Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Summer Reading Week 6


Summer Reading 2013Here are the results of Week 6.  This week 33 people submitted entries, and 11 were new!  They read 123 books.  So far 95 people have submitted 563 entries, and 200 people have registered.



Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them: When Loving Hurts and You Don't Know Why
Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them: When Loving Hurts and You Don't Know Why
By Forward, Susan
Author Torres, Joan
Joint Author Torres, Joan
2002-01 - Bantam
9780553381412 Check Our Catalog


Is this the way love is supposed to feel?
- Does the man you love assume the right to control how you live and behave?
- Have you given up important activities or people to keep him happy?
- Is he extremely jealous and possessive?
- Does he switch from charm to anger without warning?
- Does he belittle your opinions, your feelings, or your accomplishments?
- Does he withdraw love, money, approval, or sex to punish you?
- Does he blame you for everything that goes wrong in the relationship?
- Do you find yourself "walking on eggs" and apologizing all the time?
If the questions here reveal a familiar pattern, you may be in love with a misogynist -- a man who loves you, yet causes you tremendous pain because he acts as if he hates you.
In this superb self-help guide, Dr. Susan Forward draws on case histories and the voices of men and women trapped in these negative relationships to help you understand your man's destructive pattern and the part you play in it.
She shows how to break the pattern, heal the hurt, regain your self-respect, and either rebuild your relationship or find the courage to love a truly loving man.

HPL patron:  Okay, so this book explains clearly where the negative behavior of men stems from...their childhood relationship with their parents.  Good book!  Every mother shoudl take note of these words.
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Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss
Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss
By Fuhrman, Joel
2011-01 - Little Brown and Company
9780316120913 Check Our Catalog


Fuhrman presents a revolutionary new diet that has saved the lives of dangerously overweight individuals by letting them eat more of the right foods that can help anyone lose weight, from a quick 10 pounds to 40, 50 or more.
HPL patron:  I gained 1/2 pound in one week following this preferred diet.  Not for everyone!
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True Love: Stories Told to and by Robert Fulgham
True Love: Stories Told to and by Robert Fulgham
By Fulghum, Robert
Read by Fulghum, Robert
1997-02 - HarperAudio
9780694517923 Check Our Catalog


Bestselling author Robert Fulghum has woven together a collection of love stories sent to him by his devoted fans with a warm, wise, homespun commentary, anchored in Fulghum's most popular subject--love.
HPL patron:  Very enjoyable stories about how people find their loved one
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Make Good Art
Make Good Art
By Gaiman, Neil
2013-05 - William Morrow & Company
9780062266767 Check Our Catalog

Neil Gaiman, the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author, gives words of wisdom on making a good life and good art in this graduation speech he delivered to The University of the Arts in May 2012. …More


Case of the Long Legged Models
Case of the Long Legged Models
By Gardner, Erle Stanley
1971-09 - Pocket Books
9780671755560 Check Our Catalog

Another classic adventure of Perry Mason, created by the world's bestselling mystery writer. Here, a woman suspects her father was murdered by the mobsters with whom he refused to do business. Now she is locked into \negotiations\" with the same gangsters …More


The Case of the Postponed Murder
The Case of the Postponed Murder
By Gardner, Erle Stanley
2002-10 - House of Stratus
9781842320891 Check Our Catalog

When Mae Farr becomes the presumed stalking victim of wealthy playboy Penn Wentworth, she asks Perry Mason for help. Wentworth says he merely wants her for forging his name on a fat check. Farr claims he just wants her. Enter Harold Anders, a lovestruck suitor from Mae's small hometown who's determined to ride to her rescue. …More


The Case of the Reluctant Model
The Case of the Reluctant Model
By Gardner, Erle Stanley
2000-03 - DH Audio
9780886465582 Check Our Catalog

Two cases of murder--solved by attorney extraordinaire Perry Mason! Listen in an enjoy the excitement as Mason unearths the clues and gets to the bottom of each crime, in this unabridged audiobook--five hours of entertainment at a great low price! …More


