Sock Knitting, Soapmaking, Wedding Paper Crafts, and Tangle Drawing | Crafts & DIY Reviews, April 15, 2016

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A great collection of crafts/DIY books including how to make your own soap, paper crafts to pretty up your wedding day, soothing tangle drawings, sock knitting, and more

Cooking with Spices, Award-Winning Salmon Recipes, and Masters of French Cooking | Cooking Reviews, April 15, 2016

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Cookbooks from celebrity chefs Floyd Cardoz, Chetna Makan, and Michel Roux, Jr., plus collections of salmon recipes, French cooking, baking, and more.

DIY Temporary Tattoos by Pepper Baldwin | LJ Review

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Baldwin, a designer and retailer of temporary tattoos, offers an alternative to people who aren’t ready to commit to a permanent tattoo.

Joe Gould’s Teeth by Jill Lepore | LJ Review

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Lepore (The Secret History of Wonder Woman) tells the story of Joe Gould (1889–1957), a curious footnote of the American modernist literary movement, who long claimed to be working on a nine-million-word text, The Oral History of Our Time.

Dressed and Obsessed: 17 Fashion Titles To Beautify Your Collections

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Breward outlines the suit’s evolution; Dirix writes absorbingly about fashions of the 20th century; Fashion’s Double is a must-read for students; Cecil Beaton’s wardrobe as legacy; master jeweler Belperron; the colorful spirit of London’s East End Fashionistas

Claire Harman’s Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart; What To Read, Listen to, Watch Next | RA Crossroads

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In this column, the life of Charlotte Brontë and her creation Jane Eyre lead me down a winding path

Nonfiction: Freegans, Nostalgia, Cougars, Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and Jackie Robinson | Xpress Reviews

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On reducing food waste; an informative look at collecting and consumerism; a lone mountain lion’s two-year, 2,000-mile trek from South Dakota to Connecticut; Los Angeles in the Seventies; and Jackie Robinson for all times

Top Spring Poetry: 17 Don’t-Miss Titles from Veteran and Upcoming Authors

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Chai signals a strong and specific talent; Girmay’s Black Maria is beautiful, brilliant, and palpably angry; Grey is fresh and enticing; as always Kirby is exhilarating; Leonard delivers charmed and sturdy poems for a wide range of readers; Saito’s heart-stuttering work

Pushing for POTUS | Collection Development: Political Campaigns, April 1, 2016

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This year’s race for president is hot and heavy, but it may not be all that unusual as campaigns go. These 29 resources offer an abundance of information on the roots of elections, how to become a more effective voter, and the evolving role of women in politics.

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: April 1, 2016

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Women architects; top spring poetry; Michael Jackson tributes; royal intrigue,The Romanovs 1613–1918; Lincoln biogs; how to start a successful start-up; histories of the written word; a welcome Fibromanual