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Actually, I would give it 3.5 stars.
Speak in the audio format feels realistic, as the reader sounds like a teenage girl whom narrates to us in the fir
Jun 15, 2009
Mar 06, 2009
The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life
This is a great healthy cookbook. The author is a nutritionist and pares down recipes that most of us are familiar with but which are high in fat and ...more
Apr 14, 2009
Apr 14, 2009
The Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life
A well organized, easy to read (and skim) book on ways to prevent Alzheimer's. It includes advice on diet, physical fitness, memory tests, and mental ...more
Jan 15, 2012
Dec 02, 2011
Shadowfever (Fever, #5)
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

This is a series review for the: Fever Series in audio.

Set in the rainy city of Dublin, Ireland, this par
Apr 2012
Mar 21, 2012
The Gargoyle
This was a tough one to rate - I debated internally for the past several days as to a 4 or 5 star. I don't give many 5 stars and try to do so to books ...more
Mar 27, 2009
Feb 03, 2009
The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories
I am still reading this great collection. Here are several blog posts around the two stories which I have completed. Each comes with additional inform ...more
not set
Mar 25, 2010
Mandarin Gate (Inspector Shan, #7)
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

An elegant and literary whodunit, set against the backdrop of China’s brutal crushing of Tibetan society a
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Jun 20, 2014
Glenn Hughes: The Autobiography - From Deep Purple to Black Country Communion
Original review posted at Layers of Thought

2.5 stars actually

Quick take: The story of Hughes’ rise to fame, descent into total drug addiction and eve
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Feb 19, 2014
2010: Odyssey Two (Space Odyssey, #2)
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

John’s quick take: Continuing the story told in the classic science fiction movie and novel 2001: A Space
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Jan 17, 2014
Daddy Goes on a Trip: Dealing with Travel and Deployment
Daddy is going away on a trip. A long trip. He will be gone a long time. It’s called deployment. A big word but a child hears it. It could mean anythi ...more
Nov 03, 2009
Nov 06, 2009
Mending the Moon
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

Shellie’s quick take: Mainstream fiction with a separate storyline that is speculative in nature. This is
Jun 15, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
This is the best, easiest, and most effective method of discipline for children that I have found. Working as a substitute teacher for several years a ...more
Jan 1996
Mar 03, 2009
Tunnel Out of Death
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

John’s quick take: An ambitious science fiction brain tease in which the protagonist “falls into an aston
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Jun 17, 2013
After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall
John’s complete 3.5 star review for:
After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall (ARC edition) is available at Layers of Thought.

Here is a brief
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Feb 05, 2012
The Tempest
Original review with more stuff (interesting links, movie and book tie ins) at Layers of Thought.

We are such stuff as dreams are made on…..

About: This
Nov 29, 2010
Dec 21, 2010
Paperboy: An Enchanting True Story of a Belfast Paperboy Coming to Terms with the Troubles
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

John’s quick take: An excellent, touching and hilarious coming-of-age story, set during the Troubles in No
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Dec 10, 2013
Mediterranean Harvest: Vegetarian Recipes from the World's Healthiest Cuisine
Excellent cookbook.

I liked the fact that it covers the entire Mediterranean including Africa and that the author includes little snippets of her expe
Jan 24, 2015
Feb 24, 2015
Dinosaur Thunder
Original review by John posted at Layers of Thought.

Are you interested in dinosaurs, time travel, space travel, religious cults and strange “alien” sp
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Jan 03, 2013
The Cocktail Waitress (Hard Case Crime #109)
4.5 stars actually!

Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

A page-turning posthumous noire novel, by crime fiction master James M. Cain. Told from
Sep 08, 2012
Aug 29, 2012
Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?
I picked this book up on a whim - just for curiosity's sake from the local library while I was on an organization kick. I thought it might be helpful. ...more
Sep 30, 2008
Apr 30, 2009
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
This guy is goofy - hes egotistical and sexist. I read this in one of my college courses on men and women and their relationships and we bashed it to ...more
Jan 1997
Feb 02, 2009
The SuperStress Solution: 4-week Diet and Lifestyle Program

I have read a number of books on health and diet over the years. I am no expert but one gets a feel for which are good and those containing junk or ju
Oct 22, 2009
Oct 20, 2009
Something Wicked This Way Comes & A Sound of Thunder

2nd Witch: By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. [Knocking:] Open locks, Whoever knocks! [Enter Macbeth:]
Macbeth: How now, y
Sep 03, 2009
Sep 02, 2009
The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 101 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More!
I was a bit tired of my regular blends for smoothies and checked a couple of books out from the local library. This book was better than a few of the ...more
Jun 15, 2009
Jul 01, 2009
Cold City (Repairman Jack: The Early Years, #1)
Original review by John posted at Layers of Thought.

2.5 stars actually.

A book that goes back in time and sets the foundation for the popular “Repairma
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Nov 29, 2012
Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do

This is not a self help book. That Wednesday Martin has a Ph.D in comparative literature helps the reader understand the methodology used within the w
Nov 20, 2009
Oct 26, 2009
Scattershot: My Bipolar Family
Scattershots is a sad/yet "realistic perspective" of a man whom has grown up within a family, including himself, which all but one has a chemical brai ...more
Feb 20, 2009
Feb 06, 2009
The Widows of Braxton County
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

Shellie’s quick take: A women’s thriller with a slight paranormal bent that includes domestic abuse and f
Aug 04, 2013
Aug 05, 2013
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
Actually 4.5 stars...

Book Overview:

This is a coming of age memoir and tribute to the author’s father, told via a graphic novel. Allison Bechdel, the a
Mar 25, 2010
Feb 27, 2010
Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey Into Manhood and Back Again
I found this book in an international airport terminal's book store, and was really pleased to have done so.
I have always been fascinated by men and h
Jan 2008
Feb 04, 2009