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The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing
A good reference book for writers.
Nov 13, 2013
Oct 19, 2013
Getting Rid Of It: Eliminate the Clutter in Your Life
Wow! I was surprised by how useful and succinct this book was. So many of these types of books might get into the whys and might even give some hints...more
Jan 06, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
84, Charing Cross Road
What a lovely little book! I agree with another BookCrosser, the movie really did live up to the book. I saw the movie first, and couldn't wait to rea...more
Jan 13, 2008
Apr 28, 2014
Stars Come Out Within
Mostly written for a much younger audience than myself, but I believe this is quite readable for adults as well as younger people. It may not be as in...more
Sep 09, 2014
Jul 27, 2014
Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money--That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
I almost feel like I'm telling fiction by labeling this non-fiction. Sure, there are some concepts in the book worth contemplating, such as the way we...more
Aug 24, 2010
Aug 27, 2010
I Have Cancer. And I've Never Felt Better!
3 1/2 to 3 3/4 stars

This wasn't exactly what I was looking for when I picked this up, yet, it was well-written and a very good reminder why everyone n...more
Jan 20, 2013
Jan 19, 2013
The Prince
It seems absurd to me to actually try and write a review of this monumental work. I'm sure that just about everything that can be said about this piec...more
Jan 06, 2011
Jan 05, 2011
Stupid White Men & Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation
As Moore states in his Acknowledgments ("I hope you had a few good laughs. I hope it has inspired you to go and raise a ruckus.") Moore is looking to...more
May 29, 2009
May 23, 2009
Revelations: Diaries of Women
I like reading diaries and letters that give a more personal insight into the thoughts and feelings of various people. This book brings together snipp...more
Jul 14, 2010
Jul 08, 2010
History of My Life
Casanova led one of the more fascinating lives in history and this memoir, albeit the abridged version of the several volumes he originally wrote, is...more
Apr 05, 2014
Mar 18, 2014
Awakening: How A 53 Year Old Wife And Mother "Became" A Lesbian
Let me first start by saying, I very rarely read autobiographies and biographies, so that will definitely prejudice my review.

This was an interesting...more
Oct 07, 2010
Oct 03, 2010
The Painless Path to Proper Punctuation: An Official Prof Perry U-Solve-It Crime Classic
This was a cute way (cartoonish) to either learn or review your knowledge of punctuation.
Jun 05, 2014
Apr 03, 2010
Library: An Unquiet History
More like 2 1/2 stars. I might have enjoyed this more, if I had read it, instead of listened to it. After reading some of the other reviews here, thou...more
Apr 22, 2010
Apr 14, 2010
This was the quintessential book of the feminist movement in Europe in the 1970's. The book, partly an emotional retelling of the issues faced, partly...more
Nov 29, 2011
Nov 25, 2011
Doctor Who: The Vault: Treasures from the First 50 Years
This is a wonderful treasure for anyone who enjoys the Doctor Who show. It is well laid out, following the history from its rough beginning through 20...more
Jan 13, 2014
Dec 25, 2013
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
I would give this book 5 stars if it had not been some of the sections in the book where King came off a little pretentious.

The first section of the...more
Sep 07, 2009
Jun 30, 2009
What to Eat If You Have Cancer: Healing Foods That Boost Your Immune System
At first, I was disappointed that this didn't include very many recipes, and the recipes included didn't interest me that much. After I started readin...more
May 07, 2013
May 08, 2013
Spontaneous Happiness
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

4 1/2 Stars

This book is not about a continuing state of happiness. It is about emotional b...more
Dec 20, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
The Essential Guide to Geocaching: Tracking Treasure with Your GPS
This is a good book for beginning and intermediate cachers to learn the basics. It also covers your first trips out to the wilderness and how to do so...more
Aug 14, 2013
Aug 16, 2013
A Reading Diary: A Passionate Reader's Reflections on a Year of Books
I found the concept of this memoir fascinating. The author, a writer and avid reader noticed that he found connections between his real life and whate...more
Mar 12, 2010
Feb 28, 2010
Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea
A wry memoir of a woman starting over in midlife. Soon after her separation, she realizes that she can no longer afford to live in the affluent suburb...more
Apr 12, 2008
Aug 31, 2010
What Is The Secret of Gratitude?-How to Attain an Attitude of Gratitude
A well-put together book covering several aspects of gratitude. There is nothing really new here, but if a potential reader has not read lots of these...more
Jan 11, 2013
Jan 13, 2013
The Joy of Geocaching: How to Find Health, Happiness and Creative Energy Through a Worldwide Treasure Hunt
This was a fun and entertaining look into the world of Geocaching and those who are enthusiastic about caching. This book covers the basics and includ...more
Aug 23, 2013
Aug 20, 2013
Dear Sappho: A Legacy of Lesbian Love Letters
Some of the letters in this book were beautiful tributes to love -- lost and gained. Others were just boring.

I think I would have found this more int...more
Oct 10, 2009
Oct 10, 2009
How to Write a Damn Good Novel, II: Advanced Techniques For Dramatic Storytelling
Some very useful advice, even though there were things about the book that I found irritating. Maybe some of the things he wrote about "premise" was s...more
Feb 11, 2010
Jan 15, 2010
The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
This is the second time I worked my way through this book. The exercises/tasks can be useful, especially if you feel stuck somewhere in your life. The...more
Oct 30, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life
3 1/2 stars

Inspirational story of a woman diagnosed with MS and her journey to feeling stronger and healthier by committing to giving for 29 days stra...more
Oct 18, 2013
Oct 15, 2013
Charming artwork of some of the beautiful birds that grace our world alongside brief bits of information.
Feb 13, 2011
Feb 14, 2011
Write that book already!: The Tough Love You Need to Get Published Now
3 1/2 Stars

A How-to book covering the aspects of getting published. There is great information in the book for every new author, whether writing a pie...more
Jun 06, 2012
Mar 08, 2012
Triumph of The Walking Dead: Robert Kirkman's Zombie Epic on Page and Screen
4 1/2 stars

This is a great collection of essays addressing zombies in general, The Walking Dead comics and The Walking Dead television show -- philoso...more
Dec 29, 2011
Nov 15, 2011
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