Sunday, August 16, 2015

100 Years of Deception, by Alan Adaschik

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"One-Hundred Years of Deception" is a book about how the citizens of the United States have been played for fools over the past century. Very few Americans know anything about what is behind the events which have shaped our world. Most of us assume that information provided by the news, radio, television industries is the truth. Most of it is. However, it also true that on critical issues we only get part of the story and a lot of important information is deliberately left out. Furthermore, in news stories emphasis is everything and can be used to shape perceptions about events. This book is one man's attempt to show Americans not just the trees, but the forest as well. 'One-Hundred Years of Deception" starts out by demonstrating that our government was overthrown in 1913 by a group of conspirators who engineered passage of the Federal Reserve Act. Since then, these people have pulled the strings which made us dance. By controlling our nation's media, they have kept us oblivious to what they were doing. As bad as this is, it is not the whole story because the conspirators have also infiltrated most key institutions of our society. Having accomplished this, through undue influence, they have shaped how Americans view the world. Unfortunately, the perceptions we have are self-serving to them and not in our best interest or the best interest of everyone else. They have been so successful shaping opinion that, today, most Americans are hopelessly brainwashed. This book is an attempt to shed light upon what most people do not know in the hope of snapping them out of the trance which holds them in captivity.

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (June 25, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478753668
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478753667

  • This book will really make you think about our government and really what is being told to us as a society. Think for yourselves. Do your research.  Question this big government.


    The Surrender Experiment, by Michael A. Singer

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    Mr. Singer does a great job explaining his experiences in his personal life. This is his life story about how he found his inner peace. He states that we as a society try to control our whole universe, but really the universe is in control and to just let go. Enjoy the day. The moment. And be whole with the Earth. Going from a CEO business position to pure joy. Balance. One with his universe. An interesting, quick read.
    The Surrender Experiment is now a New York Times bestseller!

    From the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller The Untethered Soul comes the astonishing true-life story about what happens when you just let go.
    A thriving spiritual community on over six hundred acres of pristine forest and meadows in Florida, a cutting-edge software package that transformed the medical practice management industry, a billion-dollar public company whose achievements are archived in the Smithsonian Institution, a book that became a New York Times bestseller and an Oprah favorite, and a massive raid by the FBI that would lead to unfounded accusations by the U.S. government—how could all of this spring from a man who had decided to live alone in the middle of the woods, let go of himself, and embrace a life of solitude? But this man had made a radical decision—one that would unwittingly lead him to both the pinnacle of success and the brink of disaster.

    Michael A. Singer, author of The Untethered Soul, tells the extraordinary story of what happened when, after a deep spiritual awakening, he decided to let go of his personal preferences and simply let life call the shots. As Singer takes you on this great experiment and journey into life’s perfection, the events that transpire will both challenge your deepest assumptions about life and inspire you to look at your own life in a radically different way.
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony (June 2, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080414110X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804141109


    Little Bits of Karma, by Laura Simmons

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    Little Bits of Karma Even though Holly O’Rourke is having problems with her longtime significant other, James, she has never considered cheating…that is, until the day she has a very interesting encounter with Charlie, a handsome coworker. Desperate to understand her increasingly conflicting emotions, Holly schedules an appointment for a reading with a psychic medium. She learns a surprising deeper meaning to her present-day troubles: Her past lives are full of adultery and tragic consequences―and not just with James and Charlie. The threads of her soul have been interwoven for centuries with those of several people in her present life. And the cost of karmic justice has finally come due. Little Bits of Karma follows Holly across time and space, weaving little stories of romance into one sweeping soulful tale of two souls who’ve chased each other through the centuries, but always been torn apart. Until now.

    About the Author

    Laura Simmons grew up in northern Virginia and spent most of her career working for various Department of Defense contractors in the Washington, DC area. She has a fascination with all things metaphysical. She enjoys soap making, writing, jigsaw puzzles, bowling, vacationing at the beach with her husband, and studying tarot cards and other types of divination systems. Little Bits of Karma is her debut novel.

  • Paperback: 334 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (June 17, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478757167
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478757160

  • a slow moving book. worth the read if you have patience.

