Genealogical Research Practices, Cultivating Cannabis 101, and an Introduction to Islam | Reference Reviews, May 1, 2015


Baxter’s volume is great for genealogical collections; Cervantes’s Cannabis Encyclopedia is essential for those wishing to grow their own cannabis; Hillenbrand’s introductory text covering Islam is recommended

Gardening, April 2015 | Best Sellers


Petite growing with Small-Space Vegetable Gardens and The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden

Nonfiction on John Stuart Mill, Religious Relics, Gardening, Anne Frank | Xpress Reviews


On Mill and foreign policy, for readers interested in Christian antiquities, snap up this book for their green-thumb patrons, a riveting, multidimensional portrait of Anne Frank

Topics in Criminal Justice, Time and Navigation, Biblical Studies, plus Caesar’s Era, Short Takes | Reference Reviews, March 1, 2015


The 1910s from the standpoint of American lives and families, the definite but often overlooked link between time and place, a relatively new field in biblical studies, an introduction to Caesar’s world, family, friends, and enemies.

Hoping for Spring Gardens: Inspiration, Reference, and Guidance | Wyatt’s World


In spite of the snow blanketing much of the country, gardens are getting ready to bloom. Here are five books to raise the spirits and prepare readers for the abundance to come.

Political Leadership, Hot Flashes, the Penal System, Being a Gardener, & Homesteading | Xpress Reviews


Myths of political leadership, cooling off hot flashes, crime and punishment, Kennedy’s life as a gardener, an enjoyable read on homesteading

Best Sellers: Gardening, April 1, 2014

Succulents Simplified

Titles in this area are Plantiful and include Succulents Simplified and Seedswap

A Family More Dysfunctional Than Yours | Memoir


Ah, the holidays. The time of year for twinkling lights, random acts of kindness, and generosity toward one’s fellow man. Or if that sounds more like a Hallmark Channel original movie than what you have planned for December (dodging cranky shoppers, shaking off passive-aggressive comments from family members, pretending to like ugly Christmas sweaters), then […]

Arts & Humanities Reviews | November 15, 2013


Reviews of Charming Gardeners, The President’s Devotional: The Daily Readings that Inspired President Obama, and Dr. J: The Autobiography, plus a full list of Arts & Humanities titles from the November 15, 2013 issue.

Science & Technology Reviews | October 1, 2013


Reviews of The New English Garden, Ingenious: A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race To Revive America, and The Land of the Five Flavors: A Cultural History of Chinese Cuisine, plus a full list of Science & Technology reviews from the October 1, 2013 issue.