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by Michael Grant
Sunday, November 22, 2009

Everyone age 15 and older disappears one day - out of nowhere - they poof... leaving a new world filled with kids 14 and under to fend for themselves. But that's not the only strangeness going on... some of them have developed special powers. And everyone's taking sides. An adventure-filled page-turner.
"LOST" meets "Heroes" If you liked the Hunger Games, try this one. First book in a...

The Lightning Thief

by Rick Riordan
Sunday, November 22, 2009

This story grabs you from the very beginning and doesn't let you go until the end. A fantasy page-turner filled with lots of action, sword fights, Greek Gods, and even a betrayal. The story of a boy who find out he's a "half-blood" (his mother was mortal but his father apparently wasn't) and the quest he goes on to save the world.

Not a "new" book or series but one I finally got around to starting and it was worth it!

Bobby and Jackie: a love story

by C. David Haymann
Sunday, November 22, 2009

Excellent love story about two people, by virtue of their shared pain, found each other and were able to get on with their lives. This book shines a light on the Kennedy Brothers extra extra-marital proclivities. This is definitely not for those who were shocked by JFK's dalliance with MM.

Donna O., Reference


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Looking for a good true story? It's true! I just finished the Accidental Billionaires...Be right in the same Harvard dorm room with the players as ideas germinate. Follow their successes. Compare to what it is today.

This should be required reading for everyone remotely interested in start ups...anyone who ever thought that they had an inspirational idea about...anything never done before...which is probably each of us!

Easy read - written by the author of 21, which started at MIT.

P.S. Another good business/mgt...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Cahills are the most powerful family the world has ever known. Grace Cahill, the matriarch of the family, left a challenge in her will for her surviving relatives. They can either take one million dollars or the first in a series of Clues that will reveal the source of the family’s power. It’s Cahill vs. Cahill in a race to beat the competition and be the first to assemble all 39 Clues. Read The 39 Clues books to follow fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her eleven-year-old brother Dan as they travel the world to hunt for the Clues.” - Scholastic (


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