We Robot
We Robot

We Robot

By Mark Stephen Meadows

Reviewed on: November 7, 2011 | Category: Adults

How close to becoming reality are our favorite science fiction robots? And what might be the real-life consequences of their existence? Robotics and artificial intelligence expert Mark Meadows answers these questions with an irresistible blend of hard science, futurist imagination, solid statistics, and plenty of humor

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Damaged
Damaged

Damaged

By Alex Kava

Reviewed on: November 7, 2011 | Category: Adults

Preparing Pensacola Beach, Florida, for a severe hurricane, the Coast Guard finds an oversized fishing cooler filled with body parts tightly wrapped in plastic floating offshore. Special Agent Maggie O’Dell is sent to investigate, despite the fact that she is putting herself in the projected part of the hurricane

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The horns of ruin

By Tim Akers

Reviewed on: November 7, 2011 | Category: Adults

Eva, forsaken by her parents and forgotten by her family was the last child dedicated to the Cult of Morgan. Morgan, god of battle, was assassinated by his brother, Amon. Over time, the Cult of Morgan has been surpassed by other gods, Morgan’s blessings ignored in favor of mechanical miracles

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The almost moon
The almost moon

The almost moon

By Alice Sebold

Reviewed on: November 7, 2011 | Category: Adults

This is a portrait of a mother –daughter bond that descends into murder. Clair and Helen Knightly are a parent and child locked in a relationship so unrelenting that they have become the center of each other’s worlds.

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Wolfsangel
Wolfsangel

Wolfsangel

By M.D. Lachlan

Reviewed on: November 7, 2011 | Category: Adults

The Viking King Authun leads his men on a raid against an Anglo-Saxon village. Acting on a prophecy – a prophecy that tells him that the Saxons have stolen a child from the Gods, he demands that no child be touched. If Authun raises him as an heir, then the boy will lead his people to glory.

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Mandala
Mandala

Mandala: Luminous symbols for healing

By Judith Cornell, PH.D.

Reviewed on: October 21, 2011 | Category: Adults

The mandala – a sacred circle, symbol of healing and wholeness, has been used from ancient times to the present in spiritual traditions around the globe. Drawing on her worldwide experience in helping people access innate healing capacities, Dr. Judith Cornell presents a dramatically self-empowering approach to well-being and self-knowledge.

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How Rude
How Rude

How Rude! : The teenagers guide to good manners, proper behavior, and not grossing people out

By Alex J. Packer, Ph.D.

Reviewed on: October 21, 2011 | Categories: Adults, Teenagers

Nobody’s polite anymore. Why should you be? Because good manners are good for you. They impress people. They build self-esteem. They can help you get what you want from life, friends, fun, success, and respect. And they don’t cost anything. Most etiquette books are preachy and boring. This one keeps you laughing as you learn the basics of polite behavior in all kinds of situations, at home, in public, with friends, with strangers,

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100 ways America is screwing up the world
100 ways America is screwing up the world

100 ways America is screwing up the world

By John Tirman

Reviewed on: October 21, 2011 | Category: Adults

What do Wal-Mart, Gangsta Rap, and SUVs have in common? They’re all among the hundred ways in which America is screwing up the world. The country that was responsible for many, if not most, of the twentieth century’s most important scientific and technological advancements now demonizes its scientists and thinkers in the twenty-first, while dumbing down its youth with anti-Darwin/ pro-“Intelligent Design” propaganda.

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Everyone loves you when you're dead
Everyone loves you when you're dead

Everyone loves you when you’re dead: journeys into fame and madness

By Neil Strauss

Reviewed on: October 21, 2011 | Category: Adults

John Neil Straus “The Mike Tyson of interviewers” as he; •Makes Lady Gaga cry, tries to keep Mötley Crüe out of jail & gets kidnapped by Courtney Love •Shoots guns with Ludacris, takes a ride with Neil Young & goes to church with Tom Cruise and his mother •Picks up psychic clues with the CIA, diapers with Snoop Dogg & prison survival tips from Rick James

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The Memory Palace
The Memory Palace

The memory palace

By Mira Bartok

Reviewed on: October 21, 2011 | Category: Adults

“People have abandoned their loved ones for much less than you’ve been through,” Mira Bartok is told at her mother’s memorial service. It is a poignant yet truthful observation about the relationship between Mira, her sister, and their mentally ill mother. Although she loved her daughters and did her best to raise them well, Norma Herr began to fear that her daughters would be kidnapped, murdered, or raped.

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