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10 Best Biographies of 2018

Posted about 12 hours ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, New: Books and Movies and Nonfiction | Tagged with aging, anecdotes, autobiographies, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, biographies, essays, farmers, Humor, memoirs, mortality, notable books, personality tests, psychology, reading recommendations, slavery, slaves and wit

Biographies, autobiographies, essays and memoirs from famous and not so famous, but very interesting people sharing intimate details of their lives.

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10 Best Business Books of 2018

Posted 1 day ago by April S

Posted in Business and Investing, eBooks and Audiobooks and New: Books and Movies | Tagged with activism, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, Business, capitalism, career changes, Careers, corporate culture, data, data mining, fraud, information technology, internet, interpersonal relations, job hunting, labor, leadership, motivation, power, psychology, reading recommendations, self-actualization, social movements, success, teams, time management, work, work-life balance and workplace

Compelling books on business, capitalism, economics, data mining, leadership and success.

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10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2018

Posted about 2 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, History and Politics, New: Books and Movies and Nonfiction | Tagged with addiction, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, cyberterrorism, essays, history, library, medical, prisons, reading recommendations, social media and true crime

True to life stories filled with compelling history, crime, addiction, investigative journalism, essays and so much more.

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Looking for an Outstanding, Holiday Appetizer? Create a Charcuterie Board!

Posted about 3 days ago by Clare T

Posted in Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks and Nonfiction | Tagged with appetizers, charcuterie, cheeses, cookbooks, cooking, cooking with kids, entertaining, holidays, meats, party planning, recipes and vegan

Charcuterie is all about putting a creative spin on what goes on a serving board. This blog post includes tips, tricks and resources to help you with your entertaining needs this holiday season and beyond.

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10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2018

Posted about 6 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, New: Books and Movies and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with action-packed, alternative histories, apocalypse, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, books to read, compelling, dystopian, engaging, Faerie realm, historical fantasy, intricately plotted, magic, mystical, near future, reading recommendations, richly detailed, Sci-Fi, strong sense of place, superhero stories, suspenseful, thought-provoking, urban fantasy, voyages and world building

The science fiction and fantasy novels in this blog post include stories that are compelling, imaginative, richly detailed and thought-provoking.

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10 Best Fiction Books of 2018

Posted about 8 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and New: Books and Movies | Tagged with best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, best fiction, books to read, Historical Fiction, notable books, reading recommendations and Short Stories

So many books, so little time. A short list that includes notable fiction titles from 2018 and lots of "best of the year" lists to explore for further reading.

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Best Comics and Graphic Novels of 2018

Posted about 10 days ago by Franco V

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with action, adventure, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, comic books, Comics, Coming of Age, graphic novels, Horror, music, Sci-Fi and Superheroes

2018 is heading to a close! It's time to look back on the best comics and graphic novels of the year.

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Best Young Adult Books of 2018

Posted about 11 days ago by Kathryn M

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, books to read, Coming of Age, family, friends, novels in verse, schools, spy stories, teenagers, YA Fiction and Young Adult Fiction

Before you close the book on 2018, be sure you have taken full advantage of the great YA titles released this year. Zombie fighters and modern day poets, from the court of Faerie, to death row, this year’s amazing cast of strong characters will keep you turning the pages.

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Make Your Own Natural Homemade Gifts

Posted about 12 days ago by Amy H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, New: Books and Movies, Nonfiction and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with beeswax, candles, crafts, DIY, essential oils, handmade gifts, Healthy, homemade soaps, natural, Natural Beauty Products and natural cleaners

Make your own natural, homemade beauty products and cleansers - they make great gifts too!

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