The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

The adventure begins when Allan Karlsson climbs out the window of his nursing home to avoid his 100th Birthday party. He proceeds to cross paths with gangsters, petty criminals and a rogue elephant.  All of this would be exciting enough,  but the story also flashes back to events of Allan’s life to date.  These adventures […]

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Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow Warrior by John Man

The first major pop history of the Japanese stealth assassins, John Man’s Ninja is a meticulously researched, entertaining blend of mythology, anthropology, travelogue, and history of the legendary shadow warriors. Spies, assassins, saboteurs, and secret agents, Ninja have become the subject of countless legends that continue to enthrall us in modern movies, video games, and […]

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The Curiosity by Stephen P. Kiernan

“The Curiosity” was inspired by the James Taylor song “The Frozen Man,” off his early ’90s album “New Moon Shine.”  It is a smart and irresistible science thriller where a team of scientists finds a frozen man in the Arctic, Judge Jeremiah Rice, from Massachusetts who drowned in 1906. Back in Boston, they succeed to […]

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Learning Express – Database Review

Learning Express is a convenient, easy to use online database that offers practice exams and review courses for elementary school students through adult learners. You will also find some of the practice exam books in a full text eBook format. Here are just some of the review and practice courses offered through Learning Express: GED […]

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Furniture Makeovers by Barb Blair

Do you have an old dresser or chair that is just begging for a makeover? After perusing “Furniture Makeovers” by Barb Blair, you may be inspired to try some of your own creative transformations. The author lays out all of the tools and materials, but I confess, I went straight for the before and after […]

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