Excellent how to guide for the bead enthusiast. I would say the projects are not really that advanced, and as long as you have a relative background in beadwork, you would enjoy the projects and methods taught in the book. Easy to understand directions and illustrations/pictures.
Written by a friend of JFK Jr. who was also an editor at George Magazine. I felt this book was mroe a chance to cash in on the death of JFK Jr., and didn't really offer any real insight to him, nor did the author come across as actually being sincere. If you like reading about the Kennedy's, there are better books out there.
If you're born between Jan 20th - feb 18th, you're an Aquarius. This astological guide book is never out of date, regardless of publication date (the planet tables and cusp charts are an added extra up to year 2000, but the charting info and calculations, etc, never go out of date). A good reference tool for astroanalysis.
"Pretty good", says my husband! Cold war theme (Russia and China being the "bear" and the "dragon") featuring hero Jack Ryan. Tom Clancy once again writes with an exceptional sense of realism and the novel never lags.
Ahhh, girl meets boy, girl loses boy to best friend, ex-best friend marries boy, girl has to promote ex-best friends successful career. Romantic triangle story that has enough twists to keep from being predictible.
Jen Lancaster is funny and sarcastic, but she can also be annoying. Overall the story is easy to follow, but even with the humor, humbling and ultimate (sort of) redemption, she still comes across as someone who over-indulged in her own self importance and selfishness and then adopted a "woe is me" mentality when she hit financial difficulties. It was not easy to feel sorry for her, or root for her success when she eventually had to make sacrifices most of us deal with everyday.
Excellent detective novel based on the famous case. Pretty much the last word in Black Dahlia books, this is a fictional investigative account of the famous unsolved case which continues to baffle detectives all these years hence. Very gritty, very real. You'll forget it's a fictionalized account.
Phillipa Gregory continues to write historical fiction from interesting angles. This tale is told from the perspective of 3 women in the court of Henry VIII; Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Jane (Rochford) Boleyn, who was the sister-in-law to ill-fated Anne, and the wife of George, Anne's brother, whom she betrayed out of jealousy, sealing their fate on the scaffold. The story tells the tale of events in the same time sequence, but from the three different perspectives, A Queen, a lady in waiting, a lady in waiting who became a queen. Anne of Cleves comes off the best -- you had to pity anyone married to Henry, Catherine merely pathetic and Jane conniving and obnoxious. Told all together, the story is a complete and satisfying novel, well written and with powerful character development.
Essential Kerouac! It reads like a stream of consciousness rambling of the dreams as they occured. If you're not familiar with JK, you may wish to read some of his novels before tackling this one as it can be confusing. If you are a fan, it's pretty essential reading to peek into the author's subconcious mind
Married to a Brit and spending my life between 2 countries, I found myself shaking my head in agreement on the authors assessments of both the UK and US view on life. Absolutely hysterical observations that were spot on. I had to call the inlaws and read passages to them and in between gales of laughter they agreed, this is a winner. If you have travelled to or lived in the UK, this book will really be enjoyable. If you haven't but just want to get a glimpse of what life is like there, or "why they do that" or what they think of us and the American way of life, pick this up and let the laughter begin!
This is quite simply the funniest book I have read in years. I read it in 2 days and would have finished it even sooner if I didn't have to actually eat, work and sleep! Coming of age the same time as the author, and from the same general area (me/Long Island, she/N.J. - only about a centemeter different in 80's permed hair height...)really hit home, and I found myself laughing hard and loudly throughout the entire book.
After East of Eden, this is my favorite Steinbeck novel. Set in Montery, CA, in a blue collar community, the character development is rich and colorful, their stories for the most part, upbeat and realistic. You care about each character because they ARE so normal and realatable. A literary masterpiece of simplicity in storytelling.