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101 Hamburger Jokes: ...Meaty Jokes to be Devoured with Relish
Review Date: 1/26/2007


101 HAMBURGER JOKES...meaty jokes to be devoured with RELISH.

How does a Burger acquire good taste? -- With a little seasoning!!


14,000 Things to Be Happy About
14,000 Things to Be Happy About
Author: Barbara Ann Kipfer
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/31/2006
Helpful Score: 2


This is a great little book that gives you ideas of what to be happy about that you might not even have thought of.


90 Minutes In Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life
90 Minutes In Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life
Author: Cecil Murphey, Don Piper
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/4/2010


This book is based on a TRUE story with newspaper articles to confirm it and a Google search that does as well. I personally found the book very compelling and renews ones thoughts on life after death and the power of true God-Fearing prayers. It made me think many times of what would had happened if his friend had not been allowed by the policeman to go pray for his friend, even tho' considered [and actually was pronounced] dead. I also wondered how many times chances have been missed to pray for those in wrecks who are dying or are considered dead, would they have came back from the dead if only someone had prayed for them. The story is well-written and moves along at a fast clip, keeping your interest, you will find yourself stopping/starting but not because of the writing but the content of what you're reading....it really makes one stop and think things clearer and in trying to make sense also arrives the ability to be able to put yourself in his shoes when the accident happens and gives fodder for why we should alway be on guard...."for satan is like a lion constantly seeking whom he can devour". After reading this book it makes you wonder about what if? And if, would YOU be ready? Great read for book clubs. Starts you out with a LOT of questions but in the end gives you LOTS of answers as well.


An Act of Kindness
An Act of Kindness
Author: Charles Hustmyre
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/24/2007
Helpful Score: 7


This book made me sick to my stomach at the cruelness and evil of humans--it was also a textbook example of how preditors stalk and plan/use the victim-to-be and how gullable we as kind humans can also be therefore making ourselves easy targets. Parts made me sad and most made me very mad at the killers, and at the law for taking so long to "see" things clearly---a great TC noval that will leave you saddened for the victim and what her potential to mankind could have been but for.....


After the Fall
After the Fall
Author: Judith Kelman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/3/2006


Back Cover: Prominent residents of an affluent town, Jess and Charlie Magill have a happy marriage and three beautiful, talented children.

Then one day the police pound on their door of their charming suburban home to arrest their teenage son for a shocking crime--

and in a matter of minutes, their perfect world falls to pieces....

But as Jess investigates the events leading up to this fateful day, she dicovers that things may not have been "perfect" for quite some time. And that her family's nightmare has only just begun...


All the Old Haunts
All the Old Haunts
Author: Chris Lynch
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/1/2006


Back Cover:
CURTIS
A personal discovery that threatens disaster,
STANLEY
A twin tormented by his monstrous brother,
O'BRIEN, CAIT
A couple blown apart by an unintended pregnancy,
VIRGIL
A longing to live a forbidden life,
JENNY, CAESAR...

In ten brilliant, riveting short stories, acclaimed author Chris Lynch
explores all the deep and inescapable effects of the past, which begins at---
or is it before?---
birth.


Altered Voices: 9 Science Fiction Stories
Altered Voices: 9 Science Fiction Stories
Author: Lucy Sussex (Compiler)
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 2.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/22/2007


From Back Cover:

Nine Stories Set in Nine Otherworlds.

The settings for the stories in ALTERED VOICES whirl dizzyingly from the past to the future, from deep space to rural suburbia, from an unstoppable snowstorm to the blazing summer sun.

The characters range from genetically enhanced humans to tiny sea creatures, from giants to fairies, from stone monsters to ghosts.

Here is everything from humor to tragedy, fantasy to horror: an imaginative collection from nine very different writers.


The Angels Trilogy
The Angels Trilogy
Author: Lurlene McDaniel
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/2/2006


The Angels Trilogy begins the Christmas Leah is stuck alone in an Indianapolis hospital. her mother is thousands of miles away on her honeymoon with husband number five. Leah went to the doctor with nothing more then a broken finger, but he ordered her to undergo some tests. leah is miserable until she meets her hospital roommate, and Amish girl named Rebekah, and Rebekah's big family.

The Amish family captivates Leah with their simple, loving ways, and when Leah discovers she has cancer, her new friends show her that miracles can happen. And that sometimes angels appear in the most unexpected places.


The Ballantine Reader's Circle Reader
Review Date: 4/22/2007


From Back Cover:

Now offered to you, The Reader.
The Reader provides an easy way to select titles for your future reading groups.

Featuring fiction excerpts from this years BRC program, this striking volume also includes a personal note from the editor, author photos and bios, advice on how to connect with authors on-line, and details on how reading groups can hold live phone discussions with their favorite authors---plus information on an exciting eassy contest in which you and your reading group could win $500.00 worth of books from your favorite bookstore.


Basic Wiring; Adding Outlets, Easy Rules for Safety,Lights and Switches, Outdoor Wiring
Review Date: 4/25/2010


This book is as basic as it gets but for woman and some men {lol} it's great because in it's simplicity it has awesome illustrations that help you STEP-BY-STEP do everything from changing outlet plates to re-wiring a lamp or house. Helps to have it handy because it covers simple ways to switch chandeliers, to rwiring just about ANYTHING ELECTRICAL....with very detailed pictures.


Because I Wanted You
Because I Wanted You
Author: Annie Garrett
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/1/2006


Back of book Cover: What If Your Darkest Secret Was the Only Thing That Could Light Up Your Life?

