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Locked In by Marcia Muller
Locked In
by Marcia Muller
recommended to Joy by: L.J. Roberts
read in August, 2016
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I loved this book even more than I had expected to from LJ's comments. I took my pristine copy to bed with me to sample as I settled in; and ended up finishing it at about 1:30 AM, sore eyes notwithstanding. Moving and intelligent, at one spot it had ...more
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Bethlehem Road by Anne Perry
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All the Members of Parliament who died with their throats slit were enemies of the woman's vote, but so too are most of the MPs who weren't attacked. Thomas and Charlotte Pitt hope the killer wasn't the most obvious suspect. Yet what other motive can ...more
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Ghost of the Well of Souls by Jack L. Chalker
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Book 10, the final Well World book. Chalker wanted to explore the possibilities of sentient life in the water hexes, but he didn't confine us to them. Only one of the master criminals is a water life form. Jeremiah Kincaid shares his honors with prie ...more
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The Sea is Full of Stars by Jack L. Chalker
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The is actually book 9 in the Well World series. It was written several year later, and lacks Nathan Brazil for the first time. To me it has less overall human engagement than the earlier ones, possibly because master criminals are so important in it ...more
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Mr. Quiet by Roger Hargreaves
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22 August 2016 - Lille

One of the annoying things about travelling is that I end up not having enough time to sit down and write a book review, or if I do it is some time after I've either finished the book, or I have left the..." Read more of this review »
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Freedom's Ransom by Anne McCaffrey
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FREEDOM'S RANSOM focuses on a trading mission to get back the irreplaceable technological equipment and parts stolen by the Catteni in their conquest of Earth. There is some adventure, and the book remains lively, but it focuses on business thinking. ...more
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Freedom's Challenge by Anne McCaffrey
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Transplanted human Kris's Catteni husband Zainal pushes through his program to rid the galaxy of Eosi domination, no matter what it might cost him. After listening to the 1st two of this series, it seems I have to go on and finish it. They make good ...more
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My friends George and Tom by Jane Duncan
My friends George and Tom
by Jane Duncan
recommended for: anyone who likes genuine people books
read in August, 2016
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Janet is home from the West Indies, except that hardly anyone she used to know still lives in Achcraggen. It seems that family is all she has left as she tries to adjust to her new career as a successful novelist. However, Janet being Janet, new frie ...more
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My Friends the Misses Kindness by Jane Duncan
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Janet is traveling home by ship from the West Indies after the death of her husband, to take up her life again in Scotland. Most of the passengers become reluctantly close-knit in their efforts to hide from a terrible set of triplets who have no conc ...more
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Jane Roberts
“You were born into a state of grace. It is impossible for you to leave it. You will die in a state of grace whether or not special words are spoken for you, or water or oil is poured upon your head. You share this blessing with the animals and all other living things. You cannot fall out of grace, nor can it be taken from you. You can ignore it. You can hold beliefs that blind you to its existence. You will still be graced but unable to perceive you own uniqueness and integrity, and blind also to other attributes with which you are automatically gifted.”
Jane Roberts, The Nature of Personal Reality: Specific, Practical Techniques for Solving Everyday Problems and Enriching the Life You Know

Jane Roberts
“Suffering is not good for the soul, unless it teaches you how to stop suffering. That is its purpose.”
Jane Roberts, Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul

George Bernard Shaw
“I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend ... if you have one."
— George Bernard Shaw, playwright (to Winston Churchill)

"Cannot possibly attend first night; will attend second, if there is one."
— Churchill's response
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Anne Tyler
“I read so I can live more than one life in more than one place.”
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Viktor E. Frankl
“Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it”
Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

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