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It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »
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Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

TDB, January 27, 2011

"Farm City", by Novella Carpenter, is quite an interesting book. I'd casually heard of the title and since urban and farming, to me at least, seemed an oxymoron, I read it to see the hype about the book. She's a very hardworking, creative, and self-sufficient woman. She is a bit quirky, but who isn't? Kudos to her for going after the simpler life, although in an urban environment. I personally would not eat or raise neither pigs nor rabbits for food, but she did this successfully (chickens also) all the while holding down job(s), and tending to a large city garden. Well written account.
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The Shanghai Tunnel by Sharan Newman
The Shanghai Tunnel

TDB, February 10, 2009

Love it for the historical aspect of the book, and the
time and place setting. However, the book does lack some character development. Also, noticed several
typos in the text which were not caught by any of the
book's editors. That kind of got on my nerves a bit.
Overall, a good book read though.
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Scrabble Wordbook
Scrabble Wordbook

TDB, April 11, 2008

an excellent wordbook for use by any Scrabble player.
The number of possible words to make by adding on to either the beginning or the end of an existing word is just mindboggling. One could sit the entire day, just looking through this book, and reading the thousands of available words capable of being played in the game.
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Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon by Garrison Keillor
Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon

TDB, April 10, 2008

Another hysterical, crack-up-laughing novel about some more of the folks of Lake Wobegon, by the expert, one of a kind storyteller, Garrison Keillor. You will not be able to put this one down until you have finished it! You just got to love those wacky, funny ol' people of his (and his fans' ) imagination. ...
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Possible Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs
Possible Side Effects

TDB, April 6, 2008

"Possible Side Effects" is a hysterical, funny collection of various short stories from the author of "Running With Scissors". Some of these are so crazy, you'd swear they were totally made up! Most are extremely funny, with a few emotional and a bit sad. Was glad that the book is a good mix of stories from his childhood, as well as his life as an adult living in NYC. An excellent book choice for laughter. A warning though, it does contain "adult content and language" in some of the short stories.
Also, the audiobook is read by the author. So funny.
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