Book List - 2010 ~ Books I've read (131)

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2010 ~ Books I've read (131)
List created by Lisa H. (FlouncePony) - , on Jul 16, 2010
List Votes: 1 Books: 131 Contributors: 1 Watchers: 1 List Type: Closed

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Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink PhD
In this illuminating and groundbreaking new book, food psychologist Brian Wansink shows why you may not realize how much you're eating, what you’re eating– -- or why you’'re even eating at all. • * Does food with a brand name really taste better? • * Do you hate...  more


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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies? Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to...  more


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Precious by Sapphire
Relentless, remorseless, and inspirational, this "horrific, hope-filled story" (Newsday) is certain to haunt a generation of readers. Precious Jones, 16-years old and pregnant by her father with her second child, meets a determined and highly radical teacher who takes her on a journey...  more


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Don't Eat This Book : Fast Food and the Supersizing of America by Morgan Spurlock
The nauseating truth from the producer, director, and guinea pig of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Super Size Me. Just when you figured it was safe to scarf fries again comes the factpacked and funny new alarm bell from the man whose month-long McDonald's diet became the subject of an...  more


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Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed...
A pop-science journey into the surprising ingredients found in most common packaged foods Like most Americans, Steve Ettlinger eats processed foods. And, like most consumers, he didn’t have a clue as to what most of the ingredients on the labels mean. So when his young daughter asked, “Daddy,...  more


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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialism abroad. That's a lengthy list of charges, but here Eric Schlosser makes them stick with an artful mix of first-rate reportage,...  more


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The Complete Science Fiction Treasury of H. G. Wells by H. G. Wells
Science fiction treasury, seven famous novels with a preface by the author. Contents: --The Time Machine. --The Island of Dr. Moreau. --The Invisible Man. --The War of the Worlds. --The First Men in the Moon. --The Food of the Gods. --In the Days of the Comet.


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The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance by Fr...
Leonardo da Vinci’s pioneering scientific work was virtually unknown during his lifetime. Now acclaimed scientist and bestselling author Fritjof Capra reveals that Leonardo was in many ways the unacknowledged “father of modern science.” Drawing on an examination of over 6,000...  more


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Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader) by U...
Topics: History of Political Parties; How we got the Dollar Part 2; First Star Trek Convention; History of Tipping; Story of Garlic; History of Chocolate; Kung Fu; History of Sgt. Pepper, Rock's Greatest Album; History of Peanuts - the cartoon; How Does Soap Work?; History of the Bra; Origin of...  more


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Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King
The first scream came from the snowbound railwayman who felt the fangs ripping at his throat. The next month there was a scream of ecstatic agony from the woman attacked in her snug bedroom. Now scenes of unbelievable horror come each time the full moon shines on the isolated Maine town of...  more


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Old Man's War (Old Man's War, Bk 1) by John Scalzi
John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife’s grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce—and alien races willing to fight us for them...  more


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Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
Joe Hill, son of Stephen King, shows he's inherited some of his father's ghoulish golden touch in his debut novel, HEART-SHAPED BOX. Judas Coyne, a middle-aged Goth rocker, lives in seclusion, tinkering with cars and adding to his collection of the macabre. When he buys a haunted suit over the...  more


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Night by Elie Wiesel & Marion Wiesel (Translator)
"Night" is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest...  more


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The Hidden Life Of Dogs by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
In this beautiful account, based on thirty years of living with and observing dogs, wolves and dingoes novelist and anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas brings us a completely new understanding of dogs. We meet Misha, a friend's husky, whom Thomas followed on his daily rounds of more than...  more


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Like Water for Chocolate (Como Agua Para Chocolate) by Laura Esquivel & Carol Chr...
Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in tum-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit.


