E-Original Romances from Gary, Lane, and Stone | Xpress Reviews

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Fast pacing, snappy dialog, and the essential sweetness of the characters counterbalance darker elements in Gary’s latest; political intrigue with a hard-won romance along for the ride from Lane; a pinch of mystery and suspense heightens the excitement in this latest from Stone

Picture the Possibilities | Graphic Novels Preview 2016

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Nonfiction, memoir, even cookbooks show that the graphic novel format has grown far beyond the borders of its superhero roots. The capabilities are nearly limitless.

Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, June 15, 2016

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Four useful library science volumes for managing creativity, dynamic research support, “cooking up” successful lesson plans, and facilitating research

Writing Knitting Patterns, Rubber Band Engineering & Learn How To Crochet | Crafts & DIY Reviews, June 15, 2016

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An enjoyable and highly recommended guide to building your own rubber band machinery; a beginner’s guide to writing knitting patterns that is abundant in information; a well-presented classroom-in-a-book will give novice crocheters a handy overview of crochet basics, and more

This Old House | The Reader’s Shelf, June 15, 2016

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When you pass an abandoned mansion, are you immediately transported back to a time when people were elegant and skeletons were hidden in every closet? Here are seven books that feature those fascinating edifices, with an atmospheric feel and parallel narratives that switch between time lines.

Vietnamese, Korean, and Chinese Family Recipes & ManBQue Street Grilling | Cooking Reviews, June 15, 2016

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Four cookbooks featuring Vietnamese, Korean, and Chinese cuisine, and a ManBQue guide to street grilling highlight our cooking reviews, including the 100 best Jewish recipes and contemporary Mexican cuisine

Tomes of the Brave | Memoir

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This month, all the memoir picks are about being brave, and the many forms that it may take. Even when dealing with heavy subject matter, the authors find light, humor, and meaning in their experiences.

The 2016 ALA Galley & Signing Guide

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Before you arrive at the American Library Association conference in Orlando, FL, be sure to pick up the 2016 ALA Galley & Signing Guide, arriving momentarily. Organized sequentially by publisher and featuring more than 200 titles and multiple signings, this guide should help you negotiate the show floor. (And even if you aren’t going to […]

Welcome to SELF-e YA | SELF-esteem

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SELF-e recently launched its newest YA Select module, a culling of the best self-published novels for teens—and adults who still love a good YA read! Below is a taste of the amazing titles on offer at subscribed libraries. Crawford, C.N. The Witching Elm. CreateSpace. (Memento Mori, Bk. 1). Nov. 2014. ebk. ISBN NA. Fantasy Gr […]

Gripping Nonfiction To Sweep Readers Away | Wyatt’s World

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Summer reading tends to lean heavily toward fiction, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of engrossing and mind-blowing nonfiction to take to the beach or consume while the air conditioner is blasting away. Here are five examples.