Monday, June 23, 2008


June 24, 2008



WHITE OLEANDER by Janet Fitch: Astrid is an only child who journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother commits the murder of her lover and is sentenced to prison. Astrid confronts the challenges of loneliness and poverty and strives to learn who she can become.

AGNES GREY by Anne Bronte: Depicts the life of a governess through the character of Agnes, a rector's daughter. Agnes suffers through pressures, frustration, isolation and insensitivity with moral responsibility, energy and persistent optimism.

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UNDEAD by Kim Harrison: Rachel Morgan, a former bounty hunter and her reformed vampire roommate are getting along well until the roommate's ex-boyfriend decides he wants her back and Rachel too. To save herself and Ivy, Rachel must confront the vampire master and the dark secrets she's hidden even from herself.

THE ALIBI CLUB by Francine Matthews: A murder that could alter the outcome of World War II draws together a group of expatriates with only on thing in common-- to stop the attempt to keep a deadly weapon out of German hands and to protect the Alibi Club.

DEAR JOHN by Nicholas Sparks: After he is released from the Army, John Tyree plans to spend the rest of his life with University of North Carolina student Savannah Lynn Curtis, but the events of September 11 change everything.

CONSEQUENCES by Penelope Lively: A chance meeting begins young Lorna and Matt’s intense relationship. Wholly in love, they leave London for a cottage in a rural Somerset village. Their intimate life together—Matt’s woodcarving, Lorna’s self-discovery, and their new baby, Molly—is shattered with the arrival of World War II.

THE LAST JUROR by John Grisham: Danny Padgitt was accused of raping and murdering a young woman and sentenced to life imprisonment. Willie Traynor reported every detail in his newspaper and improved his prosperity. Danny was paroled early and began to act on his threat of revenge against the jurors.


LEADERSHIP: GREAT LEADERS, GREAT TEAMS, GREAT RESULTS by Stephen Covey: Today the call for organizational greatness is more important than ever before. Covey explains the four imperatives: clarify purpose, unleash talent, align systems, and inspire trust in order to help sustain financial performance, intense customer loyalty, a winning culture and a distinctive contribution in the marketplace.

BROTHERS IN BATTLE, BEST OF FRIENDS by William Guarnere: Two young men from Philadelphia, who had never met until they joined the 101st Airborne Division, Easy Company, fight in World War II and become buddies. After one is wounded and sent home, while the other stays to liberate concentration camps and capture Hitler's Eagle's nest. After the war they reconnect and become the best of friends.

AMERICAN CREATION TRIUMPHS AND TRAGEDIES AT THE FOUNDATION OF THE REPUBLIC by Joseph J. Ellis: Presents an historical account of the twenty-eight years between the start of the War for Independence in 1775 and the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, focusing on significant people and events in the founding of the American nation.

OUR DUMB WORLD: THE ONION’S ATLAS OF THE PLANET EARTH: A news-parody compendium of world non-facts; features maps and incorrect statistics for all of the world's independent nations, from Afghanistan to the Ukraine, and includes the world's rejected flag designs and the planet's most annoying handicrafts.

Monday, June 16, 2008

June 17, 2008 Book Worm


June 17, 2008


CERTAIN GIRLS by Jennifer Weiner: Cannie Shapiro dropped out of the public eye and turned to writing science fiction, then married and settled into life. Her daughter Joy finds a novel Cannie wrote years before and suddenly thinks it is the truth about her own conception. When Peter wants a baby, they are faced with some past history, some future and what it means to be happy.

HOLLYWOOD CROWS by Joseph Wambaugh: Hollywood cop Nate Weiss agrees to help Margot Aziz protect her fortune, her son, and herself from her soon-to-be-ex husband, strip club owner Ali Aziz, but soon suspects Margot might not be as innocent as she wants Nate to believe.

BULLS ISLAND by Dorothea Benton Frank: Twenty years after ending her relationship with J.D. Langley, Elizabeth "Betts" McGee returns to their hometown a successful business woman and must face the ghosts of her past, including her unresolved feelings for the man she left behind.

FRAMES by Loren D. Estleman: Valentino, a film archivist, purchases an old movie palace and uncovers a skeleton and a long lost real of film. The film may be a clue to the murder, but Valentino has 72 hours to solve the mystery and save the film from damage before he has to turn it over to the police.

SECRETS by Jude Deveraux: Cassandra Madden fell in love with Jeff Ames when she was ten. She always thinks of him, and eventually becomes a nanny to his little daughter. When she hears shouts for help from a famous actress neighbor, she runs to help and discovers many secrets of the neighborhood. Until she unravels all the secrets, she can never be happy with Jeff.

CARELESS IN RED by Elizabeth George: Grieving after the senseless murder of his wife, Detective Thomas Lynley spends weeks hiking the coastline. Lynley discovers the body of a young man who appears to have fallen to his death. It soon becomes apparent that a clever killer is at work and Lynley is a witness and possibly a suspect.

