Brodsky’s Debut of the Month, Brussolo, Estep, Schwab, plus New Series & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews, January 1, 2016

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Debut novelist Brodsky has researched her Greek mythology thoroughly; Brussolo’s work submerges readers into the world of the subconscious; you don’t have to be a fan of fantasy to enjoy Emily June Street’s exuberant characters

Sweazy’s Pick of the Month, Chillers from Bayer, DuBois, plus new Series Lineup & More | Mystery Reviews, January 2016

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This month’s selections offer fascinating, complex protagonists, clever and intriguing story lines, and fine writing. There is nothing to be ashamed of if you love reading mysteries, and there is plenty here to get 2016 off to a great start.

Asia Known & Unknown | LJ Reviews

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Armchair travelers, tourists, and students of contemporary Sri Lanka will relish Elephant Complex; Mould’s memoir will stimulate interest in Kyrgyzstan; with Subramanian’s study Sri Lanka will finally get the spotlight it deserves

Library Leadership, Electronic Resources, Self-Study | LJ Reviews

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Creating Leaders is for librarians in any kind of leadership role, whether formally or informally; an overview of the impact electronic resources; how to capture data that will promote services and demonstrate value-added activities

Star Wars Games | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, January 1, 2016

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Thankfully, Star Wars is one of the richest and most long-standing intellectual properties in pop culture, and its relationship with video games goes almost all the way back to the original 1977 movie.

Elizabeth Strout | LibraryReads Author Spotlight, January 1, 2016

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“People will go after you for combining poverty and abuse,” warns Sarah Payne, a writer admired by the eponymous heroine of Elizabeth Strout’s My Name Is Lucy Barton.

Experimenter, Mulholland Dr., A Special Day, Two Men in Town | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks

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A unique docudrama, Mulholland Dr. is deliriously mesmerizing and frustratingly convoluted, two different but lonely people come together, director Giovanni makes a solid case for giving a criminal another chance

Pop Painting, 3D Origami, Beadweaving, HomeMade Modern, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, January 1, 2015

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Pop Painting for younger artists; an appealing and achievable HomeMade Modern; quilters of all skill levels have much to gain from the Quilter’s Academy; Guéniau provides ideas and a personal approach to decorating and entertaining

Sushi & Sashimi, Ramen, Pho, plus Simply Nigella and Middle Eastern Sweets | Cooking Reviews, January 1, 2016

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A practical take on whole grain cooking; meatless healthy eating; an excellent starting point for sushi and sashimi lovers; Lawson’s winning selection of recipes for all occasions; Miller reframes cooking as a form of self-care

Fashion Collections | Reference eReviews, January 1, 2016

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VENTURING INTO new territory with this column, we look at a number of fashion-related resources that cover a full spectrum of possibilities.