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The Non-Designer's Design and Type Books, Deluxe Edition
The Non-Designer's Design and Type Books, Deluxe Edition
by Robin Williams
Edition: Paperback
Price: $37.99
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good overview of visual design, February 18, 2014
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The book is very easy to read and engaging. The author gives a great overview of basic visual design principles.


The King, the Mice and the Cheese (Beginner Books(R))
The King, the Mice and the Cheese (Beginner Books(R))
by Nancy Gurney
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite kids' stories, October 8, 2013
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I remember reading my parents' copy of this book until it fell apart. The story still makes me giggle. I just wanted to share it with my kids, who appreciated it even though most of them are teenagers now. The story is light-hearted and silly, but with a very powerful message about learning to live with the problems you have instead of trading them for larger problems.

The artwork is hysterical, too.


Mad World
Mad World
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Mood Music, September 13, 2013
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I first heard this song when it was used for a violent video game commercial. I wasn't a fan of the game, but I fell in love with the mood this song evoked.


Blue Moon
Blue Moon
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites, September 13, 2013
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Blue Moon has always been one of my favorite songs. This version is a slow ballad, perfect for the message. And their voices are so mellow. Very happy with this version of the song.


Unlikely (Kingdoms Gone Book 1)
Unlikely (Kingdoms Gone Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars An unusual take on fairy tale fantasy, August 3, 2013
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I love Frances Pauli's books. She creates unforgettable characters and interesting settings. In her Kingdoms Gone series (this is book 1), she introduces a world where the fairyland creatures are starting to fade across the boundaries into pockets of their old world. Magic, once commonplace, is rare and difficult to obtain. Satina, a goodmother (yep, fairy godmother but not in the traditional way), is searching for a place she can just be herself without constantly having to grant wishes. When the village is threatened by a magic-hungry gangster, Satina must ally herself with the one person in town who knows her secret.

It's a fun storyline full of unexpected twists and turns. And the sequel is just as good. If you enjoy fantasy, try these out.


The Complete Book of Pickles and Relishes
The Complete Book of Pickles and Relishes
by Leonard Louis Levinson
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars You can't get these kinds of cookbooks anymore, August 3, 2013
I found a copy of this in an old used bookstore while on a road trip. I was overjoyed. Nobody includes recipes for things like this in their cookbooks anymore. My mom pickled all sorts of things from our garden and I was tickled to finally have recipes for many of them.

For a 1950's cookbook, it's very complete in its coverage. If you want a taste of old-fashioned Americana pickles and condiments, snag a copy of this book and try out some of the recipes. I can't wait to dig into the mustard pickles sitting on my basement shelf...


Disco Explosion
Disco Explosion
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2.0 out of 5 stars Seriously bad accordian disco polka music, August 15, 2012
This review is from: Disco Explosion (Audio CD)
I picked this up out of a clearance bin somewhere. It's wonderful music for torturing teenagers with. Accordians! Playing camp songs! DISCO style! If you like weird, this is a great album. Be warned, though, it will ruin several songs forever. Worse than a whole can of earworms.


The Worker Prince (Saga Of Davi Rhii Book 1)
The Worker Prince (Saga Of Davi Rhii Book 1)
by Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.99
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great adventure story, October 13, 2011
Davi begins life as a worker child, born to slaves and condemned to a life working where and when he's ordered. For the most part, the high tech society gives the workers a fairly good standard of living, but Lord Xalivar hates the workers and doesn't trust them to keep in their place. They want freedom for themselves and their children. Xalivar decrees all first-born sons of worker slaves will be sacrificed to his gods. Davi's parents steal a courier ship and outfit it for their infant son. They send him off by himself as the troops close in.

Davi is found and raised by Xalivar's sister. He's a prince of the realm and Xalivar's heir-apparent. Until he and Xalivar learn the truth of his heritage. Davi runs away to join the growing worker rebellion. Xalivar's love for his adopted nephew turns to hate and bitterness as they face each other as opponents.

If the story sounds a lot like the story of Moses and the Israelites against Pharoah and the Egyptians, it is. Schmidt has done a great job rewriting the historical tale into a science fiction adventure. He weaves a story of family ties, aggression, power, and love. Davi has everything - money, power, position - and he throws it away when he learns the truth of where he comes from and how his biological people are treated by his adopted family. If you're looking for characters with honor and integrity, who face tough choices with no clear answers, this is the book to read. I'm looking forward to book two and more of Davi's story.


The Worker Prince
The Worker Prince
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4.0 out of 5 stars A classic tale of family, power, love, and choices, October 6, 2011
This review is from: The Worker Prince (Kindle Edition)
Davi begins life as a worker child, born to slaves and condemned to a life working where and when he's ordered. For the most part, the high tech society gives the workers a fairly good standard of living, but Lord Xalivar hates the workers and doesn't trust them to keep in their place. They want freedom for themselves and their children. Xalivar decrees all first-born sons of worker slaves will be sacrificed to his gods. Davi's parents steal a courier ship and outfit it for their infant son. They send him off by himself as the troops close in.

Davi is found and raised by Xalivar's sister. He's a prince of the realm and Xalivar's heir-apparent. Until he and Xalivar learn the truth of his heritage. Davi runs away to join the growing worker rebellion. Xalivar's love for his adopted nephew turns to hate and bitterness as they face each other as opponents.

If the story sounds a lot like the story of Moses and the Israelites against Pharoah and the Egyptians, it is. Schmidt has done a great job rewriting the historical tale into a science fiction adventure. He weaves a story of family ties, aggression, power, and love. Davi has everything - money, power, position - and he throws it away when he learns the truth of where he comes from and how his biological people are treated by his adopted family. If you're looking for characters with honor and integrity, who face tough choices with no clear answers, this is the book to read. I'm looking forward to book two and more of Davi's story.


Space Pirates: Full-Throttle Space Tales #1
Space Pirates: Full-Throttle Space Tales #1
by Carol Hightshoe
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars something for every fan of science fiction stories, October 4, 2011
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It's collections like these that are changing me into a fan of anthologies. Space Pirates is loaded with great stories of space pirates. From the sublimely silly Space Pirate Cookies by C. J. Henderson (my favorite in this collection) to the dark and disturbing Never Lie to Yourself by Uncle River, this collection has something for every fan of science fiction and space opera stories.

I'm very happy this is book #1 in a series. I can't wait to get my hands on the other books in this collection. If the stories are as good as they ones in this book, they promise to provide hours of great entertainment.


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