Neal Wyatt

About Neal Wyatt

Neal Wyatt compiles LJ's online feature Wyatt's World and is the author of The Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction (ALA Editions, 2007). She is a collection development and readers' advisory librarian from Virginia. Those interested in contributing to The Reader's Shelf should contact her directly at Readers_Shelf@comcast.net

Horror Short Stories | Wyatt’s World

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Readers might need to consider short stories to fit in some frights before the season passes them by; here are five collections that should please fans and intrigue those dipping into the horror genre for the first time.

Vintage Finds | Wyatt’s World

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The allure of decades-old fashion and design is still going strong; here are five titles to consider adding to your collection.

Short on Pages, Long on Pleasure | Wyatt’s World

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Atwood’s tales of imagination, biting wit, and power; the heady, fantastic, and fantastical Calvino; a feast of the “Best American” short stories; Munro is a sure bet; and Rash’s talents include gems of atmosphere and description.

The City of Lights: Paris in Books | The Reader’s Shelf

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Paris seems a perfect destination for an in-place journey—language barriers fall aside, time periods pose little problem, and the nuances of the intoxicating city are revealed in all their glory.

Portrait of the Artist: Art in Novels | The Reader’s Shelf

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These six books mix history with speculation and masterpieces with the characters that surround them, producing compelling tales of vision and purpose.

Books That Charm | Wyatt’s World

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From Neil Patrick Harris’s Choose Your Own Autobiography to Sarah Style, the work of Sarah Richardson, there’s something alluring here for everyone.

The Poet and the Vampyre | RA Crossroads

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Stott’s darkly engrossing soap opera of a tale has very little to do with mythic monsters and instead investigates the iconic poets of the romantic age who sucked the life out of many of those around them…offering a story that is richly described in both place and character, compelling despite its leisurely pace.

Typeface: Books About Letterforms | Wyatt’s World

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With a rising interest in illustration, handwriting, graphic design, and handcrafted books, letterforms are an old art made new again. From Scripts to Modern Calligraphy, these five titles will satisfy typographers of all sorts.

Reading-by-Numbers | Wyatt’s World

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From Johnson’s How We Got to Now and Marcus’s History of Rock ‘n’ Roll to President Bush’s 41: A Portrait of My Father, here are five books you can count on for elucidation.

An Educational Reading List | Wyatt’s World

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New books on teaching, education, and learning: from the Blackboard to The Teacher Wars

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