WHEN JOY CAME TO STAY by Karen Kingsbury: Maggie Stovall struggles with depression and worries about her marriage to Ben, until a foster child, Amanda Joy, comes to stay with them in Cleveland and helps restore her faith.


THE GARAGE GIRL’S GUIDE TO EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR CAR by Courtney Hansen: Tips for the novice or the well-versed on buying the right car, inspecting a used car, or financing a new or used car. Includes how to keep your car running great with preventive maintenance tips, changing your tires and oil, and more.

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING & CARING FOR YOUR CAT by Carole C. Wilbourn: Organized in a question and answer format to cover many aspects of feline behavior and health.

THE SHOTOKAN KARATE BIBLE BEGINNER TO BLACK BELT by Ashley P. Martin: Comprehensive and authoritative guide to the world's most popular form of karate. Includes color photos and what is needed to achieve each level.

THE FEEL-GOOD HEAT PIONERRS IN CORN AND BIOMASS ENERGY by Sheila Samuelson: Contains interviews with biomass pioneers, honest information on the future of biomass energy technology, and more. Biomass energy provides a clean, regional source of heat and power, renewable and often created from waste. Biomass is becoming a valid choice for heating and powering our lifestyles.

ESCAPE by Carolyn Jessop: Carolyn Jessop recounts her involvement in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which forced her to become the fourth wife of a fifty-year-old man before she managed to escape and expose the group and its practices, leading to the arrest of their notorious leader, Warren Jeffs.

JACK THE RIPPER by Trevor Marriott: A professional 21st century detective analyses the evidence with all the benefits of modern investigative techniques. He dispels the rumors, and legends and shows startling results.

BREAST CANCER CLEAR AND SIMPLE: All your questions answered.

Monday, June 9, 2008

June 10, 2008 Book Worm

June 10, 2008

WHY MARS AND VENUS COLLIDE BY John Gray: Explores how the different ways men and women deal with stress affect a relationship and offers advice on how to communicate effectively and maintain a harmonious balance.

STOP WHINING, START LIVING by Dr. Laura Schlessinger: Encourages rejection of negative thoughts, emotions, and attitudes; shifting of perspective and becoming grateful and good. Learn to feel better about yourself and uplift relationships. It's about your relationship with yourself.

DISCOVER YOUR INNER WISDOM by Char Margolis: Tapping the power of your intuition -- Four steps to accessing your inner wisdom -- Using logic, common sense, and intuition to make your best choices.

HOME A MEMOIR OF MY EARLY YEARS by Julie Andrews: Julie takes her readers on a warm, moving, and often humorous journey from a difficult upbringing in war-torn Britain to the brink of international stardom in America.

HARMONIC WEALTH by James Arthur Ray: A practical program that teaches us to look at the integrity of our lives and to understand the five key pillars of life that should be in harmony with one another.

THE BUSH TRAGEDY by Jacob Weisberg: Traces the evolution of President George W. Bush's philosophy from his early years through Texas and 9/11. Reveals his conflicting relationships with his father and members of his staff.


COMPULSION by Jonathan Kellerman: Four unrelated women are victims of bizarre acts of cruelty and psychopathology linked by the killer's use of luxury vehicles and a lack of motive. Alix and Milo are drawn toward odd and unexpected directions.

TARAN WANDERER by Lloyd Alexander: The fourth book of the Prydain cycle tells of the adventures that befell Taran when he went in search of his birthright and discovered the truth about himself.

SACARED AND PROFANE by Faye Kellerman: Police Detective Peter Decker had grown very close to Rina's young sons, Sammy and Jake, as he had to their mother, and he looked forward to spending a day of his vacation camping with the boys. A nice reprieve from the work of a homicide cop-until Sammy stumbles upon a gruesome sight.

CITY OF ASHES by Cassandra Clare: Sixteen-year-old Clary continues trying to make sense of the swiftly changing events and relationships in her life as she becomes further involved with the Shadow hunters and their pursuit of demons and discovers some terrifying truths about her parents, her brother Jace, and her boyfriend Simon.

THE HIGH KING by Lloyd Alexander: In this final part of the chronicles of Prydain, the forces of good and evil meet in an ultimate confrontation, which determines the fate of Taran, the Assistant Pig-Keeper who wanted to be a hero.

NAUGHTY NEIGHBOR by Janet Evanovich: Louisa Brannigan's neighbor is handsome, trouble, and driving her crazy. But, when she is fired from her job, Louisa joins his undercover investigation. This turns out to be more fun than she ever imagined. Pete thinks Louisa is all he ever wanted and more, and hopes she will enjoy living on the edge.

THE WHOLE TRUTH by David Baldacci: Nicolas Creel is a man on a mission. He heads up the world's largest defense contractor. Dick Pender is the man Creel retains to manage his company to even more riches by manipulating international conflicts. But Creel may have an even grander plan in mind.

