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Have You Heard About... Songs of Love and Death

… what happens when you mix romance with fantasy, science-fiction, and horror? You get Songs of Love and Death: Tales of Star-Crossed Love, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois.

Have You Heard About... Beasts of Burden

… the dogs (and cat) who protect the town of Burden Hill? In the graphic novel Beasts of Burden. [Vol. 1], Animal Rites, we learn about this lovely town, and its dark side. The humans who live in Burden are largely unaware of the evils around and within it, but the animals are another matter. Several dogs and a cat become protectors for the town, doing what no one else can.

Have You Heard About... A Nose for Justice

… the great new cozy mystery series set in the Southwest? A Nose for Justice, by Rita Mae Brown, is a departure from her Virginia series. Set in Nevada, this is a very timely book, both politically and on current events.

Have You Heard About... The Grimm Legacy

… the New York Circulating Material Repository?  It’s a lending library for objects – everything from chess sets to one of Marie Antoinette’s every-day wigs.  The special collections include more powerful and dangerous items, like Snow White’s mother’s mirror in the Grimm Collection and a shrinking ray in the

Have You Heard About... Antiques Roadshow behind the Scenes

…what people around the country are doing with their antiques (and old junk)?  You can find out with Antiques Roadshow behind the Scenes: An Insider’s Guide to PBS’s #1 Weekly Show, by Marsha Bemko.  Whether you are a fan of Antiques Roads

Have You Heard About... Blameless

… the humorous steampunk Victorian romance with vampires and werewolves?  Gail Carriger’s Blameless* picks up shortly after the end of Changeless, with both Lord and Lady Maccon dealing with the fallout of Alexia’s announcement.  (I won’t leave any spoilers here, because this series is definitely better when read in order!)  Our heroine’s situation is made

Have You Heard About... The Disappearing Spoon

… the amazing science, people, and more behind the periodic table of the elements?  The Disappearing Spoon and Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements, by Sam Kean, is a fascinating look at everything from how the solar system was formed, to how the periodic table was formed, to the lives of va

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