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, […]


Kisho Review

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Now here’s a treat for dog-lovers! Author of multiple short stories for children, Jarod Twiford, has recently released his first children’s book, Kisho. This story line is unique and has an ending that readers will not see coming. Everyone loves a hero story. But in Kisho, the hero is an animated animal that is not […]


The Frugal Book Promoter Book Review

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The Frugal Book Promoter – How to do What Your Publisher Won’t is the third book written by author Carolyn Howard -Johnson, but by far – it is not the last. Already she is planning on releasing a book of poetry. The Frugal Book Promoter has won the USA Book News award for Best Book […]


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 […]


Book Review The Straw Bale House

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If we learned anything from childhood, it was not to build our houses out of straw. After all, that big bad wolf was just waiting to blow it down. But that was before the world knew the numerous advantages of using compressed straw bales, as a key building material as outlined in the book The […]


Your Flight Questions Answered

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Whether you are an experienced air traveler or a novice, John Cronin’s book, “Your Flight Questions Answered,” has a little bit of something for everyone. Written more as a reference guide, Cronin’s book covers the many questions the flying public can have before, during, and after flight. Cronin divides his book into seven sections each […]


Bob The Dragon Slayer Review

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This very fun, exciting, fast-paced, warm novella – Bob the Dragon Slayer by Harry E. Gilleland Jr. – was a great afternoon read. In only 99 pages, this poet and author takes readers on a glorious adventure. Bob, an orphaned peasant lad witnesses a dragon destroying an entire village and dreams of becoming a knight. […]