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101 Super Uses for Tampon Applicators: A Helpful Guide for the Environmentally Conscious Consumer of Feminine Hygiene Products
Review Date: 7/17/2009
Helpful Score: 3


1st - I'm a male. This title just knocked me for a loop. Just had to check it out...half of the things in here was just plain over my head - couldn't see the "Joke" in it, the other half? Welllll - it had me on the floor laughing my a-- off! I'm sure the lady's would get all the humor, us men folk...well some times we're just kinda dense.

Highly enjoyable, highly recommended for light fun reading!

Danny N


12 Steps to a Better Memory
12 Steps to a Better Memory
Author: Carol Turkington
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/1/2007
Helpful Score: 1


I was going to write something but I forgot what it was???
- Oh yeah, just kidding!
- This guide explains the proven method of Loci, the Link Method, the Peg System, mnemonic techniques, visual aids, and other strategies that can help you retain factual information, improve study skills, recall names, numbers, dates, faces, locations, appointments and more.
Plus more!


20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
Author: Jules Verne
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/25/2007


Classic Jules Verne
Complete and Unabridged.


A 4th Course of Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit
Review Date: 2/23/2007


Volume #4 - More wonderful stories by very notable authors and other people.


7 Steps to Bonding with Your Stepchild
7 Steps to Bonding with Your Stepchild
Author: Suzen J. Ziegahn
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/1/2007
Helpful Score: 1


If you're about to take the plunge into a ready made family be prepared. This book will give you some heads-up of what to expect and perhaps how to avoid making mistakes that be difficult to undo between you and the child(ren).

If you're already into a family marriage and want to make good connections with your new family members then this book may just be the ticket to help you build a solid foundation of trust and understanding between you and the child(ren).

Good luck, and good blessings.


AAAA!: A FoxTrot Kids Edition (Foxtrot Collection)
AAAA!: A FoxTrot Kids Edition (Foxtrot Collection)
Author: Bill Amend
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/22/2013


This is how I got started reading back in the 3rd grade - comics from the papers and magazines put into a book form (I started with Chas Addams).

This one has a full daily cartoon strip (4 panels) for each page (224 of them). Enjoyable for all ages and genders. If you get the young ones started then they'll have to figure out the funny-side of some of these. Sixth grade and up would be fine.

Recommended for all.


Above the Veil (The Seventh Tower, Bk 4)
Above the Veil (The Seventh Tower, Bk 4)
Author: Garth Nix
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/9/2014


Fourth book in a 6 book series, each running from 180 to 200+ pages. Scholastic 'certified' - says ages 9-12 but I'm pushing 60 and enjoyed all 6 books. I think 9 and up is just fine. Enjoyable read for both girls and boys...
NOTE: These books need to be read in sequence.


Tal and Milla are back in the Castle in the lowest levels of the Underfolk - dissent amongst some members of the Underfolk at their lot in life has been brewing and Tal and Milla need the help of these people. Milla is sent back to the Icecarl world to inform the Crones of all that has transpired. The Crones 'share' the experiences of Milla and learn of her breaking the Icecarl taboos - what should they do with her? Meanwhile Tal and Underfolk dissenter Crow move up through the multiple levels of the Castle. The suspense continues...


I give the complete series a 4.5 stars - Book one sets up the story line and world parameters so is a little slow to start - but quickly builds up speed and excitement leaving you with a literal cliffhanger waiting for the next book - fully enjoyable for anyone (girls and boys).


The Adventures of Robin Hood
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Author: Howard Pyle
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 4/12/2007
Helpful Score: 1


For the kids - large print and lots of illustrations.

Ages - this one for perhaps 7 - 12.


Aenir (Seventh Tower, Bk 3)
Aenir (Seventh Tower, Bk 3)
Author: Garth Nix
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/9/2014


Third book in a 6 book series, each running from 180 to 200+ pages. Scholastic 'certified' - says ages 9-12 but I'm pushing 60 and enjoyed all 6 books. I think 9 and up is just fine. Enjoyable read for both girls and boys...
NOTE: These books need to be read in sequence.


Tal and Milla continue their adventure and now must travel to the spirit (or dream) world of Aenir. They must find what is called the Codex which has been hidden away somewhere in Aenir. To do so they must break all of the taboos and in the process meet some very interesting creatures in the world of Aenir. The adventure continues at a breakneck pace, with dangers around every corner.


I give the complete series a 4.5 stars - Book one sets up the story line and world parameters so is a little slow to start - but quickly builds up speed and excitement leaving you with a literal cliffhanger waiting for the next book - fully enjoyable for anyone (girls and boys).


Afterburn (Carrier, Bk 7)
Afterburn (Carrier, Bk 7)
Author: Keith Douglass
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/22/2007


Book #7 in the Naval Aviation series.


An Age of Barns
An Age of Barns
Author: Eric Sloane
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/22/2013


Any book by Eric Sloane is a true gem. This one is no exception. 5 Stars.