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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost...  more


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Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden? by Morgan Spurlock
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and director Morgan Spurlock, who volunteered his body as a guinea pig for the fast food industry in the hit documentary Super Size Me, now sets his sights even higher in Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden?Spurlock is a jittery father-to-be with a simple...  more


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The Race Myth: Why We Pretend Race Exists in America by Joseph Graves
Does race as we know it really exist? Preeminent evolutionary biologist Joseph Graves proves once and for all that it doesn’t. Through accessible and compelling language, he makes the provocative argument that science cannot account for the radical categories used to classify people, and...  more


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The Talisman by Stephen King & Peter Straub
On a brisk autumn day, a thirteen-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: his father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense. But for Jack...  more


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Stinger by Robert R. McCammon enemy more fearsome, more hideous than the most heart stopping nightmares. STINGER...who ravages a remote Texas town until the men and women of Inferno rise up in a final, desperate battle.  No evil yet known to man can match the searing hell of Stinger


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The Bad Seed: A Novel by William March
What happens to ordinary families into whose midst a child serial killer is born? This is the question at the center of William March's classic thriller. After its initial publication in 1954, the book went on to become a million-copy bestseller, a wildly successful Broadway show, and a Warner...  more


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A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
Publisher Comments (before the controversy): Intense, unpredictable, and instantly engaging, A Million Little Pieces is a story of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation as it has never been told before. Recounted in visceral, kinetic prose, and crafted with a forthrightness that rejects...  more


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The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War, Bk 2) by John Scalzi
The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They’re young, they’re fast and strong, and they’re totally without normal human...  more


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The Absolutely Worst Places to Live in America by Dave Gilmartin & Dave Gilmartin
The Absolutely Worst Places to Live in America surveyed thousands of Americans to find the fifty dirtiest, smelliest, most miserable cesspools, armpits, and tourist traps that make up this great land of ours. The “winners” of this awful distinction include the likes of:· Atlantic...  more


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I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth...but he is not alone. Every other man, woman, and child on Earth has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he is the hunter, stalking the sleeping undead through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night,...  more


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Portrait of a Burger as a Young Calf : The Story of One Man, Two Cows, and the Feedin...
Four years ago, journalist Peter Lovenheim was standing in a long line at McDonald’s to buy a Happy Meal for his little daughter, which would come with a much-desired Teenie Beanie Baby—either a black-and-white cow named “Daisy” or an adorable red bull named...  more


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20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
A dazzlingly original, award-winning collection of visions and nightmares from the New York Times bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box. Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything there is to know about every film ever made. She's also dead and...  more


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Ender's Game (Ender Quartet) by Orson Scott Card
Winer of the Hugo and Nebula AwardsIn order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother...  more


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Escape by Carolyn Jessop & Laura Palmer
The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman’s courageous flight to freedom with her eight children.When she was eighteen years old, Carolyn Jessop was coerced into an arranged marriage with a total stranger: a man...  more


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Tick Tock by Dean Koontz
Tommy Phan is a successful detective novelist, living the American Dream in southern California. One evening he comes home to find a small rag doll on his doorstep. It's a simple doll, covered entirely in white cloth, with crossed black stitches for the eyes and mouth, and another pair forming...  more


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The Last Colony (Old Man's War, Bk 3) by John Scalzi
Retired from his fighting days, John Perry is now village ombudsman for a human colony on distant Huckleberry. With his wife, former Special Forces warrior Jane Sagan, he farms several acres, adjudicates local disputes, and enjoys watching his adopted daughter grow up. That is, until his...  more


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Under the Banner of Heaven : A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer
Jon Krakauer’s literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. In UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN, he shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own borders. At the core of his book is an appalling...  more


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Contrary to Popular Belief : More than 250 False Facts Revealed by Joey Green
Isn’t it time you knew the honest-to-goodness truth? We’ve all come to believe hundreds of “false facts”—myths that we’ve blindly accepted as truth, misconceptions that we’ve ignorantly retold to others—Contrary to Popular Belief provides an...  more


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The Fifth Child (Fifth Child, Bk 1) by Doris Lessing
Harriet and David Lovatt, parents of four children, have created an idyll of domestic bliss in defiance of the social trends of late 1960s England. While around them crime and unrest surge, the Lovatts are certain that their old-fashioned contentment can protect them from the world outside --...  more


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Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bri...
In September 2007, a packed courtroom in St. George, Utah, sat hushed as Elissa Wall, the star witness against polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs, gave captivating testimony of how Jeffs forced her to marry her first cousin at age fourteen. This harrowing and vivid account proved to be the most...  more


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Umney's Last Case (Penguin 60s S.) by Stephen King
This "Penguin 60s" book contains a short story taken from "Nightmares and Dreamscapes".


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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
A human rights activist offers a firsthand account of war from the perspective of a former child soldier, detailing the violent civil war that wracked his native Sierra Leone and the government forces that transformed a gentle young boy into a killer as a member of the army.


