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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: Music, Picks by Joyce, Staff Picks

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: Books, Nonfiction, Picks by Joyce, Staff Picks

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: Books, Nonfiction, Picks by Joyce, Staff Picks

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: Movies and TV, Picks by Joyce, Staff Picks

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: Historical Fiction, Movies and TV, Picks by Joyce, Staff Picks

Joyce’s Pick: Heaven is for Real

Joyce staff picks photoDo you wonder if Heaven is for Real? Just ask Colton; he knows it is, because he’s been there! This four-year-old’s near-death experience astounded his family and may inspire you. Colton’s story, written by his father but told in Colton’s words, is an engaging read for believer or skeptic alike.

By MPPL on January 17, 2012 Categories: Books, Nonfiction, Picks by Joyce, Staff Picks

Joyce’s Pick: Downton Abbey

Joyce staff picks photoIf you enjoy British period series, try Downton Abbey! See life from both sides; that of the aristocratic Crawley family, who seek to preserve their way of life, their mansion and its land, and the lives of the household staff who serve them. It’s better than Upstairs, Downstairs! Check it out!

By MPPL on November 1, 2011 Categories: Historical Fiction, Movies and TV, Picks by Joyce, Staff Picks

Joyce’s Pick: Before I Go To Sleep

Joyce staff picks photoChristine, left damaged following a brutal attack, loses all memory when asleep. She reconstructs her life daily, with the help of those closest to her and a secret journal. S. J. Watson’s debut, Before I Go To Sleep, puts a new spin on the amnesia tale. Try it!

 

By MPPL on August 9, 2011 Categories: Books, Mysteries/Thrillers/Suspense, Picks by Joyce, Staff Picks

Joyce’s Pick: Little Princes

Joyce staff picks photoWhen Conor Grennan volunteers at the Little Princes Children’s Home in Nepal, it changes his life forever. As he falls in love with the children he discovers the orphans might be trafficked. Can Conor possibly reunite the children with their families? Come along on Conor’s uplifting and dangerous adventure in Little Princes.

By MPPL on May 17, 2011 Categories: Books, Nonfiction, Picks by Joyce, Staff Picks

Joyce’s Pick: Hachi

Joyce staff picks photoLooking for a family-friendly, heartwarming film? Hachi is it! Hachi, a lost Akita pup, is found by a university professor and life is never the same. This American adaptation is based on a true, renowned story of love and loyalty from Japan.

By MPPL on March 15, 2011 Categories: Movies and TV, Picks by Joyce, Staff Picks