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Chicago Lightning : The Collected Nathan Heller Short Stories
The short story isn't something that I normally read, which is unfortunate. It's a great art, where the author has to convey quite a bit in a compressed time frame. Because of this, some aspects …
Verso Prologue Case Cover for Kindle Fire, Red
I've had three separate covers for my Kindle Fire. Two were black nylon cases that worked well, kept the Kindle safe and secure. One was a hardcore cover, best suited for the military deployments. …
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel
Clay Jannon is one of those people that rarely touch paper. Need news? He uses Google. Looking for a job? He scans the job openings online. Looking for something to read? He downloads books, magazine …
reviewed OEM Original USB 2.0 Data Sync Connec.... October 02, 2012
OEM Original USB 2.0 Data Sync Connect Transfer Charging Cable Cord Wire for Verizon HTC Droid Incredible - HTC Droid Incredible 2 - HTC Merge - HTC ThunderBolt - Verizon HTC Rhyme Bliss Cell Phone - BestCellBuy Packaging
The price was right, the description was right, delivery better than expected, the reviews mixed. I took a chance that this would charge my HTC Incredible (the original) and lost. Oh, for a week it did …
reviewed La Gorda Cowbell. October 02, 2012
La Gorda Cowbell
Outdoor sporting events require something that will announce your approval, your spirit, you enthusiasm. Something that doesn't require you to yell for 15-20 minutes (cross country) or over an hour …
The Age of Miracles: A Novel
The "problem" with NPR is that they expose me to authors I would not normally seek out, as they regularly have segments concerning new books. Such is the case with Karen Thompson Walker and …
Hot Springs: A Novel (Earl Swagger)
His wife, June, is there, watching President Truman present him with the Medal of Honor. He earned the medal fighting on Iwo Jima, one of several islands he led Marines into battle against the Japanese. …
As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Escape from a Siberian Labor Camp and His 3-Year Trek to Freedom
"Clemens Forell" was a German paratrooper during World War II. He saw action in Rotterdam, Eben Emanel, and Crete before he was wounded. After he recovered, he was sent, with his team, to the …
Traveling the North Coast of Ohio
Traveling the North Coast of Ohio is one of the most interesting books I have read. While I am well versed in the subject matter, without the book, author SB Jeffrey bends the meaning of "book." …
reviewed Ready Player One. October 25, 2011
Ready Player One
The year is 2044 and the real world is a cold, depressing place. Unemployment is so high that there is a two year waiting list to work at a fast food restaurant. The environment is pretty much in a shambles, …
Making Money (Discworld Novels)
Moist von Lipwig has done some wonderful things with the Ankh-Morpork Post Office. However, it bores him which makes him long for his old life as a swindler and con man. Instead of swindling people, Moist …
reviewed Going Postal. June 30, 2011
Going Postal
   The death warrant has the name "Alfred Spangler" on it, as that is the name that man had been using for a while. Alfred hasn't killed anyone, but he has swindled people out …
reviewed In War Times. June 29, 2011
In War Times
   Sam Dance is an enlisted soldier in 1941 when news comes to him that his older brother, Keenan, was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Keenan was on the Arizona when it was hit; the loss …
reviewed Killer Move. June 28, 2011
Killer Move
   Just prior to being released from prison, a man agrees to his parole requirements. He is escorted from prison, catches a cab to a nearby town. On the way, he remembers what got him through …
Alexa Marcus and her best friend, Taylor Armstrong, both under legal drinking age, have secured IDs that have gotten them into the hottest nightclub in Boston. As they sit there enjoying their refreshments, …
House to House: An Epic Memoir of War
Former Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, with John Bruning, has written a highly engaging, taunt account of the second battle of Fallujah, Iraq, in House to House: An Epic Memoir of War. Much like other …
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an
It is easy to describe Erik Larson's In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin as dark and foreboding. It is that. Especially since most people know what …
The Power of the Sea: Tsunamis, Storm Surges,
Occasionally, people ask what drives to me to an author or particular topic. In the case of Bruce Parker's excellent book, The Power of the Sea; Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Rogue Waves, and Our Quest …
Hamlet's BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for
Everywhere you turn, you hear someone ask "How are you?" Usually, the response is some variation of "Busy, very busy." It is so prevalent that an anecdote in Hamlet's BlackBerry: …
Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal
Guadalcanal, the largest island in the Solomons, was the scene of bitter fighting between the Japanese and Americans during World War II. While most people know about the land battle, few realize that …
