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The Devil to Pay (MacLachlan, Bk 1)
The Devil to Pay (MacLachlan, Bk 1)
Author: Liz Carlyle
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 195
Review Date: 9/17/2006


One of my favorite Liz Carlyle books. Two strong leads -- their connection sizzles!


Dreaming of You (Gamblers, Bk 2)
Dreaming of You (Gamblers, Bk 2)
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 374
Review Date: 9/17/2006


Derek Craven's story...a big romance fan favorite.


The Earl's Intended Wife (Harlequin Historical, No 793)
The Earl's Intended Wife (Harlequin Historical, No 793)
Author: Louise Allen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 26
Review Date: 10/26/2006


A very sweet love story with just the right amount of angst and ultimate redemption. The two leads are wonderful and deserve their happy-ever-after ending.


The Erotic Impulse (New Consciousness Reader)
The Erotic Impulse (New Consciousness Reader)
Author: David Steinberg
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 7/3/2006


THE EROTIC IMPULSE is a feast of thoughts, feelings, findings, and fantasies about our erotic nature. It draws on the insights of therapists, sexuality teachers, and advocates, and the wisdom of great writers and poets.

This provocative collection examines how society denies and dishonors the generative and healing power of Eros that may cause widespread feelings of fear, isolation, and inadequacy. Together, the contributors seek to break the reader out of the prison of cultural sterotypes, opening the gates to a richer, more satisfying erotic life.


The Ethical Slut: A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities
Review Date: 7/3/2006


"Frank, funny, and full of practical advice."

"A postgraduate course in ethical relationships of every stripe."


Expect the Worst: You Won't Be Disappointed : Pessimistic Thoughts on Life, People, Relationships, Family, Work, Politics, and the State of the Worl
Review Date: 7/1/2006


A small book with a humorous look at the dark side of life. "Gleefully reminding us that life is just an angst-filled prelude to death, Eric Marcus has assembled the drolly dire insights of famous pessimists and everyday cynics who know that the glass is indeed half empty. Celebrate the plight we call life with dozens of part- and full-time grouches--Woody Allen, Fran Lebowitz, Henry Miller, Anne Sexton, Clarence Darrow, Albert Einstein, Malcolm Forbes, and many more-- who irreverently accentuate the absurdity of relationships, families, money, religion, politics and health; the inevitability of wrinkles, cellulite, war, and famine; and the sanity-saving value of a health dose of cynicism."


Fabric Lover's Scrapbook (Creative machine arts series)
Fabric Lover's Scrapbook (Creative machine arts series)
Author: Margaret Dittman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 10/26/2006
Helpful Score: 1


If you sew a lot, and if you love fabric, sooner or later you'll wind up in an intricate love-hate relationship with an inescapable byproduct of your sewing--scraps. So begins author Margaret Dittman's remarkable book on storing and using fabric scraps.

She shows you how to organize your fabric hoard into strips, bits, and trash. Then you can easily make scrap quilts, clothing, fabric jewlery, rugs, soft boxes, wreaths, and hundred of other colorful scrapcraft.


Fever Dream (Pendergast, Bk 10)
Fever Dream (Pendergast, Bk 10)
Author: Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 103
Review Date: 5/17/2011


I thought Book 8 was a disaster and the authors recovered a bit with #9. In "Fever Dream", Special Agent Pendergast is back in true form. The plot is unfolded in true Preston & Child fashion and keeps you guessing until the end. I actually liked the ending in that you know there's more in store for Aloysius and Constance.


Friendship Love and Laughter: Inspirational Quotes to Live by
Review Date: 7/1/2006


Who can resist this collection of some of the wisest and funniest sayings on three of history's most heartwarming and enduring topics?
FRIENDSHIP: "A friend is a person who goes around saying nice things about you behind your back."
LOVE: "Who, being loved, is poor?" --Oscar Wilde
LAUGHTER: "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." -- Victor Borge

From Shakespeare to Schweitzer, Picasso to Proverbs, FRIENDSHIP, LOVE & LAUGHTER offers the best and the brightest thoughts on life's greatest joys.


The Funny Thing Is ... (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
The Funny Thing Is ... (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
Author: Ellen DeGeneres
Book Type: Audio CD
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
 38
Review Date: 6/14/2011
Helpful Score: 2


I enjoyed Ellen's amusing anecdotes and had a couple of laugh out loud moments. Great listening to this audio book while sewing.


Gallant Waif (Harlequin Historicals, No 557)
Gallant Waif (Harlequin Historicals, No 557)
Author: Anne Gracie
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 72
Review Date: 6/1/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Very cute story with lots of chemistry and sexual attraction (but no actual sex). Loved the leads in this story.