The Case of the Stepdaughter's Secret
The Case of the Stepdaughter's Secret
By Gardner, Erle Stanley
2002-10 - House of Stratus
9781842320952 Check Our Catalog

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The Case of the Sun Bather's Diary
The Case of the Sun Bather's Diary
By Gardner, Erle Stanley
1985-11 - Ballantine Books
9780345335036 Check Our Catalog

THE NAKED AND THE VERY DEAD
The blonde wandering nude at the Remuda Golf Club tells Perry Mason a strange story: While she peacefully sun-bathed near the course, someone made off with her Cadillac, her trailer, and all her belongings -- including her precious diary.
The woman blames the police, who suspect her of having stashed away nearly half a million dollars allegedly stolen by her father, who is now in prison. She swears that both she and her father are innocent. So who is bankrolling her leisurely lifestyle? Why is she so desperate to find her diary? And who, if not Mason's beautiful client, would murder a key witness? In a virtuoso courtroom performance, Mason exposes the staggering truth. …More


The Case of the Troubled Trustee
The Case of the Troubled Trustee
By Gardner, Erle Stanley
1995-03 - Fawcett Books
9780345392244 Check Our Catalog

An erstwhile young man has his hands full as trustee of a wild young woman's inheritance. But his love and her money don't mix. Perry Mason may be able to prove his client is no embezzler--but what happens when murder rears its head? HC: William Morrow and Co. …More


Bond of Blood
Bond of Blood
By Gellis, Roberta
1985-07 - Jove Books
9780515082302 Check Our Catalog

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What Your Mother Couldn't Tell You and Your Father Didn't Know: Advanced Relationship Skills for Better Communication and Lasting Intimacy
What Your Mother Couldn't Tell You and Your Father Didn't Know: Advanced Relationship Skills for Better Communication and Lasting Intimacy
By Gray, John
1994-11 - HarperCollins
9780060171629 Check Our Catalog


In his provocative and important new book, What Your Mother Couldn't Tell You and Your Father Didn't Know, Gray answers the questions that our parents could not about relating and communicating with the opposite sex. John Gray draws upon his extensive work with singles and couples in his seminars to point us in a new direction. He promises - and delivers - the necessary information for creating and sustaining loving and mutually fulfilling relationships. He offers a new seed that, when planted and watered, will grow into a relationship that is not only loving but lasting. By teaching relationship skills that address contemporary individuals' and couples' needs, John Gray offers practical ways in which to enjoy and celebrate the differences between men and women in peace and with passion.
HPL patron:  Not sure if the advice is appropriate for all.
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Raising a Soul Surfer: One Family's Epic Tale
Raising a Soul Surfer: One Family's Epic Tale
By Hamilton, Cheri
Author Bundschuh, Rick
2011-07 - Regal Books
9780830759699 Check Our Catalog

Cheri Hamilton, mother to Bethany Hamilton ("Soul Surfer"), tells the inspiring story of how her family coped after Bethany was attacked by a shark in Hawaii, lost an arm, and went on to become a pro surfer and bestselling author. …More


Affliction
Affliction
By Hamilton, Laurell K.
2013-07 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425255704 Check Our Catalog

Some zombies are raised. Others must be put down. Just ask Anita Blake. Before now, she would have considered them merely off-putting, never dangerous. Before now, she had never heard of any of them causing human beings to perish in agony. But that's all changed. …More


Night Work
Night Work
By Hamilton, Steve
2007-09 - Thomas Dunne Books
9780312353612 Check Our Catalog


