The Boston Globe looks at one physician assistant’s work to “digitally revive” vintage romance novels about nurses.

Also from The Boston Globe: when the right book at the right time becomes a lifeline.

Here are the 2023 Golden Voice winners (that’s the awards for voice actors who work in audiobooks).

Speaking of, audiobook sales are up, per Publisher’s Weekly.

Want to live in Beverly Cleary’s old house? That’ll be $1.8 million, per Literary Hub.

I may not have been the biggest fan of Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow but that’s clearly not the case with everyone, as the New York Times reports. Which is fine! I hated Gone Girl so much I didn’t even finish it! C’est la vie!

The L.A. Times has an interesting piece about novels and geographic locations in the U.S.

More on the movement to ban book bans.

The Washington Post also had a piece on the a student-teacher revolt against book banning in a very red Florida town.

The American Library Association and ACLU are among groups suing Arkansas over a law that would criminalize librarians for doing their jobs.

How queer-owned bookstores are celebrating pride month, via Book Riot.

Everyone’s got a preview of summer books — here’s the Washington Post’s. And the New York Times’.

The Guardian has a round up of books  about connecting to nature. I hated Where the Crawdads Sing (and that was even before I knew of Delia Owens’ involvement with in unsolved murder), but The Salt Path by Raynor Winn is one of the best books I’ve read in the last decade. I was going to add a few books I’d put on a list like this, but perhaps I should write my own piece!

I don’t think a cookbook review would work on this site, but I wanted to give a shout out to Perfectly Good Food by Margaret Li and Irene Li, which comes out June 20. I have been plucking tips and recipes from a preview copy landed on my doorstep. Practical! Informative! And (leading to) delicious (food)!

And let’s close it out with me in NJ Monitor, yelling at our governor. It’s weird to be a bigger defender of the Great Garden state than he is, but here we are!

Photo by me from the Batona Trail in the Pine Barrens, May 26, 2023.

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Jen Miller

Jen Miller

Jen A. Miller is a an author and freelance writer. Her memoir, Running a Love Story, was a Philadelphia Inquirer best book of the year. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, SELF, Buzzfeed and the Guardian, among others.

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