The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, Bk 1) (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged)
Review Date: 6/1/2011


Thoroughly enjoyed this book. The tone was a nice blend of fantasy and critical thinking. I think it's important for children and young adults to question the world around them. Yay for Pullman! I look forward to finishing this series.

As for the audio, this is an excellent production utilizing a full cast. The author is the primary narrator and all of the actors were excellent, especially Joanna Wyatt who portrays Lyra.


The Good Vibrations Guide: Adult Videos (Good Vibrations Guide To...)
Review Date: 10/4/2006


Don't be overwhelmed by the thousands of adult videos on the market--make an educated selection with the help of THE GOOD VIBRATIONS GUIDE: ADULT VIDEOS. You'll find information and inspiration, whether you're searching for:
--Classics of adult cinema
--A woman's perspective
--High-quality acting
--Superior storylines and cinematography
--Notable stars and directors

Over 100 reviews, a riveting history of censorship battles, a thorough resource list, and tips on watching--by yourself or with a lover--make this the essential adult video viewing companion for newcomers and connoisseurs alike.


Great 2 X 4 Accessories for Your Home
Great 2 X 4 Accessories for Your Home
Author: Stevie Henderson
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 14
Review Date: 10/4/2006


With a few basic tools, readily available and inexpensive off-the-shelf lumber, and this great book, it's amazingly easy to build an array of decorative accessories for your home. An introductory section provides detailed information about materials, tools, and techniques, as well as instructions for staining, painting, or embellishing the finished accessories to fit your home decor. All of the projects are incredibly easy (designed for beginner woodworkers who can hammer a nail), and each includes a list of materials and hardware, a precise cutting guide, step-by-step instructions, and easy-to-follow illustrations. There is a wide range of terrific accessories to choose from.


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4)
Author: J. K. Rowling
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/17/2006


I love Harry Potter and this book is one of my favorites. Somehow I ended up with two copies.


Holy Fools : A Novel
Holy Fools : A Novel
Author: Joanne Harris
Book Type: Audio Cassette
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 6/22/2011


Harris invites you into the world of 17th century French traveling troupes and secluded convents. The characters are flawed, not formulaic, and always intriguing. The plot is multi-layered and grabs you from the beginning. The narration was superb with British Suzanne Bertish hitting all of the right notes and executing perfect French pronunciation. I enjoyed every aspect of this book and highly recommend the audio version!


Imagine
Imagine
Author: Jill Barnett
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/24/2006
Helpful Score: 2


A turn-of-the-(last)-century story with an interesting plot device: an escaped convict, a woman lawyer, three orphans, a deserted island, and a genie in a bottle! Very sweet story.


In the Beginning:First Lines
In the Beginning:First Lines
Author: Chronicle Books LLC Staff
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 7/1/2006


Fascinating, amusing, and mesmerizing, IN THE BEGINNING presents the all-important first sentence to more than 500 famous novels. Arranged alphabetically by title, with an index to authors, the selections range from classics to trendy best-sellers, from romances to westerns, from potboilers to prize winners. Whether your literary tastes run to Virginia Woolf or Tom Wolfe, Edith Wharton or Stephen King, Ernest Hemingway or Gabriel Garcia Marquez, you will delight in these opening lines. This informative, entertaining, and satisfying companion is for everyone who likes to read or write.

"All children, except one, grow up." (PETER PAN, J.M. Barrie, 1911)

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of wife." (PRIDE & PREJUDICE, J. Austen, 1813)

"The great fish moved silently through the night water, propelled by short sweeps of its crescent tail." (JAWS, P. Benchley, 1973)

"It was a dark and stormy night." (A WRINKLE IN TIME, M. L'Engle, 1962)


In The Spirit of Quilting:  A Journal of Encouragement for Today's Quiltmaker
Review Date: 9/10/2007


This is a sweet little book with pictures of beautiful quilts accompanied by meaningful and life-affirming quotations.


Ines of My Soul (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
Ines of My Soul (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
Author: Isabel Allende, Blair Brown (Narrator)
Book Type: Audio CD
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 12
Review Date: 7/5/2011
Helpful Score: 2


This is another excellent Isabel Allende book. I enjoyed Ines' story and learning more about the early days of conquistadores in South America. My only quibble with the book has to do with the narration. Blair Brown is a fine actress and I have enjoyed her other audio books. Here she uses a faux Spanish accent and it doesn't work! She mispronounces the words "empanadas" and "governador" over and over again, along with other words. I cringed every time and it distracted me from the storytelling.

I think the listener would be better off hearing Ms. Brown use her "normal" accent or have the producers' employ someone with a legitimate Spanish accent.


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