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Behind the Secret Window: A Memoir of a Hidden Childhood During World War Two by Nell...
The Nazis come to Poland when Nelly is six. By the time she turns eight, the events of World War II have taken almost everyone she loves. Scared, lonely, and running from the Nazis, Nelly hides in the bedroom of a Gentile couple in Poland. For over a year, she lives in fear of discovery,...  more


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Raft (Xeelee Sequence, Bk 1) by Stephen Baxter
Stephen Baxter's highly acclaimed first novel and the beginning of his stunning Xeelee Sequence. A spaceship from Earth accidentally crossed through a hole in space-time to a universe where the force of gravity is one billion times as strong as the gravity we know. Somehow the crew survived,...  more


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Into the Wild (Warriors, Bk 1) by Erin Hunter
For generations, four clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by their warrior ancestors. But now there is trouble. In the midst of this turmoil appears an ordinary house cat named Rusty, who may turn out to be the bravest warrior of them all...


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American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident.Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, a strange man in the seat next to him...  more


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Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need Disease by Sharon M...
Read it. You're already living it. Was diabetes evolution's response to the last Ice Age? Did a deadly genetic disease help our ancestors survive the bubonic plagues of Europe? Will a visit to the tanning salon help lower your cholesterol? Why do we age? Why are some people immune...  more


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Dog Man: An Uncommon Life on a Faraway Mountain by Martha Sherrill
How one man's consuming passion for dogs saved a legendary breed from extinction and led him to a difficult, more soulful way of life in the wilds of Japan's remote snow country As Dog Man opens, Martha Sherrill brings us to a world that Americans know very little about-the snow country of...  more


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Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman
Doctor Impossible -- evil genius, diabolical scientist, wannabe world dominator -- languishes in a federal detention facility. He's lost his freedom, his girlfriend, and his hidden island fortress. Over the years he's tried to take over the world in every way imaginable: doomsday...  more


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Keeper of Light and Dust by Natasha Mostert
A highly original supernatural thriller blending magic, science, martial arts, and the greatest desire of all: to live forever Mia Lockheart has a secret. Her mother was a Keeper, as was her grandmother?women who were warriors, healers, and protectors. As Mia practices her craft among the boxers...  more


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Medical Myths That Can Kill You: And the 101 Truths That Will Save, Extend, and Impro...
Do you know what's really good for you? In this age of countless miracle cures, it's vital to separate the myths that endanger your health from the medical facts you need. FACT: Unfiltered coffee can clog your arteries. FACT: Donating blood may lower your risk of heart...  more


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The View from the Seventh Layer by Kevin Brockmeier
Kevin Brockmeier--award -winning author of The Brief History of the Dead--has been widely praised for the richness of his imagination, the lyrical grace and playfulness of his language, and the empathic emotional complexity of his storytelling. And this dazzling collection once again affirms his...  more


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Fire by Alan Rodgers
  The End of the World has come, but the horror has only just begun ... THE PRESIDENT A madman with his finger on the button — he’s determined to bring the rapture and Armageddon to an evil world. . . . THE SCIENTIST He accidentally discovered the cure for death...  more


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Predators by John Coyne & Rick Hautala & Dean Koontz & F. Paul Wilson
This new collection of 21 scream-provoking tales from the editors of STALKERS tells of worlds where evil waits, watches... and kills. In HARDSHELL by Dean Koontz, a tough cop clashes with an alien serial killer bent on destroying the earth's population... F. Paul Wilson's SLASHER tells of an...  more


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Darkness Visible : A Memoir of Madness by William Styron
A work of great personal courage and a literary tour de force, this bestseller is Styron's true account of his descent into a crippling and almost suicidal depression. Styron is perhaps the first writer to convey the full terror of depression's psychic landscape, as well as the...  more


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The Inheritors by William Golding
Eight Neanderthals encounter another race of beings like themselves, yet strangely different. This new race, Homo sapiens, fascinating in their skills and sophistication, terrifying in their cruelty, sense of guilt, and incipient corruption, spell doom for the more gentle folk whose world they...  more


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Tex and Molly in the Afterlife by Richard Grant
Molly's and Tex's abrupt and accidental deaths have granted them a unique opportunity to brazenly reinvent their personal realities-not to mention a chance to commune with various forsaken ancient deities and down-and-out woodland spirits. But a pair of gentle souls once firmly rooted in the...  more


