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Essential Pleasures: A New Anthology of Poems to Read Aloud
Super read! Lots of great poems! I found some old ones and discovered new ones. Some of my favorite include:

When You're Lying Awake with a Dismal Head
May 12, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution
A little dry, but overall, a fascinating look at the "players" and their meeting at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 where they d ...more
Jan 19, 2010
Mar 04, 2009
The Murderers' Club (Sophie Anderson, #2)
This thriller is #2 in the Australian, FBI Profiler, Sophie Anderson series (behind Body Count).

Sophie is increasingly haunted by her ability to expe
Dec 27, 2007
Dec 21, 2007
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
A little dry at the beginning, but overall, a fascinating look @ the murder of President James A. Garfield and the madness surrounding his presidency ...more
Mar 05, 2012
Dec 07, 2011
The Butler: A Witness to History

If you've read his biography at the end of this book, you know that author, Wil Haygood is a prizewinning writer for the Washington Post.
Dec 21, 2013
Dec 21, 2013
How to Rope a Real Man (Catcher Creek, #3)
Jenna Sorentino is as independent as they come. Despite her wild past, she's grown up enough to keep quiet about the identity of her baby's daddy, go ...more
Sep 19, 2014
Apr 03, 2014
The Cherry Cola Book Club
I'm extremely torn. I have looked forward to reading this book for over a year, but ....

First, let me just say that if I were just an average Jane rea
Jul 19, 2014
Feb 18, 2013
Heroes for My Daughter
Superb! This book might be better than Meltzer's "Heroes for my Son"!

There are lots of great "famous" heroes included, but I think some of the best he
Apr 22, 2012
Feb 04, 2012
Murder on the Rocks (Mack's Bar Mystery #1)
A good kick-off to a new series -- Mack's Bar!

Mackenzie "Mack" Dalton is a 2nd generation Milwaukee bar owner with a nose for trouble. A neurological
Apr 14, 2014
Jun 23, 2013
Awful Truth About Dead Men
This book, written by first-time and local author (Stow, OH) Terry sykes-Bradshaw is a hoot!

Five friends escape beautiful NE Ohio in January and head
Jun 2009
Jun 01, 2009
Lincoln, Life-Size
A fascinating study of Lincoln's face through photographs and the scholars who have studied and cataloged these photos.

Each entry is a 2-page spread.
May 16, 2010
Sep 10, 2009
Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
Another outstanding history book from Bill O'Reilly. However, it is interesting to note that he considers the end of Camelot to be when JFK was assass ...more
Jan 13, 2013
May 24, 2012
Exploring Britain's Castles: Celebrating Britain's Magnificent Legacy
A phenomenal read!

This book is divided geographically into six (6) sections. At the beginning of each section is a brief history of the geographical
Jul 31, 2012
Jul 24, 2012
Murder on the Hoof: A Mystery
This is only #2, but I am thoroughly enjoying this series. This is one of those rare stories that is so well written and flows so well that you don't ...more
Jul 11, 2014
Apr 02, 2014
Simply Sexual (House of Pleasure #1)
A new book from Kensington's Aphrodisia line, this is a fantastic read!

This historical romance in set in England sometime in the 1800's. Ten years as
Feb 14, 2008
Feb 15, 2008
Chasing Moonlight
Fantastic! This is the story of Dr. Archibald "Archie" (Moonlight) Graham. You may remember him from the movie, "Field of Dreams". In the movie, he wa ...more
May 23, 2009
May 18, 2009
History: The Definitive Visual Guide: From the Dawn of Civilization to the Present Day
I love books published by DK! They always provide interesting information about a particular topic and arrange it in a user-friendly manner. This book ...more
Jan 31, 2008
Jan 18, 2008
Illustrated Step-By-Step Baking
This book actually deserves 10 stars! I've said it before and I'll say it again "You cannot go wrong with DK (Publisher)!" They do it right 100% of th ...more
Oct 12, 2011
Oct 12, 2011
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
It took me awhile to get into this, but overall, this is a very interesting book!

It is also highly discussable (perhaps even volatile), which is good
Mar 20, 2012
Aug 18, 2011
Next to Die (SEAL Team 12, #4)
I finished this book at 2:00 this morning -- a great read, part of Melton's "Navy Seals" series, Penny Price dreads the sound of her ringing phone.She ...more
Dec 2007
Nov 29, 2007
The Real Romney
Not bad for a political biography -- easy to read -- these Boston Globe reporters did a great job!

It's also very balanced, which is difficult to do in
Feb 15, 2012
Oct 10, 2011
Art, Music, And Writings From The Holocaust
This book, part of a series called The Holocaust, is a wonderful addition to other books relating to this evil period in our history. We learn about o ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 21, 2007
Peter Paul and Mary: Fifty Years in Music and Life
There are so many words that I could use to describe Peter, Paul and Mary, but I think the best description would be that Peter, Paul and Mary were a ...more
Dec 10, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
Aftermath Of The Holocaust
Part of the series, The Holocaust, this is another powerful accounting of exactly what took place during the mid-thirties to mid-forties in Germany. O ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 21, 2007
The Truth About Lord Stoneville (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #1)
Historical Romance set in England; the prologue takes place in 1806? The main story takes place 19 years later.

This is a brilliant start to the Hellio
Apr 12, 2010
Dec 28, 2009

I wasn't sure if I was going to like this -- only found it because it is one of our book discussion titles, but so glad I did.

It is a fictio
Feb 22, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
Mean Streak
An excellent by the seat of your pants thriller!

When I first read the endpapers, I thought this was going to be more along the lines of "Gone Girl", b
Oct 21, 2014
May 01, 2014
Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly: The Remarkable Story of the Friendship Between a First Lady and a Former Slave
I cannot wait to discuss this with my discussion group this week! An interesting read and very discussable.

Cons: Way too much historical detail (and I
Sep 20, 2009
Mar 21, 2009
The Camp System
Part of the series, The Holocaust, this book provides an interesting background and information about the concentration and death camps that I have no ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 21, 2007
Hard Evidence (I-Team, #2)
Another thrilling tale in the I-Team series. After witnessing a murder of a young girl, Tessa Novak sees a mysterious man in a leather jacket and assu ...more
May 15, 2008
Apr 28, 2008