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A RAINBOW OF SMOOTHIE BOWLS
A Rainbow of Smoothie Bowls, by Leigh Weingus, is a cookbook that features more than 100 amazing creations and 40+ gorgeous, full-color photos. Page by page, this book serves up flavorful …

Book Reviews January 2017 Book Reviews January 2017

THE FASHION OF FILM
The Fashion of Film, by fashion historian Amber Butchart, takes a journey through the last 100 years of cinema style and its influence on the catwalks. With beautiful imagery and thoroughly researched …

Book Reviews December 2016 Book Reviews December 2016

GET CROSS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Keeping calm for the holidays just got a little easier with the release of The New York Times Keep Merry and Crossword On. St. Martin’s Press, home to the classic New …

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VIOLET ROSE AND THE VERY SNOWY WINTER STICKER ACTIVITY BOOK
When Mia has an accident in the snow, Violet accompanies her to the hospital. Happily, Mia is soon on the mend, but Violet notices that the …

Book Reviews November 2016 Book Reviews November 2016

WINE IN TIME
In her new book, The 24-Hour Wine Expert, Jancis Robinson makes it possible to learn the really important details about wine in a single day. In this pithy, approachable, comprehensive guide, Robinson shares …

Book Reviews October 2016 Book Reviews October 2016

 
GET PUMPED
Shoes have the power both to fascinate men and women and to crystallize a moment in fashion. In Vogue: The Shoe by Harriet Quick, with a foreword by Alexandra Shulman, editor-in-chief of British Vogue, …

Book Reviews September 2016 Book Reviews September 2016

 
MASTERING MINIATURES
The Little Book of Bonsai will make you an instant expert in the art of growing miniatures. It is packed with myth-busting surprises, the first of which is that growing bonsai isn’t really as …

Book Reviews August 2016 Book Reviews August 2016

FEEL GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY
Robert Flatt,a Houston-based photographer and Rice University professor, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1999 and left his corporate oil and gas career to enroll in photography classes at Rice to pursue his …

Book Reviews July 2016 Book Reviews July 2016

HIVE YOU HEARD?
What makes bees such perfect pollinators? How can we adapt outdoor spaces to feed and attract the widest variety of bees? How can we ensure a healthy future for the bees and save …

Book Reviews June 2016 Book Reviews June 2016

New releases with something for everyone

Book Reviews May 2016 Book Reviews May 2016

LESSONS IN ARRANGING
Whether hosting a party, helping out with a friend’s wedding or wishing to incorporate the beauty of flowers into everyday life, The Flower Workshop allows you to create dazzling arrangements that go beyond …

Book Reviews April 2016 Book Reviews April 2016

REDUCE CARBS/INCREASE VEGGIES
150 Best Spiralizer Recipes, by Marilyn Haugen and Jennifer Williams, provides a new, refreshing, fun way to introduce more vegetables into dishes and reduce carbohydrates. There are options for vegetarians, gluten-free diets and …

Book Reviews March 2016 Book Reviews March 2016

 
LOVE YOUR WEAVE
Part of the reason a whole new generation of weavers now love the craft is due to an affordable, space-efficient tabletop loom known as a rigid-heddle loom. Capable of making practical items as …

Book Reviews February 2016 Book Reviews February 2016

BEAUTY ON THE INSIDE
Upgrade your home’s charm factor with this comprehensive one-stop guide to creating custom-made soft furnishings. Hand-made Interiors shows stitch by stitch how to make beautiful pieces – from blinds, curtains, and cushion …

Book Reviews January 2016 Book Reviews January 2016

DECORATE ANYTHING
Introducing Washi Tape Crafts: 110 Ways to Decorate Just About Anything by Amy Anderson – a crafting book for savvy crafters and non-crafters alike. Fun, removable and remarkably easy to use, washi tape is …

Book Reviews December 2015 Book Reviews December 2015

CROSSWORDS FOR CHRISTMAS
The release of The New York Times ‘Tis the Season Crosswords means that it’s time for cocoa, Christmas trees and winter …

Book Reviews November 2015 Book Reviews November 2015

 
THE PIT STOP
Plants from Pits by Holly Farrell shows you how to grow a range of fruit and vegetables from pits that you might otherwise toss into the trash. Farrell offers guidance to growing more …

Book Reviews October 2015 Book Reviews October 2015

DINING ON A FOOD STAMP BUDGET
When Leanne Brown moved to New York to earn a master’s degree in food studies, she learned that 46 million Americans have to survive on only $4 a day, the …

Book Reviews September 2015 Book Reviews September 2015

 DAILY VEGAN DELIGHT
The recipes in Vegan Everyday feature tempting dishes that are bold, innovative, fresh and delicious. They reflect Chef Doug McNish’s expertise and complex palate, yet he has made sure they are easy so …

Book Reviews August 2015 Book Reviews August 2015

CELEBRATE COLOR
In Conran on Color, Terence Conran shares a lifetime of experience as one of the world’s leading designers and retailers to explain how to make the most of this vibrant and dynamic ingredient in …

Book Reviews July 2015 Book Reviews July 2015

MAKE A GREAT GARDEN ROOM
Outdoor living writer Sally Coulthard provides an extensive overview of small outdoor spaces in Shed Decor. Perfect for work, play or relaxation, a shed is small in space and investment, can …

Book Reviews June 2015 Book Reviews June 2015

THE MEANING OF LIFE
Authentic personal relationships in life are essential to our well-being. In Robert R. Ball’s new book, Being With: Maybe This Is What Life Is All About, he reveals the profound meanings contained …

Book Reviews May 2015 Book Reviews May 2015

STUNNING STATS
Infographic Guide to Literature presents unique, witty and surprising details about literature, from Shakespeare and Austen to Nabakov and Orwell, to George R. R. Martin and E. L. James. With fascinating stats and all …

Book Reviews April 2015 Book Reviews April 2015

 
OVER 50 AND FABULOUS
Throughout their youth, females are inundated with information and advertising related to health and beauty. As they get older, however, that information becomes more difficult to find – especially as women enter …

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CAT LADY REIMAGINED
Typically, the term “cat lady” evokes images of an unfashionable, unkempt and slightly unhinged spinster hoarding multiple cats. Cat Lady Chic serves up the antidote, celebrating the Cat Lady with a compilation of …

Book Reviews February 2015 Book Reviews February 2015

ON FOOD AND MEMORY
A Bowl of Olives is a treasure from the author and artist of the international bestseller In and Out of the Garden, and the wondrous sketchbook Sara Midda’s South of France. Drawn …