Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Summer Reading-week 2

Welcome to Summer Reading 2012. At the end of the second week we had 298 people sign up! 66 people read 170 books.
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Adrenaline Adrenaline
By Abbott, Jeff
2011-12 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446575188 Check Our Catalog

Sam Capra--brilliant CIA agent, loving husband, and soon-to-be father--loses everything that matters to him in a horrifying moment in London. An unknown enemy has set him up as a traitor. However that enemy has targeted the wrong man. …More

Your Body Beautiful: Clockstopping Secrets to Staying Healthy, Strong, and Sexy in Your 30s, 40s, and Beyond Your Body Beautiful: Clockstopping Secrets to Staying Healthy, Strong, and Sexy in Your 30s, 40s, and Beyond
By Ashton, M. D. Ob-Gyn, Jennifer
Author Rojo, Christine
Author Ashton, Jennifer
2012-01 - Avery Publishing Group
9781583334584 Check Our Catalog

Ashton, the popular CBS medical correspondent, challenges women to reinvent their health and wellness routines, and make midlife their most vibrant years yet. In an authoritative yet friendly girlfriend-to-girlfriend tone, Ashton reveals to women clockstopping secrets to staying healthy, strong, and sexy in their thirties, forties, and beyond. …More

The Land of Painted Caves The Land of Painted Caves
By Auel, Jean M.
2011-11 - Bantam
9780553289435 Check Our Catalog

In this, the extraordinary conclusion of the ice-age epic series, Earth's Children(R), Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave. Ayla has been chosen as an acolyte to a spiritual leader and begins arduous training tasks.
Whatever obstacles she faces, Ayla finds inventive ways to lessen the difficulties of daily life, searching for wild edibles to make meals and experimenting with techniques to ease the long journeys the Zelandonii must take while honing her skills as a healer and a leader. And there are the Sacred Caves that Ayla's mentor takes her to see. They are filled with remarkable paintings of mammoths, lions, and bears, and their mystical aura at times overwhelms Ayla.
But all the time Ayla has spent in training rituals has caused Jondalar to drift away from her. The rituals themselves bring her close to death, but through them Ayla gains A Gift of Knowledge so important that it will change her world.
Sixth in the acclaimed Earth's Children(R) series

Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
By Bancroft, Lundy
2003-09 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425191651 Check Our Catalog

In this groundbreaking book, a counselor shows women in abusive relationships how to improve, survive, or leave. "Promises to be a beacon of calm and sanity for many storm-tossed families."--"Publishers Weekly."
The book is packed with the understanding of abuse women go through.  I highly recommend (that) women (in) abusive relationships and also their friends and family read this book.  It will have a (sic) understanding of something that is difficult for the abused to even explain.  Or even pick who is struggling in a relationship.  It may end up being the best thing you could do for that person.

Corked Corked
By Borel, Kathryn
2010-02 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446409506 Check Our Catalog

When Borel realizes that by shutting herself off to her father's greatest passion--wine--she will never really know him, she proposes a drunken father-daughter road trip. "Corked" is the uncensored account of their tour through the great wine regions of France. …More

Guns in the Gallery Guns in the Gallery
By Brett, Simon
2012-02 - Creme de La Crime
9781780290157 Check Our Catalog

Invited to a Private View of the work of controversial artist Denzil Willoughby, the good citizens of Fethering are not quite sure what to expect. And it turns out to be a lively affair, culminating in several embarrassing confrontations. But what no one could have anticipated was that the evening would end in sudden, violent death. …More

Born to Darkness Born to Darkness
By Brockmann, Suzanne
2012-03 - Ballantine Books
9780345521279 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

As the "New York Times"-bestselling author of the Troubleshooters series, Brockmann has an acclaimed history of taking readers' breath away with her novels of hot passion and high adventure. Now she takes her talent for sexy, action-packed storytelling in a thrilling new direction: forward--into a future, both fantastic and frightening, that only the brilliant Brockmann could envision.
We are more than we thought.  And the Greater-Thans are here to save us.  With a new drug on the street they are needed more than ever before.

