Thursday, August 30, 2012

Summer Reading Week 10


Welcome to the results of Week 10 of Summer Reading 2012.  We have 370 people signed up.  This week 37 people read 127 books (4 submitted entries for the first time this week.)  So far, 156 people have read 1243 books!



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Passenger to Frankfurt
Passenger to Frankfurt
By Christie, Agatha
2012-10 - William Morrow & Company
9780062094452 Check Our Catalog

Awakening in a stupor after being drugged, Sir Stafford Nye finds his passport stolen and no trace of the fascinating woman he encountered in Frankfurt who begged him to save her life. As he becomes the target of two murder attempts, Sir Stafford now seeks the help of the stranger who so urgently sought his. Reissue. …More


The Secret Adversary
The Secret Adversary
By Christie, Agatha
2012-04 - William Morrow & Company
9780062074355 Check Our Catalog

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. …More


The Death-Ray
The Death-Ray
By Clowes, Daniel
2011-10 - Drawn & Quarterly
9781770460515 Check Our Catalog

Shy high-schooler Andy hovers beneath the radar of his classmates until he reluctantly accepts a cigarette from his only friend, obnoxious fellow-outcast Louie, and discovers that nicotine endows him with low-level superpowers, a legacy from his dead scientist father, who also bequeathed him a lethal ray gun. …More


Catching Fire
Catching Fire
By Collins, Suzanne
2009-09 - Scholastic Press
9780439023498 Check Our Catalog 2010 Children's Choice Award Winner-Teen


New York Times bestselling author Collins continues the amazing story of Katniss Everdeen, in this second novel of the Hunger Games trilogy.
This was a book that I could not put down.  Cannot wait to read the last one in this series and cannot wait to see the movie!  A must read for everyone!
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The Spy
The Spy
By Cussler, Clive
Author Scott, Justin
2011-06 - Large Print Press
9781594134272 Check Our Catalog

Detective Isaac Bell hero of The Chase and The Wrecker returns in a mission that pits him against German Japanese and British spies with the fate of the world at stake.

It's 1908 and international tensions are mounting as the world plunges toward war. When a brilliant American battleship gun designer dies in a sensational apparent suicide the man's grief-stricken daughter turns to the legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency to clear her father's name. Van Dorn puts his chief investigator on the case and Isaac Bell soon realizes that the clues point not to suicide but to murder.


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Crunch Time
Crunch Time
By Davidson, Diane Mott
2011-04 - Harperluxe
9780062017802 Check Our Catalog


"A cross between Mary Higgins Clark and Betty Crocker."
--Baltimore Sun

"The Julia Child of mystery writers."
--Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph

No one cooks up a tastier stew of murder, mystery, and mayhem than New York Times bestselling author Diana Mott Davidson. Entertainment Weekly calls her "today's foremost practitioner of the culinary whodunit." And now it's Crunch Time, as Davidson's delightful series protagonist, caterer and amateur sleuth-extraordinaire Goldy Schulz, digs into a deadly smorgasbord that includes a heaping helping of murder, a double dose of arson...and nine adorable beagle puppies!
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Coffee Is Good for You: From Vitamin C and Organic Foods to Low-Carb and Detox Diets, the Truth about Diet and Nutrition Claims
Coffee Is Good for You: From Vitamin C and Organic Foods to Low-Carb and Detox Diets, the Truth about Diet and Nutrition Claims
By Davis, Robert
2012-01 - Perigee Books
9780399537257 Check Our Catalog

Every day we are bombarded with come-ons for the latest diet, promises for "clinically proven" miracle ingredients, and warnings about contaminants in our favorite foods. Packed with useful--and surprising--information," Coffee Is Good for You" cuts through the clutter to reveal what's believable and what's not in a fun and easily digestible way. …More


Last Seen Wearing
Last Seen Wearing
By Dexter, Colin
1988-12 - Crimeline
9780553280036 Check Our Catalog

