Hollywood History, a Funky Mayor, and Unicycling Across America | Books for Dudes

Of All the Gin Joints

Life is far, far too short to spend it doing crap. While your days don’t have to be jam-packed with meaning and spiritual fulfillment, spending time with crap people doing crap things eating crap food is an American institution that needs to end. Begone, your big-box store fashions, your fast-food-franchise gluttony, your crap coffee, and […]

Eureka! Science Camp Reading | The Reader’s Shelf

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Take one last stab at summer reading with these nonfiction titles, each offering educational illumination with an infusion of fun.

Makeup Reading | Wyatt’s World

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From 10-Minute Makeup to Love, Lashes, and Lipstick to The Daily Face

A Busman’s Holiday of Books | Wyatt’s World

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Get caught up in children’s literature, publication battles, annotated works, and investigations into the process of reading with these titles from the experts.

Nine New Adult Reads To Keep You Up All Night

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Coeds and cliffhangers and coming of age—that’s what new adult (NA) fiction is made of. Aimed at the 18- to 25-year-old audience and focusing on firsts—first love, first job, first sex—these titles tackle tough issues.

End Your Summer Reading Some Firsts | Wyatt’s World

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Johansen’s debut is already on its way to becoming a movie franchise, Jones delivers a suspenseful blend of genres, McNeal evokes the Big Easy of the 1960s, Owen’s setting is spellbinding, Thomas’s sweeping family saga is leisurely paced

In the Kingdom of Ice | RA Crossroads

In the Kingdom of Ice

Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. Here the quest for the fabled open polar seas leads me down a winding path.

World War II Reading | Wyatt’s World

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Five titles for World War II history readers; from The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl to The Dog Who Could Fly to Neptune

On Vacation: Books for Summer Reading | The Reader’s Shelf

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Here are six ways to envision summer; from The Vacationers to The Miniaturist

Reading Hollywood (or Thereabouts) | Wyatt’s World

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Lives are upended in Arts & Entertainments, Bloom’s character-rich coming-of-age story, Grant’s memoir illustrates the virtue of resilience, Harvey on the intimate power of film, and glitzy beach reading from Sohn.

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