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The 3-Hour Diet: How Low-Carb Diets Make You Fat and Timing Makes You Thin
Review Date: 11/9/2005
Helpful Score: 3


Forget low carb. Concentrate on eating only every three hours and watch the pounds melt away. Jorge tells you how and why this works.


Abraham's Battle - A Novel of Gettysburg
Abraham's Battle - A Novel of Gettysburg
Author: Sarah Harrell Banks
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/29/2005


Abraham, an ex-slave, tries his best to prepare himself and the little girl in his charge for the Confederate soldiers who have begun filing into Gettysburg. When he comes face-to-face with a young Southern soldier, he's suspicious - Lamar is, after all, the enemy. Once they begin discussing the war and the general state of events, though, the two find some common ground. They might be friends - if Lamar wasn't from Georgia, and in Gettysburg to fight. When Lamar falls in battle, it is Abraham that comes to his rescue, one friend helping another. Abraham's deed does not go unnoticed or unrewarded.


American Horticultural Society Practical Guides: Lawns And Groundcovers
Review Date: 11/1/2005


The tips in this book helped us revitalize our lawn with just a little work.


Animal ER: Extraordinary Stories of Hope and Healing from One of the World's Leading Veterinary Hospitals
Review Date: 1/8/2006


Exciting stories of state-of-the-art animal hospital care. Not all of the stories have a happy ending and may be hard to take by some sensitive readers.


Apocalipstick
Apocalipstick
Author: Sue Margolis
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/4/2006


Beauty columnist Rebecca Fine longs for love while her father and grandmother are getting dates or searching the web for them. Meanwhile, there is a scandal brewing in the cosmetics world. This is a novel about falling in love, hating your job and getting what you want out of life-without ever mussing your lipstick!


The Apothecary Rose (Owen Archer, Bk 1)
The Apothecary Rose (Owen Archer, Bk 1)
Author: Candace Robb
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/28/2005


From the back cover: Christmastide 1363 - and, at an abbey in York, two pilgrims lie mysteriously dead of an herbal remedy. Suspicious, the Archbishop sends for Owen Archer, a Welshman with the charm of the devil, who's lost one eye to the wars in France and must make a new career as an honest spy.


Aquarium Plants Manual: Expert Advice on Selection, Planting, Care, and Propagation
Review Date: 6/11/2006


Interesting, understandable book on what to do in order to have a fantastic planted aquarium.


As Nature Made Him : The Boy Who Was Raised as A Girl
As Nature Made Him : The Boy Who Was Raised as A Girl
Author: John Colapinto
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/15/2005
Helpful Score: 3


David Reimer started life as a boy but due to a medical accident at the age of eight months (one very good reason NOT to circumsize boys!)he was surgically refashioned into a girl. He grew up feeling like there was something wrong with him since he felt like a boy trapped in a girl's body. In raising David female his parents followed the advice of a famous sex researcher, Dr. Money, who believed that gender was acquired through nurture, not nature. The child was finally told of his true sex when he reached 14 years of age and immediately abandoned any pretense of femaleness, from long hair to dresses to hormone replacement therapy. The story also details how destructive this tissue of lies became over the years to the parents, David's brother Brian, the other relatives, and even his school teachers and therapists. This story, unfortunately, is not an isolated incident. A certain number of babies are born each year with ambiguous genitalia and are subjected to this "sex reasignment" program. The author details how many researchers are coming to another view, that of letting the child determine its sex (leaving the child intact) until old enough to decide if any surgeries are necessary. Though the subject of homosexuality was not addressed in this book, it does leave one to question the long held belief that sexual orientation is a choice.


Bar Cookie Bonanza
Bar Cookie Bonanza
Author: ed. by Annette Gohlke
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/11/2006


I used this cookbook often but the kids are grown and no one but myself and my husband to eat these delicious treats.


A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash
Review Date: 3/9/2005


The life of mathematical genius and nobel laureate John Nash. His story was made into a movie.


