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I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
by Nujood Ali
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5.0 out of 5 stars A remarkable story of a 10-year-old Yemeni girl, November 20, 2014
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This book is fairly short so I read it in one sitting. It is a remarkable account written by a very remarkable young girl who, at age 10, was married off by her father to a man who was 30 years old. As Nujood described him his fingernails were black, he smelled awful and his breath was foul. The agreement he had made with her father was that he would not touch his young wife until she had hit puberty, but he took that promise with a grain of salt and Nujood suffered greatly while at his home in her old village miles and hours away from her family in Yemen.

Nujood is a timid girl, illiterate, but smart and who knows what she wants. While visiting her parents for a little while, she managed to slip away and on foot sought out a way to get a divorce. The rest of this book reads like a suspense story as she moves through the system all by herself and finds the right people to help her.

It is an incredible story of one young girl's determination to achieve the goal she sets out to reach.

Highly recommeded.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Works like a charm, November 18, 2014
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I took a chance on thiis remote control after losing the orginal one. I think it was recycled with the newspapers. It is a bit different from the original, but still pretty close. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened it, pressed a few buttons and it worked just like the original. No fooling around with codes or buttons, it just worked. The price also was very good. Very safisfied with this purchase!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Dove ProAge Hand Cream really works, November 18, 2014
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I love this Dove ProAge Hand Cream. I've been using it for a few weeks now, applying it to my hands before bedtime. I'm noticing a difference in the prominence of the spots on my hands caused by the sun. They haven't completely gone away, but they are significantly fading away. I don't have that many of them, but enough that I'd like to diminish what I have. The cream isn't greasy nor is it too thick. It softens the skin while doing its main job.

I will definitely order this again. It takes a little longer to get since it comes from the U.K., but it's worth the wait.

Definitely recommended!

The Aviator's Wife: A Novel
The Aviator's Wife: A Novel
by Melanie Benjamin
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars The hero and his copilot, November 14, 2014
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Known as "Lucky Lindy" Colonel Charles Lindbergh was the country's hero when he became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1927. Anne Morrow was a shy young woman when she met Charles at Christmas right after his solo flight. She was sure that he was going to fall for her older sister and wouldn't give Anne the time of day. To her surprise, the pilot was interested in her with her quiet ways and her adventurous spirit that matched his own.

As the author, Melanie Benjamin, portrays him in her historical biography, "The Aviator's Wife", he is shy, not very communicative and uninterested in anything but flying. His self discipline and at times, coldness, is very apparent,and this was the opposite of Anne's personality. She liked socializing with her family and friends, but for two very private people at home, they would spend most of their young lives trying to avoid the press and the public who clamored for a look, a word with them, grabbing their clothing and driving them to seek isolation if they could.

A lot of this novel is heartbreaking as the Lindberghs go through the loss of their first child in 1932, and Anne has to hide her deep grief from Charles because for him it's forge ahead because grief will do you no good. The next flying expedition is what counts and he has trained Anne to fly, and she is the only copilot he will accept beside him in his plane. However much and however well Anne can do all of these things, she is still known only as the aviator's wife. Wife of the hero, of "Lucky Lindy" and not for the person she is as an individual.

I enjoyed the book very much and read it in just a few days. I found it very hard to put down as the events that unfold are told in such a way that kept me on the edge of my seat and it was hard not to read it straight through. The characters are very well developed and the dialogue is believable. I would recommend it to anyone who likes to read about this period in history and in particular about Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

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5.0 out of 5 stars On his way to greatness, November 11, 2014
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This review is from: Tenore (Audio CD)
What a blessing to be given such a gift as Jonathan Antoine's voice and what a gift to be able to hear and enjoy it. I have looked forward to this album since I first heard about it and there is no disappointment in listening to it. For one so young, I think that Jonathan is destined for one of the great voices in opera.

Since his days with the duo of Jonathan and Charlotte, his voice has matured and gotten better, no doubt with the training he is going through, but the talent was there long before the music and voice education.

"Tenore" is a combination of mostly familiar opera pieces and other well-known tunes that he sings in English such as "Be My Love" and "Love Changes Everything." His voice is big and dramatically reaches the high notes with ease. "Panis Angelicus" is particularly lovely with a choir accompaniment.

If you like music and want to try a new voice you should love this album.

Very highly recommended.

Orphan Train: A Novel
Orphan Train: A Novel
by Christina Baker Kline
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shared experience and an unlikely friendship, November 10, 2014
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During the time from 1854 to 1929 steam engines roared from the East coast to the midwest carrying cars full of orphaned children to find new homes. "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline chronicles the story of two orphaned children, Molly, a modern day girl and Vivian, who lives in the same town but is 74 years older than Molly.

The two women meet when Molly has to do community service for a small theft she committed and chooses to help 91-year-old Vivian clean out her box-filled attic. During this time the two women start talking and find out that they have more in common than they ever thought.

