Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Books in for Review

Here's a peek at some of the books that have just come in for review.  Check them out and then stop by in a few weeks to read the reviews.  Enjoy!

Headlong by Ron MacLean It's a hot Boston summer, and Nick Young, a washed-up journalist back in town to care for his dying father, is feeling the heat. Using his old skills to solve a mystery before the police do: to connect the dots between a major labor strike, a violent Occupy-style movement, and a murder that may involve his best friend's teen son. HEADLONG is a literary thriller about fathers, sons, eco-terrorism, murder, immaturity, anarchism, marriage, friendship and failure.

John Smith: Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars What if the Mayans got the start of the end correct because they had survived it once before? What if our written history was just as accurate as the old tale about three blind men describing an elephant? What if classic science fiction writing and television shows each got a piece of it correct, would you know which ones? If your eyes can only see a tiny portion of a collage do you know it is a collage?

Little Star by Anthony DeStefano Tonight a king will be born, and all the stars in heaven are competing to see who can shine the brightest for him. But when the stars see the poor family huddling in the shabby stable, they begin to think that this baby couldn't be a king after all! That is, all the stars except the smallest, loneliest star in the sky, Little Star. He recognizes the baby Jesus as the King of kings and understands His special message of love. Read on to discover the extraordinary way Little Star serves his King on that cold, dark night.

Light Riders and the Missouri Mud Murder by Ann Goldfarb Sixteen-year-old Ryn and his younger sister, Aeden, hadn't planned on using their knowledge of time travel to solve any more murders. But when the body of their friend's great-grandfather turns up encased in mud, they decide to tackle one more mystery. Unaware that solar flares would interfere with the time-space continuum, the siblings find themselves caught in a time loop between 1952 and the Ice Age and are forced to use survival skills they never thought they had. But worst of all, someone has traveled back in time with them, posing a greater threat than any of the prehistoric animals they face. "Light Riders" Ryn and Aeden must work frantically to unlock the clues, because the next jolt through time could be their last. And this time, Snell's Law of Refraction won't save them.

Behind the Smile: Sex, Humor, and Terror During the Glamour Years of Aviation by Bobbi Phelps Wolverton A memoir about international flying in the glamour years of aviation (1965-1973). Bobbi, a young adventurous woman, joins the airline industry and shares fascinating true tales, illustrating life behind the scenes while flying through bullets into Vietnam, having babies born in flight, sexual escapades, and harassment from violent passengers.

Swimming to the Moon: A Collection of Rhymes Without Reason by Jeff McMahonWords of wisdom, whimsy and wonder fill this collection of tall tales and silly stories. As you wander through the pages you just may come across a rare Giraffapotamus, or meet The Remarkable Hector McTwee, and maybe even take a ride on a Unicornicycle. There are Cannonballs and Cartwheelers, Tree Climbers and Trampolinists, Moon Swimmers and Moose Riders, and an amazing assortment of funny, strange, and unforgettable rhymes that will have you wondering just what's coming next. A timeless collection of poems and art keeping the tradition of hardcover books and bedtime reading alive. This is the first in a projected trilogy which will include the sequel Running To The Sun, to be followed by Sailing To The Stars.

Gourmet French Macarons: Over 75 Unique Flavors and Festive Shapes (CD Included) by Mindy Cone French macarons with a unique twist of color and shapes! Go beyond circles and basic flavors and give the popular classic a modern and whimsical makeover. Gourmet French Macarons is filled with tried and tested recipes, techniques, styling ideas, templates, and decorating tips. Impress everyone with over 75 flavors and shapes to fit each season, holiday, or life celebration.

Cherished Memories by Sylvia Rouss When nine-year-old Amy offers to help her grandmother recover her worn and stained dining room chairs, she is surprised to learn that her grandmother likes them just the way they are. Grandma's loving explanation is an amusing and delightful tapestry of Cherished Memories.

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