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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Vintage Classics) by Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson originally wrote Dr. Jekyll And Mr Hyde as a "chilling shocker." He then burned the draft and, upon his wife's advice, rewrote it as the darkly complex tale it is today. Stark, skillfully woven, this fascinating novel explores the curious turnings of human character...  more


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Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
Those fateful words heralded the end. When the unthinkable nightmare of nuclear holocaust ravaged the United States, it was instant death for tens of millions of people; for survivors, it was a nightmare of hunger, sickness, and brutality. Overnight, a thousand years of civilization were...  more


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Fire and Ice (Warriors, Bk 2) by Erin Hunter
Fireheart is a ThunderClan warrior cat now, but danger still lurks in the forest -- and possibly closer than he thinks. With the chill of winter setting in, the cats of rival RiverClan are growing restless, while WindClan is weak and facing threats from all sides. As tensions build to an...  more


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Forest of Secrets (Warriors, Bk 3) by Erin Hunter
Tensions are still high among the warrior Clans that roam the forest, and as allegiances shift, it becomes harder than ever to know whom to trust. Fireheart is determined to find out the truth about the mysterious death of the former ThunderClan deputy Redtail. But as he searches for answers, he...  more


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Rising Storm (Warriors, Bk 4) by Erin Hunter
Fireheart's traitorous enemy Tigerclaw has been vanquished and exiled from Thunder Clan -- but Fireheart can't shake the feeling that he's lurking in the forest, waiting for his chance to strike. That's not the only problem facing the young warrior in these blazing summer months, as he...  more


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Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
Without warning, giant silver ships from deep space appear in the skies above every major city on Earth. They are manned by the Overlords ... mysterious creatures from an alien race who soon take over control of the world. Within fifty years, these brilliant masters have all but eliminated...  more


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The Automatic Detective by A. Lee Martinez
Even in Empire City, a town where weird science is the hope for tomorrow, it's hard for a robot to make his way. It's even harder for a robot named Mack Megaton, a hulking machine designed to bring mankind to its knees. But Mack's not interested in world domination. He's just a bot trying to get...  more


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A Dangerous Path (Warriors, Bk 5) by Erin Hunter
ShadowClan has a dark new leader, but will he be satisfied with his power now -- or does his desire for revenge burn even more strongly? Fireheart fears that there is a connection between the rise of Tigerstar and the terrible dreams of danger that haunt his nights. Meanwhile, a mysterious...  more


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The Darkest Hour (Warriors, Bk 6) by Erin Hunter
ThunderClan's darkest hour is upon them, as Tigerstar's quest for power plunges all the Clans into the most terrible danger any cat has ever faced. In order to save his Clan and his friends, Fireheart must uncover the meaning of an ominous proclamation from StarClan: "Four will...  more


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My Jesus Year: A Rabbi's Son Wanders the Bible Belt in Search of His Own Faith by Ben...
One day a Georgia-born son of an Orthodox rabbi discovers that his enthusiasm for Judaism is flagging. He observes the Sabbath, he goes to synagogue, and he even flies to New York on weekends for a series of "speed dates" with nice, eligible Jewish girls. But, something is missing. Looking out...  more


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Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten-year-old girl, is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door to door arresting Jewish families in the middle of the night. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard -- their secret hiding place -- and promises...  more


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Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World by Dan Koeppel
A gripping biological detective story that uncovers the myth, mystery, and endangered fate of the world’s most humble fruit To most people, a banana is a banana: a simple yellow fruit. Americans eat more bananas than apples and oranges combined. In others parts of the world, bananas are what...  more


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The Wolfen by Whitley Strieber
No one has ever lived to tell the horrifying truth about them. Yet even now the Wolfen are gathered in the night-dark alleys... unseen, poised... ready to destroy their helpless human prey. Only one mean and one woman, trained cops, willing to risk their lives, stand in their way.


