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The Gilded Wolves

The Gilded Wolves

by Roshani Chokshi

DNF after reading 120 pages

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2out of 5 by Sheila 3 hours ago

I received a copy of this book via BookishFirst in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

Well, I'm pretty disappointed that this turned out to be a DNF for me. I've been looking forward to ... More

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I Too Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100

I Too Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100

by Wil Haygood, Carole Genshaft (Contributions by), Anastasia Kinigopoulo (Contributions by)

An Ohio Celebration Of The Harlem Renaissance

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 5 hours ago

From October 19, 2018 -- January 20, 2019, the Columbus Museum of Art presented a large exhibition "I Too Sing America" in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. The precise ... More

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Best Day Ever: A Riveting Psychological Thriller about the Perfect Marriage

Best Day Ever: A Riveting Psychological Thriller about the Perfect Marriage

by Kaira Rouda

Twist Filled Goodness!

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5out of 5 by [email protected] 13 hours ago

This is such a wickedly delicious read!
I love stories with unreliable narrators and Paul Strom is the worst.
I can't recall of a more despicable character in recent fiction.

Paul is a self ... More

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Behind Her Eyes: A Suspenseful Psychological Thriller

Behind Her Eyes: A Suspenseful Psychological Thriller

by Sarah Pinborough

Mind Blowing Twists!

5out of 5 by [email protected] 13 hours ago

A captivating hot-mess of psychological suspense! It puts a unique spin on the love triangle theme with secrets, lies. and motives exploding all over the place.
There are surprise bombs on almost ... More

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Lichens of the North Woods

Lichens of the North Woods

by Joe Walewski

Front pages came unglued

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3out of 5 by Lionel C 13 hours ago

This is a great resource for identifying lichens as far as size, information, pictures and usability are concerned, but many of the copies I bought fell apart as soon as they were opened. The front ... More

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In the Shadow of Croft Towers

In the Shadow of Croft Towers

by Abigail Wilson

Clean Read with a Gothic Romance Feel - 5 stars

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5out of 5 by Claudia 16 hours ago

Set in England in the early 1800s, In the Shadow of Croft Towers has an overriding feel of darkness just waiting for a light to bore its way through. The light was brought by Sybil Delafield. An ... More

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Thirty Dirty Lies about Old

Thirty Dirty Lies about Old

It Has Its Moments

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3out of 5 by Charles S 1 day ago

Amazing that this book, which was published in 1979 when Hugh Downs was in his late fifties and I had just turned 30 years old, still has relevance today forty years later -- particularly Downs's ... More

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Memoirs of a Nation Gone Nuts: A Satirical Review of Election 2016

Memoirs of a Nation Gone Nuts: A Satirical Review of Election 2016

by Kenny Kahn Kilpatrick

Hilarious!

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5out of 5 by Angie 1 day ago

I met this author at a Barnes&Noble book signing, and he is very nice. The book is amazing. I never laughed so hard! More

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The New Cajun Night Before Christmas

The New Cajun Night Before Christmas

by E.A. Giroux

Cajun Christmas

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5out of 5 by risha 1 day ago

This is a favorite book of our family. It was received on time and in good condition. More

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How the Grinch stole Christmas

How the Grinch stole Christmas

by Dr Seuss

Grinch

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5out of 5 by risha 1 day ago

This book was received on time, and in great condition! More

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An Anonymous Girl

An Anonymous Girl

by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen

A Question of Ethics

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3out of 5 by Angelique M 1 day ago

The premise of this book was interesting, and the resulting story was quite suspenseful. Initially I found myself rooting for Jessica as I appreciated how she tried to take care of her family. I ... More

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Dante's Peak

Dante's Peak

directed by Roger Donaldson
Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Charles Hallahan, Grant Heslov, Elizabeth Hoffman

Great Movie!

5out of 5 by Darrell G 1 day ago

I love Dante's Peak, what else can I say? Good clean movie! More

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Tom Horn

Tom Horn

directed by William Wiard
Steve McQueen, Richard Farnsworth, Linda Evans, Billy Green Bush, Slim Pickens

Classic McQueen!

