- By Diana Tixier Herald Wayne A. Wiegand

Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests (Genreflecting Advisory Series)

  • Title: Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests (Genreflecting Advisory Series)
  • Author: Diana Tixier Herald Wayne A. Wiegand
  • ISBN: 9781591582861
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Paperback
  • Genreflecting A Guide to Popular Reading Interests Genreflecting Advisory Series This is the classic readers advisory tool and text updated and improved for today s users Genres and reading trends are demystified as than titles are classified with two new chapters on Chris

    This is the classic readers advisory tool and text, updated and improved for today s users Genres and reading trends are demystified as than 5,000 titles are classified, with two new chapters on Christian fiction and emerging genres You ll also find essays by genre experts and the foremost proponents of readers advisory today.For the past 150 years, America s publThis is the classic readers advisory tool and text, updated and improved for today s users Genres and reading trends are demystified as than 5,000 titles are classified, with two new chapters on Christian fiction and emerging genres You ll also find essays by genre experts and the foremost proponents of readers advisory today.For the past 150 years, America s public libraries have supplied billions of books to billions of people, and most of those books have been and continue to be popular fiction The new edition of Genreflecting explains not only what library patrons are reading, but why In the process, it casts reading in a new light, demonstrating the way in which it functions as an essential information service that creates communities in culturally democratic ways.Focusing on what today s readers read, this classic guide introduces current genre fiction and popular reading tastes By defining genres, describing their features and characteristics, and grouping titles by genre, subgenre, and theme, the book helps those who work with readers understand distinct patterns in reading habits and book selection It thus helps users identify read alikes and other titles their patrons will enjoy.Genreflecting has become a standard reference and readers advisory tool for library practitioners, and an insightful text for students of library and information science Building upon previous editions, this new volume features informative essays on the essence, history, and latest trends of various genres, contributed by top scholars and genre experts, edited by Dr Wayne Wiegand New chapters on Christian fiction and emerging genres women s fiction and chick lit have been added In addition, than 5,000 titles, approximately one third new to this edition, are classified, focusing on titles published since the last edition along with perennial classics and benchmark titles The popular feature D s Picks identifies new and noteworthy titles in each genre Other features new to this edition include lists of selected classic authors and titles in each genre, sections on genreblends in those areas where they occur e.g horror humor, mystery romance , and three new essays The Social Nature of Reading by Dr Wiegand, The Readers Advisory Interview by Dr Catherine Ross, and A Brief History of Readers Advisory by Melanie A Kimball offer further insight into the nature and importance of this field A standard professional tool for readers advisors, and an invaluable collection development guide and text, this is a must purchase for all libraries Young adult and adult or Grades 10 and up.

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    1. Very interesting and in-depth. Loved using this text for my Information Needs of Adults class, was a lot of help with my weekly genres. I loved the sections about my favorite genres in particular and the breakdown of recommended books. Lots of good ideas and material for my reader's advisory final project in regard to speculative fiction and science fiction. Informative and a really fun read for book lovers!

    2. Every once in awhile I read a book about books, because I'm a librarian. This book explains stuff like why a fantasy is not science fiction, except when it is. That sort of thing. Reading something like this reminds you that all it takes to learn more, is to read more. And what a gift. I have a long list of books that have been added to my To Read pile.

    3. This is the comprehensive booklist guide to genre fiction. I love the lists, the icons, the brief annotations. It's super easy to flip through and use as a reference. Written from a gal who reads 400 books a year, I will trust her book lists. Whoa nelly!

    4. Some chapters are stronger than others (and a few of the annotated book suggestions desperately needed an editor), but overall, it's an excellent resource for anyone looking for book recommendations by genre.

    5. Amazing reference for what to read next! So many options within each genre.who knew there were so many subgenres out there?! Strongly recommmend for all future librarians out there to help with readers' advisory or just for personal use.

    6. I think the authors could have gone into considerably more detail on certain topics, like fantasy structure and history, but this book does a good job of introducing a reader or librarian to various genres.

    7. For what it is, this book is good. It gives a brief summary on all genres (although, I'm sure there are some subgenres that are left out) and gives a list of authors for that genre. I read it for class, but I will probably keep the book for future use.

    8. Very similar to "A Few Good Books" but with more details about genres and sub-genres and more comprehensive lists and links to other resources.

    9. I'm still learning least until next Dec. This is actually a very good resource for librarians doing reader's advisory.

    10. Such a great anthology for those in need of books! I can't wait for the new edition that is hopefully coming soon

    11. Great text! I am happy I bought a copy because I expect I will use it frequently in my career. Interesting, funny, and a wonderful introductions to genres and Reader's Advisory.

    12. Great overview of genres for librarians just starting out. It features lists of popular authors of the genres and addresses problems and concerns about each.

    13. For library staff wanting to be more helpful to fiction readers and for fiction readers looking for good leads to good reads -- what a great book! Have fun

    14. Excellent resource. Published in 2006 - suggest an update or addendum be published soon to reflect the latest and greatest reads as this type of book can go out of date quickly.

    15. A very useful and informative resource, especially for librarians. It's in need of an update though. The 2005 publication date is showing its age.

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