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A Nameless Witch by A. Lee Martinez
A tale of vengeance, true love, and cannibalism Being born undead can have its disadvantages, such as eternal youth and flawless beauty  ---things most unsuitable for a witch. Hiding behind the guise of a grimy old crone, the witch is content living outside Fort Stalwart with her unlikely band...  more


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Monster by A. Lee Martinez
Meet Monster. Meet Judy. Two humans who don't like each other much, but together must fight dragons, fire-breathing felines, trolls, Inuit walrus dogs, and a crazy cat lady -- for the future of the universe.Monster runs a pest control agency. He's overworked and has domestic troubles -- like...  more


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In the Company of Ogres by A. Lee Martinez
For someone whos immortal, Never Dead Ned manages to die with alarming frequencyhe just has the annoying habit of rising from the grave. But this soldier might truly be better dead than face his newest assignment. Ogre Company is the legions dumping grounda motley, undisciplined group of...  more


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Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschw...
During World War II, Nazi doctor Josef Mengele subjected some 3,000 twins to medical experiments of unspeakable horror; only 160 survived. In this remarkable narrative, the life of Auschwitz's Angel of Death is told in counterpoint to the lives of the survivors, who until now have kept...  more


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Gil's All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez
Welcome to Gil’s All Night Diner, where zombie attacks are a regular occurrence and you never know what might be lurking in the freezer. . . .Duke and Earl are just passing through Rockwood county in their pick-up truck when they stop at the diner for a quick bite to eat. They aren’t...  more


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Coyote (Coyote, Bk 1) by Allen Steele
The national bestselling story of Earth's first interstellar colonists-and the mysterious planet that becomes their home.


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Schadenfreude, Baby!: A Delicious Look at the Misfortune of Others (and the Pleasure ...
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Coyote Rising (Coyote, Bk 2) by Allen Steele
In this sequel to "Coyote," a movement is underway to reclaim Coyote for those who truly love freedom--a full-scale rebellion in which the men and women on both sides of the fight learn the true price of liberty.


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I Have Lived A Thousand Years: Growing Up In The Holocaust by Livia Bitton-Jackson
In a graphic present-tense narrative, this Holocaust memoir describes what happens to a Jewish girl who is 13 when the Nazis invade Hungary in 1944. She tells of a year of roundups, transports, selections, camps, torture, forced labor, and shootings, then of liberation and the return of a few....  more


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Supertoys Last All Summer Long: And Other Stories of Future Time by Brian Wilson Aldi...
David is just a little boy, a little boy who loves his mother, and his teddy bear. David wants to make his Mummy happy, and tell her he loves her, but he can't quite seem to find the words. His verbal communication center is giving him trouble again. He may have to go back to the factory. ...  more


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The Fantasy Worlds of Peter Beagle: Lila the Werewolf / The Last Unicorn / Come, Lady...
Includes: Lila the Werewolf The Last Unicorn Come, Lady Death A Fine and Private Place


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Reindeer Moon (Reindeer Moon, Bk 1) by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
"My name is Yanan and my story begins where it will end..."  She was born over twenty thousand years ago, in a lodge on the ice-swept tundra. In a land where death was always near. Her people were hunters, living in kinship with the tigers and the wolves, struggling through the...  more


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Survivors: True Stories of Children in the Holocaust by Mara Bovsun & Allan Zullo
These are the true-life accounts of nine Jewish boys and girls whose lives spiraled into danger and fear as the Holocaust overtook Europe. In a time of great horror, these children each found a way to make it through the nightmare of war. Some made daring escapes into the unknown, others...  more


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The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
?Remember me when I?m gone? just took on a whole new meaning. The City is inhabited by the recently departed, who reside there only as long as they remain in the memories of the living. Among the current residents of this afterlife are Luka Sims, who prints the only newspaper in the City,...  more


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The Animal Wife by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
The Animal Wife , which is set in Siberia 20,000 years ago, is a companion novel to Thomas's earlier Reindeer Moon (LJ 1/87). It depicts the life of the hunter-gatherer tribes of those plains through the story of Kori, a young male of the tribe. While out hunting, Kori captures a woman from...  more


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Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Student Edition With more than five million copies sold, Flowers for Algernon is the beloved, classic story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. In poignant diary entries, Charlie tells how a brain operation...  more


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Dune (Dune Chronicles, Bk 1) by Frank Herbert
Opposing forces struggle for control of the universe when the arch-enemy of the cosmic emperor is banished to a barren world where savages fight for water. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib. He...  more


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Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern Bk 1) by Anne McCaffrey
HOW CAN ONE GIRL SAVE AN ENTIRE WORLD? To the nobles who live in Benden Weyr, Lessa is nothing but a ragged kitchen girl. For most of her life she has survived by serving those who betrayed her father and took over his lands. Now the time has come for Lessa to shed her disguise?and take back...  more


