Shelly W. (jalumom) - Reviews

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Around the World in the Middle Seat: How I Saw the World (and Survived!) as a Group Travel Leader
Review Date: 9/22/2007
Helpful Score: 1


This is an excellent book! There are so many great insights to places all around the globe. Lots of insider information and things you need to know. A must read for anyone going on any trip, and especially anyone considering becoming a group travel leader. Plus, it's really entertaining and funny. Great read!


Baby 411 : Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year
Review Date: 12/28/2008


This is the must-have book for parents--especially new parents. I went nowhere without it--it was extremely helpful. It especially helps to calm your nerves when you think something is going on with your baby..it gives helpful guidelines on what is important, what to worry about, and when to call the doctor. It covers everything that a parent would need to know. I've given several for gifts to new moms because I know that I couldn't have functioned without it. I even have continued to use it for my second child, and it is my first reference about everything when I have a question. You don't need any other baby books except this one--really.


Barnyard Dance! (Boynton on Board)
Barnyard Dance! (Boynton on Board)
Author: Sandra Boynton
Book Type: Board book
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/1/2007
Helpful Score: 1


My son loves this book!! He especially loves the song version of this book which is on her CD "Rhinoceros Tap".


Born to Win : Transactional Analysis with Gestalt Experiments
Review Date: 8/20/2007


This is the synopsis from the back of the book, "Every person has the potential to be a winner: to be an authentic, alive, responsive, fulfilled human being. This imaginative guide for self-analysis, discovery, and growth--complete with experiments and exercises you can do by yourself--uses amazing psychological insights to increase your awareness of the real power you have to direct your own life, to make decisions, to develop your own ethical system, to enhance the lives of others--and to understand that you were "Born to Win.""


Down the Long Hills
Down the Long Hills
Author: Louis L'Amour
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/20/2007


This is the synopsis from the back cover "After the massacre, Hardy and Betty Sue were left with only a horse and a knife with which to face the long battle against the wilderness. A seven-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl, stranded on the limitless prairie. They were up against starvation, marauding Indians, savage outlaws and wild animals. They were mighty stubborn, but the odds were against them--and their luck was about to run out."


Dried Flower Designs (Thirty Projects Series)
Dried Flower Designs (Thirty Projects Series)
Author: Smithmark Publishing
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/20/2007


This is a great reference with pictures for each step in creating the flower projects. There are 30 dried flower projects for occasions throughout the year from baskets, to candle decorations, to wreaths and simple pot arrangements.


Elegant Bride's 1000 Questions About Your Wedding
Review Date: 8/20/2007


This book is an question-answer format that covers EVERYTHING that you could need to know about weddings....from the back cover "...puts an end to the guesswork and places the answers all together at your fingertips. With a unique subject finder in the center of the book, the authoritative answer to even the most challenging question can be found quickly and easily. As a bonus there's even a removable fold out wall chart to keep you on track week by week as you prepare for the most joyful day of your life."


Longarm and the Grand Slam Heist (Longarm, No 209)
Review Date: 8/24/2007


From the back cover: "Longarm wasn't the kind of guy who liked to play by the rules. Especially the rules of baseball, a sissy game if he ever saw one. But someone is following a traveling baseball team around the country--and robbing local post offices while the townspeople are watching the game. The only way Longarm can investigate without looking like a lawman is by looking like a baseball player--and playing like one, too. He knows he's good at throwing punches and running roughshod--but is Longarm sharp enough to catch a ball while trying to catch a thief?"


On Becoming Baby Wise: Learn How over 500,000 Babies Were Trained to Sleep Through the Night the Natural Way
Review Date: 9/23/2007


I have never actually read this book because I was warned to stay away. There are very unhealthy suggestions in this book---I must advise to use Baby411 as it is THE golden book for everything a new parent should know. Try that one instead.


Saving Grace: The True Story of a Mother-to-be, a Deranged Attacker, and an Unborn Child
Review Date: 6/29/2007


This is a really fascinating story (which the cover states that it will be on Oprah)--but you have to get past the bad grammar. That is not to say that the book is unreadable; it is just not the most eloquently written book. The story itself is a quick read.


SOCORRO (Stagecoach Station, No 44)
SOCORRO (Stagecoach Station, No 44)
Author: Hank Mitchum
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/24/2007


From the back cover: " After years of leading cavalry patrols into hostile territory, Captain Vincent Bolton wasn't about to put up with the bullying tactics of a renegade like Big Jim Congor. But Bolton hadn't reckoned on just how far Congor would go to further his sinister plans. For Congor had dark designs on the frightened town of Socorro--he'd already turned the peaceful saloon into a den of thieves and the respectable hotel into a bordello, and now he had his gun sighted on the defiant Bolton. Soon, as Bolton guides a Spanish dignitary and his lovely daughter on a sacred mission through the stark deserts of New Mexico, Congor will make his move... with blood fire in his eyes, greed in his heart, and hot lead in his six-shooter."


STAGECOACH/SEATTLE
STAGECOACH/SEATTLE
Author: Hank Mitchum
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/24/2007


From the back cover: "To the far frontiers of the Pacific Northwest fled the dreamers, like Kate Harrow. She was willing to lead a stage full of women on the hazardous journey through the Rockies, to challenge hairpin mountain trails and raging swollen rivers for the chance to make a new start in the rugged coastal mining camp of Seattle. But the greatest danger came from the Indian Red Feather and his band of renegade braves, and there was only one man worth a damn in Indian country, only one man who could safely escort Kate's stage: Scott Winslow, former U.S. Deputy Marshal. But unknown to Kate, Winslow's skills were endangered by his relentless vengeance hunt for a burtal killer.And Kate and Scott cannot escape the stalking treachery of Red Feather. For the renegade chief has a secret partner, a man the Indians call Crooked Face: a man who plans to betray his own people and has sworn that all those who hoped to find new lives in Seattle will find only savage death along the trail."


Vivien Leigh:  A Biography
Vivien Leigh: A Biography
Author: Anne Edwards
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/1/2007
Helpful Score: 2


This is a really good biography. It is written very well and covers her entire life. I recommend this book!


The Way of the Bull
The Way of the Bull
Author: Leo F. Buscaglia
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/20/2007


This is the synopsis from the back cover--"Here is the beautiful story of Buscaglia's travels from Japan and Hong Kong to Cambodia and Calcutta on his personal quest for discovery. As he learned, according to centuries-old Oriental tradition, the bull represents life, energy, truth and action. But once found, the bull cannot be tethered; he must be free. One must seek him--and his meaning--over and over again. Leo F. Buscaglia shares his journey and the lesson that each person must find his or her own path. This book will inspire you to know and nurture yourself like a flower, to be ever patient and open, and to grow every day of your life.


Weep No More My Lady
Weep No More My Lady
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 8/20/2007


This is a quick synopsis: "Elizabeth Lange has arrived at Cypress Point Spa in Pebble Beach, California, weary of heart and soul. Still grieving for her beloved sister, a famous actress who plunged to her death from her Manhattan penthouse, Elizabeth is determined to unearth the truth about how Leila died. Dashing multimillionaire Ted Winters stands accused of her murder, but Elizabeth has doubts.

Along the windswept cliffs of the Monterey coast, in luxurious bungalows, between gourmet meals and beachfront walks, uneasiness stalks Elizabeth while she begins opening doors to the past. As glimpses of the dark truth about Leila's life and death -- and about Elizabeth herself -- start to crash against her mind, an ominous wave from an unexpected source threatens to engulf her entirely."


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