This week's finds:
1. The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman
I am very attracted to Jewish literature, and in summer I need books that are a bit less serious. A very good friend of mine suggested this novel to me - and I am already almost in the end! I will write a review as soon as I am finishing it.
2. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
Added by Kinga B on July 31, 2009 at 6:30pm —
About the book: My husband and I eagerly accepted positions as private tutors for a visionary princess in Saudi Arabia. She dreamed of providing the best education possible for her children and secretly opened a private school. We championed her dreams as if they were our own. However, a year later, we encountered a medieval system of palace intrigue and subterfuge. Under threat of imprisonment, we were detained and coerced into signing false… Continue
Added by Holly on July 31, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Case Histories revolves around Jackson Brodie investigating three cold cases. One case about a missing young girl, another involves a wife murdering her husband, and the third is about a murder of a young women.
The mysteries are fused with Jackson's personal life which slowed down the pace considerably. I did like the characters. They were complex, flawed, and real. The mysteries weren't all that interesting to me, though. As the story goes along you basically figure it out. No surprises… Continue
Added by Melissa Vasquez on July 31, 2009 at 12:51pm —
these three books:
What Should I Do With My Life?
by Po Bronson 3/4 bookmarks
It's cool to know that you're not alone trying to figure out your pathetic life. =P
Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative
by Robert Mason 2/4 bookmarks
Gilgamesh : 2/3 God + 1/3 Human = Emo Demigod! =(
13: The Story of The World's Most Notorious Superstition
by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer 3.5/4 bookmarks
This book shows that Triskaidekaphobia and Triskaidekaphilia… Continue
Added by narj on July 31, 2009 at 10:49am —
I'm still howling about my current review from Bitten By Books about my werewolf paranormal romance (Book 1 in the Wolf Maiden Chronicles).
Werewolf Sanctuary by Eva Gordon
Wyatt Weylan is the leader of a mercenary team that performs missions deemed impossible by both the US and British governments. He also owns the Shadow of the Moon Sanctuary, which is a thousand acres of land in Montana. Wyatt has been looking for… Continue
Added by Eva Gordon on July 31, 2009 at 10:30am —
I've changed the name, changing the appearance, under construction.
Let me know what you think as I go along!
Added by Cheli on July 31, 2009 at 10:00am —
Oh, how I desire more
of Your Light's essence,
to clearly penetrate
the core of my being.
How much can I endure
without Your Presence?
Though I may be frustrated,
it's You Lord, I'm believing.
It's been said before,
in Your Word's eloquence -
"nothing new" has been stated
and it agrees with what I'm seeing.
Moments of clarity, at the door
of Your Kingdom's brilliance,
are revelations of my faith's… Continue
Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on July 31, 2009 at 9:14am —
To be on your mountain top
with an elevated view,
could my chances increase
for getting a glimpse of You?
Standing barefoot in your presence
before a burning bush consumed,
would your glory envelop me
as a spiritual womb?
Moses saw your backside,
but show me instead your face and eyes.
Having direct interaction with you
should cause my faith to be revised.
Conquering obstacles of Life
via a mountainous… Continue
Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on July 31, 2009 at 9:13am —
Currently I am busy working on a deadline for my complete manuscript "A Stinky Surprise for Jake the Snake." I have signed another contract with Publish America for this second release and my current deadline is August 13 :) This week, I'm busy busy busy with revisions, punctuation checks, proofreading, and meeting with my illustrator and creative inspiration Collen Konieczny :)
Colleen Konieczny, a very talented illustrator from southwestern PA, will be illustrating this second… Continue
Added by Shelly Nicholson on July 31, 2009 at 8:00am —
Charla Krupp is a former beauty editor at Glamour magazine. And yes - she does look amazing!
Her take on things is little bit different than Bobbi Brown's. (see Wednesday's review) Brown seems to embrace and celebrate aging whereas to quote Krupp: "Aging sucks. " "We're going to fight aging - and we're going to look great doing it."
We are asked to define our maintenance level at the beginning of the book - how much time, effort and money are we willing to put in?… Continue
Added by Luanne on July 31, 2009 at 7:31am —
It's only really as I've started noticing that I'm getting older - when did that happen?!- that I've thought about taking some action. Better late than never right?
Bobbi Brown is an internationally renowned make up artist and beauty editor. What attracted me to Living Beauty was Brown's approach to aging. She encourages and celebrates women over forty.
"Aging (or getting older) should be seen as a process through which a woman can gain more vitality, strength, wisdom, and… Continue
Added by Luanne on July 31, 2009 at 7:30am —
I don't do music, but I have a friend who does. Here are two soulful, jazzy melodies
Added by Elisabeth Wang on July 30, 2009 at 9:14pm —
You can read my review of Skinwalker by Faith Hunter Here
Added by Michelle Greathouse on July 30, 2009 at 5:53pm —
About the book:
It is 1940. The dawn of Italy’s WWII for the Italian colonies of Libya has arrived. Young Nino woke up to his regular routine; but by the end of the day, his life would have changed into a nightmare – but through Nino’s eyes, it was an adventure. Follow a boy’s exploits, through a child’s innocent view of the war’s hardships, dangers, and tragedies. Accompany him as he shares his growing up years, spiced up with Nino’s humor,… Continue
Added by Holly on July 30, 2009 at 5:00pm —
This post is meant to be partly in jest and to help you (our wonderful reviewers) get your review copies!
Please don't send me a message through ning or assume that I saw your post on my page, my group, inbox, my offer page, etc.,
Please DO email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address, book(s) you would like and blog link.
I get over 200-300 emails A DAY and I am seriously considering not sending… Continue
Added by Valerie Russo on July 30, 2009 at 5:00pm —
2 exceptional reviews have been posted for Looking Through The Mist.
Please drop by and check them out. Please click on the link below each banner to get to the reviews.…
Added by Rebecca J Vickery on July 30, 2009 at 5:00pm —
For an online book club I have been reading Don Quijote by Cervantes. We have just finished the first part and it is time for some reflective thoughts on the novel so far.
Right away we bump into a very intriguing and quite easily the key part of the whole text: the Author's Preface. Let's try to answer the "accomplishment" question from this point of view.
"...if I mistake not, this book of yours (...) is, from beginning to end, an attack upon the books of… Continue
Added by Kinga B on July 30, 2009 at 4:30pm —
I've just received notification from Double Dragon Publishing that lists their Top Twenty Best Sellers for the first 2 quarters of 2009 and I'm over the moon to see that 'A Study in Red' has topped the list for both quarters! Thanks to everyone who has bought the book and made it the success it has become. I really can't say much more except that I'm both surprised and delighted at the news.
Added by Brian L Porter on July 30, 2009 at 1:55pm —
Author: Jean Sasson
Genre: Non-Fiction (based on a true story)
I've always had this curiosity to learn more about the culture and life in Middle East and also about Islam as a religion. This book which is based on a true story was a perfect way to gain a deep insight into both these aspects.
Princess is a true story which reveals the hidden life of 'Sultana', the Saudi Princess, as told by her to Jean Sasson the… Continue
Added by Pratima Jayaram on July 30, 2009 at 11:56am —
Challenges in Life are meant to be,
assisting us to reach maturity.
For our reaction to circumstance
marks personal growth beyond luck and chance.
Proven is our ability to learn,
expanding mental constraints as hearts burn.
Walking in upright, godly perfection
complements Jehovah's desire for Man's compassion.
The lasting goal is surely not religious fervor,
but moving past our fallen state of being...
Prone to error.
Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on July 30, 2009 at 9:27am —