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I am in my early 50s, single and live in Connecticut. I am a lifelong very, very avid reader and am a freelance book reviewer with my own blog (http://www.deadtreesreview.blogspot.com). Please visit. It emphasizes small press and self-published books. Why not major publisher books? I certainly have nothing against them, but I do it to give the … more

1969: Once Upon a Time in Montreal
This is a personal look, through the lens of a camera, at 1969 Montreal.      As a young man, the author became almost obsessed with photographing people, places and events around …
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
Among the consequences of the Wealth Gap in America seems to be the establishment of two different sets of laws, one for the rich and one for everyone else. This book gives the details.   The …
A Shoeleather History of the Wobblies
In the early 20th century, the Industrial Workers of the World, or "Wobblies," attempted to organize a working-class movement that crossed racial and ethnic lines. This book looks at one part …
reviewed Vic: Never Give Up. August 07, 2014
Vic: Never Give Up
This is the third in a series of novels about your average female resident of the early 20th century who isn't really so average.      Victoria Custer's "day job" …
reviewed Shadow on the Sun. July 28, 2014
Shadow on the Sun
This present-day techno-thriller is about the intersection of government, big business and a possible nuclear apocalypse.      A well-known dissident Iranian scientist tells the US …
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Quick Tips
posted a Quick Tip about Red Serpent: The Falsifier. September 26, 2010
Red Serpent: The Falsifier
Red Serpent: The Falsifier, by Delson Armstrong, is a really interesting science fiction novel.
posted a Quick Tip about The Purloined Boy. May 19, 2010
The Purloined Boy
The Purloined Boy (by Mortimus Clay) is a story that was made to be read aloud to children.
posted a Quick Tip about Why Do You Kill?. May 11, 2010
Why Do You Kill?
Why Do You Kill? (by Jurgen Todenhofer) is a highly recommended look inside the Iraqi resistance.
posted a Quick Tip about Side Effects: Death. Confessions of a.... May 10, 2010
Side Effects: Death. Confessions of a
Side Effects: Death (by John Virapen) is an interesting book about how drugs like Prozac get approved and prescribed.
posted a Quick Tip about The Gates. May 07, 2010
The Gates
The Gates (by John Connolly) describes the demonic invasion of Earth as seen by a child. Highly recommended.
posted a Quick Tip about September University: Summoning Passi.... May 06, 2010
September University: Summoning Passion for an
September University (by Charles D. Hayes) is for those in the 2nd half of their lives and are not ready to die just yet.
posted a Quick Tip about Falling in Love is Not Enough. May 06, 2010
Falling in Love is Not Enough
Falling in Love is Not Enough (by Joseph Dragun) is an interesting book for couples that is very much worth reading.
posted a Quick Tip about The Fine Print of Self-Publishing: Th.... April 30, 2010
The Fine Print of Self-Publishing: The Contracts &
The Fine Print of Self-Publishing (Mark Levine) tells everything about print on demand publishing.
posted a Quick Tip about Zinn for Beginners. February 09, 2010
Zinn for Beginners
Zinn for Beginners (David Cogswell) is an easy to read biography of historian Howard Zinn. A first-class piece of writing.
posted a Quick Tip about Tao of the Defiant Woman. February 07, 2010
Tao of the Defiant Woman
Tao of the Defiant Woman (CJ Golden) shows how women can live in harmony with the ups and downs in their lives. Well worth reading.
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July 13, 2010
Hi Paul!

Thanks so much for joining the Cafe Libri Lunch Community and for sharing reviews and Quick Tips already!  I'm sure the members will enjoy reading them!  Please drop by our homepage and check out the section titled “About this Community” for an introduction and some ideas that might interest you. You can also just sit back, relax, and enjoy others' reviews, and if you like, even rate and comment on them, too.  The writers really appreciate the feedback!  Let me know if you have any questions or you can email me for more details.  Hope you have fun here! 
April 30, 2010
Hey Paul, I take it that the Notepad method worked?  Glad to see you back! :)
January 21, 2010
Hey Paul, great reviews! You should upload a photo when you get the chance -- we'd love to be able to put a face to the reviews :)
April 17, 2009
Hey Paul...just wanted to check in with you to see how you liked the site and to see if you had any questions/concerns.
March 31, 2009
Hey Paul! I love these reviews, keep up the good work. I wanted to know if you happened to have a profile pic (at least 150x150) so that your profile can have more personality.
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