Chasing Oliver Hazard Perry: Travels in the
Living in Ohio, on the shores of Lake Erie, there really aren't any major historical sites or battlefields; places that draw thousands, or hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. There is one place, …
The Watchman: A Joe Pike Novel (Joe Pike Novels)
Twenty-two year old Larkin Connor Barkley is famous for the same reason that Paris Hilton is famous. She also has a pocket dog and drives an expensive convertible. Driving home, after an evening of clubbing …
reviewed Dog Blood. March 04, 2011
Dog Blood
Mark Tillotsen lives in a small apartment with his extended family in a city that has become the center for refugees. To have the opportunity for additional food rations, he volunteers for rescue operations, …
Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction That Changed
You may recall a time when you would leave your house with a shout of "I'll be home before dark" and your parents wouldn't give you another thought until dinner time. The only time your …
IBM Lotus Sametime 8 Essentials: A User's Guide
A common problem with IBM Lotus software is the apparent lack of resources focused on the end user. PACKT Publishing seems to be stepping into that void; they have several titles dedicated to the user …
Danny North lives on a compound in western Virginia, close to other villages and towns, but rather self sufficient. Rarely do they venture out, except to WalMart for the occasional item. The inhabitants …
WIKIBRANDS: Reinventing Your Company in a
In case you haven't noticed, today's internet has changed the manner in which companies engage their customers and the way in which the customer engages the company. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, …
Book Lust to Go: Recommended Reading for
Going on vacation and need some recommendations for reading material? Heading off on a business trip and want to know something about your destination? Always wanted to visit a specific area of the world …
No Sneakers at the Office: A Practical Handbook
Author Adam Scholl recounts an anecdote while he was participating in his law school graduation ceremony. As he sat in his seat, he noticed that several classmates, "groomed and prepared . . . for …
reviewed Worth Dying For. December 29, 2010
Worth Dying For, the latest novel from Lee Child, opens as Jack Reacher finds himself in Nebraska, after an incredible adventure in South Dakota. He is dropped off in a small town, sixty miles from anywhere …
Serenity, Vol. 1: Those Left Behind
Mal Reynolds, captain of the Serenity, takes any job, within or outside of the law, to keep his ship flying and his crew fed and active. Since the war between the Alliance and the Browncoats is over, …
America the Edible: A Hungry History, from Sea to Dining Sea
One of my favorite television shows is "Man vs. Food" on the Travel Channel. Its host, Adam Richman, is very engaging, likeable, and a knowledgeable foodie. As he travels the country, he introduces …
Electric Barracuda: A Novel (Serge Storms)
Pick up a book by Tim Dorsey and you immediately start to share it with those around you. You probably don't share the plot, characters, or dialog, but by laughing out loud, you are allowing others …
Right off, this book was not what I expected. While a little more research on my would have set my expectations, I assumed a book with the title The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants …
The Best American Comics 2010 (The Best American
The Best American Comics 2010 is the fifth book in the series and presents, I think, a wonderful cross section of today's alternative, web, self-published, and graphic novel artists, Many of you may …
reviewed Strip (Otto Penzler Books). November 09, 2010
Strip (Otto Penzler Books)
Joe Carver does not have a permanent address in Los Angeles. For now, he is sleeping in the cab of a tower crane at a construction site. Carver knows that someone has him in their sights; he noticed some …
reviewed Windows on Main Street: Discover the .... November 06, 2010
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Windows on Main Street: Discover the Real Stories
As you walk down Main Street in any of the Disney Parks worldwide, I am certain that your eyes travel up and are caught by the names on the windows above the shops. Each of the names on those windows …
Windows on Main Street: Discover the Real Stories
As you walk down Main Street in any of the Disney Parks worldwide, I am certain that your eyes travel up and are caught by the names on the windows above the shops. Each of the names on those windows …
Final Flight: The Mystery of a WW II Plane Crash
In October 2005, mummified remains of a World War II aviator were discovered entombed within Mendel Glacier in California's Kings Canyon National Park, which is within the Sierra Nevada mountain range. …
reviewed Sh*t My Dad Says. October 20, 2010
Sh*t My Dad Says
At the age of 28, writer Justin Halpern moves back home with his parents. One day, after his Dad was rather prophetic concerning their dog's bodily function, Halpern used the quote as his instant …
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