a benchmark title that we all read, then each of us reads a second title in the genre as our personal selection.  We discuss and compare the titles and their characteristics. We also find items of alternate media in the same general area using our whole collections as a resource.

In alternating months, in our Chat sessions, we share what we have been reading and develop suggestions for materials with similar tone and appeal. 

Join us for conversation, edification, and an opportunity to share reading/viewing/listening opportunities.

For questions or suggestions, contact Alene Moroni (amoroni@forbeslibrary.org) or Jan Resnick (njrezz@comcast.net).

Join the Zoom meeting:


Meeting ID: 864 5583 9583

Passcode:  229211

We thank the Forbes Library for hosting this connection.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
10:00am - 11:30am
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
  Readers Advisory  

Registration is required. There are 15 seats available. Waiting list may be available if full.

Event Organizer

Jan Resnick

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