Best Recipes Cakes
Best Recipes Cakes
Author: Editors of Best Recipes
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 12/2/2005


A short introduction of cake baking is followed by dozens of beautiful and delicious cakes, all with lovely colored pictures. A few of my favorites: Sweet Zucchini Spice Cake, White Buttermilk Cake, Elegant Chocolate Log, Black Forest Cake, and Blueberry Cake. There is also a selection of cupcake and cheesecake recipes. Enjoy!


Black Ice (Ice, Bk 1)
Black Ice (Ice, Bk 1)
Author: Anne Stuart
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/20/2005


Chloe Underwood, living in Paris as a children's book translator, is looking for some excitement. She gets more than she bargains for after accepting a job of translator for a group of mysterious business men and women. One man in particular invades Chloe's every thought.

If you like soft porn and callous murder/intrigue you will like this book.


Blood Red Roses (Hannah Trevor, Bk 2)
Blood Red Roses (Hannah Trevor, Bk 2)
Author: Margaret Lawrence
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/26/2005
Helpful Score: 2


I love this series of books so much I went out and bought hardcovers so I could read them over and over. The main character, Hannah, is a resourceful woman of the revolutionary era. If you like historical novels, you will like these. Other titles include 'Hearts and Bones' and 'The Burning Bride'. From the back cover of Blood Red Roses: It is 1780, and summer has come to Rufford, Maine. As the hay ripens and roses perfume the air, the horrors of the recent war of Revolution seem to be fading. Then a series of murders rocks the town, and it is up to Hannah Trevor to employ every bit of her intelligence and passion to unravel the dark truth from the deadly lies.


The Borning Room
The Borning Room
Author: Paul Fleischman
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/14/2006


This room is where babies are born into the waiting hands of midwives. The book is set in Ohio, and the borning room is witness to decades of economic and scientific development, but babies are born the same nevertheless.


Bread Book
Bread Book
Author: Thom Leonard
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/11/2006


A Natural, Whole-grain Seed-to-Loaf Approach to Real Bread.


The Burning Bride
The Burning Bride
Author: Margaret Lawrence
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/26/2005


From the back cover: "It is muster day in Rufford, Maine, when the local militia is massed to drill in ainticipation of new conflicts that may threaten the newborn American nation. In this chilly Autumn, violent passins and tempers inflamed in the wake of the recent war of independence still burn white hot. Now two men have been murdered, shattering a small town's fragile peace. It falls to Hannah Trevor, midwife, to piece together a patchwork of suspects and motivations that will ultimately reveal a killer. For she alone can save another who is being held responsible for the crimes...If you like historical fiction well written, you will love Margaret Lawrence's work.


Burr, A Novel
Burr, A Novel
Author: Gore Vidal, Kathryn M. and Gass, Elizabeth M. Refshauge
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/2/2005


Was Aaron Burr a traitor or a patriot? Did he kill Alexander Hamilton in that historic duel in self-defense? Did he deserve his infamy or was he a political scapegoat? Read this narrative of the tumultuous career of the nation's third Vice President - a man of immense charm, wit and intelligence, anaccomplished scamp whom women found irresistible.


Busman's Honeymoon (Lord Peter Wimsey, Bk 13)
Busman's Honeymoon (Lord Peter Wimsey, Bk 13)
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/28/2005


Murder must be investigated by Lord Peter and his new bride, Harriet Vane. Dorothy Sayers mysteries are situated in post WW1 England -half the fun of reading them is making sense of obscure literary allusions. Sayers was a contemporary of Agatha Christie. Look through my list for other Sayers books.


The Catechism Handbook
The Catechism Handbook
Author: Oscar Lukefahr
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/26/2005


Along with this 110 page guide to the Catholic Catechism, you will receive a workbook and testing materials that can be sent in for review. This is not the full version of the catechism, but a user-friendly guide.


The Characters of the Crucifixion
Review Date: 2/28/2006


Fifteen characters, including Christ himself, are detailed as players before or at the crucifixion of Jesus. Among these we find Peter, the high priests, Pontius Pilate, Roman soldiers, the women of Jerusalem, the mother of the Zebedee brothers, Mary Magdalene, and Mary, the Mother of Jesus. This is not the complete list. Each entry ends was a reflection-prayer. Excellent reading for Lent.


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