It finally got cold enough outside to put on some fuzzy boots and a Yas Queen sweatshirt over your normal Winter apparel and read some Marsha Hoffman Rising! The American Society of Genealogists just mailed their 75th Anniversary Volume (1940-2015) at the end of December and within is Rising's article "Trousers for Elijah: The Probable Identity of Elijah Robinson of Conewango Township, Cattaraugus County, New York," that originally appeared in TAG 63. This wonderful article will change how you review original records and the clues within that can be applied to establishing an identity.
The Family Tree Problem Solver: Proven Methods for Scaling the Inevitable Brick Wall by Rising is a necessary addition to any genealogical library regardless of skill level. Analytical tools, collateral evaluation, negative evidence and resolving conflicts within data are taught in a way that is approachable. I have the published 2005 version, but the 2011 version is the same and also available in Kindle.
The Family Tree Problem Solver by Marsha Hoffman Rising
Light & Magic by Ladytron (Just because.)