This is a very well written book that I read in one sitting because I was so emotionally invested in these two characters. The book alternates between the orphan train years of Vivian and the present day years with Molly's hard times in foster care and Vivian's memories that surface as the two women work on the packed attic. I really loved both characters and wished the best for both of them. I found it to be an extraordinary book full of experiences that I am sure were the real ones for many children who went west on the long-ago orphan trains. It is insightful, honest and truthful and at the same time sympathetic and bittersweet. The author definitely did her homework on the time period in our country's history that has largely been overlooked, but was the fate of thousands of orphaned children. It is heartbreaking to read what happened to so many of these children who counted on finding a new mother and father.

I highly recommend the book for general fiction readers and historical fiction readers.

End of Secrets
End of Secrets
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5.0 out of 5 stars Have you figured it out yet?, November 6, 2014
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If you ever tend to think about data mining I doubt that it has been on the level that it is in "End of Secrets." Even the title tells a lot. The book has a complicated, convoluted plot with a group of people who disappear one by one and they are all artists of one kind or another. The first to disappear is noticed by CIA agent Kera Mersal, who is a fan of the young singer and also a new member of a cyberintelligence team in New York. Posing as a journalist, Kera stumbles upon a huge multimedia company, in fact it is the biggest in the world.

Kera risks her life to find out the truth behind this organization in addition to two others. In this technothriller there are twists and turns in every chapter and suspense always lingers around the characters like a shadow.

"End of Secrets" makes the reader think about how far data mining might really go in the future with profits fueling it. Enough of our privacy is invaded now with information on the Internet, but in "End of Secrets" the author has taken it to another level. Ryan Quinn has written a novel that has well-developed characters and a plot that keeps the reader caught in it until the end. Why the artists have disappeared and where they've gone is a question that doesn't get answered right away and even if they are still alive remains unknown. The question, "Have you figured it out yet?" is everywhere in the story. Quinn has written a excellent novel of suspense and mystery.

Death by Obsession (Caribbean Murder Series, Book 8)
Death by Obsession (Caribbean Murder Series, Book 8)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Death by Obsession #8, November 6, 2014
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The Caribbean Murder Series by Jaden Skye, despite the awful editing, still keeps me reading each installment. The books are easy to read, have a murder mystery to be solved and I've always liked the character of Cindy. Mattheus I can do without, but I do like Cindy's way of handling situations sometimes more than I like Mattheus's. I find the books interesting enough to catch my attention and keep me reading to the end. These books are not deep in plot and usually don't have multiple subplots, so solving the crime isn't that hard to do for the reader.

In this one Mattheus and Cindy are called to St. Martin by the father of the bride to investigate the groom because the bride's father is suspicious of him and doesn't like his family. There are any number of suspects as in most mysteries as in this one. Cindy and Mattheus, as private investigators, are always willing to go beyond the call of duty to hunt down and interview anyone they suspect might have some knowledge to help their case.

My main complaint about this series of books is the editing. Anyone who knows anything basic about grammar, spelling and punctuation could make these books nearly perfect as far as editing goes. This one was a little better, but much improvement is needed. However, it's a best-selling series despite these problems.

The Night Train
The Night Train
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5.0 out of 5 stars A night train calls, November 6, 2014
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Carl Purdon's "Night Train" follows a young boy from an abusive home as he listens and watches the trains that pass behind his home twice each twenty-four hours. Jayrod and his neighbor friend Arnold have to sneak through the tangle of kudzu to watch the trains, but it is relief from the bullying at school and at home that draws Jayrod to the side of the tracks. How Jayrod's plan to escape the abuse and humiliation of home and school is the page-turning plot of this excellent book.

The author developed his characters very well, but leaves enough to the imagination that allows the reader to wonder a bit about what makes some of them tick. The characters are believable, colorful and very interesting, and the story kept me reading from start to finish in one sitting because of the suspense of not knowing what was going to happen next.

Highly recommended.

All Around The Town
All Around The Town
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good mystery but a little too predictable, November 2, 2014
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Mary Higgins Clark's "All Around the Town" would have gotten four stars from me if there had been a little less predictability throughout the book. Every character seemed to show up when and where he or she was needed at the exact moment of crisis. However, that did not keep me from reading this mystery, which is characteristic of this veteran writer's style, in one sitting. It is suspenseful and still a page-turner. Character development of the two Kenyon sisters is very good, but I would have loved to know more about the background of the two perpatrators of the abduction that takes place in this story.

Laurie and Sarah Kenyon are the two sisters who live a great life with their parents in an affluent neighborhood. When Laurie was four she was abducted and kept for two years by a husband-wife team and a couple of years later left on a doorstep to be found and returned home. Laurie returned home barely the same as when she left. After growing up and going off to college, she is accused of killing her English professor. Her sister, Sarah, is by now a lawyer, and gives up her job to represent Laurie and to support her through her difficult days.

This is a dark mystery and one that we see all too often in the headlines of newspapers and news broadcasts today. It is obvious that the author did her research on the psychiatric aspects of characters in the novel, but I am not sure how accurately they are represented here. I doubt if the illness that one of the characters develops in the story can be summoned into its full-blown aspects or dealt with as quickly as it is in the book. However, it is fiction and still a good story that I enjoyed very much.

Mary Higgins Clark has always been a favorite of mine when it comes to easy reading and mysteries, and to be sure I will be reading more of her books.

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