Opal H. (precycle) - Reviews

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The 10 Smartest Decisions a Woman Can Make Before 40
Review Date: 3/5/2007
Helpful Score: 1


This book takes desires and dreams and shows you a practical way to achieve them. for any woman who wants to change her life.
I think the book is really good for this type of woman.
Opal


1421 : The Year China Discovered America
1421 : The Year China Discovered America
Author: Gavin Menzies
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/4/2010
Helpful Score: 2


great book! not fiction. very interesting with facts to back up. Written by a retired submarine captain who knows what he is talking about. Definitely a learning experience and I highly recommend it. however, I am keeping this for my personal library so if you want it, you will have to put it on your wish list like I did.!


The 50 Funniest American Writers: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to the Onion
Review Date: 12/7/2014


not as funny as I expected. this is the author's opinion but not mine. I would have included authors like Thurber, Clarence Day, etc.


Abe: A Novel of the Young Lincoln
Abe: A Novel of the Young Lincoln
Author: Richard Slotkin
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/22/2011


very well written, interesting, but, in places, a little too graphic. however,overall, a very interesting peek into the era and the childhood influencs on a most unusual man.


Among the Betrayed (Shadow Children, Bk 3)
Among the Betrayed (Shadow Children, Bk 3)
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/17/2007


A companion to Among the Hidden. Margaret P. Haddix once again brings readers to a world in which nothing is as it seems -- a world in which an imprisionment leads to an adventure of mind, body, and spirit.


Among the Hidden (Shadow Children, Bk 1)
Among the Hidden (Shadow Children, Bk 1)
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/17/2007
Helpful Score: 2


First book in the Shadow Children sequence. "REaders wil be captivated by Luke's predicament and his reactions to it". - School Library Journal
"A chilling and intelligent novel" - Kirkius


Ashley's Lost Angel
Ashley's Lost Angel
Author: Suzanne Weyn
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 4/17/2007


I haven't read it but looks like an interesting book for teens.


At Wit's End
At Wit's End
Author: Erma Bombeck
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/14/2007


An example: Any mother with half a skull knows that when Daddy's little boy becomes Mommy's little boy, the kid is so wet he's treading water!


The Beastly Arms
The Beastly Arms
Author: Patrick Jennings
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 4/17/2007


A wildly imagined urban fantasy" from Booklist. Scholastic.
"Featuring colorful characters, a hint " - Publishers Weekly, starred review


A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash
Review Date: 6/8/2007


John Nash was a legend by age thirty when he slipped into madness but, thanks to the selflessness of a beautiful woman, he emerged after decades to win the Nobel prize and world acclaim. this is a drama about the mystery of the human mind, triumph over incredible adversity and the healing power of love.


Better Homes and Gardens Houseplants: The Gardener's Collection
Review Date: 4/29/2007


easy to follow instructions on potting, repotting, choosing and caring for, first aid, and a directory of plants


The Body Restoration Plan
The Body Restoration Plan
Author: Paula Baillie-Hamilton
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/4/2007


This book is one of the most readable that I have read by a doctor! She holds an academic doctorate in human metabolism for the U. of Oxford, also is a visiting fellow in occupational and environmental health at Stirling University in Scotland and an advisor to the Soil Assoc., the UK's organic certification body. here she shares her revolutionary discovery that environmental toxins present in food, water, air, packaging, cosmetics, and household products enter our body as Chemical Calories that can inhibit weight loss and actually make us fatter! The book offers: Food guides enumerating the levels of Chemical Calories in common foods, helpful tips on how to rid your home of dangerous toxins, detoxifying menu plans and recipes and natural supplement programs to restore and energize your Slimming System.
Super interesting!


Bust-up: The uplifting tale of Otto Titzling and the development of the bra
Review Date: 9/2/2007


From back cover: This hilarious romp through the history of that 20th century phenomenon, the brassiere, centres around the person of Otto Titzling, son of a German immigrant to the US, who forsakes his father's bridge building business to go into support engineering of a more personal kind. ....The many illustrations, both serious and fanciful, range from an engineering drawing of the stress factors involved in bra design to a patent for trapeze artistes whose habit of hanging upside down isn't catered for in conventional bra design. The author also wrote the highly successful "Flushed with Pride" the story of a plumber.


Carbohydrate Addict's Program for Success : Taking Charge of Your Life and Your Weight (Companion Workbook)
Review Date: 3/6/2007


About the underlying biological cause of carboyhydrate cravings and weight gain - a physical addiction to carbohydrates. you will discover why you get hungry, why you lose control, why you failed in the past and how to succeed in the future


The Cat Who Smelled a Rat  (The Cat Who...Bk 23)
The Cat Who Smelled a Rat (The Cat Who...Bk 23)
Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/30/2007


I haven't read it as I am not into mysteries at the moment. looks very interesting!
Opal


The Cat Who Tailed a Thief (Cat Who... Bk 19)
The Cat Who Tailed a Thief (Cat Who... Bk 19)
Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/18/2007


Delightful...The cats steal the show" from San Francisco Chronicle.


Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake
Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake
Author: Stan Redding, Frank W. Abagnale
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/30/2007
Helpful Score: 3


I haven't seen the movie but would love to after reading this amazing true story. This guy was one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters and escape artists in history. this is a hilarious account of his life which is stranger than fiction and captivated me from the first page to the last!


Christmas Stories for the Heart (Stories For the Heart)
Review Date: 3/30/2007


From back cover: REkindle the warmth of Christmas. Curl up by the fire and warm your heart and soul ..with these wonderful stories.


Colon Health: The Key to Vibrant Life
Colon Health: The Key to Vibrant Life
Author: Dr. Norman W. Walker
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 5/14/2007


"The very best of diets can be no better than the very worst, if the sewage system of the colon is clogged with a collection of waste and corruption." This is a quote from the author. Shows how every organ, gland and cell of the body is affected by the condition of the large intestine - the colon.


Confessions of a Medical Heretic
Confessions of a Medical Heretic
Author: Robert Mendelsohn
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 3/30/2007


From back cover: Approximately 2.4 million operations performed every year are unnecessary and cost about 12,000 lives.
Historically, when doctors have gone on strike, the mortality rate has dropped!
Covers issues from unnecessary surgery and prescribed drugs to preventive medicine and home birth.

The author,Dr. Mendelsohn, is known to millions through his nationally syndicated column as "The People's Doctor".


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