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Review-How to Fight Presidents

How to Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against the Badasses Who Ran This Country, Daniel O'Brien, 2014, ISBN 9780385347587Did you know that a number of former American Presidents would fit in quite well in a Bruce Willis or Arnold Schwarzenegger action film? Imagine that they now want to beat you to a pulp. What do you do?Thomas Jefferson designed his own tombstone (among many other things). He intentionally left out any mention of his time as President, because he didn't think it was that…See More
Apr 10
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Review-An Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns

An Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns, Thomas L. Hay, 2012, ISBN 9781452559575(Reviewed by Paul Lappen for the Kindle Book Review)This book is about an average person with an almost unbelievable story to tell, a story that involves abduction by aliens.Hay lived a rather normal life. He joined the Navy after high school, becoming a radioman, and getting very good at sending Morse Code. After the Navy, he married Claudia, and settled down to a normal life, except for the part about…See More
Mar 28
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Review-Guardian Dragons

Guardian Dragons, Catherine L. Vickers, Kindle Direct Publishing, 2013(Reviewed by Paul Lappen for the Kindle Book Review)Part of a series, this fantasy novel takes place on a very divided world.Aarabassa is one of those planets where one side is always light, and the other side is always dark. A magic Wall separates the two sides, a Wall which none may cross, except for Guardian Dragons (keeping watch on the Dark side) and a powerful human mage called the Changeling.Heather is the newest…See More
Mar 25
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Review-Unrecognizer

Unrecognizer, Rheo Palaeo, 2013, ISBN 9781477299807(Reviewed by Paul Lappen for the Kindle Book Review)This novel is set several hundred years from now, when Mankind has spread out throughout the galaxy.Nearly every political and sociological way of life, from anarchism to communism, has been tried somewhere. A series of wormholes, both natural and artificial, has aided Mankind's expansion. Earth is no longer the "center" of Mankind. Rumors start to spread of a new, and very powerful, drug…See More
Mar 22
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Review-Max Daley, the Lion and the Werewolves

Max Daley, the Lion and the Werewolves, Akin Ola, Amazon Digital Services, Inc., 2013(Reviewed by Paul Lappen for the Kindle Book Review)This short novel is about your average young person who learns that he is really not so average.Max Daley goes to middle school, has his eye on Anne, and deals with the school bully. One day, his mother tells Max that he was adopted as an infant, and he had with him a crystal cylinder. It brings forth some very powerful assistance, which Max finds that he will…See More
Mar 17
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Review-Aliens From the Black Sub

Aliens From the Black Sub, Liliane Bird, CreateSpace, 2014This short novel is about a new kind of First Contact with aliens.The narrator lives alone in a tree-house somewhere near the Cascade Mountains. She enjoys living off the grid. She has an on-again, off-again relationship with Peter, her boyfriend. One day, a black, submarine-shaped spaceship lands in the forest right next to her tree. Curiosity gets the better of her, and she goes out to investigate. Suddenly, she is running for her…See More
Mar 15
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Review-Time Sniffers

Time Sniffers, C.S. Lakin, Amazon Digital Services, Inc., 2013(Reviewed by Paul Lappen for the Kindle Book Review)First of a series, this novel is about a group of young people who are the only thing keeping Earth from being destroyed by an evil alien.Set in the near future, Bria Harrison is the brilliant daughter of two famous scientists. Several weeks previously, her mother's experiment with lasers went very wrong, and her entire laboratory vanished. Bria is convinced that she is still…See More
Mar 8
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Review-Remebering Love

Remembering Love, Nadine Christian, 2013, ISBN 9781615728558This is a tale about a woman returning to her birthplace after many years, love and family secrets.Holly returns to Pitcairn Island after spending much of her life in a New Zealand foster home. A native of the island, her parents died in a murder/suicide when she was a child. (Pitcairn Island is in the South Pacific. The nearest recognizable land mass is New Zealand. The island's claim to fame is because of the story, and the movie,…See More
Feb 22
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Review-Pilgrims to Patriots: A Grandfather Tells the Story

Pilgrims to Patriots: A Grandfather Tells the Story, Alex Bugaeff, 2012, ISBN 9781478266846There are many ways to tell the early history of America (some of them work better than others). In this book, a grandfather tells the story to his grandchildren.Over the course of a year, "Gomps" tells his grandchildren, nine-year-old Carter and eleven-year-old Hannah, the story of America. He starts with the voyage of the Mayflower and the Jamestown Settlement. The early settlements barely survived, but…See More
Feb 13
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Review-Guide to Grants Writing for Non-Profits

Guide to Grants Writing for Non-Profits, Harriet Grayson, 2013, ISBN 9781494770631For many non-profit organizations, grants are a very lucrative source of income. How does one get their modest non-profit noticed by all those corporations and foundations? It is going to take a lot of time and research. Visit the website of your local bank or credit union. Visit the websites of major retailers in your area. They are always looking for opportunities for good public relations. For a new non-profit,…See More
Feb 8
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Review-Internal Security

Internal Security, David Darracott, 2012, ISBN 9781475059007America is rocked by another terrorist attack. Has Islamic terrorism again come to America?A large truck bomb explodes at a Daytona Beach hotel during Spring Break. The casualty list, and the amount of damage, is huge. Tom Darden, a reporter for a regional radio news service, gets into the blast area, when everyone else is being kept out. Over the next few days, he writes a story that starts to put some of the pieces together. It…See More
Feb 5
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Review-Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture

Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture, Erez Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel, 2013, ISBN 9781594487453Everyone has heard of Big Data; huge amounts of information, usually involving computers or the Internet. Is there a cultural or historical equivalent of Big Data?Yes, and it comes from Google's intention to digitize all the world's books (or, at least, a significant portion of them). The authors created an algorithm that would search all those books for certain words. On a chart, it…See More
Feb 2

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Review-Zoom: Surprising Ways to Supercharge Your Career

Zoom: Surprising Ways to Supercharge Your Career, Daniel Roberts, 2013, ISBN 9781603209571Based on Fortune Magazine's "40 Under 40" column, this book gives short profiles of some of the biggest names in American business, and how they got there.Of course, the people that one would expect to see in any such book are here, including Marissa Mayer, Elon Musk, Tony Hsieh, and Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Also included are the CEO's of Rent The Runway, TOMS Shoes and Change.org, senior executives…See More
Jan 18

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I am a freelance book reviewer with my own website. I review all genres, but concentrate on small press books.
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At 6:37pm on February 1, 2014,
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Diana Persaud
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If you are seeking FREE books to review, join a FB group called Authors and Reviewers. We really need reviewers! All genres are posted on the site. I hope you check it out.

Diana

At 5:58pm on January 9, 2013,
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Jessica O'Gorek
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Paul- when I click on your link above I get a message from Kaspersky that your site has a trojan virus. Just an FYI for you.

 
 
 

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