News, events, and opinions from the staff of the Dover Public Library in New Hampshire.
Friday, April 27, 2012
I love to read reviews of books I am thinking about reading, or even ones I've already read. Many times reviews give comparisons of books that are similar to the one being reviewed--especially helpful when you loved the book. I previously used Amazon for my review fix because they had reviews from several sources, but these days there are fewer. Luckily there is NoveList, and I love NoveList! NoveList is a reader's advisory database, and for individual book records there can be several reviews from publications such as Library Journal, School Library Journal, Booklist, Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus. Many times they also provide read-a-like suggestions--an added bonus. NoveList is a subscription database that is provided to NH libraries through our State Library. So contact your local library or if you are DPL cardholder click here. Enjoy!