Food Fight: The Inside Story of the Food Industry, America's Obesity Crisis, and What We Can Do about It Food Fight: The Inside Story of the Food Industry, America's Obesity Crisis, and What We Can Do about It
By Brownell, Kelly D.
Author Horgen, Katherine Battle
2004-09 - McGraw-Hill Companies
9780071438728 Check Our Catalog

"The evergreen subject of American gluttony and sloth brings out the best in scientist-advocates, and the authors, while drawing on a mountain of statistics and studies, make their indictment both funny and appalling."
--"Publishers Weekly"

"Brownell and Horgen uncover some of America's biggest diet hazards and how to avoid them."
--"Self "magazine
"This is a fascinating, empowering must-read filled with practical ways to take action."
--"Shape "magazine
""Food Fight " is . . . an important contribution to the discourse around the obesity epidemic. I highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to learn more about the role of the food industry, and especially to public health advocates looking for clearly presented research and ideas for positive change."
--Michele Simon, founder and director of the Center for Informed Food Choices
Published in 2004, somewhat-dated-now report on political and corporate causes of current U. S. obesity crisis with special focus on ways children are influenced by advertising and foods in the schools.  I acutally was looking for "Food Fight" by Imhoff-about ways to lobby for revised food bill in Congress.

Game Plan: Winning Strategies for the Second Half of Your Life Game Plan: Winning Strategies for the Second Half of Your Life
By Buford, Bob
1998-12 - Zondervan
9780310229087 Check Our Catalog

A personal guide for implementing the principles of 'Halftime, ' and thus making the journey from success to significance
Good.  Very educational.

The Beautiful Ones The Beautiful Ones
By Byrd, Adrianne
2012-05 - Harlequin Kimani
9780373534807 Check Our Catalog

In this long-awaited sequel to "Unforgettable, " Ophelia Missler has finally found Mr. Right, but is it her fianc or longtime friend Solomon Bassett, who unbeknownst to Ophelia has loved her deeply for years? Reissue. …More

Princess in the Spotlight Princess in the Spotlight
By Cabot, Meg
2008-03 - Harper Teen
9780061479946 Check Our Catalog

Just when Mia thinks life will be back to normal (as normal as life can get for the Princess of Genovia), her indomitable "grandmere" schedules a national TV interview for Mia and her mother is having her algebra teacher's baby.
A very hilarious book for girls.  I love the series because it's told from a teen's perspective.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns The Girl of Fire and Thorns
By Carson, Rae
2011-09 - Greenwillow Books
9780062026484 Check Our Catalog

A fearful 16-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic. …More

Betrayed Betrayed
By Cast, P. C.
Author Cast, Kristin
2007-10 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312360283 Check Our Catalog 2008 Teen Top Ten Nominee

Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night. She's come to terms with the vast powers the vampyre goddess, Nyx, has given her, and is getting a handle on being the new Leader of the Dark Daughters. Best of all, Zoey finally feels like she belongs--like she really fits in. She actually has a boyfriend...or two. Then the unthinkable happens: Human teenagers are being killed, and all the evidence points to the House of Night. While danger stalks the humans from Zoey's old life, she begins to realize that the very powers that make her so unique might also threaten those she loves. Then, when she needs her new friends the most, death strikes the House of Night, and Zoey must find the courage to face a betrayal that could break her heart, her soul, and jeopardize the very fabric of her world.
Page turning.  Like to see as movie.

Marked Marked
By Cast, P. C.
Author Cast, Kristin
2007-05 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312360269 Check Our Catalog

Enter the dark, magical world of The House of Night, a world very much like our own, except here vampyres have always existed. Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird has just been Marked as a fledgling vampyre and joins the House of Night, a school where she will train to become an adult vampire. That is, if she makes it through the Change--and not all of those who are Marked do. It sucks to begin a new life, especially away from her friends, and on top of that, Zoey is no average fledgling. She has been chosen as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx. Zoey discovers she has amazing powers, but along with her powers come bloodlust and an unfortunate ability to Imprint her human ex-boyfriend. To add to her stress, she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers: When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite group, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny--with a little help from her new vampyre friends.
hard to get into at first then could not put it down.

