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The Appeal

by John Grisham
Sunday, February 24, 2008

Grisham returns to familiar ground in this legal thriller about what happens after a small Mississippi law firm wins a huge verdict over a large chemical company that dumped carcinogenic toxic waste at one of its facilities. Krane Chemical not only sets out to appeal the huge award, but knowing that it will take more than a year for the Mississippi Supreme Court to hear the case, they begin a plot to elect a justice whose vote will swing the court in their favor. If, like me, you were under the assumption that justices were not subject to the same campaign machinations as other elected officials then the political and legal intrigue that ensues will astound...

Sunday, February 24, 2008

This is an extraordinary 'true story of death and life'.Don Piper was killed when a semi crashed and landed on top of his car. He was left for dead for 90 minutes until someone realized he was breathing.During this time he went to heaven and the early part of the book describes in great detail his wonderful experience there. He had no desire to return to earth. The remainder of the book tells how this changed his life and gives encouragement to people with serious injuries. It took him several years to heal and more than 2 before he could talk about what happened.The book is very hard to put down but very inspirational and moving.


The Reminder

by Feist
Sunday, February 24, 2008

If you're like me you hear a catchy song in a commercial or in a movie and it sticks with you and each time you hear that commercial, you find yourself saying, "That's the song!" and asking your spouse if he knows the name of it. Well, my husband should be pleased that I finally remembered the name of the song & artist of the "1,2,3,4" song from an iPod commercial. I finally got it checked out and have been listening to it on my commute & I am really enjoying a few songs on it.

A reviewer from All Music Guide described The Reminder as:
"warm, lazy music made for...

Dream Factory

by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler
Sunday, February 24, 2008

"When the character actors at Disney World go on strike, the teens hired as replacements learn that it isn't exactly the Happiest Place on Earth. Ella gets to be Cinderella, simply because the shoe fits. It should be a dream come true, but Ella no longer believes in dreams. Luke is a fur character, Dale the chipmunk. Chip is played by his girlfriend, Cassie, who is perfect in every way. Why, then, does Luke find himself more drawn to imperfect things like the theme park's Phantom? A team-building scavenger hunt brings Luke and Ella together. As they uncover the Magic Kingdom's treasures, they discover an undeniable magic between them....

Sunday, February 24, 2008

I’m Ida B., not Ida that’s my Mama, but Ida B. Life is pretty good here on the farm with Mama, Daddy, Rufus our dog and Lula our cat. I’m home schooled, I tried kindergarten for 3 weeks at the Ernest B. Lawson Elementary School, but it wasn’t for me. After doing my school work there is lots to do here. I talk with the trees in the apple orchard – yes, talk. All the trees have names and if you listen closely they answer. I also talk with the brook that runs through our farm. ...


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