Time for Tea | Wyatt’s World


Tea is hot right now. From magazine features to specialty shops to tea sommeliers, more and more people are savoring the pleasures of a good cuppa. Here are five books to support your readers’ habit.

Postscript: Life in Letters | The Reader’s Shelf, August 2015


Between paeans to the practice itself, collections of correspondence, and novels in letters, there is an embarrassment of riches out there for epistolary readers.

From Page to Screen: Graphic Novels in Movies and Television


What’s a librarian to do when new comic converts ask for a book about their latest favorite character, or a comic that is similar to their favorite show? Start with this handy list of graphic novels that have either inspired or been inspired by their broadcast and cinematic counterparts.

McLain’s Circling the Sun Soars | RA Crossroads


Welcome to RA Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection readers’ advisory (RA) service goes where it may. In this column, Beryl Markham leads me down a winding path.

New Mysteries Starring Familiar Faces | Wyatt’s World


Late July and early August see a return of characters many readers know well—as recurring sleuths in crime novels reappear to take on new cases.

Magazine Rack Readers’ Advisory: Summer Cooking | Wyatt’s World


For pie fans Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love; meat lovers Franklin Barbecue, gardeners The Good Cook’s Book of Tomatoes; ice cream fans Van Leeuwen Artisan; and Essential Pépin

Pushing Boundaries, Getting Lost, Cooking Like a Man | Books for Dudes

The Alchemist's Daughter

Heavy BFD favorite categories and books that push our boundaries in this month’s column.

Reading by the Numbers | Wyatt’s World


A grand literary historical debut, gripping stories told from multiple perspectives, the summer’s biggest must-read, a tale of family secrets that mixes Southern Gothic with suspense

A Personal Touch: Debut Memoirs | The Reader’s Shelf, July 2015


These debut memoirs, while told by very different people, mine the most powerful aspects of common stories—life and death, creativity and perseverance, loss and hope.

Revolutionary Reading | Wyatt’s World


Every year about this time, a desire for history and context about the founding of our nation bubbles forth. Satisfy readers with these five titles. And have a Happy 4th