The Cure for Everything: Untangling Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness, and Happiness The Cure for Everything: Untangling Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness, and Happiness
By Caulfield, Tim
Author Caulfield, Timothy A.
2012-04 - Beacon Press
9780807022054 Check Our Catalog

Exercise alone won't help you lose weight.  Diets don't work!  Most everyone (98%) who do lose weight gain it all back plus more.  The Pharmacuetical companys are crooks.  This lug gives the lwo down on the hard truths.

Snobbery with Violence: An Edwardian Murder Mystery Snobbery with Violence: An Edwardian Murder Mystery
By Chesney, Marion
Author Beaton, M. C.
2004-05 - St. Martin's Press
9780312997168 Check Our Catalog

The Fashion In Shrouds
Lady Rose Summer's debut into high society is a complete disaster. Rose's father suspects her fiance Sir Geoffrey Blandon to be nothing more than a first-degree blackguard and calls on Captain Harry Cathcart, the impoverished younger son of a baron, to investigate. After Harry brings forth evidence of Blandon's dishonorable intentions, a scandalous public breakup follows. To redeem her name, Rose attends the last-chance soiree at Telby Castle for aristocratic women with dubious matrimonial prospects. But when a malicious guest is found dead under strange circumstances, Rose becomes far more intrigued with discovering the truth than with landing a suitor. From Telby Castle's whisper-filled corridors to country lanes with secrets at every turn, Harry and Rose must unravel a web of lies, rumors, and perilous plots as a clever murderer sets out to make Rose's disastrous season her last.
"Chesney maintains her charm and sassiness." -"Kirkus Reviews"

Following the Path: The Search for a Life of Passion, Purpose, and Joy Following the Path: The Search for a Life of Passion, Purpose, and Joy
By Chittister, Joan
2012-04 - Image
9780307953988 Check Our Catalog


The A.B.C. Murders The A.B.C. Murders
By Christie, Agatha
2011-02 - Harper Paperbacks
9780062073587 Check Our Catalog

There's a serial killer on the loose, working his way through the alphabet and the whole country is in a state of panic.
A is for Mrs. Ascher in Andover, B is for Betty Barnard in Bexhill, C is for Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston. With each murder, the killer is getting more confident--but leaving a trail of deliberate clues to taunt the proud Hercule Poirot might just prove to be the first, and fatal, mistake. …More

Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective
By Christie, Agatha
1986-11 - Putnam Adult
9780396088653 Check Our Catalog


Gypped Gypped
By Clark, Carol Higgins
2012-04 - Scribner Book Company
9781439170311 Check Our Catalog

PI Regan Reilly and her husband Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, investigate an L.A.-based business scam that extends up and down the coast of California. …More

City of Bones City of Bones
By Connelly, Michael
2003-03 - Warner Books
9780446611619 Check Our Catalog

Connelly's powerful "New York Times" bestseller finds Detective Harry Bosch intent on solving a 20-year-old murder case--with an explosive ending that will leave all Bosch fans shocked and breathless. "Great, gulp-in-one-sitting fun."--"Entertainment Weekly." …More

The Scarpetta Factor The Scarpetta Factor
By Cornwell, Patricia
2010-08 - Berkley
9780425236284 Check Our Catalog

Forensic expert Kay Scarpetta is surrounded by familiar faces, yet traveling down the unfamiliar road of fame. A CNN producer wants her to launch a TV show called "The Scarpetta Factor." But the glare of the spotlight could make Kay a target. Available in a tall Premium Edition.
Not as exciting as other books from her.

Undead and Unappreciated Undead and Unappreciated
By Davidson, MaryJanice
2005-12 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425207222 Check Our Catalog

Reluctant vampire queen Betsy Taylor may rule the topsy-turvy world of the undead, but now Betsy's discovered that she has a long-lost half-sister who's the devil's daughter--and destined to rule the underworld. …More