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The Age of Innocence (Signet Classics)
The Age of Innocence (Signet Classics)
Author: Edith Wharton
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 3/12/2010


Product Description

The 1920s novel of a passion threatened by convention and played out against a backdrop of New York City-s upper class, unimaginable wealth,and unavoidable tragedy.


Agents of Influence
Agents of Influence
Author: Pat Choate
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 2/4/2010


Product Description

Revealing how hundreds of "agents of influence" (senior ex-government officials, now pro-Japan lobbyists), have helped Japan to wield unprecedented power over the scope and direction of US policy, the author argues that Japan can veto legislation, ignore or abort inconvenient trade policies, potentially overwhelm companies, unions or other opposing interests and affect which industries grow or decline in the US economy. Appendices list 200 "agents of influence", their clients and their fees. The book also has a warning not to disregard the consequences of Japanese investment The author has also written "The High Flex Society", "Thinking Strategically", "Being Number One" and "America in Ruins". --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

This is a highly sensationalized, even xenophobic, treatment of an important contemporary topic, namely the lobbying practices of foreign governments in Washington and the influence-peddling by former American officials. Instead of focusing on the problem itself, however, Choate, the author of The High-Flex Society ( LJ 9/15/86) and a popular writer on economic subjects, chooses to concentrate solely on Japan. The result is a book that emphasizes negative feelings toward a major economic competitor rather than addressing the need for reform of the lobbying system. Although this book will be highly publicized, it cannot be recommended as a balanced treatment of its subject. BOMC alternate.


All I Want Is You (Coral Cove, Bk 1)
All I Want Is You (Coral Cove, Bk 1)
Author: Toni Blake
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/11/2013


From the back cover:

Sometimes you have to create your own destiny . . .

Christy Knight grew up in Destiny, Ohio, but lately she feels that her future lies elsewhere. Her parents are gone and the beautiful jewelry she creates doesn't pay the bills. Maybe it's time for Christy to grow up and find a guy who's smart, sexy, and solvent. Her rugged handyman neighbor fits the first two categories, but he's all wrong for her. If only he didn't have such captivating blue eyes.

Wary of trusting others, Jack DuVall hasn't been entirely honest with Christy. He's not really a handyman. He's not really broke. And sharing the long drive to visit her beloved grandpa isn't just about gallantryhe finds gorgeous, feisty Christy completely irresistible.

When secrets are exposed, Jack and Christy struggle to find their way back to one another, but the quirky seaside town of Coral Cove could prove the perfect place to find a red-hot destiny of their own.


American Country Christmas, 1993
American Country Christmas, 1993
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 5/29/2017


From the back cover:

As every child knows, Santa Claus and his elves work very hard. And as one of Santa's helpers, you also work hard to create a special season for your family and friends. this book is filled with terrific projects, recipes, and gift foods, and they've added practical information on how to make this Christmas the best ever.


Art and Practice of Astral Projection
Art and Practice of Astral Projection
Author: Ophiel
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 6/30/2012


From the back cover:

Gives all the necessary theory and directions to enter the astral plane, function there, and return with memory available.


Assisted Suicide and the Right to Die: The Interface of Social Science, Public Policy, and Medical Ethics
Review Date: 11/8/2012


From the back cover:

In Assisted Suicide and the Right to Die: The Interface of Social Science, Public Policy, and Medical Ethics, Barry Rosenfeld examines how social science can inform policy and practice issues in the ongoing debates on end-of-life issues. While some important elements of the arguments for advocacy or opposition to the legalization of assisted suicide, such as moral and ethical concerns, are not necessarily the domain of science, others are amenable to scientific study, including such questions as whether untreated pain or depression fuel requests for assisted suicide. This thoughtful, comprehensive, and balanced volume reviews and synthesizes what research has uncovered thus far, and provides rich context on the major legal, ethical, clinical, social policy, and psychological research issues involved in end-of-life decision-making. Topics include assessment of patient decision-making abilities, do-not-resuscitate orders, and advance directives. Chapters on experience with legalized assisted suicide in Oregon and the Netherlands supplement those devoted to reviewing the psychosocial and medical literature on who seeks assisted suicide and why. This book will be an invaluable resource for health psychology researchers interested in end-of-life policy research as well as for clinicians who treat terminally ill patients and struggle to understand the factors influencing their decisions.


