Vintage Sewing, DIY Natural Hair Coloring, and Ellen DeGeneres | Crafts & DIY Reviews, March 1, 2016

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Follow Ellen Degeneres’ tours of homes she’s decorated, learn how to color your hair with natural ingredients, learn how to knit, sew vintage dresses and more with this wonderful collection of craft and DIY books

On the Court: Basketball, Past and Present | LJ Reviews

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Four phenomenal books for basketball junkies, highlighting the history of the game from the legends of yesterday to the superstars of today.

Literary Reflections | LJ Reviews

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A valuable anthology that will guide readers toward the books to read next, and/or those to reread now; an exquisite compilation shows the universal nature of childhood experiences

Nonfiction on Martin Heidegger and “Being and Time” | Xpress Reviews

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This collection of essays gives the reader a greater understanding not only of Being and Time but also of Heidegger’s entire philosophy

Pictures at the Museum | LJ Reviews

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Handsome and informative, Photography at MoMA and The Altering Eye, are highly recommended.

Then Come Back by Pablo Neruda | LJ Review

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This latest addition to the extensive inventory of Neruda’s works is a miniretrospective that captures the essence of his more famous works; the poems here are certainly as deserving to form part of the poet’s canon as any heretofore published collections.

Optical Illusions, Cardmaking, Floral Arrangements, & More | Craft & DIY Reviews, February 15, 2016

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A user-friendly Photographer’s iPad; mixed-media artists will appreciate Cardmaking‘s image-based tutorials; Chezar’s loose, natural arrangements are fabulous; Hammersen’s knits are exquisite

Pop Painting, 3D Origami, Beadweaving, HomeMade Modern, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, January 1, 2015

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Pop Painting for younger artists; an appealing and achievable HomeMade Modern; quilters of all skill levels have much to gain from the Quilter’s Academy; Guéniau provides ideas and a personal approach to decorating and entertaining

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: January 1, 2016

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From George Condo to Sonia Delaunay, the arts are recommended. Biogs from Reed, Reed, and Roberts, plus Creating Leaders in the library, fitness titles for 2016, and America’s Favorite Holidays

Nonfiction on the Grateful Dead, Perfectionism, the U.S. Economy, Gay Marriage, Earhart, Sanders | Xpress Reviews

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It’s not clear why the Grateful Dead matters, relevant cataloging practices, a Game of Thrones for casual readers, new interpretations of the Earhart enigma, Stiglitz reshapes our view of economics, charming New England B&Bs, a study of Sanders’s political views that deserves close scrutiny