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

Collecting Art | Wyatt’s World

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Art volumes are complicated purchases. However, these tomes illustrate perfectly what a library offers its community—a place where books that may be out of reach for many are easily available. Here are five titles to consider.

All in Good Time | The Reader’s Shelf, November 15, 2016

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Just as Ursula K. Le Guin once said, authors help readers sail the river of time. The boarding pass for a story can take one deep into history, far into the future, or allow bibliophiles to bounce back and forth.

Next Force Awakens: What To Watch, Read, Listen To | RA Crossroads

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Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, all things Star Wars lead me down a winding path.

Cookbook Countdown Concludes | Wyatt’s World

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Just in time to wrap up final preparations for the seasonal feast are these five don’t-miss cookbooks

International Baking Books | Wyatt’s World

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If international baking is on the Thanksgiving menu, here are five titles to explore.

A Female Perspective | The Reader’s Shelf, November 1, 2016

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From fiercely determined to quietly striving, the ladies filling these pages reward readers’ attention as they forge and define their lives.

Debut Cookbooks | Wyatt’s World

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Preparing any family feast can make even assured home cooks feel a bit like a newbie. For much-needed fellowship, spend some time with these accomplished chefs’ debut offerings.

Resilient Rulers: From Victoria to Cixi to Catherine the Great | RA Crossroads

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Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, Queen Victoria leads me down a winding path.

Cookbook Countdown, Week Two: Home Cooking | Wyatt’s World

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For all the thrill of trying to replicate complicated dishes, or those using exotic, buy-on-the-Internet ingredients, there is much to be said for learning how to cook well at home.

Cookbook Countdown Kickoff | Wyatt’s World

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Back again for 2016 is the great Fall Cookbook Countdown leading to Thanksgiving. For the next three weeks we’ll spotlight a different group of five cookbooks while presenting various themes and ways of highlighting your collection. The kickoff begins with celebrity offerings.