    Sunday, August 2, 2015

    The God Thought, by Dave Cravens

    "A MASSIVE EXPLOSION... levels a small town in Kansas and rips apart the commercial airliner flying overhead. The wife and child of Oliver Wells are among the thousands reported dead. Authorities blame the tragedy on an accident at a fertilizer plant not up to code. A year later, still grappling with his depression, Oliver is accosted by a mysterious stranger who offers another answer: A FARMER CAUSED THE EXPLOSION. AN EXPLOSION BORN OF THOUGHT. A THOUGHT SO PERFECT AND DIVINE IT'S SAID TO MIRROR WHAT GOD THOUGHT TO CONCEIVE THE UNIVERSE. Thrust into a hidden world of conspirators and luminaries who would do anything to attain the farmer's knowledge, Oliver finds himself in a race to confront the man who killed his family. To do so, he must test the limits of his sanity... AND UNLOCK THE POWER OF THE GOD THOUGHT FOR HIMSELF."

  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (April 23, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478751320
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478751328

    A very large book.  I read half and did not read the rest.  What I read was pretty OKAY.  Not great. not bad.  It's definitely an investment to read it.

    If You Were Me and Lived in China, by Carole P. Roman

    Carole P. Roman's award winning series has traveling again and this time it's to East Asia to visit the People's Republic of China. In this book, younger readers can learn about the wide variety of climate when they read about China's vast size. They will begin their journey in China's ancient capital, Beijing, where they will discover the Imperial Palace of the Forbidden City. Different regions of cuisine are discussed, highlighting the variety of styles and spices of food. Currency, sports, exciting tourist attractions, and a lovely description of the New Year Festivities are included in this introduction the beautiful land of China. Embraced by educators, parents, and children, the series gently and respectfully introduces the subjects of cultures and customs around the world. On "If You Were Me and Lived in...South Korea": "Roman has proven her skill at writing children's books with her Captain No Beard series, as well as with the other volumes in her cultural series. If you were me and lived in ...South Korea uses a technique of speaking directly to the child reading or listening, similar to Laura Numeroff's If You Give a...series. This strategy is well suited to a book about foreign cultures as it gives little imaginations a boost by helping children envision themselves growing up with customs and traditions different from the ones they're familiar with..." Peter Dabbene ForeWord Reviews Clarion Review On "If You Were Me and Lived in...France": "It is the simplistic and positive way that Roman,a former social studies teacher, delivers the text, that makes this series appealing-the books are short and to the point and just what you want when you're introducing geography and culture to the youngest reading set." Bianca Schulz-The Children's Book review. "It is vital vital that we continue to embrace culture and learn about the history of our world neighbors. Carole P. Roman has developed a series of cultural books designed to help parents and educator take the first steps in engaging our children in a fun way of embracing other cultures." Storytellers Campfire.

  • Paperback: 30 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 14, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1511440848
  • ISBN-13: 978-1511440844

  • I enjoyed this educational children's book very much.  The illustrations were very colorful and inviting.  There were words unknown to the English learner that show a pronunciation by each one.  A great starting point for the young learner.

    Annie's Attic Crochet books:

    New Methods for Crochet Socks

    If you love crocheting socks, you will love this book. Book includes 12 patterns all using Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Serenity Sock and Serenity Garden Sock yarns. Someone who has never crocheted socks before could pick up this book and easily be making socks the same day! A variety of techniques such as lace, colorwork, Tunisian and cables are used to present a collection of beautiful and functional designs. Instructions include tips for working socks with different stitch patterns, sizing the socks and getting the correct gauge. There are a variety of heel and toe patterns that can be used interchangeably. All patterns are sized and designed for women.

  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Annie's (August 1, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 157367771X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573677714

  • A Crochet Christmas

    More than 30 Christmas crochet designs using thread and different weight yarns

    This collection of holiday projects for crocheters of all skill levels is full of gifts, tree trims, and festive holiday decor all stitched using thread and a variety of different yarn weights. Thirty plus delightful projects are provided, including ornaments, afghans, a tree skirt, gift bags, beverage tags, doilies, snowmen, a pot holder, and more. This book is packed full of ideas to make your handmade Christmas extra special.
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Annie's (August 1, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573677531
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573677530

  • Caring Crochet:

    Comfortable crochet designs for those in need

    Sometimes the best way to show love is through a handmade gift. These lovely designs made especially for preemies, Alzheimer's and cancer patients, and nursing home residents are sure to bring comfort and love to the recipient. Each project is made using Berroco Comfort yarn in either DK-, worsted- or chunky-weight, and the skill level of the projects range from easy to intermediate. Designs include booties, a cocoon set, caps, blankets, lapghans, slippers, shawls, and more.

