Series: Now Read This

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Now Read This: A Guide to Mainstream Fiction, 1978-1998 by Nancy Pearl1
Now Read This II: A Guide to Mainstream Fiction, 1990-2001 by Nancy Pearl2
Now Read This III: A Guide to Mainstream Fiction by Nancy Pearl3
Now Read This & Now Read This II (Set of Two) by Nancy Pearlset of two

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  1. Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald (1995)
  2. Genreflecting: A Guide to Reading Interests in Genre Fiction by Betty Rosenberg (1982)
  3. The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction by Joyce G. Saricks (2001)
  4. Science Fiction and Fantasy Readers' Advisory: The Librarian's Guide to Cyborgs, Aliens, and Sorcerers (Ala Readers Advisory Series) by Derek M. Buker (2002)
  5. The Mystery Reader's Advisory: The Librarian's Clues to Murder and Mayhem by John Charles (2002)
  6. Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason by Nancy Pearl (2003)
  7. Horror Readers' Advisory: The Librarian's Guide to Vampires, Killer Tomatoes, and Haunted Houses (ALA Readers' Advisory) by Becky Siegel Spratford (2004)
  8. Fluent in Fantasy: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald (1999)
  9. Romance Reader's Advisory: The Librarian's Guide to Love in the Stacks (ALA Readers' Advisory Series) by Ann Bouricius (2000)
  10. The Readers' Advisor's Companion by Kenneth D. Shearer (2001)
  11. Reading Matters: What the Research Reveals About Reading, Libraries, and Community by Catherine Sheldrick Ross (2006)
  12. Nonfiction Readers' Advisory by Robert Burgin (2004)
  13. 1001 Books for Every Mood by Hallie Ephron (2008)
  14. A Few Good Books: Using Contemporary Readers' Advisory Strategies to Connect Readers with Books by Stephanie L. Maatta (2010)
  15. Readers' Advisory Service in the Public Library by Joyce G. Saricks (1989)

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How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

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What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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