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Book review: Penelope and the Birthday Curse

By Donna Brown, published on Feb 8, 2012

Blurb: The Birthday Curse is set outside the town limits of Dillwood, in a strange old house called the Manor, with a detective who is bold, brassy and only thirteen. Her name is Penelope Amour.

Her parents invite family and friends to the Manor to celebrate Penelope’s birthday, assembling an odd mix of characters that includes fortune tellers, hoodlums, crazy relatives and a real life drama queen. Complications soon arise when a snowstorm knocks out the power, stranding them in the country, fourteen miles from town. On the morning of Penelope’s birthday, they find one of the guests... (more)

Tags: book review, books, ron d. voigts, penelope and the birthday curse

Book review: A Brief History of Mathematics

By Donna Brown, published on Feb 6, 2012

Blurb: This ten-part history of mathematics reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science. He explores the relationship between Newton and Leibniz, the men behind the calculus; and, looks at how the mathematics that Euler invented 200 years ago paved the way for the internet and discovers how Fourier transformed our understanding of heat, light... (more)

Tags: book review, books, history, history of mathematics, mathematics, marcus du sautoy

Interview with author Karl Puttlitz

By Allbooks Review , published on Feb 1, 2012

...as that was, the truth is it could have been much worse—it could have been an explosion involving nuclear, that is, radioactive materials. This book makes it clear that scenario is an all-to-real possibility. We need to be vigilant as never before.

How is your book different from other books in this genre?

Given my rather unusual background as an author, PhD in metallurgical engineering—with some formal studies in atomical nuclear physics, my more than 4 decades as a research and development engineer, having been retained in more than 150 litigation matters as a forensic... (more)

Tags: books, interview with author

The Counterfeit Compassion of Culture

By Thom Hunter, published on Jan 31, 2012

...or repetition, onto a straight path or into an endless cycle.

God is never silent. He spoke it all, in advance of every question.

God Bless,

Thom

(READER'S SPECIAL: Thank you for reading the introduction from my new book, "Who Told You You Were Naked?" The Counterfeit Compassion of Culture. The book is available now from Amazon.com and will soon be available for e-readers and in bookstores. Please help me launch the book. Use the following link and put the code in at checkout for a 20% discount off the retail price.)

Link: Amazon.com Code LF4DCNHS

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Tags: religion, christianity, gay, lesbian, marriage, family, relationships, god, culture, homosexuality, books, counseling, c.s. lewis, sexuality, glbt

Librarians

By randomjo, published on Jan 29, 2012

Shhhh!

Librarians don't shout...

they throw books and shoot stern looks at those who disrupt the status quostudious lenses signal those in the know, secret deviant proclivities almost show, like a slip under a pencil skirtslap you on the wristwith just the right amount of pain to make it hurttight like the bun at the back of her neck

I don't know what you've heard lately,but that little lady is a naughty nerdof all the things you want to give her the most important is respect

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Tags: humor, library, books, discipline, librarians, naughty, cheeky poetry, quiet, sound control

Out of the Classroom Lessons in Success

By Yvonne Wu, published on Jan 29, 2012

In our grade-focused school years, the rules of success seemed as simple as making all As. However, in the working world, success is far more complex. Out of the Classroom Lessons in Success: How to Prosper Without Being at the Top of the Class offers hard-won wisdom on achieving professional glory that will serve as an invaluable resource to anyone who is contemplating a career, or for parents who want to help their children lay the groundwork for success in the workplace.

Over the course of my career, what I’ve learned is success in life doesn’t hinge upon getting the top... (more)

Tags: parenting, business, books, personal growth, non-fiction, entrepreneurship, teen, self-improvement, personal development, mentoring

American Superman

By Anastasia , published on Jan 15, 2012

In an article I wrote about the infamous prosecution of John T Scopes http://anatheimp.blogspot.com/2009/10/monkey-trial.html, an American teacher put on trial in 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee for teaching the Darwinian view of evolution, contrary to local law, I made the point that Clarence Darrow, Scope’s defence attorney, was an enthusiast for the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, as well as the biology of Charles Darwin.

He was influenced here by H. L. Mencken, a leading American journalist. It was Mencken who introduced the German thinker to America in his 1908 book The Philosophy... (more)

Tags: america, philosophy, books

Review of Old Gooseberry’s Dilemma by Patricia Perry

By Allbooks Review , published on Jan 10, 2012

...it be God, or Old Gooseberry? This reviewer found Old Gooseberry’s Dilemma at times, funny, sad, and left to contemplate if things like this really take place.

Grab yourself a copy of Old Gooseberry’s Dilemma, sit in a comfy chair and enjoy the trials and tribulations of Old Gooseberry as he works hard to keep the Dean Brothers out of serious trouble in order to keep them out of his domain, Hades.

This reviewer awards four and one-half out of five stars to Old Gooseberry’s Dilemma and recommends it as a must read. Reviewer Robert Medak, AllBooks Review International

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Review of Learn from Yesterday, Live for Today,..

By Allbooks Review , published on Jan 9, 2012

... (your happiness). The essays are in no particular order, so you may flip through the book at your own leisure and pick the topics that interest you or are relevant to you.

Barry Parker is a retired professor of physics and astronomy from Idaho State University. He is the author of several books that are mainly non-fiction science books. Some novels written by this author include: Good Vibrations: The Physics of Music, Feel Great Feel Alive: Seven Steps to Super Health, and Young Einstein.

For a short little inspirational book, Learn from Yesterday, Live for Today, Hope for... (more)

Tags: review, books, non-fiction

The Messy End of Empire

By Anastasia , published on Dec 29, 2011

In its beginning was its end. Actually that’s not quite true; the Soviet Union came in with a bang and out with a whimper. Even so the two events were united, a long, slow motion curtain-call for the old Russian imperium. Aleksandr Kugel, a Russian theatre critic and editor, writing a few months after the Bolshevik coup in 1917 put the matter rather well;

The dying process has begun. Everything we see now is just part of the agony. Bolshevism is the death of Russia. And a body the size of Russia cannot die in one hour. It groans.

It certainly did groan, decade after decade,... (more)

Tags: books, soviet union, ethnic conflict, empire

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