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Annie's (August 1, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573677701
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573677707

  •  I loved all 3 of these Annie's Attic educational books.  Great patterns. Easy to read. Color pictures!


    Science Myths We Tell Ourselves, by William N. Barbat

    The author debunks many science concepts like the Big Bang, Instant Creation, Continental Drift, and Spreading Sea Floors, which are shown to be really just myths. A Big Bang explosion would require an escape velocity for galaxies of 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times the speed of light. But more damaging to mankind is the myth that energy cannot be created in nature or by man. Few people know that Helmholtz's Energy Conservation "Law" was rejected as "metaphysics" in 1847 by the Berlin Physics Society, but that gullible scientists have accepted it anyway. So the extra energy from Low-Mass Electrons is wrongly attributed to mythical "lattice vibrations," yet it had generated electric power a century ago and could be used to avert climate change. The unappreciated creation of energy in nature is shown by Larmor's 1897 formula for photon radiation from moving charges. All orbiting electrons and spinning protons continually create photons, which possess heat and mass, and they can split into electrons and positrons to provide the building blocks of matter in stars. Larmor heat photons replace the myth of fusion energy as the source of all heat in stars, and Larmor heat photons make planets' interiors gaseous. Ultimately, a buildup of non-fusible iron at the core of a mature star cools and shrinks to separate the core from an expanding hydrogen envelope of a red giant star. This leaves a new planet to add to Dark Matter, and its Larmor energy becomes Dark Energy. The myths of Continental Drift and Spreading Sea Floors are replaced with an origin of Earth as a piece torn from Jupiter's Great Red Spot by a planetary collision. Pieces of Jupiter's crust with an ice coating formed continents around a ball of molten rock to form Earth, leaving meltwater to fill the ocean deeps. Ice comets also came from Jupiter's ice coating as shown by their planar surfaces. The myth that a dynamo causes Earth's magnetic field is replaced by a lost formula derived by Gauss for the origin of magnetic force, which also explains the origin of Earth's ionospheric radiation belts. Maxwell had suppressed Gauss's formula as "conflicting with the Energy Conservation "Law." The author updates his 1973 climate study predicting that Global Warming would expand Earth's desert belts poleward, like the Sahara grew with post-Ice Age warming. A CO2 increase accounts for the recent Mid-continent drought and the current droughts in California and Brazil, but a sudden decline in sunspot activity has started a cooling trend. In 1973 Barbat also debunked myths of the cause of the Population Explosion, but experts challenged him despite admitting his 99% statistical correlation of what really brings down high birthrates.

  • Hardcover: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (February 28, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478747773
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478747772


    Pretty Is: A Novel, by Maggie Mitchell

    "[A] stunning, multilayered debut . . . . with a great deal of intelligent, beautifully written panache. . . . What a satisfying novel, with its shifting perspectives and competing stories and notion that our relationship to the truth changes with time and distance." -The New York Times

    A fiercely imagined fiction debut in which two young women face what happened the summer they were twelve, when a handsome stranger abducted them
    Everyone thought we were dead. We were missing for nearly two months; we were twelve. What else could they think? -Lois
    It's always been hard to talk about what happened without sounding all melodramatic. . . . Actually, I haven't mentioned it for years, not to a goddamned person. -Carly May
    The summer precocious Lois and pretty Carly May were twelve years old, they were kidnapped, driven across the country, and held in a cabin in the woods for two months by a charismatic stranger. Nearly twenty years later, Lois has become a professor, teaching British literature at a small college in upstate New York, and Carly May is an actress in Los Angeles, drinking too much and struggling to revive her career. When a movie with a shockingly familiar plot draws the two women together once more, they must face the public exposure of their secret history and confront the dark longings and unspeakable truths that haunt them still. Maggie Mitchell's Pretty Is beautifully defies ripped-from-the-headlines crime story expectations and announces the debut of a masterful new storytelling talent.

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.; First Edition edition (July 7, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1627791485
  • ISBN-13: 978-1627791489

    Interesting take on an abduction of 2 girls. Thriller. fast pasted novel. Must read!