Tuesday, April 28, 2015

My review of The readers' advisory guide to genre blends by @megmcardle

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre BlendsThe Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Blends by Megan M. McArdle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is another in the excellent ALA Reader's advisory series. This book highlights overlaps in genres, and how each genre can often have ties to another one bringing crime and science fiction, romance and science fiction, horror and science fiction, for example together. There is a very good breadth of coverage, and some great ideas and practical advice about readers advisory skills and techniques, including when to suggest genre blends to people.

This book shows a great depth and breadth of knowledge, and there are helpful resources. As well whole of collection advisory is included bringing film and graphic novels. There is a useful (and short) bibliography.

Collecting, display and promotion are also covered. This is an excellent readers' advisory publication, and is well worth reading. You will may find your 'to read' list grow as a result of reading it, plus you may find a large number of genre blends already in the mix

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