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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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