Monthly Archives: August 2010

Complete Knitting Techniques & Projects By Creative Homeowner press.

This spiral book is very easy to use and turning pages for quick referencing for viewers. I am a total beginner by the way! What is so great about the Complete Knitting Techniques & Projects -it gives 25 splendid colorful … Continue reading

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Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C.W. Gortner

A rich and very believable retelling of internecine power struggles in Renaissance France, as told by  Catherine de Medici, one of history’s more controversial women.   No great beauty, no great romantic figure, Catherine found it necessary to rely on her shrewd intelligence … Continue reading

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Shift by Peter Arnell

 I first saw Peter Arnell on the Martha Stewart show talking about this book and his rebranding of himself.  I was definately interested when I found out he had gone from 406 lbs. to 150.  I have enjoyed and identified … Continue reading

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Oprah: A Biography by Kitty Kelley

Having read most of Kelley’s other books, I was slightly disappointed in this one but not because of the writing. Since it is an unauthorized biography, Kelley had to work with mainly press reports and very few interviews. She states … Continue reading

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Ill Fares the Land by Tony Judt

British Historian Tony Judt has written a brilliant polemic on the way we view government.  Judt’s Ill Fares the Land challenges the following notions on government: (1) government exists to aid us in getting richer, (2) public services can only … Continue reading

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Swan Peak by James Lee Burke

I’ve been a James Lee Burke fan (and especially a fan of his character Dave Robicheaux) for many years, so I was delighted to discover Swan Peak, a novel that features Robicheaux and his friend Clete Purcel out of their … Continue reading

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No Way Down: Life and Death on K2 by Graham Bowley

This book, about the disastrous 2008 ascent of the Himalayan peak K2 which claimed the lives of 11 climbers and severely injured 2 others, is a riveting account of ambition, human error and heroism in one of the most punishing … Continue reading

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Bad Boy: An Inspector Banks Novel by Peter Robinson

DCI Alan Banks, on leave from the Major Crimes Unit of the Western Area Headquarters in Eastvale, is thoroughly enjoying his visit to the United States, so he isn’t there when his former neighbor, Juliet Doyle, arrives at the police … Continue reading

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Cold Kiss by John Rector

This is another first book by a new author. And it is a good one. Cold Kiss by John Rector begins with a young couple, Nate and his pregnant girlfriend, Sara, heading from Minnesota to Reno to get married. They … Continue reading

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Wilson, by Daniel Clowes

Daniel Clowes’ masterpiece, in my opinion, is Ghost World, his graphic novel about a youthful social misfit named Enid. (The credible film adaptation was aided considerably by the acting talents of Thora Birch.) But Clowes’ new graphic novel, Wilson, is … Continue reading

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