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reviewed Stains On The Gavel a book. October 10, 2013
Stains On The Gavel a book
When Mr. Massie offered me a reviewer copy "Pinned: A Kentucky True Crime" I decided to give it a chance and was thoroughly engrossed in the tale for a week!  Mark Casey (Mr. Massie) was …
reviewed The Year of Magical Thinking. April 03, 2013
Year of Magical Thinking
Joan Didion, one of America's foremost journalists and writers, tackles a universal experience in The Year of Magical Thinking, that of dying, death, loss and grief. Ever the practitioner of the …
reviewed Faint Echoes of Laughter by Stacey Da.... September 20, 2012
Faint Echoes of Laughter by Stacey Danson
his is the first time I read a sequel to a book about child abuse. Usually, you read about it and finish the book knowing that the child somehow escaped the abuser, but you never know what happened afterwards. …
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
This Springsteen lyric came to mind when reading Diamond's environmental history of major societal collapses.  From his study of ancient collapses like Easter Island, the Mayan empire of Central …
posted a Quick Tip about Cafe Libri. March 05, 2012
Cafe Libri
What can I say? The community is the largest community in this site that unites book lovers everywhere. Ran by lovely @Adrianna...'nuff said. Proud to be a moderator for this community....now if only …
posted a Quick Tip about Books. December 25, 2011
A newly updated Pacific Islands Bookstore is on SouthPacific.org http://www.southpacific.org/books.html
reviewed Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin.... September 17, 2011
Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error
   I recently caught a TEDx talk by Kathryn Schulz on the reasons why we need to get over our fear of being wrong.  That's an interesting mindset, and usually not one that people readily …
reviewed The World of the Early Church. August 31, 2011
The World of the Early Church
"The World of the Early Church" provides the social background information that will help you more fully understand the New Testament--mainly Acts and the letters to the churches. The author …
reviewed Cafe Libri. August 10, 2011
Cafe Libri
As reading is my number 1 passion it would make sense that a community with members that share similar interests would be my favorite one!  Adrianna has done a marvelous job keeping this community …
reviewed My MacBook. April 07, 2011
My MacBook
Macs are wonderful machines, and more and more people are switching to them as their primary computing platform. Macs are designed from the ground up with the ease of use in mind, and they pride themselves …
reviewed The Great Depression. March 16, 2011
The Great Depression
"The Great Depression" is made up of newspaper articles and transcripts of reports made at government committee hearings made during 1929-1934. There were also six case histories about the lives …
posted a Quick Tip about Books. February 20, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Nobody should be denied a good 'space opera' reading
reviewed Exploring the History of Medicine. January 25, 2011
Exploring the History of Medicine
Exploring the History of Medicine provides an overview of advances in medicine from ancient to modern times in the context of the people who discovered key medical advances. It's easy to read and …
reviewed How Much More Longer. November 23, 2010
How Much More Longer by Steve Elder
"How Much More Longer" is an enjoyable read that's part memoir and part motivational talk. The first few chapters were memoir style with insightful comments from the thoughtful perspective …
reviewed The Merry Baker of Rīga: An American .... November 05, 2010
The Merry Baker of Rīga: An American Entrepreneur Ventures into Eastern Europe by Boris Zemtzov
Scanning my bookshelves for a good book to take along on my recent trip overseas to Latvia, I came across Zemtzov's The Merry Baker of Rīga. Perfect! I'd been meaning to read the book for some time, but …
reviewed Exploring the World of Mathematics. October 11, 2010
Exploring the World of Mathematics by John Hudson Tiner
"Exploring the World of Mathematics" is a history of the development of mathematics with some instruction on how to do the various types of math worked in. (Chapters 5, 9, and 10 were more focused …
reviewed The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity.... October 11, 2010
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves
The Rational Optimist is a self-described contrarian view of the economy and economic development, from prehistory until now. Author Matt Ridley is unabashedly optimistic about the future of humanity …
reviewed Alexander Hamilton. September 20, 2010
Alexander Hamilton
During the 1980s, during the period when Bank of New York launched its hostile take-over of Irving Bank, the following anecdote circulated. As Alexander Hamilton was getting into the boat to be rowed …
reviewed The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life M.... September 07, 2010
The Butterfly Effect is an inspirational book for those who wonder, "Does my life matter?" It's gift-book style with slick pages, colorful interior, and full-color pictures (often only loosely …
Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error
   I am not a particularly violent person. But there were so many places in this book where I wanted to sit the author down, smack her briskly and scream at her "What were you thinking? …
reviewed The Keweenaw Puzzle: Busting Myths, R.... August 25, 2010
The Keweenaw Puzzle: Busting Myths, Reavealing the
On one of my many trips to the Keweenaw, where I once lived and intend to live again, I had buried myself in the northern woods for a week to work on a novel inspired by my surroundings. I have been traveling …
   Andy Andrews' book The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters is one of those small gift books that will take you about 10 minutes to read (if that), but that has an interesting message …
reviewed The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity.... August 05, 2010
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves
If you don't already believe that we now live in the most prosperous era in human history, The Rational Optimist should convince you. Every generation before us lived shorter, harder lives, with more …
Running Out of Water by Rogers and Leal
Running Out of Water by Rogers and Leal   The Looming Crisis and Solutions to Conserve Our Most Precious Resource   Macmillan Publishers 2010   Foreword by Congressman Edward …
Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture:
Traditionally, landscape representation has been done with graphite pencil, watercolor, and other drawing implements. This book shows how this process can be made much more efficient by utilizing both …
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