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Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money
I heard about this on Dave Ramsey's national radio program when he interviewed Daniel Lapin. An amazing book that addresses some of our culture's misc ...more
Aug 2008
Feb 10, 2009
In the Gravest Extreme: The Role of the Firearm in Personal Protection
I know people personally who have taken classes from Massad F. Ayoob. I also found his name mentioned in a recommended reading list on Kathy Jackson's ...more
Jul 02, 2009
Jul 02, 2009
GURPS for Dummies (For Dummies)
The first time I checked this out from the library I had troubles just reading a few pages. I attribute that to not having read any GURPS books for a ...more
Mar 02, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
Alvin Journeyman (Tales of Alvin Maker, #4)
Trudging through the first chapter I wanted to scream. If I didn't already know that I enjoy reading books by this author I would have tossed the book ...more
Feb 13, 2009
Feb 10, 2009
The Essential Blender: Guide to 3D Creation with the Open Source Suite Blender
My biggest complaint with this book is that most of the screen shots involving the Blender interface were grey on grey--making it very difficult to se ...more
Dec 2008
Feb 10, 2009
Guns Save Lives: True Stories of Americans Defending Their Lives with Firearms
Besides providing compelling reasons to both have a gun and know how to use it, this book outlines real-life scenarios in a way that illustrates quite ...more
Aug 22, 2009
Sep 09, 2009
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians (Alcatraz, #1)
This is the sixth Brandon Sanderson book I have read in the last three months, although I understand there is some dispute about whether or not this b ...more
Jan 13, 2012
Jan 13, 2012
The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
I've been listening to the national radio program "The Dave Ramsey Show" for quite some time now, at least a year and maybe two. My sister got me star ...more
Jan 2007
Feb 10, 2009
War of Honor (Honor Harrington, #10)
I started this book grudgingly, based on the laborious story-mining I felt I endured in the previous two or three books in this series and based on th ...more
Oct 28, 2011
Oct 28, 2011
Even if a parent could be "perfect", there is no guarantee the children will be perfect. Good parents can raise children who make bad choices, and chi ...more
Oct 08, 2010
Oct 09, 2010
Going To War In World War Two (Armies Of The Past)
I just finished reading this to my boys, ages 6.5 and almost 5. The book was a good balance of text and pictures. Besides covering major events of the ...more
Jun 08, 2009
Jun 08, 2009
The Best Defense: True Stories of Intended Victims Who Defended Themselves with a Firearm
This book was recommended by Kathy Jackson on her website, Cornered Cat (from the table of contents, look for the section titled "Mindset").

In most of
Jul 27, 2009
Jul 29, 2009
The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, #4)
Loved it! Too bad this is just a "side deviation"—I loved the characters, the setting, and [gasp!] allomancy with firearms! This story would probably ...more
Feb 02, 2012
Feb 07, 2012
How a Book is Made
One of my sons (age eight) brought this to me today and told me he thought I would enjoy it. I've been working on getting started in a proofreading/co ...more
Jan 22, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
Curious George Goes to a Movie
The man in the yellow hat says, "Stay here and watch the movie and please stay out of trouble." I just roll my eyes... isn't this how all the Curious ...more
Mar 08, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
Hello, Bumblebee Bat
This "story" is made up of a series of questions, kind of like an interview, asked of a small bat found in Thailand. The questions are very conversati ...more
Nov 19, 2009
Nov 19, 2009
A Mighty Fortress (Safehold, #4)
As the Safehold series progresses, the books seem to get longer and longer--and not necessarily with an increase in story. My chief complaint with Dav ...more
Oct 18, 2012
Oct 23, 2012
Curious George and the Firefighters (Curious George New Adventures)
The story was alright, but there's this one thing that always bugs me about the Curious George stories: he's described as a monkey--but has no tail! D ...more
Jan 16, 2010
Jan 16, 2010
Presumed Guilty
Forgiveness, redemption, faith. Do you love your family so much that you wouldn't do anything to jeopardize it? One small decision chosen poorly may r ...more
Jul 09, 2009
Jul 10, 2009
This book tells the story of a young boy who is given the opportunity to pick out a cat from an animal shelter for his birthday. The story itself is w ...more
Oct 17, 2009
Oct 17, 2009
Washington State gun rights and responsibilities
I was recently told that this book was required reading. After buying this book (more of a booklet) and reading it through I'm very glad that I did. T ...more
Aug 24, 2009
Aug 27, 2009
Shadowline (Starfishers, #1)
Somewhat randomly, I pulled this off the shelf while browsing at the library. The writing style is quite different from other authors I am used to rea ...more
Mar 05, 2012
Mar 05, 2012
The Dark Side of the Sun
I believe this is one of Terry Pratchett's first published books. Interestingly, I read it after reading all the published Discworld books. While bein ...more
Sep 22, 2010
Sep 23, 2010
QBQ! the Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability at Work and in Life
A very quick read, I heard about this on Dave Ramsey's radio show. This book is on his list of "must reads" for new employees at his company. While re ...more
Apr 05, 2009
Apr 06, 2009
Runtime Error (Not Invented Here, #1)
I enjoy the Unshelved series (also with Bill Barnes), so naturally when I heard about this book I was eager to read it. I don't think you'd need to be ...more
Feb 22, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
Curious George in the Snow
The man in the yellow hat says, "I'll be right back, so don't get into any trouble." I just roll my eyes... isn't this how all the Curious George stor ...more
Mar 08, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
The Berenstain Bears and Baby Makes Five
This wonderful story offers a great picture of the possible perspectives children may take when faced with the prospect of a new family member. Sister ...more
Aug 24, 2009
Sep 05, 2009
Into the Kill Zone: A Cop's Eye View of Deadly Force
This book was one of several resources recommended by CorneredCat autheror Kathy Jackson in her article "Lethal Force Aftermath".

After reading the boo
May 29, 2009
May 17, 2009
The Long War (The Long Earth, #2)
In addition to enjoying the story of these two books (The Long Earth and The Long War), I found an additional layer of humor in this: the story sort o ...more
Aug 09, 2013
Aug 10, 2013
Blueberries for Sal
The story presents a rather unlikely scenario: a mother [human:] and a mother bear go out picking blueberries with their respective little ones, on op ...more
Oct 15, 2009
Oct 15, 2009
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