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Drive-In Decades | Arts & Humanities Reviews, March 1, 2017

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Long-forgotten performers and films will be rediscovered; movie lovers will enjoy a blast from the past with these easy reads that capture the drive-in era

Neil Gaiman | LibraryReads Spotlight, February 15, 2017

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In the introduction to Norse Mythology, his resonant re-creation before our very eyes of the enduring legends starring one-eyed god Odin, dangerously mischievous Loki, and more, multi-award-winning fantasy author Neil Gaiman says of the world’s many traditions, “If I had to declare a favorite, it would probably be for the Norse myths.”

Five Women Poets: Strong New Works for Language Lovers Everywhere

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Duhamel’s deceptively informational, almost deadpan voice might at first puzzle but soon becomes incantatory; Matthews’s imaginative work will attract anyone who reads poetry seriously; White’s contribution is heartfelt and true, both deeply personal and embracing

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: March 1, 2017

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Sullivan’s valuable, accessible wisdom can be employed immediately; a careful historical portrait of Hypatia, one of antiquity’s most accomplished women; a sober and well-argued study of the basic income concept; a tour-de-force survey of what is known about why we behave the way we do

Norse Mythology | Arts & Humanities, February 15, 2017

Norse Mythology

A spectacularly entertaining and elucidating collection of stories with wide crossover appeal; a succinct survey of Norse gods, heroes, and their myths

Language Arts, February 2017 | Best Sellers

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LJ Nonfiction Reviews: February 15, 2017

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Real-life advice for The Artist as Cultural Producer; an important addition to feminist theory; Nichols offers an exquisite example of revisionist history; starred and “marriage-minded” memoirs; from Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat comes fun, varied, and great cooking

The Nordic Way to Happy | Wyatt’s World

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On the heels of calm interventions such as adult coloring books and only keeping possessions that spark joy, a new lifestyle movement is afoot. Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is a Danish concept that encourages finding meaning in the everyday.

Drawing and Painting Animals, Quilled Mandalas, Digital Fiber Art | Crafts & DIY Reviews, February 1, 2017

Drawing and Painting Animals

No matter if it’s drawing, knitting, crocheting or quilting, this section is filled with crafts that will appeal to all levels of creativity; whether you are just starting to pick up a pencil or you’re an advanced artist seeking inspiration from others, this is the place for you

To Spy, or Not To Spy | Arts and Humanities, February 1, 2017

Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy

An intriguing study highlighting the tension between Hemingway’s Soviet sympathies and his identity as a U.S. patriot, particularly during the Cold War; a fascinating book that will appeal to readers curious about the political agendas behind CIA manipulation of publishing in America