The Right Words

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When Marlo Thomas was an 18-year-old up-and-coming actress, she was devastated when journalists began debating whether she’d ever be as good or popular as her famous father, TV star Danny Thomas. She went to him in tears, insisting that she wanted to change her name. “I raised you to be a thoroughbred,” Danny told his […]


Crest Of Eagles Book Review

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Jocelyn has an excellent knowledge and understanding of the writing craft. The author interweaves multiple, strong, leading characters and two completely different time frames masterfully. Crest of Eagles reminds me of some of the great works of Wilbur Smith. This book certainly ranks with some of the best that I have reviewed to date and […]


115 Ways To Reduce Anxiety Book Review

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Mike Marcoe writes from first hand experience in his book 115 Ways to Reduce Anxiety, providing advice from the view of one who has traveled the road of anxiety for a long time, undergoing therapies and combing through mountains of research. His experience has resulted in this self-help guide to people looking for ways to […]


Waxing Book Review

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The excerpt in the opening page of Waxing, before all the credits and the title page, was fantastic! That little enticing excerpt compelled me to read on with energy. This compact, 204 page fiction could be classified as a paranormal romance fantasy. Author Megan Powell uses wit and pace to create a fun and suspenseful […]


Looking Glass By James R Strickland A Book Review

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Synopsis Looking Glass is set in the not too distant future, in a gritty, unrefined, shattered North America. Hackers and IT security technicians fight a different kind of war in cyberspace. A serial killer has found a way to use the network to reach inside his victims brains, and use these brains as his weapon. […]


Unspoken Dream Book Review

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Carol Bennett writes a stunning mystery-thriller. Her chilling entrance is one I have encountered only rarely in a book. Here, we have a victim who looks like he had been swarmed by bees in the middle of a storm, but the reader is lead to believe that it was something much more ominous and that […]


The Cranberry Bog Book Review

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Scott Underhill takes readers on a stimulating, emotional ride in his book The Cranberry Bog, an environmental suspense novel. Environment Engineer, Jeff Ridge works for the Environment Protection Agency. He and his co-worker, Tara Clemens, are walking on eggshells around an unusual assignment after being called into investigate tainted water at a Bed and Breakfast […]


Grier S Almanac 200 Years Of Service

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One of my favorite “reads” are almanacs. From the formerly named Information Please almanac to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, these handy paperback books contain a wealth of information on virtually any subject, particularly the more generalized tomes such as Information Please. In November 2005, I visited my locally owned drugstore and found that they had […]


King Bartholomew And The Jester S Riddle Book Review

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King Bartholomew and the Jester’s Riddle by Pina Mastromonaco is a wonderful, fun book with a humor level perfect for children aged four to eight. Entertaining riddles entice readers to try to guess the answer while enjoying the tale. Childlike King Bartholomew is obsessed with toys and solving riddles. The chubby, balding King learns to […]


Valerie Hector The Art Of Beadwork Historic Inspiration Contemporary Design

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Valerie Hector’s The Art of Beadwork: Historic Inspiration, Contemporary Design (ISBN 0-8320-0307-8) is an interesting combination of the historical and cultural analysis of various beadmaking traditions and the presentation of works by modern designers who were inspired by these traditions. There are numerous books on contemporary bead designs, as well as many histories of beadmaking […]


Book Review Of The Alchemist

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The Alchemist is one of those “esoteric” feeling books that makes you feel like life is vivid again. It certainly plays on the feeling that “there is something more” that you’ve forgotten and the thought that you are part of a bigger plan. As you follow Santiago, the shepherd boy on his adventure, you will […]


The Seventh Jewel Book Review

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The Seventh Jewel is a fantasy-adventure fiction geared for youth (ages 11 and up). J.J. Pritchard crammed several tantalizing elements in only 278 pages. The reader is taken on a journey that involves a treasure hunt, a noble quest and the discovery of an ancient civilization. The author touches upon family relationships, dealing with death […]


Freakonomics A Book Review

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If the thought of a book on economics is about as exciting as watching your toenails grow, or you are under-whelmed with statistics and number crunching theory, then the bestselling book Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything just might be the book to make you wake up without that extra […]


The Latent Book Review

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Marshall Frank, author of six books, has proved an exceptional ability to write absorbing who-dun-it’s time and time again. According to his website he is able to do this by embellishing on real life experiences during his 30-year career investigating homicides in the Miami-Dade region of Florida. In doing so he creates a realistic, action-packed, […]


A Journey To Happiness And Balance

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Why go through all the trouble of working hard and being successful if it won’t make you a happier person? That is the question noted author and leadership expert David Fischman asks of readers in his new book “The Secret of the Seven Seeds” (Jossey-Bass, $22.95). First published in Latin America, this engaging book tells […]


The Revival Of The Audio Book

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A short history of the audio book In 1920 the Royal National Institute for the Blind in England was allready doing research on how to create audio books for the blind. At that time there were a lot of ex World War 1 soldiers who had gone blind as a result of the fighting. In […]


Rich Dad Poor Dad

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A lot of people have read Robert Kiyosaki’s books (and he has a lot of them), but this is the one that started them all. I think what endears people to Rich Dad Poor Dad is the story. It seems to me that whenever a non-fiction book teaches with stories, it does very well. So, […]


Turn Off The Fat Genes A Book Review

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Once in a while a good title comes along and “Turn Off the Fat Genes” is one of those titles that just have to be written about. If you are not familiar with Dr. Neal Barnard’s work, he has been writing about how to lose weight on a high carbohydrate diet for at least a […]