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Unicorns! by Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois
Sometimes gentle, sometimes deadly, always elusive... Unicorns! Silver-hooved, spiral-horned, white as the crescent moon, they step from the lands of legend and dream into sixteen tales by the masters of modern fantasy. Come. Enter the grove where the unicorn lives, where spring is...  more


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Silverhair (Baxter, Stephen. Mammoth Trilogy, Bk. 1.) by Stephen Baxter & Publish...
From Stephen Baxter, one of today's most acclaimed writers of science fiction and fantasy, comes this unforgettable saga of life and loss in the grand tradition of Watership Down.For fifty thousand springs, Silverhair and her kind, the last of the woolly mammoths, have lived in a remote tundra,...  more


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Coyote Frontier (Coyote Trilogy) by Allen Steele
The revolution that won Coyote's independence from Earth is 20 years past. Coyote's aging computers, aircraft, and medical equipment are badly in need of replacement. And the colony's survival is in question. Now the colony's hard-won independence depends on the descendants of Coyote's original...  more


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Logan's Run by George Clayton Johnson & William F. Nolan
In the 23rd century, when the crystal in your hand turns dark, your life is over. This is a brilliant, frightening novel of a furious race against death -- of two lovers fleeing from a society that wants to destroy them.


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How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else by ...
In his fifties, Michael Gates Gill had it all: a big house in the suburbs, a wife and loving children, a six-figure salary, and an Ivy League education. But in a few short years, he lost his job, got divorced, and was diagnosed with a brain tumor. With no money or health insurance, he was forced...  more


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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Berlin 1942 When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence...  more


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Little Fuzzy (Fuzzy Sapiens, Bk 1) by H. Beam Piper
The chartered Zarathustra Company had it all their way. Their charter was for a Class III uninhabited planet, which Zarathustra was, and it meant they owned the planet lock stock and barrel. They exploited it, developed it and reaped the huge profits from it without interference from the...  more


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Brother Termite by Patricia Anthony
He is the White House chief of staff. He is responsible for many lives-and many deaths. He plays political power games with the FBI and CIA. The President trusts his friendship above all others. He is everything to those surrounding him: player and pawn, friend and enemy, husband and...  more


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Afraid by Jack Kilborn
ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? YOU WILL BE ... Welcome to Safe Haven, Wisconsin. Miles from everything, with one road in and out, this peaceful town has never needed a full-time police force. Until now ... A helicopter has crashed near Safe Haven and unleashed something horrifying. Now...  more


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Yankee Witches: 15 Short Stories of Horror and Humor by Unknown Author
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The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin & Peter Straub
The internationally bestselling novel by the author of A Kiss Before Dying, The Boys from Brazil, and Rosemary's BabyWith an Introduction by Peter StraubFor Joanna, her husband, Walter, and their children, the move to beautiful Stepford seems almost too good to be true. It is. For behind the...  more


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When Men Become Gods: Mormon Polygamist Warren Jeffs, His Cult of Fear, and the Women...
In When Men Become Gods, New York Times bestselling author Stephen Singular casts a light on a dark corner of religious extremism. He reveals a group of fundamentalists operating in the present-day United States, where teenage girls are kept in virtual bondage in the name of upholding the...  more


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Grimm's Grimmest by Wilhelm Karl Grimm & Tracy Arah Dockray
Gruesome and ghastly tales for grown-ups! Murder, kidnapping, cruel punishment, and violent revenge --- these are not your childhood bedtime stories. "Grimm's Grimmest" presents the original, unsanitized, unholy tales as they were first collected by the Brothers Grimm. From the true horror...  more


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A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
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A Friend of the Earth by T. C. Boyle
Funny and touching, antic and affecting . . . while Boyle's humor is as black as ever, he demonstrates that satire can coexist with psychological realism, comedy with compassion." (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times) In the tradition of The Tortilla Curtain, T.C. Boyle blends idealism and...  more


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Feed by M. T. Anderson
This brilliantly ironic satire is set in a future world where television and computers are connected directly into people's brains when they are babies. The result is a chillingly recognizable consumer society where empty-headed kids are driven by fashion and shopping and the avid pursuit of...  more


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The Bachelor's Cat: A Love Story by L. F. Hoffman
There once was a honest man, an artist struggling for love and success. He had a girlfriend. Sexy and manipulative, this woman enticed and diced his heart. But there was another woman, too. Not quite as pretty, nor half as mean, this sweet woman made him laugh. One cold morning,...  more


