Friday, July 26, 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.



The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems
The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems
By Siegel, Ronald D.
2010-01 - Guilford Publications
9781606234563 Check Our Catalog


Mindfulness offers a path to well-being and tools for coping with life's inevitable hurdles. And though mindfulness may sound exotic, you can cultivate it--and reap its proven benefits--without special training or lots of spare time. Trusted therapist and mindfulness expert Dr. Ronald Siegel shows exactly how in this inviting guide. You'll get effective strategies to use while driving to work, walking the dog, or washing the dishes, plus tips on creating a formal practice routine in as little as 20 minutes a day. Flexible, step-by-step action plans will help you become more focused and efficient in daily life; cope with difficult feelings, such as anger and sadness; deepen your connection to your spouse or partner; feel more rested and less stressed; curb unhealthy habits; find relief from anxiety and depression; and resolve stress-related pain, insomnia, and other physical problems. Free audio downloads of the meditation exercises are available at the author's website: www.mindfulness-solution.com. Start living a more balanced life--today.
HPL patron:  Was not impressed.
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The Fallen Angel
The Fallen Angel
By Silva, Daniel
2012-07 - Harper
9780062073129 Check Our Catalog

Gabriel Allon--art restorer, spy, and assassin--returns in a spellbinding new thriller from the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling master of intrigue and suspense. An old enemy is plotting revenge: an unthinkable act that will plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions. …More


Makeup to Breakup: My Life in and Out of Kiss
Makeup to Breakup: My Life in and Out of Kiss
By Criss, Peter
With Sloman, Larry
2012-10 - Scribner Book Company
9781451620825 Check Our Catalog


Founding KISS drummer Peter "Catman" Criss delivers a riveting and candid account of his incredible life in music, from the streets of Brooklyn to the social clubs of New York City, to the ultimate heights of rock 'n roll success and excess.
HPL patron:  The autobiography of rock drummer from Kiss Peter Criss.
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Safe Haven
Safe Haven
By Sparks, Nicholas
2010-09 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446547598 Check Our Catalog

"When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo"--Dust flap. …More


Dangerous Games
Dangerous Games
By Spencer, Sally
2007-06 - Severn House Publishers
9780727864680 Check Our Catalog


When Terry Pugh's headless body is found floating in the canal, Chief Inspector Woodend believes that Pugh had merely miscalculated the amount of rope he needed to hang himself. But disturbing questions soon follow as the investigation proceeds.
HPL patron: Loved the hidden twists throughout the book.
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Fatal Quest: Woodend's First Case
Fatal Quest: Woodend's First Case
By Spencer, Sally
2012-04 - Severn House Publishers
9780727898265 Check Our Catalog


Charlie Woodend has a murder to solve, but nobody--from threatening thugs to the Scotland Yard Deputy Commissioner--seems to want him to solve it. He will find the murderer, even if he's putting his career and life on the line.
HPL patron:  Enjoyed how the story blended past and present smoothly.
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Sins of the Fathers
Sins of the Fathers
By Spencer, Sally
2006-11 - Severn House Publishers
9780727863959 Check Our Catalog


Politician spills his guts all over the road! The discovery of Bradley Pine's body off a busy road signals the end of his bid to win a local election. But why would the killer risk dumping the body so publicly? And why should he not only reduce the victim's mouth to pulp, but partly disembowel him? With the election looming, and Woodend's old enemy Marlowe replacing Pine as candidate, Woodend is required to produce a result. Any result!
HPL patron:  Not one of my favorites due to the plot.
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Complex 90
Complex 90
By Spillane, Mickey
Author Collins, Max Allan
2013-05 - Titan Books (UK)
9780857684660 Check Our Catalog


Hammer accompanies a conservative politician to Moscow on a fact-finding mission. Arrested and imprisoned by the KGB on a bogus charge; he quickly escapes, creating an international incident by getting into a fire fight with Russian agents.
HPL patron:  Totally different than the old Spillane books-more like a Lee Child-not just a private eye-international intrigue.
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Big Girl
Big Girl
By Steel, Danielle
2010-02 - Delacorte Press
9780385343183 Check Our Catalog


