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reviewed The Perfect Storm. July 10, 2010
The Perfect Storm
Sebastian Junger starts slowly with the last few land-based days of the doomed crew in New England. The reader is then catapulted in one of the largest North Atlantic storms of the last century. This …
I picked this up at the supermarket while shopping on a lazy day. Although not an avid follower of the true crime genre, I along with many have been intrigued by this case due to its tragedy, notoriety …
     For book lovers who want to be involved with a book for the long haul, Michener's Alaska is a good introductory book to the author whose lengthy novels close to 1000 pages are …
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posted a Quick Tip about The Hobbit (novel). July 09, 2010
The Hobbit- First Edition
Much better than the movie versions, Tolkein actually conceived the idea and wrote much of it in letter form sent from the front lines of battle during World War I
posted a Quick Tip about James and the Giant Peach (book). July 09, 2010
james and the giant peach
All time Children's classic, put it first on a short list for your children and grandchildren!
posted a Quick Tip about Dune. July 09, 2010
A must read for all true sci fi fans, and fans of the movie, although I found it hard to get started
posted a Quick Tip about Robinson Crusoe. July 09, 2010
Robinson Crusoe
Old time classic, much better in depth and vision than the modern books, or movies such as "Castaway"
posted a Quick Tip about Herzog. July 09, 2010
A great book for anyone who loves Chicago, and Herzog is part of that lost generation, along with Sinclair, Updike, and other great writers whose prose is complex and uplifting.
posted a Quick Tip about White Fang. July 09, 2010
All time classic for both adults and children, along with Call of the Wild and other London books. White Fang is for those who love the wilderness, the alpine climates, adventure, large dogs, and the …
posted a Quick Tip about The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Rep.... July 09, 2010
The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the
Critically important and a duty to read, but woefully inadequate as an explanation of the event. Also, many of the authors have been linked to special interests that cast doubt on their objectivity or …
posted a Quick Tip about Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors. July 09, 2010
Gripping and haunting story of true post-mortem canibalism of a South American sports team stranded after an airline accident. Grim testimony forcing the reader to question what ones own reaction would …
posted a Quick Tip about The Merck Manual for Medical Informat.... July 09, 2010
The Merck Manual for Medical Information (Home Edition)
I have this as an essential home reference. It is not a basic handbook, but will drive you to understand more of the basics of nursing and medical care on a detailed professional level.
posted a Quick Tip about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. July 09, 2010
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
I never found this book particularly enlightening or helpful, despite its motivational title. I may try another re-read to see if it will help me conform to employment in the mega corporate culture.
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June 29, 2010
Oh yeah, I also wanted to welcome you to the community! Here's the official welcome message: Thanks so much for joining the Cafe Libri Lunch Community. Your Quick Tip contributions are great, and we hope you contribute even more QTs, lists, or reviews as you get comfortable with the site. Check out the founder's message at the bottom of the community homepage as well as the links section (located bottom right) for more information about Cafe Libri.

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June 29, 2010
Hi, I just wanted to let you know I created a book entry for "Confessions of a Shopaholic." I was hoping you wouldn't mind moving your Quick Tip to that topic and deleting the one you wrote under the film topic. I'm removing the film item from the community, and I didn't want to lose your QT. I think there is a way to switch the review to a different topic, so you might want to try that first if you want to avoid copying, pasting, and deleting. It should be under the edit features of the review. Let me know if I can help you out! Here's the link for the new data point: http://www.lunch.com/cafelibri/reviews/Confe...c_book_-74-1487800.html
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