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The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the...  more


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UR (Audio CD) (Unabridged) by Stephen King & Holter Graham (Narrator)
Reeling from a painful break-up, English instructor and avid book lover Wesley Smith is haunted by his ex-girlfriend's parting shot: Why can't you just read off the computer like everyone else? He buys an e-book reader out of spite, but soon finds he can use the device to glimpse...  more


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I'm a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President by Josh Lieb
Family Guy meets Election in this hilarious young adult debut! Twelve-year-old Oliver Watson?s got the IQ of a grilled cheese sandwich. Or so everyone in Omaha thinks. In reality, Oliver?s a mad evil genius on his way to world domination, and he?s used his great brain to make himself the...  more


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2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
You are commander of Discovery, a spacecraft traveling at a hundred thousand miles an hour.  Your destination is planet on the farthest reaches of the Solar System.  Your companions are a fellow navigator, three deep-freeze hibernauts, and Hal, a chatty computer who ceaselessly guides...  more


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Dance of the Tiger by Bjorn Kurten
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Too Many Curses by A. Lee Martinez
The wizard Margle the Horrendous takes special pride in never killing his enemies. Instead, he transforms them into various accursed forms and locks them away in his castle. His halls are filled with his collection of fallen heroes and defeated villains, along with a few ordinary folk who were...  more


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The Amphora Project by William Kotzwinkle
Deep in the bowels of Junk Moon, the finest scientists of Planet Immortal are nearing completion of Project Amphora, which aims to unlock the secret of immortality. The Project is run by the Consortium, twelve of the planet's most influential movers and shakers, but they aren't the only ones...  more


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The Caryatids by Bruce Sterling
Alongside William Gibson and Neal Stephenson, Bruce Sterling stands at the forefront of a select group of writers whose pitch-perfect grasp of the cultural and scientific zeitgeist endows their works of speculative near-future fiction with uncanny verisimilitude. To read a novel by Sterling is...  more


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Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk
Haunted is a novel made up of twenty-three horrifying, hilarious, and stomach-churning stories. They?re told by people who have answered an ad for a writer?s retreat and unwittingly joined a ?Survivor?-like scenario where the host withholds heat, power, and food. As the storytellers grow more...  more


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Was This Man a Genius?: Talks with Andy Kaufman by Julie Hecht
Andy Kaufman defied explanation. But between 1978 and 1979, acclaimed New Yorker short story writer Julie Hecht attempted to arrange an interview with him, hoping to discover how he came to do what he did. The one-hour interview turned into innumerable surreal meetings and phone conversations...  more


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After the Plague : AND OTHER STORIES by T. C. Boyle
Few authors in America write with such sheer love of story, language, and imagination as T. C. Boyle, and nowhere is that passion more evident than in his inventive, wickedly funny, and widely praised short stories. In After the Plague, his sixth collection of stories, Boyle exhibits his ...  more


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Plague Year (Plague Trilogy, Bk 1) by Jeff Carlson
The nanotechnology was designed to fight cancer. Instead, it evolved into the machine plague, killing nearly five billion people and changing life on Earth forever. The nanotech has one weakness: it self-destructs at altitudes above ten thousand feet. Those few who've managed to escape...  more


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Winterflight by Joseph Bayly
Imagine an America not too many years distant. An America that seems perfect on the surface, but whose ethical underpinnings have totally collapsed. An America where abortion is the rule for imperfect fetuses and euthanasia is mandatory at age 75. Jon and Grace Stanton's allegiance to...  more


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Beauty and the Beast by Marie Le Prince de Beaumont
Jeanne Marie Le Prince de Beaumont was a French novelist born in 1711. After her first marriage was annulled she moved to London, becoming a governess. After a successful writing career she remarried had many children and lived in Savoy. Beaumont wrote several books on education. She was one...  more


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The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Bk 1) by Suzanne Collins
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to...  more


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Cinderella; or, The little Glass Slipper (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press) by Henry ...
"HERE once lived a gentleman and his wife, who were the parents of a lovely little daughter. When this child was only nine years of age, her mother fell sick. Finding her death coming on, she called her child to her and said to her, "My child, always be good; bear every thing that happens to you...  more


