Meet Me at the Library

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Two at a time seems to be the magic number for me to check out from my local library. So when I was done with the last two books from the library I checked out two more, one, the second in a series from James Patterson,  the other a book about horses and family from Danielle Steel.

2nd Chance by James Patterson

The sensational killings that have rocked San Francisco appear to be unrelated except in their brutality. But detective Lindsay Boxer senses there’s some thread connecting them all. She calls her friends in the Women’s Murder Club together to see if they can discover what it is. Surely some clue has been overlooked by their bosses and male colleagues.

Working with Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas, Assistant District Attorney Jill Bernhardt, and medical examiner Claire Washburn, Lindsay discovers that there is indeed a link. The victims were of different ages, lived in different locations, and were killed with different weapons. But each had a close relative in a particular profession, a profession that sends a chill through Lindsay’s heart.

The partners in the Women’s Murder Club realize that this killer is after something unspeakable, something deeper than revenge, and that the next target could be one of them. They deduce where the killer is likely to strike next and bait a trap that can’t be resisted. But if their calculation is wrong, the consequences will be lethal. And there will be no second chance.’

Pegasus by Danielle Steel

This is a story of courage, friendship, and fate as two families face the challenges of war… and the magnificent stallion that will link them forever.

Nicolas von Bingen and Alex von Hemmerle, titled members of the German aristocracy, have been best friends since childhood. Both widowers, they are raising their children — Nick’s two lively boys and Alex’s adored teenage daughter — in peace and luxury on the vast Bavarian estates that have belonged to their families for generations. While Nick indulges in more glamorous pursuits, Alex devotes himself to breeding the renowned white Lipizzaner horses that enthrall audiences throughout Europe with their ability to dance and spin on command, majestic creatures whose bloodlines are rare and priceless.

But it is Nicolas’s bloodline that changes everything, when his father receives a warning from a high-ranking contact inside the Wehrmacht. A secret from the past has left the family vulnerable to the rising tide of Nazism: Nick’s mother, whom he never knew, was of Jewish descent.

Suddenly Nicolas must flee Germany, wrenching his sons away from the only home they have known, sailing across the Atlantic for a new life in America. Their survival will depend on a precious gift from Alex, their only stake for the future: eight purebred horses, two of them stunning Lipizzaners. In Florida, where Nicolas joins the Ringling Brothers Circus, he becomes Nick Bing, with Alex’s prize white stallion — now named Pegasus — the centerpiece of the show.

Pegasus tells the story of a family reinventing itself in America, while the country they left behind is engulfed in flames and madness, and men like Alex von Hemmerle are forced to make unbearable choices. Alex’s daughter will find sanctuary in England. In America, Nick will find love, his sons will find a future, and their left-behind world will eventually find them. A novel of hope and sacrifice, of tragedy, challenge, and rebirth, It is a brilliant family chronicle that unfolds across half a century—a masterwork from one of our most beloved writers.

 

Keep reading little book worms!

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25 Ways to Find Best-Selling Niche Ideas for Your New Kindle Book by R.T. Tolentino

25 Ways to Find Best-Selling Niche Ideas for Your New Kindle Book: That You Can Implement In 10 Minutes or Less Each!25 Ways to Find Best-Selling Niche Ideas for Your New Kindle Book: That You Can Implement In 10 Minutes or Less Each! by R.T. Tolentino

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A quick little ebook on the subject of finding topics to write about. I must admit that I do not have trouble with finding subjects to write about, but if I did I would certainly use this book to find some. There are 25 ways depicted to generate ideas, and the author recommends combining two or more to find truly unique book topics.

Again, this little ebook suffers from spelling errors, but that doesn’t take away from the suggestions given here.

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Dark Witch by Nora Roberts

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a book and a series recommended to me by my godmother. I’ve read Nora Roberts before, but never anything like this. Never about witches. The story takes place across generations, ending with the return of one to the homeland, Ireland.

This is a series about 3 cousins, each with their own book, and their own path to romance. The overall plot is a typical good versus evil story. Even with this fairly common storyline, I enjoyed the writing, the animals, the witchcraft, the magick, and even the setting.

I have the rest of this series and will be reading them.

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The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Secret is nothing more than a discussion on the law of attraction and visualization. It’s put together by the author, and testimonies from other successful people in the field. It was interesting to read, but I feel, like others who have reviewed this book, that this information is not new.

Not new, but put together all in one place and made accessible. I do believe that it was stretched out somewhat, and numerous quotes were used to hammer the information home. I did enjoy the chapters on specific topics, however.

It is an interesting read, visualization is a helpful tool, but it is nothing that we haven’t already heard about.

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Why Does He Do That? by Lundy Bancroft

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It took me forever to read this book. Not because it was terrible, quite the opposite. I’ve started to read this several times, then would read something else and lose my place. This book made me think too much of past romantic partners, and that was a bit disturbing to me.

It really made me think about my previous romantic encounters, not in the sense that they were violent, but they had mildly abusive tendencies. Abuse is a word that has changed in definition since I read this book. Abuse has a wide range of symptoms, not just physical and verbal abuse. Manipulation can also be viewed as abuse, which is not something I ever considered.

Everyone needs to read this book. Not just women. Everyone. There is something to be learned here and if abuse is to be stopped everyone needs to recognize it for what it is and to be able to do something about it.

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Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ve been watching the Poirot television series for quite some time now, they’ve been on Netflix and some episodes can be found on YouTube. I love the idea of solving crimes without all this technology we’ve become accustomed to.

So when I found a copy of Agatha Christie’s Poirot in my local library I snapped it up and read through it rather quickly. I soon found that the collections of short stories followed the episodes pretty closely, but the episodes contain quite a bit more information than the stories. The shows would depict everything as it happened, while in the stories, some of that had already happened.

That didn’t matter much as I was already a fan of Poirot and his investigations.

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Meet Me at the Library

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Not too long ago I finally became a member of my local public library – a rather antiquated way of procuring books, but still a wonderful way to find books and meet others who like to read. So I picked up a couple of books, one is a self-help book describing the law of attraction and the other is crime fiction classic.

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

The Secret’s 10th Anniversary Edition includes a new foreword by Rhonda Byrne, and 10 of the most life-changing insights she’s had over the last 10 years of practicing and living The Secret every day. The 10 insights alone will accelerate your understanding and mastery of the law of attraction.

Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie

What connects a movie star, an archaeologist, a French maid, a prime minister, a wealthy dowager, and an Italian count? Crime, of course – and the master crime-solver, Hercule Poirot. Half of them have fallen victim to a terrible crime; the others have fallen under suspicion. This collection brings together 14 stories, 14 crimes, and twice as many suspects from Poirot’s mysterious adventures around the globe. This time, he investigates the mysterious murders that followed the opening of Pharaoh Men-her-Ra’s tomb.

Have you visited your local library lately? What have you been reading lately?

Keep reading little book worms!