Monthly Archives: June 2011

Falling More Slowly by Peter Helton

Fans of the British mystery can celebrate a new inspector on the block with Falling More Slowly, the first title in a new series from Peter Helton starring Detective Inspector Liam McLusky, newly  transferred to Bristol CID after his recovery … Continue reading

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The Prince – by Machiavelli

The Prince – by Machiavelli Few books are still read 500 years after first being published.  It is even more unique if such a book is still on the required reading list at schools (like MBA graduate level schools).  The … Continue reading

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Firegirl by Tony Abbott

Tom Bender is a typical seventh-grade student at St. Catherine’s private school. He loves sports cars and has a crush on Courtney Zisky. Everything changes when a new student arrives. Jessica Feeney has been badly burned and has moved to New Haven to … Continue reading

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I’d Tell You I Love You, but Then I’d Have to Kill You by: Ally Carter

This is Ally Carter’s first book in her YA series, “The Gallagher Girls”, about a prestigious school for exceptional girls who are becoming spies.  It is told from the perspective of 15 year old Cameron Morgan, a.k.a “the Chameleon”, and daughter of … Continue reading

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Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

Dead Reckoning is the 11th book of the Sookie Stackhouse series, about a southern girl with telepathy living in a world where vampires and other supernatural creatures have come out of the closet.  In this latest novel, author Charlaine Harris … Continue reading

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It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller

An offshoot of their YouTube video project with more than 6000 video testimonials, Dan Savage and Terry Miller’s It Gets Better is a timely collection of original essays from a wide range of voices urging teens not to give up … Continue reading

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DVD – The Tudors, the Complete Final Season

Having enjoyed the first three season’s of Showtimes “The Tudors”, I was anxious to view this fourth and final season.  In this final season, we meet King Henry VIII’s last two wives, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr, who are played … Continue reading

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Quirk: brain science makes sense of your personality by Hannah Holmes

An easy read introduction to the brain and its chemistry, Quirk: brain science makes sense of your personality explores the science of what makes each of us tick. Author Hannah Holmes (The Well-dressed Ape) writes informed, informative, and at times … Continue reading

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DVD The Company Men

“The Company Men,” just released on DVD, uses a stellar cast to capture the essence of the still-ongoing financial collapse and its uneven impact on the middle- and upper-level male executives of corporate America.  Starring Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Chris … Continue reading

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Run Your Butt Off!: a Breakthrough Plan to Lose Weight and Start Running (No Experience Necessary!)

I recently used’s  Couch Potato to 5K plan to start jogging and have since run two 5Ks. While that plan ultimately worked for me, I so wish I had discovered Run Your Butt Off!, from Runner’s World, first. The RYBO plan … Continue reading

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