Landscape format book. It's a picture book but w/o the pictures. Artwork is hand drawn and is excellent.

Beautiful artwork and a little bit of early americana history about (early) barns made here in america. How there were raised, built, types of wood used, types of joints to hold things together.

A true treasure of a book. I keep my copy and look through it several times every year, and have for several years now.

Highly recommended. And if you can find a copy of his "An Age of Wood" get it. It's another treasure that you'll never want to part with.

Danny N (Alameda)


All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten:  Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things
Review Date: 1/13/2007


Fun to read - really hits home. Good book.


Amateur Night (Jane da Silva, Bk 2)
Amateur Night (Jane da Silva, Bk 2)
Author: K. K. Beck
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 3/22/2007


A Jane Da Silva mystery


American Gargoyles : Spirits in Stone
American Gargoyles : Spirits in Stone
Author: Darlene Trew Crist, Robert Llewellyn
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/30/2014


Surprising!

Just thought that this was about the regular Gargoyles figures that one would expect to find any where in Europe only here in America...there's that of course but the nice surprise was the 'new' American styled figures inspired by American Icons thru the 'new' ages of Americana and perhaps a little whimsy.

How about Athletes such as Football player, Soccer players, Discus Throwers? Add in some new animal gargoyles such as Poodles, Pigs, Flower Dogs, AMerican Eagles, American Rattlesnake and a whole lot more.

Many of the pictures are listed with the location(s) where they the picture was taken at, in case one would like to perhaps make a trip to observe these in person (a Gargoyle Vacation?)...

Instead of a Coffee Table book this is more like an End Table book...not too big, not too smnall...not too thick, not too thin...just about right for everyone to hold, read or just plain look at...

Quite enjoyable.


The American Gas Station
The American Gas Station
Author: Michael Karl Witzel
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/22/2013


(Big) Picture book - American Gas Stations from the 40's thru the late 60's. This is the type of book you will want to keep on your coffee table so that your guests and visitors may pick it up and view just the pictures.

Beautiful photograpy, a little history. Wonderful to thumb thru. If you're an old timer (Baby Boomer) these pics will bring back wonderful memories. If you're a young pup then this will be picures to enjoy of what america once had and was (hint: there was no self-serve pumps).

Recommended for those who really enjoy just thumbing thru a good picture book.

Danny N (Alameda)


American Vignettes (A Collection of Footnotes to History)
American Vignettes (A Collection of Footnotes to History)
Author: John I. White
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/18/2007


Forty-Two stories of Americana History, the story behind the story, things never published in the history books, but which really make America "America".

A little aged (1976), but a very good read. You'll be tempted to read the whole book in one sitting. However, pace yourself to one a day - you'll find yourself re-reading some of the stories over and over again.

For a trivia nut or history buff - this is a find, for the rest of us its fun to read!


Antaeus: The Final Issue
Antaeus: The Final Issue
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/9/2007


A wonderful anthology of old and mostly new authors, including Clinton, Hemimgway, Fitzgerald, Steven King, and a host of others (77 total authors, - 22 ficton stories - 44 poetry - 14 documents (letters etc). There's something for anyone and everyone.

409 pages


Appalachian Trail Guide - Tennessee and North Carolina
Review Date: 2/4/2007


Treasure trove of hiking/camping/trails information. While this is is from 1981, the information within is still applicable. Today more areas are open and cleared for camping and hiking. This little book has elevation maps, guides, camping locations and a ton of other information kept at your fingertips while on the trail.

Good for review if you've ever given thought to hiking a portion of the Appalachian Trail (goes from Maine to Georgia and on down to Arkansas(?)


Ask Marilyn: The Best of "Ask Marilyn" Letters Published in Parade Magazine from 1986 to 1992 and Many More Never Before Published
Review Date: 8/18/2013


Highly recommended...

I love to read Ask Marilyn. This book has 311 pages of questions and answers from her column over the years.
This book is broken up into 5 parts:
1) The Pleasure and Pain of being Human
2) Politics and the Press
3) Nature at Work and at Play
4) Thinking about Thinking
5) Questions that need no Answers
(with a chapter 35 "The Funniest Questions)

The first four parts were very interesting and usually consisted of seriuos questions or observations from external readers and Marilyn's response to those questions (and sometimes with a short explanation to you the reader of the book concerning the Q and A to help clarify). Absoulutely enjoyable.

Part 5 "Questions that need no Answers", Chapter 35 The Funniest Questions was worth the price of the book alone. All of the book was enjoyable, but the best was saved for last. This last chapter will have you falling out of your chair laughing, period. No matter how crusty you may be.

I repeat - Highly recommended.

Danny N (Alameda) - Havelock NC


At Home in Mitford (Mitford, Bk 1)
At Home in Mitford (Mitford, Bk 1)
Author: Jan Karon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/16/2007


This is the first novel in the Mitford series.


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