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Riding The Bullet: The Deluxe Special Edition Double by Stephen King & Mick Garri...
A Stephen King ghost story in the grand tradition, Riding the Bullet is the ultimate warning about the dangers of hitchhiking. A college student's mother is dying in a Maine hospital. When he hitches a ride to see her, the driver is not who he appears to be. Soon the journey veers off into a...  more


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The Day of the Triffids (20th Century Rediscoveries) by John Wyndham
In 1951 John Wyndham published his novel The Day of the Triffids to moderate acclaim. Fifty-two years later, this horrifying story is a science fiction classic, touted by The Times (London) as having “all the reality of a vividly realized nightmare.”Bill Masen, bandages over his...  more


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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's...  more


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Tarzan of the Apes (Tarzan, Bk 1) by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Raised by a fierce she-ape of the tribe of Kerchak deep in the African jungle, the baby Tarzan grew to learn the secrets of the wild to survive--how to talk with animals, swing through trees, and fight against the great predators. He grew to the strength and courage of his fellow apes. And in...  more


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A Christmas Story : The Book That Inspired the Hilarious Classic Film by Jean Shepher...
A beloved, bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana—the book that inspired the equally classic Yuletide film.The holiday film A Christmas Story, first released in 1983, has become a bona fide Christmas perennial, gaining in stature and fame with each succeeding year. Its...  more


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Blockade Billy by Stephen King
Even the most diehard baseball fans don’t know the true story of William “Blockade Billy” Blakely. He may have been the greatest player the game has ever seen, but today no one remembers his name. He was the first -- and only -- player to have his existence completely removed...  more


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Origin by J.A. Konrath
Thriller writer J.A. Konrath, author of the Lt. Jack Daniels series, digs into the vaults and unearths a technohorror tale from the depths of hell...1906 - Something is discovered by workers digging the Panama Canal. Something dormant. Sinister. Very much alive. 2009 - Project Samhain. A...  more


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Fireflies in December (Center Point Christian Fiction (Large Print)) by Jennifer Erin...
Jessilyn Lassiter never knew that hatred could lurk in the human heart until the summer of 1932 when she turned 13. When her best friend, Gemma, loses her parents in a tragic fire, Jessilyn's father vows to care for her as one of his own, despite the fact that Gemma is black and prejudice is...  more


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The Zombie Survival Guide : Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks
The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. Fully illustrated and exhaustively comprehensive, this book covers everything you need to know, including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective defense...  more


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Disturb by J.A. Konrath & Jack Kilborn
A medical investigator tormented by secret guilt. A beautiful doctor with an illicit desire. A millionaire businessman indulging a passion for murder. And a human guinea pig who has been awake for seven straight weeks. DISTURB by JA Konrath You?ll never sleep well again... The print...  more


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Kick Me : Adventures in Adolescence by Paul Feig
Written in side-splitting and often cringe-inducing detail, Paul Feig takes you in a time machine to a world of bombardment by dodge balls, ill-fated prom dates, hellish school bus rides, and other aspects of public school life that will keep you laughing in recognition and occasionally sighing...  more


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Stupid American History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and Mythconceptions by Lela...
America is the home of the brave and, apparently, the stupid and gullible. Satirist Leland Gregory teaches us a lesson in historical hilarity with Stupid American History.From Columbus to George W. Bush (that's a lot of material, people), Leland leads us through American history's...  more


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Soultaker (Leisure Fiction) by Bryan Smith
Beautiful . . . Sexy . . . Inhuman. Jake McAllister knows that his brother Trey’s new girlfriend is a bad influence, but he doesn'’t know what Myra’s really after — Trey’s soul. Trey is just one of her new playthings, a pawn in her centuries-long game. One by one, Myra...  more


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The Adventures of Pinocchio by C. Collodi & Carlo Chiostri (Illustrator)
This edition of "The Adventures of Pinocchio" has been reproduced from the 1901 version with the late Victorian pen and Ink Illustrations of Carlo Chiostri. Some of the pages have been redesigned, some drawings enlarged yet Chiostri's spirit still pervades the book. Everything is...  more

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Comment added 11/5/10 by Lisa H. (FlouncePony) - , :
Holy crap, 100 books read!!!

Comment added 9/23/10 by Lisa H. (FlouncePony) - , :
9/23/2010 Seventy five books read.

Comment added 7/18/10 by Lisa H. (FlouncePony) - , :
7/18/2010 ~ FIFTY books read as of today. Wow. I have too much time on my hands.