Outstanding guide for success


Book title: Soar with Your Strengths
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Paperback
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Donald Clifton and Paula Nelson tap an important principle: Focus on strength and manage weakness. They offer a step by step process to identify personal and corporate strengths and discuss how doing more of what you do well launches you into super achievement mode. This is a quick and excellent read for anyone interested in personal or business success.Another book that takes a more analytical approach to the principles outlined in this book is "The 80/20 Principle" by Richard Koch. Reading both books together will convince you beyond any doubt that there is power and purpose to the success foundations found in these pages.

EAN: 9780440505648
Pages: 193
Publisher: Dell
Authors:
Donald O. Clifton
Paula Nelson




I think that the book Tuck Triumphant is great!


Book title: Tuck Triumphant
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Paperback
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The story is about a blind dog named Tuck and there other dog named Lady Daisy. A boy named Chok-Do which is deaf and a girl named Helen, her brothers are Stan and Luke,And theirMichelle parents are Mr. and Mrs.Ogden. Mr. and Mrs.Ogden have the hardest decision. It is if they should keep Chok-Do or not. Near the end of the book Lady Daisy gets attacked by a pit bull. When they go to Near Summer Camp where Chok-Do runs away and when Helen and Tuck find him, he was standing next to a couger. By the way you have to read the book to see what happens to Lady Daisy, Helen, Tuck, and Chok-Do and find out if they are going to keep Chok-Do or not. Michelle

EAN: 9780380713233
Pages: 160
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Authors:
Theodore Taylor



very good


Book title: The Hawk and the Dove
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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This is the first Virginia Henley book I read. I bought it one time in a bookstore, forgot about it and then a month or so later decided to read it because I was all out of others to read. Once I started the book I couldn't put it down it totaly captivated me!! I kept thinking to myself why hadn't I started this sooner? well since reading this book I've read all her others and never been disapointed!!!!I'd recomend her books too anyone!

EAN: 9780440201441
Pages: 400
Publisher: Dell
Authors:
Virginia Henley



Wonderful and insightful


Book title: Inside the Kingdom : My Life in Saudi Arabia
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Hardcover
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This is a wonderful read and is fascinating. This biography chronicle's Carmen's life -- from her rich tale of meeting and falling in love with Yeslam. The flavour of the 70s and her eventual move to Saudi Arabia. This is where things get interesting. As an American, it is very interesting to get this glimpse from this very strong woman's perspective on a hostile society. The stories of the Binladin family itself and her life (as a Swiss westerner herself) are riveting and very enlightening and educational. Of particular interest is the underpinnings of the corruption of the Binladin family, including Osama, and the turning of Yeslam once they arrive into Saudi Arabia. Are the Binladins all in the same hostile group as that as Osama, who she briefly encounters?

A heroic tale and a wonderful read. Highly recommended!!
- Chris ( now the owner of www.saudi-binladin-group.com - the site expired 9-11-01 and once owned by the Binladins mentioned in Carmen's book )

EAN: 9780446577083
Pages: 224
Publisher: Warner Books
Authors:
Carmen Bin Ladin



An Outstanding Translation


Book title: The Iliad of Homer
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Paperback
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I am happy to see that this translation of The Iliad of Homer has remained in print. My copy is over 25 years old and I still regard it as my favorite. Mr. Lattimore has sought to preserve the meaning of the Greek words and the didactic hexameter rhythm, including the additional phrases (such as the warlike, breaker of horses etc.) that make the Iliad poetry to be recited, not read. I like the flow of the words and their cadence, and sometimes read aloud. Also of importance is the introduction to the Iliad by Mr. Lattimore where he provides an analysis of the poem, the Iliad in the context of the story of Troy, the unity of the poem and the figures that populate this heroic tale. This book is not only an outstanding translation but is also a resource for understanding the Iliad. Many scholars have regarded Lattimore's as the finest translation of the Iliad and I think that time has proved this to be an accurate prediction.

