A Doctor’s Notebook: Exploring the Medical World | The Reader’s Shelf

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The allure of stories about doctors—and medical professionals in general—is not limited to ER, House, and The Knick, as these six works of fiction and nonfiction prove.

Lives of Archaeologists, Cocktail Technique, Hurricane Sandy, Natural Beauty | Science & Technology Reviews

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Johnson peels back the super­ficial glamour surrounding archaeology, straightforward directions on cocktail technique, the social side of human behavior, days before and during Superstorm Sandy, natural options for beauty products.

Fiction from Dueñas, Jio, and Tallis, with a Debut from Sugg | Xpress Reviews

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A novel of raw emotion from Dueñas, an unexceptional and fairly predictable plot from Jio, Internet celebrity Sugg’s first novel will disappoint, and a subtle yet ultimately terrifying yarn from Tallis

E-Originals from Becnel, Boykin, Cullen, Kennedy, & Keys | Xpress Reviews

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Becnel’s sweet family tale takes time to arrive, Boykin offers Lowcountry charm, Cullen writes an emotional historical, readers with a taste for light BDSM will not be disappointed in Freed, and Keys’s LGBT tale is a bit disjointed

Social Sciences, November 2014 | Best Sellers

February 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Violence in Sports, Mortality, Military Biography, and More | Books for Dudes

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This month the Books for Dudes nonfiction coverage is overwhelmingly awesome, but let me tell you it came at a price. There was nearly a revolt by the BFD unionized staff, and I also had to authorize buttloads of overtime. What, you think this kind of curated content comes cheap? Anyhow we plumbed the depths […]

Wars in Copyright, Afghanistan, Cyberspace; A Love of Reading and Travel | Social Sciences Reviews

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What has gone wrong with American copyright law in the last half-century, prolonged the war in Afghanistan for over more than 12 years, you thought you knew about “Rocky,” readers can savor in a book from cover to cover.

Drawing Basics, Manga, Modern Crochet, Embroidery, Quilting, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews

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An innovative artistic medium that combines sewing and drawing; realistic sketching basics; a quirky, humorous website-in-print book; a contemporary look at Old World–style European interior design and landscaping.

Experience Schubert’s Winter Journey, the History of the Book, Poet Muldoon, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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British tenor Bostridge’s take on Franz Schubert’s Winterreise, a history of the book in 100 books, poems that inspire readers to think, a charming history on the color green, an extravagant compilation of fashion history

Music in the Library Is Classic! | Music Matters

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Ed Lein of Florida’s Jacksonville Public Library system has been putting on classical concerts in the branches since the late 1980s, with his Music @ Main series really taking off over the last decade.

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