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168 Hours You Have More Hours Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam       Who doesn’t want more time?  This very detailed book is a great read for anyone who wants to rule the world or become a champion.  For people like me, with considerably less ambitious aspirations, it...

Need an inspirational memoir that will make you want to put on that hot bathing suit? Well, go ahead and do it like Chrissy in This is Me, her new memoir.   Chrissy Metz has written a genuinely funny book that is full of inspiration and...

Finally, summer has arrived! What better way to celebrate than a day at the beach with James Patterson’s Sam’s Letters to Jennifer!  Although this book has been out for years, I had never read it because I thought it would be too predictable and sentimental....

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When I watched my son leave for college, I felt a familiar twinge of fear, a little palpitation, a skipped beat of panic.  I had always been the one to move on, the one who declared independence, demanded freedom, and moved from home to jobs...

Poem: Is There a Nurse in the House? It’s the nurse who answers when your suffering is unbearable, when you’re tired, troubled, or tormented. Your family has gone home; it’s the nurse who remains, a guardian of your pain. Home is here for now, where only the drugged or...

President Carter's recent recollections in Faith are refreshing and make for very peaceful reading.  Just loved reading about the Plains Baptist Church events and the quiet activities of church, Sunday dinners and rural life.  President Carter's humble approach to overcoming all the obstacles in his...

Ashima and Ashoke Ganguli start a new life in America which is, predictably, both alienating and empowering . The story is narrated from an omniscient perspective which really detracts from the immediacy of the experiences of this immigrant family. However, the book redeems itself in its honest depiction...