Astral Dynamics: A New Approach to Out-of-Body Experiences
Astral Dynamics: A New Approach to Out-of-Body Experiences
Author: Robert Bruce
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 9/19/2012


From the back cover:

Astral projection is the classic term for what today is more commonly called out-of-body experience or OBE. In this fascinating volume, Robert Bruce has drawn on his lifetime's experience not only traveling in the astral dimension, but teaching others to do so.

Astral Dynamics provides, all in one package, a personal narrative, a "how-to," a troubleshooting guide, and a theoretical perspective. Whether you are a skeptic, a veteran astral projector, a novice or an armchair traveler--there is treasure here.

Astral Dynamics provides the intelligent and motivated reader with everything needed to put theory into practice:

Elements of Projection--Bruce's mind-split theory of what actually goes on during projection


Astral Projection for Beginners: Learn Several Techniques to Gain a Broad Awareness of Other Realms of Existence (For Beginners)
Review Date: 6/30/2012


From the back cover:

Visit a realm in which time and space have no meaningthe astral realm. Written for beginners, this friendly guide presents step-by-step instructions for six easy and effective astral projection techniques.

Travel to different times and eras, visit with departed loved ones, and explore different astral worlds, such as the faerie realm. On the astral plane, it's also possible to heal yourself and achieve improved health, send healing energy to others, receive direction from your spirit guides, and view your Akashic records, the astral record of each soul's past and future events.


Astrology Through a Psychic's Eyes
Astrology Through a Psychic's Eyes
Author: Sylvia Browne
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/26/2009
Helpful Score: 2


I am a Aries, and I love to read about myself.
I loved this book, I thought is was great. And very true to the point.


Astrology: Woman to Woman
Astrology: Woman to Woman
Author: Gloria Star
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 10/4/2009


From Library Journal

Star is a professional astrologer and the author of several self-help books on using astrological potential. In this book, she shows how best to develop mental capabilities and intuition, create the most comfortable home, and open the heart in work and creativity. She shows which unhealthy tendencies a person is likely to encounter and what one needs to do to move beyond them and reach full potential. Star also touches on the power issues of sex, money, and control and how best to utilize the energy of the planets to gain what is really important. Star addresses phases of the moon and the position of Chiron in the birth chart, issues not often addressed in other sources. This book assumes that the reader already knows how to read an astrological chart. The chart interpretations are accurate and insightful. Highly recommended for public libraries.AMarija Sanderling, Rochester P.L., NH
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Description
Discover how to interpret an astrological chart especially for a woman in the most complete book ever on the depth and breadth of the female character, Astrology: Woman to Woman by Gloria Star.

In this book Gloria investigates the astrological chart systematically and extensively from the feminine point of view. You may think that a planet is the same for everyone, but Gloria tailors the entire book to the needs and desires of women in today's world.

When you read this book you will not need to translate a lot of astrological jargon into plain English. Astrology: Woman to Woman has done that for you. It provides clear information that helps you to understand your own patterns and behaviors, good and bad, and fit them together into a positive, optimistic whole.

If you are a woman, Astrology: Woman to Woman helps you begin seeing yourself as a complete person and shows how to overcome perceived limitations or take advantage of special skills and talents. All you need is this book and your natal chart. As a special bonus, every copy of Astrology: Woman to Woman includes a coupon for a FREE natal horoscope chart.

- Learn how you project yourself into the world
- Understand your inner feminine nature
- Develop your mind
- Hone your intuitive edge
- Nurture and create a home
- Refine career and financial considerations
- Clarify love and romance questions
- Focus on sex, money, and control issues

Astrology: Woman to Woman is a vital book for all astrologers, for women who want to understand themselves better, and for men who want to understand women.


At Her Service
At Her Service
Author: Susan Johnson
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 10/3/2012


From the back cover:

Hugh D'Abernon, Marquis of Darley, was in Sevastopol for one reason only: to reconnoitre the town for the British Secret Service. So if he encounters a woman of unparalleled beauty in need of his help, he will do his duty and smartly escort her back to town - then continue on his way. He will not consider being diverted from the task at hand. No matter how tempting the lady. Aurore Clement was unaccustomed to being so susceptible to a man's good looks. From afar, prudence is simple enough, but in close proximity, it is quite a different matter. She would have to keep her distance and focus on more important concerns - like her work with the French command. But when the two meet again, there is no stopping the fierce passion that ignites between them.


The Atlas of Languages
Review Date: 1/8/2013


From the back cover:
This work fully documents the origin and development of languages throughout the world. Starting with the evolution and spread of language systems, it then explains language families by area, covering regions as diverse as Eurasia, Africa and the Americas. The atlas also explores the ebb and flow of languages, how certain languages have died out, and how new words emerge and are incorporated into everyday use. In addition, the book covers ancient and modern alphabet systems, from the hieroglyphics of Ancient Egypt and the characters of Far Eastern forms, to Greek and Roman alphabets.


