Cookbook Countdown, Week Two: Home Cooking | Wyatt’s World

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For all the thrill of trying to replicate complicated dishes, or those using exotic, buy-on-the-Internet ingredients, there is much to be said for learning how to cook well at home.

Cookbook Countdown Kickoff | Wyatt’s World

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Back again for 2016 is the great Fall Cookbook Countdown leading to Thanksgiving. For the next three weeks we’ll spotlight a different group of five cookbooks while presenting various themes and ways of highlighting your collection. The kickoff begins with celebrity offerings.

Getaway Books…About Cats and Dogs | Wyatt’s World

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Need yet another refuge from the anxiety of the election now that the third and final presidential debate is history? Apparently, viewing cat videos is an effective tonic for many. In that vein, here are five books on cats and dogs that provide an escape.

Sophomore Triumphs | The Reader’s Shelf, October 15, 2016

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Second novels can be tricky. Will the buzz surrounding a first splash be repeated, or will that sophomore effort turn out to be a one-hit wonder? Here are six titles that shine as much as the debuts that preceded them.

Reading Bob Dylan

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Here are a few recommended reads about the Nobel-winning troubadour, rock and roll’s poetry man.

Globe-Spanning Adventures | Wyatt’s World

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October brings a number of particularly riveting crime novels—from legal to historical to quasi-true tales—that allow readers to travel the globe and back in time.

Book-Based Career Day | Wyatt’s World

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These five memoirs, each by a known name in their field, serve as the literary equivalent of a career day.

Oh, the Horror! | The Reader’s Shelf, October 1, 2016

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Here are just some of the debuts that horror fans can look to this ­Halloween season.

Bridget Jones, Before and Beyond | RA Crossroads

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Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, all things Bridget Jones and the chick lit backlist lead me down a winding path.

Escape into Reading | Wyatt’s World

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Need a break from politics? Even as the next round of debates unfold, great new fall books arrive, offering a refuge. Here are five choices to aid varied getaways.