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Friday, August 22nd
Today's Dose by Carrie from New York, New York
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The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
by Daniel J. Levitin

There are SO MANY great insights in this book -- about multi-tasking, daydreaming, how much information you need to make good decisions, why having a junk drawer is a good thing, to name just a few. I will certainly be incorporating a lot of what I learned from this book in my everyday life to help me manage my time better and decrease stress. Great book, recommended to anyone who ever feels distracted. (read more)

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Previous Doses
August 21st
Selected by Michael from Chevy Chase, Maryland


Lucky Us Lucky Us
by Amy Bloom

Amy Bloom spins quite a tale in 'Lucky Us.' A very well-written, plot-driven novel set in the 1940s, with a narrator who is somewhat of a foil for all the various and sundry characters who gather around her, including her starlet sister, her ne'er do-well father, and a somewhat surprising young man. A fast read, as the pace of the plot keeps moving consistently. (read more)

Your price $18.20
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August 19th
Selected by Jennifer from Chicago, Illinois


The Girl with All the Gifts The Girl with All the Gifts
by M. R. Carey

This is my first zombie novel, and likely my last because I don't have an appetite for them (no pun intended). However, this is a novel that lives up to its hype. If you enjoy zombie books, Read It. If you want to be entertained, Read It. If you want to read a well written work with a unique story line... Read It. (read more)

Your price $25.00
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August 17th
Selected by Elizabeth from Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania


The House We Grew Up In The House We Grew Up In
by Lisa Jewell

The Bird family was loving but very eccentric with Lorelei, the mother, being the oddest of all and who kept a secret that made her hold onto things....If you want to read a book that will have you shaking your head but also not wanting to put the book down because of total enjoyment, you will want to read The House We Grew Up In. The storyline and writing were marvelous....I don't think there will be any reader no matter what their preferred genre is who won't get caught up in this splendid story. (read more)

Your price $24.00
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August 20th
Selected by Paula from South Pasadena, California


The Big-Flavor Grill: No-Marinade, No-Hassle Recipes for Delicious Steaks, Chicken, Ribs, Chops, Vegetables, Shrimp, and Fish The Big-Flavor Grill: No-Marinade, No-Hassle Recipes for Delicious Steaks, Chicken, Ribs, Chops, Vegetables, Shrimp, and Fish
by Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby

This book is great for any type of grilling....There are lots of options and easy to use recipes for meats, fish, shellfish and vegetables. This book has totally changed the way I think about seasoning and led to some excellent meals. Highly recommended if you like easy-to-make, flavorful food that gets you out of the kitchen on hot days. (read more)

Your price $25.00
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August 18th
Selected by Linda from Bellflower, California


Murder in Pigalle Murder in Pigalle
by Cara Black

Cara Black gives us a mystery series about Aimee, who is the Parisian young woman who runs a private security agency along with Rene, a 'dwarf' who is a whiz at computers....Like the 13 previous works there is a central theme to coincide with the arrondisments [(districts)] title. In this case it's Pigalle, well known for its artistic community....The author leads us in and around her neighborhood. These books are fun, smart, and always exciting. (read more)

Your price $19.50
(Used - Hardcover)

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August 16th
Selected by Suzy from Portland, Oregon


Hadji Murat (Vintage Classics) Hadji Murat (Vintage Classics)
by Leo Tolstoy

When you think of Tolstoy, you think big. The man, whose signature works are 'Anna Karenina' and 'War and Peace,' worked on a massive scale. If he were a painter, he'd be the kind whose canvasses would take up an entire wall. Yet he was capable of smaller-scale work too, as in the case of 'The Death of Ivan Ilyich' and this, his final work....One of his most subtle and finely-wrought works, it's brought to life in a translation by the excellent team of Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, who have been translating the great Russians (Dostoyevsky, Gogol, Chekhov). (read more)

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