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New Month, New Season, New Reads: 16 New Books for Spring

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March arrived this week and none too soon! Last month we weathered tragedy, scandal and tepid weather conditions.  While many problems of the last month will follow us into the new month, there is hope— there is always hope. This week, hope comes not in the form of Hope Hicks, who departed her position as White House Communications Director yesterday, but in the hope and promise of what’s new in books this coming Spring! We have compiled a list of this week’s 16 Must-Have Books for Spring you will want to add to your collection. The new book by The Black Swan author Nassim Nicholas Taleb will challenge reality and have you rethinking your conventional ways of living; Michelle McNamara and Gillian…

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October is National Cookbook Month – Get Cooking!

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It’s fall and in most regions it’s beginning to get a little chilly in the evenings. Sweaters are starting to come out of the mothballs they’ve been resting in all summer long, blankets are being tucked into beds once again, decorative throws are being tossed on sofas, and logs from outside are being brought in for a crackling evening fire in the fireplace or wood-burning stove. If all this coziness is making you want to grab a cookbook and experiment with a new recipe for a hearty soup or stew, pot roast, chili (meatless or otherwise), steaming, in-season vegetables such as kale, butternut squash, turnips, brussels sprouts or broccoli, you are not alone. If you love to cook, as I…

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Retronaut: A wild journey aboard a photographic time machine

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H.G. Wells had his time machine, and Doctor Who has his TARDIS, but now comes a book that actually allows you, the reader, to do the time-travelling. The book is Retronaut: the Photographic Time Machine, a collection of 350 images that, in the words of its author, “is about seeing the past through different lenses.” Think of the book as a compilation of the most delightful and astonishing pictures from the massive photo album of our shared worldwide cultural heritage. The photos come from Retronaut.com, a website celebrating some of the most intriguing, amazing and amusing images ever captured on film.  Retronaut (both the book and the website) are the creation of Chris Wild, a British blogger who describes himself…

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Martha Stewart’s Classic Potato Salad Recipe

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A BookTrib Reprint (06/12)with upcoming July 4th picnics in mind. Enjoy- In this beautiful volume, a love letter to American food, Martha Stewart, who has so significantly influenced the American table, collects her most favorite national dishes, as well as the stories and traditions behind them. These are recipes that will delight you with nostalgia, inspire you, and teach you about our nation by way of its regions and their distinctive flavors. Above all, these are time-honored recipes that you will turn to again and again. Part of the charm of a picnic is its informality, whether you are in a sunny glade or right in your own backyard. What better addition to the menu than a wonderful potato salad.…

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