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

Neptune

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

A Different Kind of Beach Reading | Wyatt’s World

In the Kingdom of Ice

From adventures to tragedies to court cases and more, here are five titles that allow readers to get their feet wet without leaving home.

Meat, Smoke, and Fire: Five Books for the Grilling Season | Wyatt’s World

Fire and Smoke

Fieri’s fun, everybody-can-do-it guide, Ford’s smart & grand book for cooks with big dreams, champion pitmaster Lilly guides everyday cooks, Mylan’s chic guide to all things meat, and a gang of London chefs do BBQ, and much more.

Iggulden’s Stormbird: Battling Kings and Their Comrades | RA Crossroads

Wars of the Roses

Richly set and vividly realized, Iggulden’s opening account of the long-waged battle for England’s crown is engrossing and deftly achieved.

Books by Design: Vintage Fashion in Fiction | The Reader’s Shelf

Astor Place Vintage

Tag sales and thrift shops are not the only places to discover vintage finds. Authors have unearthed the delights of dressing from the past as well. Romance, history, and friendship deepen these stories, and, of course, dresses are in the mix

Thrilling Readers | Wyatt’s World

Unleashed

Suggest these five narrators to listeners hoping for mysteries and an electrified atmosphere

Spilt Milk: The Ripple Effect of Character Choices | The Reader’s Shelf

Fall on Your Knees

Some actions have unanticipated and unpleasant effects. These six titles explore how characters deal with those consequences—or avoid them—and the larger ramifications of their choices.

From Cosmos to the Universe Within | RA Crossroads

Cosmos

Readers’ advisory (RA) recommends Cosmos, from the discoveries that led to the invention of motors to explanations of evolution and extinction. Lead patrons to a richly mixed universe of watch-alikes, read-arounds, & more

Privacy, Data, and the Clandestine | Wyatt’s World

The Good Spy

No Place To Hide for The Good Spy; from The Snowden Files to Big Data, a Dragnet Nation

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