Cherryl M. (drummergirl) - Reviews

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The ABC's of Model Railroading
Review Date: 5/9/2007


Great for the beginner model railroading enthusiast. Black and white and color photos, easy to read diagrams, easy to follow instructions. It is comprehensive and covers track planning, benchwork, creative ideas on scenery, assembly, signals, couplers, electric, power packs, zero derailments, track, roadbed, ballast, making structures, etc. Railroading is a great hobby for the Father in your life who's had a set back (ours had a stroke). New hobby new thought processes develop.


Adams and Jefferson: A Revolutionary Dialogue (A Galaxy Book ; 533)
Review Date: 6/16/2007


John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and American Revolution fans will absolutely love this book. The pace is quick and you will learn more about these gentlemen, their lives, their agreements/disagreements, in this short book than all of the others out there. These men were geniuses and the quotations will make you stop and reread a 2nd and 3rd time. Handing this used book over to another US 1700s reader; went ahead and purchased a new copy of the book for my collection! Excellent!


Adventures in the Twilight Zone
Adventures in the Twilight Zone
Author: Carol Serling
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/31/2006


It's free here, right? You have credits sitting idle -- remember the Twilight Zone? Still catching it here and there when Sci/Fi Channel runs it? Uh huh. Check this book out to keep you company until the next episode airs. If nothing else, read "Ballad of the Outer Life" about a paralyzed victim on a distance planet, and "My Mother and I Go Shopping", traditional Twilight Zone material. "The Knight of Greenwich Village" reminds you of Thurber's Mitty, but it's "Marticore" that evokes the REALLY scary and eerie Twilight Zone feelings. This book is worth taking out for that one story alone. It would have made Rod Serling very proud. It's about a Daddy trying to rescue his daughter from a cult ...... won't say no more. Twilight Zone Fan!? This one rocks!


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (A Berkley medallion book)
Review Date: 9/19/2006


Sherlock Holmes, the world's greatest detective! These as classics and are ready to be reread again or reintroduced to another generations of fans.....


After Dark
After Dark
Author: Manly Wade Wellman
Book Type: Unknown Binding
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/31/2006


Manly Wade Wellman says it all, I reckon. Him and John, his silver strung guitar and air one us folk believe in em. This'n be one of them thar hard books to find in these here parts. The dusty cover's been torn, but air knows its to keep the weather out. Think ye know whos can save the day!? Think air again! The Silver John series is the BEST American anthology you can get yer paws upon -- like I was saying gentleman, its indeed as rare and precious as the songs John likes to hark. Thar's reason his books fetch upwards of fifty dollars.


The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp, Bk 1)
The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp, Bk 1)
Author: P. B. Kerr
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/10/2009


Scholastic cover different, first edition October 2004, great story for 8-15 years of age. If your kids read Harry Potter, this will be right along the same line. What if you woke up one morning to discover you are a genie?


American Birds
American Birds
Author: Roland C. Clement
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 9/17/2006


POcket guide, excellent photographs.


Ask the Doctor: Asthma
Ask the Doctor: Asthma
Author: Vince Friedwald
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 4/20/2007


My sister said this book was a big help for understanding things that make asthma good/bad. She highly recommends it to someone who has been recently diagnosed with this chronic condition. It's pretty thorough from concerns to treatments to evaluating whether it's time to visit the ER.


Aspen
Aspen
Author: Burt Hirschfeld
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/2/2006


Note: this book was a NBC-TV movie. ASPEN - The wild place made savage by the seekers of sex, power and money. The fabulous mountain resort of the wealthy jet set, a place of breathtaking beauty where the pleasure seekers of the world flocked like bees to honey and found everything they dreamed of. In that wild and seductive place, men and women came together for every kind of enjoyment. A story as sensual and as jet propelled as the people it describes. Hirschfeld also did books for the TV Series "Dallas", "General Hospital", "Bonnie and Clyde", "Kellys Heroes". He also did non-fiction works on Israel, The Boxer Rebellion, Hiroshima, The Alamo, etc.