Despite exhaustive inquiries two years ago, when a 17-year-old pupil at a school near Oxford disappeared under mysterious circumstances, the force uncovered nothing. But now a body has turned up, giving Morse cause to reopen the case. Dexter's intriguing Inspector Morse mysteries are shown regularly on the A&E Mysteries series. **MASS MARKET PAPER** …More


Cat in a Vegas Gold Vendetta
Cat in a Vegas Gold Vendetta
By Douglas, Carole Nelson
2012-06 - Forge
9780765365927 Check Our Catalog

Temple Barr is an amateur sleuth who has caught her share of bad guys. B-movie actress Savannah Ashleigh begs Temple to investigate the suspicious death of her rich aunt's handyman. As Temple digs into the man's untimely demise, she finds plenty of suspect and greedy humans swarming around the ailing Aunt Violet. …More


The Awakening
The Awakening
By Drake, Shannon
2003-10 - Zebra Books
9780821772287 Check Our Catalog

The "New York Times" bestselling author delivers the fifth book of her Vampire series, which finds a couple in Salem, Massachusetts, haunted by a centuries-old evil. Original. …More


Murder in Waiting
Murder in Waiting
By Eberhart, Mignon Good
1994-09 - Warner Books
9780446312424 Check Our Catalog

Bea, the young ward and heir to a murdered judge who forbid her to marry the man she loves, fears she is being framed when her fingerprints are discovered on the murder weapon, and decides she must find out who the real killer is. Reissue. …More


The Memory Keeper's Daughter
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
By Edwards, Kim
2006-05 - Penguin Books
9780143037149 Check Our Catalog

Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son is perfectly healthy, but his daughter has Down's syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect his wife, he asks his nurse to take the baby away to an institution. Instead, the nurse disappears into another city to raise the child herself. …More


Wicked Business
Wicked Business
By Evanovich, Janet
2012-06 - Bantam
9780345527776 Check Our Catalog

Elizabeth Tucker is content baking cupcakes, but her life is derailed by Diesel, an irresistible man with his own set of unusual talents and a mission that only Lizzy can help him complete. Meanwhile, Grimoire Gerwulf lurks as he seeks the Seven Stones of Power. …More


The Age of Desire
The Age of Desire
By Fields, Jennie
2012-08 - Pamela Dorman Books
9780670023684 Check Our Catalog

For fans of "The Paris Wife," a sparkling glimpse into the life of Edith Wharton and the scandalous love affair that threatened her closest friendship. …More


Alluring Tales: Awaken the Fantasy
Alluring Tales: Awaken the Fantasy
By Anna, Vivi
Author Devlin, Delilah
Author Fox, Cathryn
2007-02 - Avon Books
9780061176036 Check Our Catalog

What is your most wicked fantasy?
Pleasure beckons and satisfaction is guaranteed in seven titillating stories of love that know no boundaries. Surrender to the passion and follow your desires into unexplored realms of sensuous delights. Awaken the fantasy!
A man harbors impure thoughts about a voluptuous stripper--and sets out to make his erotic dreams come true . . .
A big-city cop discovers that once bitten is not twice shy after spending a tantalizing night with a beautiful vampire . . .
A sheltered young woman opens a mysterious locket--and is plunged into a legendary battle of good versus evil to set her imprisoned lover free . . .
A seductive warlock will not rest until the powerful temptress he lusts for is begging to be dominated . . .
A television executive lets loose when her favorite heartthrob strides into her office--and gives her the ride of her life . . .
This one-night stand may be too hot to handle for a newly single woman, but that won't stop her from enjoying every delicious second . . .
When a mysterious package opens to reveal an oh-so-sexy, nearly naked man, these two have no choice but to hide out . . . for a good, long time. …More


Goodbye for Now
Goodbye for Now
By Frankel, Laurie
2012-08 - Doubleday Books
9780385536189 Check Our Catalog

In the spirit of "One Day," comes a fresh and warmhearted love story for the 21st century about an internet dating company worker who still can't get a date. …More


Photography: The New Complete Guide to Taking Photographs: From Basic Composition to the Latest Digital Techniques
Photography: The New Complete Guide to Taking Photographs: From Basic Composition to the Latest Digital Techniques
By Freeman, John
2010-07 - Collins & Brown
9781843405535 Check Our Catalog

