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Sunday, February 24, 2008

First you'll need to download the software - don't worry it's easy! Then you can make your selections from all the titles available for you to download - you'll need to enter in the numbers from the back of your library card before you can download them.

I used this a few weeks ago when I was ill and I was bored of being at home. I found it very easy to use and enjoyed the titles I dowloaded - mainly "library world" titles.

Some of the titles available include: shows like Fitness On Demand, Antiques Roadshow, America's Test Kitchen; movies like McClintock, My Best Friend's Wedding, Black Hawk Down, The Fifth...

Sunday, February 24, 2008

In 1982, 16 year old Marina Nemat was arrested, tortured and sentenced to death for political crimes. One of the guards fell in love with her eventually made her convert to the Islam faith and marry him in order to save her life. Part of the book tells of her life before the 2 years in prison. You get a feel for the political history and terrible unrest of Iran and Iraq in the 1980s.

With the situation in that part of the world today, this is an excellent background book as well as a fascinating one.

Sue N, Youth Services

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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.

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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...

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