Asthma-Free in 21 Days
Asthma-Free in 21 Days
Author: Kathryn Shafer, Fran Greenfield
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Review Date: 4/20/2007


This book helps you to use your mind and little breathing exercises to help make your day with asthma a little more bearable. This is good to take with you for waiting at the doctor, at the airport or the jury duty room.


At the Edge
At the Edge
Author: David Dun
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/1/2010


Dun fans will like it. However, to a new fan, like me, the story seems to drag on, and leaves a lot of loose ends. That the mountain serial killer gets away with many deaths makes no sense; we do not see the police getting involved enough with what they have found nor investigating. Cliche' in the bad guy hires loser henchmen. One minute they are strong; the next they are pathetic. If you are an intelligent lawyer, living in a very small town, and see the same van at various crime scenes, would you be suspicious? No killers have been caught, however, they move about as if nothing happened. If you read the reviews at amazon dot com, most people gave it five stars; however, I must give it only two stars. Clive Cusseler describes this book as "escapist fiction of the first order" -- I agree -- escapist is the correct word. I have just picked up Dun's "Black Silent" and it's tons better. Will post it here after it's read.


Autopsy
Autopsy
Author: John R. Feegel
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/19/2006


Unforgettable, fast-paced, completely authentic. AUTOPSY is charged with electrifying courtroom excitement and jagged human encounters - and a medical riddle only a famed pathologist can solve. As he prepares to penetrate the mystery, the hopes and destinies of ruthless men and passinate women are balanced on the cutting edge of his keen scalpel. - From the back of the book. Great novel!


The Bastard (Kent Family Chronicles, Bk 1)
The Bastard (Kent Family Chronicles, Bk 1)
Author: John Jakes
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/20/2006


This one's been read many times, yellow pages from years on the shelves, not watermark damage but handling/shelf wear. Binding/spine tight, pages clean.


Battle of Midway
Battle of Midway
Author: Ira Peck
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 9/23/2006


This is recommended for Young Adult Readers, (c) 1976, Scholastic Press. Was originally purchased off from book-mobile (traveling bookstore) at school in 1976 for a junior high school book report.


Beijing (Lonely Planet, 4th Ed)
Review Date: 4/12/2009


Bought this new from amazon eight years ago and it went all the way to china with us and we just found it in a box. This book is used very good condition and is a great source for your upcoming trip to china or your pending book report. Review it before you go and if you don't want this book and are traveling elsewhere overseas, find the lonely planet book for the country you are visiting and you will not be disappointed. Highly recommended series of books.


The Bird Watcher's Diary
The Bird Watcher's Diary
Author: E. M. Reilly, Gorton Carruth
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/16/2015


Perfect book for the Bird Enthusiast who takes notes in the field all the time. Our book is new.


The Black Silent
The Black Silent
Author: David Dun
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/5/2010


Well, it started out on a grand 007 high adventure, but then bogged down in the middle. Makes you want to ask Dun why why why so much scenario --- if they make a movie about this book it will take 24 hours to show it! Otherwise, for my second Dun book, much better than the first, and um, I think the octopus' grand finale at the end should have been played up -- maybe with Frick getting tossed around by Glaucus...???


Blade Dancer
Blade Dancer
Author: S. L. Viehl
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/2/2007
Helpful Score: 1


This is fast paced, with a lot of dry wit and action. Recommended for new comers to Viehl's writing. The book is in the same universe as Bio Rescue and Star Doc (my favorite), so it's easy to cross over the various aliens & characters. If you are into fancy knives and ninja things, this is what blade dancers are: ninjas with blades. Sci-Fi/Fantasy fans only need apply.


Bone Island Mambo (An Alex Rutledge Mystery)
Bone Island Mambo (An Alex Rutledge Mystery)
Author: Tom Corcoran
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/24/2011


Typical Corcoran, your either into Alex or not in this reading only copy that's been around for a while to make it fair. Pay attention to each of the characters he introduces as they are all part of a soap opera tangled web that would make Hollywood blush.


Bullwhip Griffin
Bullwhip Griffin
Author: Sid Fleischman
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 8/27/2006


Based on the Walt Disney movie, ok for kids.


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