A revised and updated edition of John Freeman's bestselling photography title, with a discussion of new cameras, information on new digital technologies, and numerous sparkling new images! Acclaimed photographer Freeman simply covers all the basics--and more--in one single easy-to-follow volume. He provides hundreds of tips for taking more creative and expressive photos; explores all the most popular topics, including people, nature, the urban landscape, and more; and offers valuable insights for increasing your enjoyment of the art. From artificial lighting to texture and hue, from increasing depth of field to recent developments in digital processing, this book reveals everything the modern photographer needs to know! …More


Night Heat
Night Heat
By Pozzessere, Heather Graham
Author Graham, Heather
2001-01 - Mira Books
9781551667874 Check Our Catalog

Three full-length novels of passion and suspense by the "New York Times" bestselling author are featured in this collection. In "Bride of the Tiger", Rafe Tyler looks for answers in his brother's disappearance. Brad McKenna's only hope for survival is recluse Wendy Hawke in "Angel of Mercy". And Eric Hawkes leads a quiet life until he collides with supermodel Ashley Dane in "Borrowed Angel". …More


Slow Burn
Slow Burn
By Graham, Heather
Author Pozzessere, Heather Graham
1994-10 - Mira Books
9781551660004 Check Our Catalog

Celebrate the launch of Mira Books with Slow Burn, the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham Pozzessere. It's an enthralling story of murder and passion, set against the glittering world of Miami high society and the dangerous underbelly of the city. The launch of Mira Books will be supported by a stellar advertising and promotional budget. …More


Skipping Christmas
Skipping Christmas
By Grisham, John
2003-10 - Doubleday Books
9780385508414 Check Our Catalog


Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That's just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they'll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty; they won't be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash; they aren't even going to have a tree. They won't need one, because come December 25 they're setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But, as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences-and isn't half as easy as they'd imagined.
A classic tale for modern times, "Skipping Christmas offers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that have become part of our holiday tradition.

A fun story from an unexpected source...John Grisham.  Of course he did a light hearted number after his many legal themed bestsellers about an almost pro football player who was recruited to Italy, I believe it was called Will Work for PizzaSkipping Christmas has an appropriately named family, the "Kranks", a middle aged couple who's subruban life and holiday expectations exceeded the joy they should find in the season.  With the daughter off on world adventures, they "cancel" Christmas after Mr. Krank discovers as an accountant, the receipts from last Christmas of over $6000.  It was cheaper to go on a cruise!  So that was the plan-wrought with mishap and clashes with disrupting the "status-quo" of suburbia, the book ends with a warm Charlie Brown-ish epiphany.
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The Red House
The Red House
By Haddon, Mark
2012-06 - Doubleday Books
9780385535779 Check Our Catalog

The set-up of Haddon's brilliant new novel is simple: a wealthy doctor invites his estranged sister and her family to join him for a vacation. The stage is set for seven days of resentment and guilt, but because of Haddon's extraordinary narrative technique, the stories of these eight people are anything but simple. …More


Bittersweet
Bittersweet
By Hake, Cathy Marie
2007-04 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764201660 Check Our Catalog

Laney McCain has unabashedly had her sights set on Galen O'Sullivan for years. And though Galen has treated her as nothing more than his best friend's pesky tag-along sister, Laney dares hope that now is the time he will open his eyes and truly recognize the woman she's become. But the arrival of Ishmael and Ivy Grubb, squatters on the O'Sullivans' land, diverts Galen's attention. Though the Grubbs are crass and uneducated, Galen shows mercy and allows them to stay in exchange for help around the farm. But it becomes a decision he lives to regret....Sometimes the Journey to Love Is Truly Bittersweet …More


Die a Stranger
Die a Stranger
By Hamilton, Steve
2012-07 - Minotaur Books
9780312640217 Check Our Catalog

The newest novel by two-time Edgar award-winner and "New York Times"-bestselling author Hamilton about a mysterious plane on a deserted Upper Peninsula airstrip filled with five dead bodies. …More