Though she grew up in the poorest pocket of rual Appalachia, sophisticated, smart Ruby Maxwell now has everything: a national talk show with soaring ratings, an exquisitely furnished Fifth Avenue apartment, and a wealthy, good-hearted man who loves her.

But, when a news-hungry reporter uncovers a dark secret from her past, it threatens everything Ruby has worked so hard to achieve, forcing her to confront the mistakes she has made and the true love she left behind.

In a heartwrenching tale that careens from Manhattan's glass towers to Kentucky's rolling hills, Annie Garrett offers us a contemporary heroine caught in a dilemma straight from todays headlines.

Mu opinion: Reminicent of Oprah Winfreys saga surrounding her illegitiment child years before she became famous--a compelling read.


The Best Ghost Stories Ever
The Best Ghost Stories Ever
Author: Christopher Krovatin (Editor)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/25/2007


HAUNTED. SPOOKY. CHILLING.

Watch where you step. Be careful what you do. Ghosts are everywhere. In houses new and old. In lonely walks and grim gatherings. underneath the wallpaper. Riding through the night.

These are some of the spookiest ghost stories ever written, from authors including Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker and Henry James. Prepare to be haunted.


Bingo Queens of Paradise
Bingo Queens of Paradise
Author: June Park
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/15/2011
Helpful Score: 3


DISFUNCTION AT IT'S BEST!
This title is MISLEADING.
It speaks of Bingo and Queens and Paradise and suggests good, clean, laughable FUN.
NOT!
It is not a good warm/cuddly feel-good book. It storyline and characters suggests that the author needs some counseling at best and serious mental health care at worst...imo.
This story started out funny, then changes to a dark side SO not funny, it made me uncomfortable.

I felt at times like I was window-peeping in a world so dysfunctional there are no words to describe the characters (or the author's reasoning)in the story.

Sure it has some great ALBEIT FEW lines that will make you laugh out loud, and with the exception of "Elijah" who makes you love him from the onset, the story itself is nothing but gloom and doom.
With sooo many tragedies that it's unbelievable.

This I feel far outweighs the "good" feeling a book should leave you with.

The feeling I speak of, is the one where you turn that last page, close the book, give a sigh and know, that your time spent reading it was worthwhile.

This book on the other hand left me feeling like I needed a psychiatrist for even having finished it.

So if you like disfunction at it's best, then this book is for you!

However, if you have enough headaches in the real world and read a book to relax or to escape like I do, then by ALL MEANS PASS THIS ONE UP.

I gave it a 3 1/2 solely on creativity and for "Elijah".


The Birds and the Bees
The Birds and the Bees
Author: Sephera Giron
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/26/2007


We barely notice them, through they are all around us, flying overhead, singing...or just watching.

But lately Gabrielle has been noticing the birds. Especially the mysterious black birds that seem to call to her, to follow her, to dive at her.

They stare at her with their soulless, black eyes. Soon incidents with the birds begin to appear on the news.

People are getting hurt. The birds are out of control. Then Gabrielle notices that bees, too, are becoming more dangerious....


Born At The Right Time
Born At The Right Time
Author: Arthur Sigo
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 1/21/2007


This book was written by a local farmer and is very informative and gives a great historical view of what Remington, Indiana and Indiana itself was really like back in the early 1900's. A Great read for anyone missing or wondering about what those "good ol' days" were really about in Smalltown USA.


Box Top Dreams
Box Top Dreams
Author: Miriam Glassman
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 4/21/2007


From Back Cover:

Send Today! Don't Delay!
Aladdin's Catalog of Wonders
Passion Potion
King of the Sea Monkeys
Get Started Today on the Road to Personal Success and Achievement!

Any minute now, Ari Spire will find out she's not an ordinary fifth-grader but someone living a secret, thrilling life.
After all, she was named after Ariadne, a mythical princess.

She knows something special will happen if she just saves enough box tops, enters contests in the backs of magazines, and says, "Yes, I'll send it in today!".


Brief History of Hawaii
Brief History of Hawaii
Author: George T. Armitage
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/22/2007


A BRIEF HISTORY OF HAWAII

This small book is chock full of information that tells what Hawaii's Historical Highlights really were like, long before PEARL HARBOR.


Busted! (Left Behind: The Kids, Bk 7)
Busted! (Left Behind: The Kids, Bk 7)
Author: Jerry Jenkins, Tim F. LaHaye, Chris Fabry
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/25/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Pursued by authorities from Nicolae High, Vicki and Judd attempt escape. A friend's betrayal puts Vicki on trial. With Old Testament prophecies coming true before their eyes, the Young Trib Force struggles to spread the truth no matter what the cost.

But the noose is tightening. Will the group stick together? Who is the insider at school helping them?

Follow Judd, Vicki, Lionel, and Ryan and the growing Young Trib Force as they continue their perilous journay through the earth's last days.


Cats and Dogs (Large Print)
Cats and Dogs (Large Print)
Author: Editors of Prevention
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 8/31/2006


Great informative book for all animal lovers, especially greared towards Cats, kittens, Dogs and Puppies but does have some birds, reptiles and wildlife included. Excellent source of safe-at-home-treatments for a wide assortment of illnesses and injuries.


Changed Lives in San Quentin
Changed Lives in San Quentin
Author: Harry Howard
Book Type: Unknown Binding
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/31/2006


This book is about four inmates in San Quentin in for four different crimes and managed to turn their lives around for the good by becoming born-again in Christ.


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