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

Angling, History, Law, and Pricing Guides | Reference Short Takes

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Consider the Fisherman’s Bible for more complete angler collections only; a recommended ready reference on a growing demographic; an illuminating compendium for money-crunching history buffs

Beranbaum’s Baking Bible, Bittman’s VB6, Shumski’s Waffles, & More | Cooking Reviews

Baking Bible

Beranbaum bridges the gap between popular home baking collections and professional texts, Bittman’s latest will coax readers toward a healthier lifestyle, Shumski’s unconventional cooking method isn’t gourmet, but it’s a lot of fun

The LGBT Experience | Reference eReviews & E-Short Takes

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Librarians Connolly and Golderman examine the resources that deliver—via text and film—archival history, scholarly research, and popular thought relating to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) experience in all its variations.

Overviews of Black Migration, Analytic Philosophy, Conifers, Social Deviance | Reference Reviews

Great Migration

Editor Reich’s excellent work provides researchers with a broad overview of the two waves of migration by Southern blacks to the North and West regions of the United States, a detailed work comprised of beautiful photographs

Science and Jewish History, Everything To Know About Making Bread, Evolutionary Biology, & More | Science & Technology Reviews

A Chosen Calling

Efron discusses the profound influence of Jews on 20th-century science, Fromartz displays his exhaustive knowledge of the craft, history, and culture of bread making, nonspecialists will appreciate this sweeping panorama of ancient life

How To Get Unstuck, Dry Your Own Food, Weave, Mend, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews

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Creative Block is an ideal resource for any type of visually creative person working in any medium, Marrone covers drying your own food in painstaking detail, one of weaving’s greats imparts knowledge to a wider audience

Premodern Sea Travel, Marriage Equality, Casey on Fiction, & More | Social Sciences Reviews

Sextant

Barrie takes readers on a tour of the history of maritime navigation; a timely account of the legal struggles to attain fundamental rights; Casey’s guide belongs on every writer’s shelf; how university libraries have created new services

Q&A: Kim Werker, Author of Make It Mighty Ugly

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Kim Werker talks to LJ about her goals for the Mighty Ugly project

Hollywood History, Comedy Writers on Humor, Creative Crafting, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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Foodies and celebrity watchers alike will be delighted by this walk through Hollywood drinking history, Sack’s collection is full of great moments, Werker provides a look at the internal voices that keep people from expressing their creativity

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