SF History, Guides to Champagne, The Beatles | Reference Reviews, January 2015

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A must-buy for sf aficionados and infographic enthusiasts; Stevenson delivers a superb tome to pore over or dip into selectively; Womack gives a wealth of information on the famous band in two volumes.

The Digital Einstein Papers and Other New Releases

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The Digital Einstein Papers is an open-access database launched by Princeton University Press. This growing resource of the writings and correspondence of Einstein offers 13 volumes published so far of the Einstein Papers Project.

A Winged Bounty: Recent Books About Birds

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Of prime interest to naturalists, biologists, birders, and hunters is Baldassarre’s Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America; Elphick’s excellent book is generously illustrated and easy to use; a discussion on hummingbirds’ evolution.

Crime, Dance, Soccer, Family | What We’re Reading

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LJ/School Library Journal staffers discuss their first reads of 2015.

Cookbooks from the Days, Food52’s Miglore, New Voice Siddiqi, & Others | Cooking Reviews, January 2015

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A charming follow-up from married business owners Cheryl and Griffith Day, vegetarians and flexitarians will find plenty to love in Forte’s latest, Miglore offers a treat for readers who enjoy casual gourmet food, Siddiqi gives a polished debut.

Is Amazon the Reader’s Friend? Let the Debate Begin

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Is Amazon the reader’s friend? Last Thursday, January 15, authors Scott Turow and Joe Konrath and journalists Franklin Foer and Matthew Yglesias squared off in Intelligence Squared’s first debate of the spring season. For those of you not in NYC, the event was live streamed and then archived on YouTube.

Watercolours, Paper Crafting, Knitting, Home Decorating | Arts & Crafts Reviews, January 2015

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Leman’s book will have a direct impact upon beginning, intermediate, and advanced watercolorists; Neel’s easy-to-customize patterns will be welcome on sock knitters’ bookshelves; Richardson inspires readers to tackle their own interiors.

Hughes’s Letters, Poetry from Sleigh, Michelangelo, Contemporary Art, Film | Arts & Humanities Reviews, January 2015

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Correspondence that shows Hughes’s kindness, generosity of spirit, and commitment to craft; driven, muscular poems that wrestle with violence, love, and the hybrid self; Unger’s Michelangelo captivates the reader from the first sentence.

Resolution Reading | Wyatt’s World

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust

January arrives with new books and resolutions—to clean up, be more productive, and lose weight (among many other things). Display possibilities are endless, from new hits to past favorites. Here are five titles to suggest and showcase.

Audiobooks from Armstrong, Grecian, Koontz, Parks, Quinn, & Williams, plus John & Yoko | Xpress Reviews

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Armstrong’s fans will enjoy, Jack the Ripper returns via Grecian, a stand-alone from Koontz, a pair flirting with destiny, interviews with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, a solid twist from Williams

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