War and Peace (Reading, Listening, Watching) | Wyatt’s World

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The Russians took over the airwaves this week with the BBC/Weinstein Company production of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace running on three cable networks at once.

Poetry: A Selection from 2015 | Wyatt’s World

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A deep breath amid the bustle of the season, a chance to reflect on the wonder of language; here are five books of poetry to savor.

Love at First Read: Romance Debuts | The Reader’s Shelf, February 1, 2016

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Romance, at its giddy outset, is about beginnings. It is then fitting to read debuts concerning love in preparation for Valentine’s Day.

The Art of Reading | Wyatt’s World

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Novels centered on the experiences and fortunes of the creative class (as well as the scandalous, notorious, and demanding) make for great reading. Here are five forthcoming titles featuring at their core artists of all kinds

Reading About Downton Abbey | Wyatt’s World

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With the first episode of the sixth and final season of the beloved PBS drama series under their belts, readers might start to think of the endgame.

Short Stories for Short Days: A Selection from 2015 | Wyatt’s World

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Start the reading year with one final look back to 2015. This time consider short stories, those small treasures perfect for filling in the tiny breaks throughout the day.

Inspiring Ideas from Martha Stewart’s Wedding Magazine | RA Crossroads

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Nearly 30 years after Stewart’s first book on weddings wowed readers with its lavish content, a slimmed down, elegant but no less extravagant new title makes its appearance.

Comics: A Selection from 2015 | Wyatt’s World

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During the frenzy of the holiday season, it’s a delight to sit down with a book that provides both text and image, offering even the most distracted readers multilevels of engagement to stay immersed in the story. Here are five that made waves this year.

Book Club Possibilities: A Selection from 2015 | Wyatt’s World

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Compelling characters, fascinating stories, and themes readers can sink their teeth into are the hallmarks of a good book club pick. Here are five suggestions that are also making many best-of selections and award short lists.

Talk of the Town: A Selection from 2015 | Wyatt’s World

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Let the countdown to the end of the year begin with this selection of “back-pocket” readers’ advisory (RA) possibilities that were the talk of the town.