A chubby little girl with blond hair, blue eyes, and ordinary looks, Victoria Dawson knows she has been a disappointment to her family. As an adult, Victoria struggles to accept herself as she is and win the personal victories she has fought so hard for and deserves.
HPL patron:  This is an amazing story that gives confidence and hope to "Big Girls."  Hope that they will find love.  "There is a lid for every pot."
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Sisters
Sisters
By Steel, Danielle
2007-02 - Delacorte Press
9780385340229 Check Our Catalog

Four sisters, one Manhattan apartment, and a tumultuous year of loss and discovery are at the heart of Steel's latest novel about a remarkable family, a heartbreaking tragedy, and what happens when four very different women come together as one. …More


The Long Way Home: The Chesapeake Diaries
The Long Way Home: The Chesapeake Diaries
By Stewart, Mariah
2013-01 - Ballantine Books
9780345538413 Check Our Catalog

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The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement
The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement
By Twenge, Jean M.
Author Campbell, W. Keith
2009-04 - Free Press
9781416575986 Check Our Catalog


The author of the controversial "Generation Me" joins forces with an internationally recognized expert on narcissism to examine and expose how narcissism is ravaging Western culture.
HPL patron:  True!  Good read!
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Tao Te Ching
Tao Te Ching
By Tsu, Lao
Translator Feng, Gia-Fu
Translator English, Jane
1989-08 - Vintage Books USA
9780679724346 Check Our Catalog


Available for the first time in a handy, easy-to-use size, here is the most accessible and authoritative modern English translation of the ancient Chinese classic. This new Vintage edition includes an introduction and notes by the well-known writer and scholar of philosophy and comparative religion, Jacob Needleman.
HPL patron:  I enjoyed having to think twice about these statements of the Tao!  Great read!
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Human Body Q&A
Human Body Q&A
By Walker, Richard
2010-01 - DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
9780756657529 Check Our Catalog


Crammed with eye-opening questions and revealing answers, no cell is left unturned. "Human Body Q & A" is a compelling and fantastically photographed and illustrated examination of the human body. Full color.
HPL patron:  Good info for the inquiring mind!
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Lover at Last
Lover at Last
By Ward, J. R.
2013-03 - New American Library
9780451239358 Check Our Catalog


"New York Times"-bestselling author Ward brings together two of the most beloved people in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world--at last. Qhuinn has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it's about time.
HPL patron:  Yeah!  A pro gay marriage novel!  It was hot steamy good fun!
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The Man in 3B
The Man in 3B
By Weber, Carl
2013-01 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455505265 Check Our Catalog

Meet Darryl Graham. He has made it very clear he greatly values his privacy in Queens, but he is the man every woman wants and every man wants to be, so inquiring minds want to know. Unfortunately, in Darryl's world, what you know can hurt you, and when he winds up dead, those inquiring minds become the prime suspects. …More


Night Moves
Night Moves
By White, Randy Wayne
2013-03 - Putnam Adult
9780399158124 Check Our Catalog


The stunning new thriller--the 20th Doc Ford novel--from the "New York Times"-bestselling author. Both Doc Ford and his friend Tomlinson have buried secrets. Now one of those secrets is about to come alive--with a vengeance.
HPL patron:  May be the best of all of the Doc Ford books-if not it is close to the best.
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Return to Willow Lake
Return to Willow Lake
By Wiggs, Susan
2012-08 - Mira Books
9780778313847 Check Our Catalog

When her mother receives a devastating diagnosis, Sonnet must decide what really matters in life, even if that means staying in her hometown and taking a job that forces her to work alongside her biggest mistake in love. Profoundly resonant, this is Wiggs at her finest. …More


Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy with Your Spouse
Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy with Your Spouse
By Young, Ed
Author Young, Lisa
2012-01 - Faithwords
9780446582728 Check Our Catalog

The predominant message in our culture is that it's okay to have sex whenever, wherever, and however we want. Sex has become just sex. But while society has taken sex too far, the church hasn't taken it far enough. …More