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Desert God by Wilbur Smith
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The Paris Mysteries by James Patterson
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Billy Straight by Jonathan Kellerman
Billy Straight
by Jonathan Kellerman
read in September, 2014
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There are many Damn Straights but there is only one Billy Straight; aka William Bradley Straight. Billy is the twelve year old son of a negligent, substance addicted mother and the victim of her abusive, motor- gang want-a-be boyfriend. At a very ear...more
" [image] [image] [image] [image] [image] [image] [image] [image] [image] I went on tour (five flea markets) today and found some hidden treasures. "
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A Little Bit of Everything For Dummies by John Wiley and Sons
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This (in 2011 published e-book) is written to celebrate and summarize the twentieth anniversary of the For Dummies books. It takes segments from previous publications and blow new life into them. Some, like the first book, DOS for Dummies recaps a sy...more
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Sporting Wood by Cindy Spencer Pape
Sporting Wood
by Cindy Spencer Pape
read in September, 2014
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To anyone old enough to have watched and remembered the musical Paint Your Wagon should certainly remember the song ‘I Talk to the Trees’. What then may have seemed as an asinine pastime or ability now finally takes on meaning. This adds a twist to t...more
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Mercy's Fall by Kristina Ludwig
Mercy's Fall (Amish Hearts #3)
by Kristina Ludwig (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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This is another novella about the two Amish twin sisters, Mercy and Rebekah. They are the oldest of four sisters and are now in the most difficult and confusing time of their life. When Amish children reach the age of sixteen they are given freedoms...more
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Napoleon by Andrew Roberts
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"I’ve often said that my ideal vacation would be to travel and hit all the libraries as books can transport me farther and faster than any other earthl...more "
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Arnold Lobel
“Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.”
Arnold Lobel

Dr. Seuss
“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
Dr. Seuss

Margaret Landon
“Most people do not see the world as it is. They see it as they are”
Margaret Landon

Wilbur Smith
“The best cure for racism is to have somebody shoot at you. Man, it does not matter then what color the arse is that comes to save yours-black or white, you're ready to give it a big fat kiss.”
Wilbur Smith, Golden Fox

“Things remained unsaid will remain unheard”
T.C. Swennes

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2011 Reading Challenge
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Thom Swennes has completed his goal of reading 55 books for the 2011 Reading Challenge!
 
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2012 Reading Challenge
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Thom Swennes has completed his goal of reading 200 books for the 2012 Reading Challenge!
 
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2013 Reading Challenge
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