EAN: 9780226469409
Pages: 528
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press



No Bull. Just Research and Experience


Book title: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Hardcover
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Gottman debunks the pop-psychology theories and goes for the facts. His books are GREAT for those of us too cynical to swallow the latest relationsip fad, or for those too rational to believe we're all born into a box we can't get out of.Gottman's approach is practical, sensible, and open to all types of people and all types of relationships. You don't have to give up who you are or try to make your marriage look like someone else's. Just start with simple steps to do more of what works to help your relationship, and begin to recognize what you might want to do less.Best of all, it's all backed by science! Gottman doesn't just preach his assumptions and opinions. He's actually studied real people for three decades, and he has great examples of how similar signs of hope or problems show up in situations and people that may seem very different.Even my husband, phobic of psychology, was willing to talk about the ideas in this book. There is no higher praise.

EAN: 9780609601044
Pages: 288
Publisher: Crown
Authors:
John Phd Gottman
Nan Silver




The Chosen


Book title: The Chosen
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Paperback
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What a find! Not sure how I stumbled upon this, but I'm glad it came my way. I am not Jewish, really not even religoius at all, but you don't need to be Jewish to appreciate the humanity in this story. The writing is masterful. The characters and their world come so alive when reading this. Eaxacly what happens to them is not even as important as just being able, through the author's magic, to inhabit their special world for a short time. A very moving story that should not be missed. Also, the sequel, The Promise, is at the same level. I read them in reverse order because I did not know about The Chosen until after I read The Promise, but even in this order nothing was lost.

EAN: 9780449213445
Pages: 304
Publisher: Fawcett
Authors:
Chaim Potok



5 stars is only the highest it'll go to? It deserves 10!!!


Book title: Wise Child
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Paperback
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Wise child is a girl who's father goes away, and is sent to live with Juniper, a rumored witch. Juniper does not go to Mass which is in the book a very big deal. She heals people, but everyone thinks by witchcraft. Wise Child is treated very differently at Juniper's house. She is not beaten, is learning English, sums, latin, and other other things that the people in the town think is foolish for a girl to learn. She and Juniper are getting closer to eachother, but then Maeve, Wise Child's gorgeous mother returns and tempts her to live a glorious life with riches with her. So, Wise Child has to decide between a tempting evil but, gorgeous women who's her mother, and a witch, but a witch who she has found kindness and comfort in. Besides that, Wise Child also has to figure out what would happen if she made the wrong descision.

EAN: 9780394825984
Pages: 240
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Authors:
Monica Furlong



Great money value


Book title: The Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus: The Ultimate Language Reference for American Readers
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Hardcover
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I have to second all other three reviews posted earlier about this huge book . The Oxford Dictionary its probably the best dictionary out there and i believe that if an individual wants to explore words there's no other way then purchasing this trully exceptional book . I had two other dictionaries , but really this tops them all . A strong buy recomendation . 5 stars is all i am giving simply because there's no 6-star rating or higher .

EAN: 9780195099492
Pages: 1828
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Authors:
Oxford University Press



finally a non-fiction book i actually enjoyed...


Book title: A Walk in the Woods
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Audio CD
A Walk in the Woods - book cover picture

I kept getting told by a great number of people to read this book. So I finally ordered it last weekend and started it two days ago. I couldn't put it down. I love it! Absolutly love it! I can so relate when he talks about the fact of sleeping terribly light out in the woods and waking up in the middle of night terriefid cause you heard a strange moise right in your area. I grew up about 30 minutes from the Delaware river gap, and went hiking in that area on the AT as a child with my parents many times. And the way he described the Gap reminded me of all those good times. I finished it this morning and have already sent it to my brother and recommended it to a bunch of other friends. A definate must read and a keeper for the bookshelves so when I get old and grey I can pick it up and remmebr those many times I went camping and hiking and having a great laugh. And read it anywhere even if you are getting strange looks from people nearby for laughing!

EAN: 9780553455922
Publisher: Random House Audio



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