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Staff Pick: My Pinterest

Joyce Staff Picks photoLooking for ideas on deck designs, weddings, or gluten-free cookies? Pinterest is your friend! It is a visually-oriented social network used to collect and share ideas for your projects or interests. Check out Michael Miller’s book My Pinterest for tips on navigating or enhancing your Pinterest experience.

By Readers' Advisor on April 1, 2014 Categories: All Staff Picks, Books, Nonfiction, Picks by Joyce

Joyce’s Pick: The Emotionally Healthy Church

Joyce staff picks photoThe Emotionally Healthy Church by Peter Scazzero invites you to embark on a journey in your own emotional and spiritual life. Scazzero explores transformative issues such as knowing your own heart, dealing with pain in your past, being vulnerable, and embracing loss and your own limits. Try it!

By Readers' Advisor on September 24, 2013 Categories: All Staff Picks, Books, Nonfiction, Picks by Joyce

Joyce’s Pick: Amazing Grace

Joyce Staff Picks photoLooking for a hero? Find one here as Ioan Gruffudd portrays William Wilberforce – a man’s whose passion and perseverance over 26 years culminated in the abolishment of the slave trade in the British Empire. Benedict Cumberbatch plays his friend and ally, William Pitt, making Amazing Grace a sure bet!

By Readers' Advisor on July 2, 2013 Categories: All Staff Picks, Movies and Television, Picks by Joyce

Joyce’s Pick: Evidence of Life

Joyce staff picks photoA camping trip, a flash flood, and Abby’s husband and daughter disappear. In her determined search for them, she is confronted with questions leaving her to wonder if she really knew her husband at all. Intrigued? Find the answers in Barbara Taylor Sissel’s new book Evidence of Life.

By Readers' Advisor on May 7, 2013 Categories: All Staff Picks, Books, Mysteries/Thrillers/Suspense, Picks by Joyce

Joyce’s Pick: Clara and Mr. Tiffany


Joyce staff picks photoClara and Mr. Tiffany
sheds light on the true artists behind Louis Comfort Tiffany’s famous leaded glass lamps. Meet Clara Driscoll and the other artists in the Women’s Division who have been shaded in obscurity, until Susan Vreeland’s masterful historical fiction brought them to light.

By Readers' Advisor on February 5, 2013 Categories: All Staff Picks, Books, Historical Fiction, Picks by Joyce

Joyce’s Pick: That’s Life

Joyce staff picks photoListening to contemporary jazz these days, you don’t expect to get classic Sinatra and Bennett vocal stylings, but Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. croons exactly that. That’s Life is the debut release of Landau, an America’s Got Talent winner. Take a new walk down memory lane and try it!

By Readers' Advisor on October 30, 2012 Categories: All Staff Picks, Music, Picks by Joyce

The Nest Home Design Handbook

The Nest Home Design Handbook book coverJoyce of Fiction/AV/Teen Services recommends The Nest Home Design Handbook: Simple Ways to Decorate, Organize, and Personalize Your Place by Carley Roney:

Are you addicted to HGTV and the DIY Network? Do you go to the home improvement store looking for those people who want to crash your house and give you a free room makeover? Me too! I’ve found a resource that can give us the tools to help decorate our homes without paying thousands for an interior designer. Carley Roney’s The Nest Home Design Handbook shows us how to decorate, organize, and personalize our spaces without breaking the bank. From windows to floors, painting to lighting, storage to accessories, this book is filled with practical advice for all the rooms of our homes. So don’t wait to be crashed! Find your inspiration and confidence here and do it yourself!

By Readers' Advisor on September 3, 2012 Categories: All Staff Picks, Books, Nonfiction, Picks by Joyce

Joyce’s Pick: Use What You Have Decorating

Joyce staff picks photoWant to update your home? Do you have a room that just doesn’t work? In Use What You Have Decorating, Lauri Ward will teach you to transform your home with ten simple design principles using the space you have, the things you like, and the budget you choose.

By Readers' Advisor on August 7, 2012 Categories: All Staff Picks, Books, Nonfiction, Picks by Joyce

Joyce’s Pick: White Collar

Joyce staff picks photoWhich would you chose: work for the Feds who incarcerated you or stay in prison for two more years? Con man Neal Caffrey chooses freedom, but on a short leash held by Agent Peter Burke. This unconventional partnership provides wonderful entertainment in the series White Collar. Check it out!

By Readers' Advisor on June 12, 2012 Categories: All Staff Picks, Movies and Television, Picks by Joyce

Joyce’s Pick: The Pillars of the Earth

Joyce staff picks photoAt first glance,  The Pillars of the Earth doesn’t seem like a love story. But this historical mini-series tells many tales: the love of a man for a woman, a people for their God, and the love of power that vilely corrupts. A beautiful series and a tale well told!

By Readers' Advisor on April 3, 2012 Categories: All Staff Picks, Historical Fiction, Movies and Television, Picks by Joyce