Years after his fiance's murder, a woman Joe Trumbull meets on a blind date is found dead. Now Joe fights for his life as he finds himself in a game of cat-and-mouse with the best criminal investigators. Martin's Press.
HPL patron:  Hamilton introduces a new character, probation officer Joe Trumbell, who's caught in the middle of a series of murders.  Author Hamilton, a Michigan native, now moves the action from the U.P./Lake Superior area to the Hudson River Valley in New York, where he now lives.  A dramatic page turner, fast read, but I miss detective Alex McKnight.
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North of Nowhere: An Alex McKnight Novel
North of Nowhere: An Alex McKnight Novel
By Hamilton, Steve
2002-05 - Minotaur Books
9780312268978 Check Our Catalog


It's summertime in Paradise, Michigan, and reclusive Alex McKnight is playing poker when three masked men arrive at the bar/restaurant where he hangs out. The private detective is forced to realize that not only is there no place to hide, but sometimes that can be a blessing.
HPL patron:  The other Steve Hamilton mysteries set during cold winters in Paradise, MI were scarier and more suspenseful because of the snow and cold.  Now it's summer in the UP with black flies and mosquitoes, chase scenes in boats.  I like the wonderful new character, Niata, a ferocious guard dog who is a chihuahua.
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A Stolen Season
A Stolen Season
By Hamilton, Steve
2006-09 - Thomas Dunne Books
9780312353605 Check Our Catalog


The seventh in the series by an Edgar Award-winning author escalates with all the unrelenting tension and furious energy that have won Hamilton a special place in crime fiction.
HPL patron:  I enjoyed reading this book over the 4th of July weekend about a 4th of July weekend when summer forgot to come to Paradise, MI (near Lake Superior in the UP.)  But 3 bad guys who come up from Detroit are causing life threatening trouble for PI Alex McKnight and his buddy Vinnie LeBlanc.  Some of the scariest scenes in the whole series.  I'm enjoying spending this summer with Steve Hamilton's characters.
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Home Front
Home Front
By Hannah, Kristin
2012-01 - St. Martin's Press
9780312577209 Check Our Catalog


The blockbuster bestselling author of "Night Road" and "Firefly Lane" delivers a masterful novel that explores the sacrifices of one American family and illuminates the true cost of honor, duty, and love, offering an intimate look at the inner landscape of a disintegrating marriage and a dramatic examination of the price of war.
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Night Road
Night Road
By Hannah, Kristin
2011-03 - St. Martin's Press
9780312364427 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title


"Night Road" is a vivid, emotionally complex novel that raises profound questions about motherhood, loss, identity, and forgiveness. It is an exquisite, heartbreaking novel that speaks to women everywhere about the things that matter most.
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Trapped (the Iron Druid Chronicles, Book Five)
Trapped (the Iron Druid Chronicles, Book Five)
By Hearne, Kevin
2012-11 - Del Rey Books
9780345533647 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron:  Love this series!  Gods, fairies, druids, elves, all with wit and fun.
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Intentions
Intentions
By Heiligman, Deborah
2012-08 - Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
9780375868610 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

After 15-year-old Rachel overhears her rabbi committing infidelity, she must come to terms with the fact that adults make mistakes, tooNand that she is old enough to be held responsible for her own mistakes. …More


The Castaways
The Castaways
By Hilderbrand, Elin
2009-07 - Little Brown and Company
9780316043892 Check Our Catalog


Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent Nantucket couples who count each other as best friends. After Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes, the islanders mourn the loss. But nothing can prepare the MacAvoys' closest friends for what will be revealed.
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The Island
The Island
By Hilderbrand, Elin
2010-07 - Reagan Arthur Books
9780316043878 Check Our Catalog

A woman, her two daughters, and her sister spend the month of July on rustic, charming Tuckernuck Island off the coast of Nantucket. Secrets and intrigue soon make their way to the surface, as Hilderbrand ("Nantucket Nights") once again weaves a masterful story of summer suspense. …More


The Island
The Island
By Hislop, Victoria
2006-09 - Charnwood
9781846174223 Check Our Catalog

Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mothers past. When she decides to visit her mothers native Crete, she discovers her great-grandmother and a family rent by tragedy, war, and a secrecy that holds them all in its powerful grip. …More