True Raiders is an account of treasure hunters in the early years of the 20th century looking in Jerusalem for the Ark of the Covenant. Though it sounds like a real Raiders of the Lost Ark, it reads more like The DaVinci Code. There are ciphers, secrets, spies, and even
The Burning is the fourth thriller in the Clay Edison series. And it’s my least favorite so far, unfortunately. Clay is a Deputy Coroner who investigates suspicious deaths. At one murder scene, he finds his brother’s classic car in the victim’s garage. His brother, Luke, had a rough start in
If you’re a totally newbie salesperson or business owner, Sell Different! might offer valuable insight. Unfortunately, for everyone else, you have heard all of these “revelations” before. Finding a way to differentiate your business from your competitors is a great idea but nothing new. The book suggests using three business
The New Startup Mindset will motivate you to begin that business you have been dreaming about! The author’s story of seeing a need and fulfilling it by opening her own business is so inspiring! Yet, I question that some of her instructions will work for everyone. “Don’t delay. Don’t wait
Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months literally changed my life. This book has a step-by-step month-to-month plan to open your own business in 12 months. I was thinking about how to apply its lessons to my life. Luckily, I had already done most of the preliminary steps to get
In Mao Vol 1, Nanoka is a schoolgirl with a tragic history. While traveling with her parents, their car falls into a deep sinkhole. While seven-year-old Nanoka is saved, her parents are both dead. When she returns to the site years later trying to discover what happened, she passes into
Masochists are everywhere—not just in Fifty Shades of Grey. They are marathon runners, chili pepper eaters, Polar Bear Club members, MMA fighters, and ballerinas. Why people put their bodies in these situations is the main question in Hurts So Good. However, the book also explains how pain works and gives
Containing twelve hard science fiction stories, The Truth and Other Stories is like peering into the future through the lens of the past. Most of the stories were written in the late 1950s to mid-1960s with one from 1976 and another from 1993. Many are amazingly prescient with their guesses
From breakfast to desserts and everything in between, there are 100 tasty sounding recipes within Instantly Mediterranean. While the book advertises 100 Instant Pot and Air Fryer recipes, be aware that there are only 18 fryer recipes in a separate chapter at the back of the book. Most of the
In The Offset, population is strictly controlled due to the Earth’s extreme pollution. If a couple have a child, that child at eighteen must pick one of her parents to die (offsetting their birth). Miri must decide between the mother she loves and the workaholic mother she hates. Does the
If you love your pets and you know what D&D stands for, you are in for an uproarious read with the fully illustrated Campaigns & Companions. “GM: The sorceress carefully places the glowing bottle on the workbench next to her. ‘Take heed, brave adventurers,’ she intones, ‘for contained within this
Mexican food is so delicious! And here, in California, it is plentiful. However, everyone should try to eat healthier. In a restaurant, you may be eating foods fried in lard. If you create the same dish at home, you can control the fat and calories. So, how does the Healthy
“You’ve decided to leave the hustle and bustle of the city to stretch your legs in the bucolic countryside of these green and pleasant lands. You’ve read the books and watched the shows. You know what to expect: you’ll drink a pint in the sunny courtyard at the local pub.
In 1885, the women of Paris are in danger. Not from unknown murderers. No, from their own husbands and fathers. For women who refuse to follow the restrictive culture of marriage, babies, and staying quiet, the Salpetriere asylum beckons. Some may truly be mentally ill. But most are just inconvenient.
A teen mom and her baby’s daddy go missing. Two years later, a hint is found to what happened The Night She Disappeared. The handwritten sign ominously said, “Dig here.” Usually, this author’s books are exciting and pulse-pounding reads. Unfortunately, I found The Night She Disappeared disappointing. The main characters
In Declutter Like a Mother, a mom of three children under three gets organized so she can enjoy her children and life without stress. I have been down the road of minimalist perfection. I read Marie Kondo’s book the day it was published. I watched her entire streaming show as