5out of 5 by Darrell G 1 day ago

This movie is one of his BEST! I've always been a McQueen fan, and this one is an over the top western by a classic actor! More

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The Little Red Book

The Little Red Book

by Anonymous

Does not fit the description

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1out of 5 by Steve A 1 day ago

Not sure what this book really is but I do know it isn't what the seller claims. Total waste of time and money for me. I would have given 5 thumbs DOWN if I would have had the opportunity.
Garbage. More

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Tiny Tim and the Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge: The Sequel to a Christmas Carol

Tiny Tim and the Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge: The Sequel to a Christmas Carol

by Norman Whaler

Literary Titan

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4out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 1 day ago

It takes a bold artist to follow up a masterpiece. Far too often, the original creators can't even recapture a work's magic in its sequel. Sometimes though, the most devoted admirers are up to the ... More

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Dangerous Mystic: Meister Eckhart's Path to the God Within

Dangerous Mystic: Meister Eckhart's Path to the God Within

by Joel F Harrington

A New Study Of Meister Eckhart

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

For centuries after his death the teachings of the medieval German mystic Meister Eckhart (1260 -- 1328) fell into obscurity. Beginning in the mid-19th century, Eckhart's writings were rediscovered ... More

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The Dreamers

The Dreamers

by Karen Thompson Walker

A beautifully sinister read

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5out of 5 by KindigBlog 1 day ago

It starts with one college student, a girl who wont wake up no matter how hard you try and spreads through a city. Their eyes all move in REM sleep - they are dreaming but what about and will they ... More

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Make Room for Happiness: 12 Ways to Improve Your Life by Letting Go of Tension. Better Health, Self-Esteem and Relationships

Make Room for Happiness: 12 Ways to Improve Your Life by Letting Go of Tension. Better Health, Self-Esteem and Relationships

by Steven M Melemis

How You Do One Thing Is How You Do Everything

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 2 days ago

The title of this review reflects one of the many insights I received from Steven Melemis, Ph.D. M.D in his book "Make Room for Happiness: 12 ways to Improve your Life by Letting go of Tension." ... More

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The Dalai Lama's Cat

The Dalai Lama's Cat

by David Michie, PhD

A Cat Of Many Names

4out of 5 by Gissinglover 2 days ago

My interest in Buddhism and in the Dalai Lama, together with my adoption two months ago of a darling year-old cat, prompted me to read this new novel "The Dalai Lama's Cat" by David Michie. A ... More

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Frankenstein, Or, the Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein, Or, the Modern Prometheus

by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Frankenstein

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5out of 5 by Richard B 3 days ago

This story is about Victor Frankenstein creating a life from dead body parts, and then abandoning it causing death and destruction from a revengeful monster left to fend for itself in an unforgiving ... More

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Highland Outlaw

Highland Outlaw

by Monica McCarty

GOOD

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5out of 5 by Sharon L 3 days ago

Good shape. Would order from them Again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! More

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Teardrop

Teardrop

by Lauren Kate

Teardrop

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5out of 5 by Marjorie 3 days ago

I have the entire Fallen series & have been wanting to read this one for a while now. I finally have them. More

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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

by J D Vance

Bare Truths

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5out of 5 by Karen Lee N 4 days ago

This book contains truths so often witnessed, experienced and is helpful in understanding the make-up of a community or communities and the lifestyles of family and neighbors, even where language and ... More

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The Little Hours

The Little Hours

directed by Jeff Baena
Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Dave Franco, John C. Reilly, Kate Micucci

Holy Comedy.

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3out of 5 by Jo80 4 days ago

Loosely based on 'The Decameron' this is a soft drama-comedy of manners involving 13th century nuns falling into the temptations of a false deaf-mute escaping a vengeful headmaster. The hypocrisy of ... More

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Franz Lachner: Requiem in F

Franz Lachner: Requiem in F

performed by Colin Balzer (tenor), Gerhard Werlitz (tenor), Günter Papendell (bass), Marina Ulewicz (soprano), Roswitha Killian (viola), Roxana Constantinescu (alto), Ruby Hughes (soprano), Augsburger Domsingknaben Chamber Choir (choir, chorus)

DAMAGED CD

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1out of 5 by Scott B 4 days ago

I have no idea if this is a good piece of music or not. The CD I was sent was not playable and thus I give it 1 star due to having been screwed on this deal. More

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