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Comptia A+ Quick Reference (220-801 and 220-802), by Mark Edward Soper
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The Fiend with Twenty Faces by Rampo Edogawa
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Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief by Maurice Leblanc
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
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I was given this book by a relative, which is the only reason it ended up in my house; as someone who works with dogs professionally, I would never have been inspired to pick up a book that opens with the brutal death of someone's pet. However, I dec ...more
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The Saint and the Sizzling Saboteur by Leslie Charteris
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This wartime caper, while a bit darker than the average Saint adventure, nevertheless fails to be one of his more memorable escapades. Perhaps this is due to the scrim of patriotic fervor that weighs down Simon's usual devil-may-care spirit; or perha ...more
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Stormshadow by Stephanie A. Cain
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Disenchanted by Robert Kroese
Disenchanted
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A quick and entertaining read that gives a knowing wink to fantasy tropes and draws as many laughs as you'd expect from a story about a rotting animate corpse trying to make it to the afterlife. If you're looking for Tolkien-esque high fantasy, you'v ...more
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The Brand of Silence by Harrington Strong
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Brother Against Brother by Franklin W. Dixon
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Uncharted by Christopher Golden
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“The rat is always right.”
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“Indeed taking all the evidence together, it is not too much to say that there is no single historic incident better or more variously supported than the Resurrection of Christ. Nothing but the antecedent assumption that it must be false could have suggested the idea of deficiency in the proof of it.”
Brooke Foss Westcott

“I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell.”
William Booth

Frank Zappa
“Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.”
Frank Zappa

“You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot further brotherhoold of man by encouraging class hatred.
You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.”
William J.H. Boetcker

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