Sandra L. (GrannyBookworm) - Reviews

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101 Famous Poems
101 Famous Poems
Author: Roy J. Cook (Compiler)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/19/2006


This is a reprint of my favorite poetry book when I was five. It fostered a lifelong love of poetry. Just perfect for those who love a variety of verse.


2005 Photographers Market (Photographer's Market)
Review Date: 5/13/2006


Huge, excellent book for those wanting to break into the photo market. Oversized, cost $24.99 new.


50 Modern American and British Poets, 1920-1970.
50 Modern American and British Poets, 1920-1970.
Author: Louis, Untermeyer
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/8/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Very nice survey of poets, 1920-1970, including a few I didn't know.


Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0  Idea Kit (Idea Kit)
Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 Idea Kit (Idea Kit)
Author: Lisa Matthews
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/21/2007


17 fun projects for Photoshop Elements 3.0 -- create stickers, t-shirts, panoramas, etc., remove red eye, touch up photos. Make posters and postcards. Includes a CD for both WIN and MAC. This is a wonderful tool for 3.0 users.


After the Liberators: A Father's Last Mission, a Son's Lifelong Journey
Review Date: 5/18/2006


Rare, hard to find first person narrative about a son who seeks details of his navigator father's war death during WWII. If you are a WWII buff, or a veteran, this personal memoir is quite moving and interesting. Inscribed by author, inside front cover. Many photos in the book.


Ah but Your Land Is Beautiful
Ah but Your Land Is Beautiful
Author: Alan Paton, Alan Paton
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/12/2007


Another classic work by Alan Paton, set in South Africa in the 1950's.


American Indian Poetry: The Standard Anthology of Songs and Chants
Review Date: 7/20/2006


Excellent book for those interested in Native American culture; original was printed in 1918, reprinted in 1934, then in 1962, so these really are authentic chants and poems reflecting all Native American peoples in the North American continent.


American Slavery, 1619-1877
American Slavery, 1619-1877
Author: Peter Kolchin
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 5/27/2006


This hardbound book discusses both slaveholders and slaves -- origins, Colonial Era, American Revolution, Antebellum slavery, slave life, the end of slavery. The author is a professor of history. Good book for American history buffs, students and teachers of African-American studies or American history.


Americans Behind the Barbed Wire: World War II--Inside a German POW Camp
Americans Behind the Barbed Wire: World War II--Inside a German POW Camp
Author: J. Frank Diggs, J. Diggs
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/9/2006
Helpful Score: 1


This is the memoir of an American officer who was captured during the Invasion of Sicily in 1943 (as my own dad was). It tells just what it was like to be a POW of the Germans. The author ended up in a POW camp in Poland, then at the war's end, in Russia. If you like true narratives of WWII, don't miss this one. (My dad escaped, declining to be a guest of the German govt., and walked/fought his way across Italy to Switzerland. Glad he didn't have to go through what this man did for the next two years!)


Aphrodite
Aphrodite
Author: Pierre Louys
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/12/2007


A classic work about the courtesans of Alexandria.


Are You Hungry, Dear?
Are You Hungry, Dear?
Author: Doris Roberts
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 11/5/2006


Doris Roberts is a hoot! Tears and laughter in her book. I loved it!


Art's Blood (Elizabeth Goodweather, Bk 2)
Art's Blood (Elizabeth Goodweather, Bk 2)
Author: Vicki Lane
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/19/2012


Love this series! Each one gets better and better. Highly recommend. The historical secondary plots in this series are really good and interrelate in ways I did not guess!


As Time Goes by: The Life of Ingrid Bergman
As Time Goes by: The Life of Ingrid Bergman
Author: Laurence Leamer
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Review Date: 5/27/2008
Helpful Score: 1


Fortunately, this book was published in 1986, when many of Bergman's friends, family members and associates were still living. This is an excellent, well-balanced biography of a very complex woman. Great actress; lousy mother. I couldn't put it down!


The Awakening
The Awakening
Author: Kate Chopin, Margaret Culley (Editor)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/26/2007


Great book for high school or college students reading Kate Chopin. Great critical articles for reference.


The Awakening, and Selected Stories (Modern Library College Editions)
Review Date: 5/4/2006


"The Awakening" is one of my favorite short stories! Here's a chance to read more of her work, too. Kate Chopin was a feisty feminist writer long before the Women's Movement. Good summer reading and also great for students, teachers, or just for an addition to your permanent bookshelf.


Be Buried in the Rain
Be Buried in the Rain
Author: Barbara Michaels
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/4/2006
Helpful Score: 1


One of my favorite Barbara Michaels books! Even the title is delicious! Great fun summer reading.


Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy
Review Date: 10/31/2008
Helpful Score: 3


When I ordered this book from our book swap group, I didn't realize it was for ages 10-14! Nevertheless, being interested in the history of women who served during the Civil War, I went ahead and read it. I would rate this book as more appropriate for 12, 13 and 14 year olds. Most younger children would not have the historical background on Civil War battles and issues to hold their interest. This book would be good for young women, 12-14, since it focuses on a strong female role model, and for any young person interested in Civil War history.


The Best American Erotica 1996 (Best American Erotica)
The Best American Erotica 1996 (Best American Erotica)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/13/2006


Brand new with dust cover. Highly erotic, but not porn.


The Bone Lady : Life as a Forensic Anthropologist
The Bone Lady : Life as a Forensic Anthropologist
Author: Mary H. Manheim
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/22/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Oh, boy, is this book interesting if you like forensics.
Mary Manhein was a pioneer in the field and this book is chock full of anecdotes about her cases.


The Book of Kells: An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin
Review Date: 1/3/2007


Rare to find in US -- got this two mos. ago at the museum in Ireland. It is absolutely gorgeous, perfect for students of Medieval Ireland, Medieval Art, and everyone Irish! New and perfect, ready for you to order and enjoy. Lavish illustrations.


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