Behind the Red Door: Wickedly Ever After / Scandalously Ever After / Sinfully Ever After
Review Date: 11/8/2009


BEHIND THE RED DOOR is a volume of erotic romance novellas set in
Regency England that have several connecting factors. The most
significant factor is that each novella has scenes that take place in
a high-class brothel that has, you guessed it, a red door. The overall
tone of all three novellas is light and mostly sweet, sort of an
erotic throwback to the traditional Regencies that don't seem to get
published much anymore. All three stories are plotted appropriately
for their wordcount restrictions, without the "whole book crammed into
a tiny space" feel that shorter works by novelists tend to have. The
author interweaves characters in the three stories without it seeming
forced, and each story escalates in level of erotic content in a way
that makes the stories flow together as a harmonious whole.

In "Wickedly Ever After", the author pairs a sexually experienced hero
with a bad reputation and a bluestocking heroine with combustible
results. The story begins with a naughty dare and continues in the
same vein. The hero teases and coaxes the heroine into bed with a
sense of fun that is far too rare in the subgenre of erotic romance.

"Scandalously Ever After" is a touch more serious. Both the hero and
heroine are in need of some sexual healing, which they gladly find in
one another. This unconventional romance between a war veteran and a
courtesan is tender and seductive. It gets wrapped up with a less
believable happy ending than the other two stories, but it is still a
solid, enjoyable entry in this trilogy.

The last story, "Sinfully Ever After," features a saucy "Plain Jane"
heroine readers got to meet in the previous stories who gets a happier
ending with her licentious rake of a fiance than either of them
expected. Technically the "hottest" of the three stories, readers
should find that the increased eroticism suits the plot, which is
another innocent miss and experienced rake pairing--with a twist.

I'm a big fan of historical romance, but I'm also a very picky reader. I like my historical romances to be rich, real, descriptive, and, of course, HOT. This trio of novellas by newcomer Jackie Barbosa hit on every thing I love about the genre. What a pleasant surprise!

Each novella is tied to the Red Door brothel in London. I liked how each of her characters were very distinct people with unique problems. These are stories with depth and feeling. The characters had to work for their happy endings, and I appreciate the intelligence within these 304 pages.




Ms. Barbosa is headed for bigger things, I'm sure. I can't wait for her to come out with a full-length book.


Beloved Embrace
Beloved Embrace
Author: Cassie Edwards
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/13/2009


In a romantic adventure set on the high seas, savage pirates attack a ship carrying a beautiful young woman. Pirate Brandon Seton realizes that resisting this jewel of the sea will surely drive him mad unless he can win her heart.


Between the Lines
Between the Lines
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 26
Review Date: 1/27/2010


Product Description

A mutually beneficial arrangement . . . with potential for endless passion! - Marrying her boss, prominent businessman Cormick Grayson, was a very reasonable proposition for a woman who'd been hurt in love before. It wasn't love and they were both OK with that. But the heat in Grey's eyes told Amber there was more to this passionless marriage than he was revealing and soon Amber yearned to feel the things she vowed she would never risk again . . .


BODY
BODY
Author: Harry Crews
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 2/13/2017


From Library Journal:

Female bodybuilding competition is the background for a tale of ambition, success, and failure. Shereel Dupont, a leading contender, has been trained to a fine-tuned perfection by Russell Morgan. At the Ms. Cosmos contest Shereel is confronted by her past as Dorothy Turnipseed--mother, father, sister, two brothers, and a former lover from the backwoods of Georgia. Bawdy humor is generated by the Turnipseed family, and conflict is supplied by Marvella, a big black woman who is Shereel's only real competition. The interplay among the leading characters is propelled with lean prose and dialog to an ending that is as shocking as it is inevitable. Not as powerful or controlled as the author's A Feast of Snakes ( Atheneum, 1987. pap.) or as surrealistic and fascinating as The Knockout Artist (LJ 4/15/88), this is still a taut, readable book that the author's fans will savor.


Career Opportunities in Travel and Tourism (Career Opportunities)
Career Opportunities in Travel and Tourism (Career Opportunities)
Author: John K. Hawks
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 7/1/2010


Product Description

Provides detailed information on some 70 different positions in the industry, organized in sections on agents, packers, and planners, travel suppliers, nonprofit and public sector organizations, and ancillary and support services. Describes duties, salaries, prerequisites.