THE ORPHEUS STONE by David Stone: An assassination attempt in Venice sets CIA agent Micah Dalton on a collision course with a Serbian warlord and a tangled web of conspiracies.

THE LAW OF SECOND CHANCES by James Sheehan: Jack Tobin is a trial lawyer committed to justice for the innocent. Henry Wilson may not be innocent, but has eight weeks to live. Benny Avrile is a small-time thief and a big robbery goes bad with an oilman being killed. Jack is running out of time.

HOLLYWOOOD CROWS by Joseph Wambaugh: Margot Aziz, is the wife of Ali Aziz, proprietor of a strip club. Ali has his fingers in multiple shady business deals-and he wants his lovely wife dead.

CHARLIE ROBINSON’S WAR by George Crile: Charlie Wilson is a congressman from Texas and becomes interested in the freedom fighters in Afghanistan through a Houston socialite. It tells the detailed and brilliantly reported account of the inside workings of the CIA.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

June 3, 2008 Book Worm


June 3, 2008

SOUTH OF SHILOH by Chuck Logan: A sniper is using war re-enactments to hide his killing. Jenny Edin finds out that the bullet that killed her husband was meant for the guy next to him. She enlists the aid of a former lover and news photographer, who heads off to the Shiloh battlefield and a showdown with a killer.

SANTA FE DEAD by Stuart Woods: Trial lawyer, Ed Eagle is testifying for the prosecution in the trial of his ex-wife, Barbara who has been very bad. The trial ends with Barbara still able to make everyone's life miserable. Ed uses private detectives and calls in every favor to leave no stone unturned to discover the truth about Barbara and settle the score.

THE WHOLE TRUTH by David Baldacci: Matt Pender and Saul Bergman are two men hired by Richard Jansen to increase his company’s riches by manipulating world conflicts. These two are about to collide head-on with journalist Katie James and Shaw, a man who travels the world trying to keep peace.

DEGREES OF SEPERATION by Sue Henry: Jessie Arnold begins training for the Iditatod after recovering form knee surgery. Her first run is good until she runs over a dead body and very close to her home.

THE DEATH DEALER by Heather Graham: Genevieve O'Brien enlists the help of private investigator Joe Connolly, who had recently saved her from a killer and for whom she has romantic feelings, to solve a series of murders in which the victims were all fans of Edgar Allan Poe.

LOST SOULS by Lisa Jackson: Aspiring crime writer Kristi Bentz, having already survived two run-ins with serial killers, enrolls at All Saints College in New Orleans to investigate the disappearances of four girls, all of whom had been enrolled in a popular class on vampirism, and finds she has once again been targeted by a killer and has completely underestimated her enemy.

THE SILENT BLADE by R.A. Salvatore: Drizzi and his companions set out to destroy the evil artifact Crenshinibon, while Wulfgar struggles to overcome the horrors of his imprisonment, and assassin Artemis Entreri returns to the streets of Calimport.


STANDING AT ARMAGEDDON by Nell Irvin Painter: A history of America's age of industrialization focusing on labor and politics from 1877 to 1919.

WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE AMID SPLENDOR AND INTRIGUE: Illustrations and text combine to examine the lives, achievements, and struggles of the Byzantines; covering a period that begins with the establishment of the capital city of Constantinople in A.D. 330, and continuing through its fall to the Turks in 1453.

FLYING RADIO-CONT ROLLED MODEL AIRCRAFT by Colin Bedson: This book will make learning to fly as easy as it can be.

TALES BEHIND THE TOMBSTONES: THE DEATHS AND BURIALS OF THE OLD WEST NEFERIOUS OUTLAWS, NOTORIOUS WOMEN, AND CELEBRATED LAWMEN by Chris Enss: Simple stones, roadside crosses and grand monuments commemorate the lives of those ordinary citizens and unusual characters who tamed the West and exemplified myths.

NEVER SMOKE AGAIN THE TOP 10 WAYS TO STOP SMOKING NOW & FOREVER by Grant Copper, MD: Takes a look at cigarettes, why you smoke them, how they keep you coming back for more, and how they keep you coming back for more.

SOUTH DAKOTA CURIOSITIES by Bernie Hunhoff: A guide to the offbeat attractions and places you never knew existed in South Dakota.

BIKER’S HANDBOOK BECOMING PART OF THE MOTORCYCLE CULTURE by Jay Barbieri: The first book to offer the novice biker a clear guide to the biker life. Jay defines authenticity, includes tales from the road, his insider's perspective and the lessons he's learned the hard way.

CORONARY HEART DISEASE by Barry M. Cohen MD: Provides information on coronary heart disease, the causes, how to improve health, cholesterol, medical tests, and surgery. Contains information for patients to easily understand, addressing common concerns and questions of diagnosis and treatment.