Exhausting, amazing, eye-opening!


Book title: Other Powers : The Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism, and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Hardcover
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Goldsmith presents an exhaustingly thorough review of a portion of recent American history that rarely makes it into our history classes. The feminism, social and familial experimentation, religious revival, and other dimensions of this era are the foundations of our present-day experience, and we need to know about it. The book is extremely detailed and sometimes it is a little hard to keep in mind all the characters (and I MEAN "characters!") who stroll in and out of the various chapters. But no fiction-writer could possibly dream up such a real-life soap opera that has defined our contemporary lives, and Goldsmith makes this incredibly real circus accessible to us.

EAN: 9780394555362
Pages: 531
Publisher: Knopf
Authors:
Barbara Goldsmith



from an argentinian


Book title: Kiss and Tango : Looking for Love in Buenos Aires
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Hardcover
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This is a fun, entertaining and enlightening read for anyone. I was born in Argentina and I learned a lot about tango that I didn't know before. She does a wonderful job of describing Argentine culture, and describing Spanish words and foods in easy to follow terms. Since this is basically an autobiography, it makes the book that much better, because you know its not made up. She experienced all of this. I don't like to read, and I could have read this in 3-4 days (which is record-breaking for me) if I wanted, but I liked it so much that I wanted to delay ending the book so I could enjoy it that much longer. Read it. You won't regret it.

EAN: 9780060742928
Pages: 336
Publisher: William Morrow
Authors:
Marina Palmer



Exellent, comprehensive, informative


Book title: We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Hardcover
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This book book provides a very comprehensive background to the genocides in Rwanda. I am not someone who was familiar with the historical and political underpinnings of the killings,, nor of African political history. I now feel that I have the foundation for building a meaningful understanding. I highly recommend this book. It is reivetting and informative. As an Amerian lawyer, it helped me gain an insight into the legal and political underpinings of Rwanda's recent history, and America's complicity and the West's complicity in the genocide.

EAN: 9780374286972
Pages: 356
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Authors:
Philip Gourevitch



The King Beyond the Gate Rules!


Book title: The King Beyond the Gate (Drenai Tales, Book 2)
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Paperback
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I first picked up this book because of the unusual (But very cool) cover. INside was an adventure that I did not expect. Instead of usuing young sword swinging warriors in their prime, the author chose instead to bring the so thought long-gone warriors out of retirement and give us a sweeping tale of enormous stature.
To be sure, this is not a book for very young readers, some of the parts are a little gory, and there is also some adult oriented romance. However, I very much enjoyed much of this story.
My favorite part is when one of Tenaka's companions is trying to whoo the daughter of one of the leader of the risitence forces. Because he is good at climbing, he climbs up the wall of the building he's staying at late at night hoping not to be seen. However, someone does see him and wakes up the entire building, so they're all commenting on his progress while the girl is laughing her head off.
This is a great book and one I highly recommend to any die-hard fantasy readers.

EAN: 9780345379054
Pages: 320
Publisher: Del Rey
Authors:
David Gemmell



Stone has worked his magic once again


Book title: Outerbridge Reach
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Paperback
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How does Stone do it? In this book, he has taken a decent plot about a man attempting to sail around the world and filled it with so much philosophical reflection and relationship analysis that it becomes absolutely unforgettable. Anne is remarkably well-written, with honest human emotions and flaws, and Owen and Strickland both serve as great examples of various extremes of the human character. I particularly loved the aspects of the book dealing with Owen's relationship with his daughter and Anne's relationship with her father. While Outerbridge Reach is undeniably disturbing, it is an incredible tale that deserves to be read over and over.

EAN: 0046442938945
Pages: 409
Publisher: Mariner Books
Authors:
Robert Stone



ABSOLUTELY GREAT


Book title: The Fellowship of the Ring (Lord of the Rings (Paperback))
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Paperback
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I thought this book was great! I loved the characters. You can picture what they are doing and where they are, all through out the book. From the moment I picked the book up, I could not put it back down. I read way into the morning hours. I couldn't wait to see what was to come next. The journeys seem absolutely lifelike. I can't wait to get the next book in the series "The Two Towers". I know it will be just as appealing.

EAN: 9780395272237
Pages: 3
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (P)
Authors:
J. R. R. Tolkien



One of my favorite short stories


Book title: The Lottery : And Other Stories
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Paperback
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No suspense tale has ever impressed me as the Lottery did; I mean, what can be more innocent than a small town lottery? But then the author gives it a great twist when she turns it into a horrible, inhumane tradition. Just for the originality of the idea I give it two stars, and the other three are for being so well written, it's just chilling. By the way, I also saw the movie starring Keri Russell, which is OK, but of course, not even comparable to the quality of the actual tale.

EAN: 9780374516819
Pages: 320
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Authors:
Shirley Jackson



My mother confiscated this book when I was 12 years old!


Book title: Katherine
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Paperback
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Yes! I came across her old copy and started reading it. Apparently she thought some of the concepts were too "adult" for a 12 year old. All I could remember of the book was the first chapter, when Adela de Northwode tells Katherine she has eyes "like a rabbit's fur" and "near as large as a sheep's". When I came across the book again in my high school library, it became my constant companion and a refuge from the "terrible" teen years. I still have the copy I acquired then - now a very sad paperback indeed.If you enjoy historical romance, with more than a touch of authenticity, READ this book. For detail, it is way ahead of the competitors in this genre. Poor old Hugh Swynford - what a way to go!

EAN: 9780340157015
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Authors:
Anya Seton



I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY...


Book title: Both Sides of Time (Scholastic Classics)
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Paperback
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If you've read Laura Ingalls Wilder, Replica, and Face on the Milk Carton series, than you are sure to love this book. And if you're a fan of Caroline Cooney, than there's another reason(:. I've read this series a number of times, and want to read them again. Series titles: 1. Both Sides of Time
2. Out of Time
3. Prisoner of Time
4. For all TimeI am even trying to get Caroline Cooney's E-Mail so she'll write another book. (If you know it I ENVY YOU!) I really think you should get this book and hope it will add to your library.

EAN: 9780440219323
Pages: 240
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Authors:
Caroline B. Cooney



An insightful, intelligent look on personal finances.


Book title: Financial Peace: Restoring Financial Hope to You and Your Family
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Audio Cassette
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I sat down to read this book with some anxiety. Finances sometimes are very scary, not knowing where your next dollar comes from. Well, Mr. Ramsey has been through it all. I took some peace in that, but as I read the book I found it harder and harder to put it down. I finished it last night and am now excited to tackle my finances. Yes, there is a light at the end of the long dark tunnel of debt, Mr. Ramsey helped me to find it and then focus on it. Thank you!

EAN: 0780140865485
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Authors:
Dave Ramsey



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