Celtic Book of Days
Celtic Book of Days
Author: Caitlin Matthews
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 6/30/2012


From the back cover:

Featuring a short inspirational entry for each day of the year, from stories and poems to blessings and lore, this book gives an insight into Celtic traditions and festivals, reflecting the cycles of the changing year.


The Celtic Moon Sign Kit : Everything you need to cast a lunar horoscope
The Celtic Moon Sign Kit : Everything you need to cast a lunar horoscope
Author: Helena Paterson
Book Type: Misc. Supplies
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 4/24/2010


Introduction

The ancient Celtic ritual calendar and zodiac of thirteen lunar months was associated with thirteen sacred trees, and these tree signs form the basis for the astrological system used in this kit. Each tree has its own dryad or tree spirit which, according to the Druids, was created by the first rays of the Sun that reached Earth -- long before human beings appeared, they represent the spiritual nature of the human character -- an integral port of the human psyche that is not primarily addressed in Sun-sign astrology.

In astrology, the Moon is a symbol of the unconscious mind and it is a dimension of ourselves that Western-based astrological systems have tended to disregard, with just a cursory nod to the 'irrational' influences of the Moon. The lunar dimension of the Celtic zodiac contains the residual influences of post lives (reflecting the Druidic belief in reincarnation) and all the hidden agendas of which the conscious mind is largely unaware, but which are retained in what is known as our Shadow self. While this is the dimension of the mind that this kit addresses, it takes full account of both the Sun and Moon -- or the conscious and unconscious mind -- and thus forms a truly cohesive system, with a corresponding increase in accuracy. Why, then, did Celtic astrology fall into disuse?

A brief history

When the Romans conquered Europe and a large part of Britain, they destroyed many of the Druidic centres of learning in o concerted effort to establish their own authoritarian regime. As part of this process they imported their own zodiac derived from the Greek version. Hence the Graeco-Roman zodiac become the accepted format of astrology throughout europe. Celtic beliefs, however, remained deeply embedded in the psyche of the people, or what dung referred to as the 'collective unconscious'. Having been passed down through the centuries by word of mouth, they were eventually recorded in ancient manuscripts by celtic Christian monks, who were in essence latter-day Druids and Bards. Druidic cosmology and the related philosophies are also to be found in numerous Celtic myths and poems published in the books recorded in the Bibliography and Further reading (see Book Two page 175).

Hidden wisdom

The unconscious, or abstract, mind 'thinks' in the language of mythological symbols, which is why mythology emerges as today's psychology. In nearly all ancient myths both the Moon and earth were identified with primeval goddesses, and their relationship with each other forms an integrated and transforming aspect of the psyche. A lunar eclipse; for example, occurs at the time of the Full Moon when the shadow of the earth slowly creeps across the face of the Moon; according to the lunar mysteries of the Druids, the Moon's own dark shadow or polarity guards a source of hidden wisdom, lndeed, this 'hidden agenda' is the key to your future growth. My interpretations of tim Shadow self and the hidden agenda are drawn from this premise in relationship to the solstices, equinoxes and Celtic Fire Festivals.

The alternation of day and night, or light and darkness, had profound meaning for the Celts; it formed the pivotal duality of life and death. Hence their ritual lunar calendar and zodiac marks the changing light in the sky with the spiralling passage of the Sun moving in unison through the cyclic phases of the Moon. A fundamental spiritual comparison con be made with the Brahmin beliefs that provide the source of Vedic karmic astrology known as 'Jyotish', the science Of light.

About this kit

This kit has been specially designed to enable you to cast a detailed horoscope without having to worry about the complex astrological calculations or even having a basic knowledge of astrology. The lunar dimension of this system reveals great insight into your whole psyche and provides a mare accurate and fascinating character analysis than the more familiar Sun-based system alone.

The kit consists of this introductory book, which includes a Tables of Years section giving planetary positions for every day and year from 1920-2019, plus a Lunar Zodiac Wheel, a book of Lunar Horoscope Readings, a notepad for easy reference and a chinagraph pencil with which to write on the wheel, everything you need is at your fingertips, so now you can turn to the next page and begin.


Country Cross-Stitch Designs (An American Sampler)
Country Cross-Stitch Designs (An American Sampler)
Author: Ellen Stouffer
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 7
Review Date: 10/22/2016


From the back cover:

An American Sampler 1990. A hard cover book full of cross stitch charts and project ideas featuring the designs of Ellen Stouffer. Charming country themes.


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