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.

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