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G617 Book Review of The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Name of Book: The Invasion of Tearling

Author: Erika Johansen

ISBN: 978-0-06-229039-7

Publisher: Harper Collins

Part of a Series: The Queen of Tearling Trilogy

Type of book: Fantasy/dystopia, set in future, immortality, jewels, utopia, socialist, losing status and power, strong women, wealth, dark pasts, New London, Tearling, picking up pieces, survival, complex vs simplicity, corruption

Year it was published: 2015


With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighboring kingdom of Mortmesne, she crossed the Red Queen, a brutal ruler whose power derives from dark magic, who is sending her fearsome army into the Tearling to take what is hers. And nothing can stop the invasion.

But as the Mort army draws ever closer, Kelsea develops a mysterious connection to a time before the Crossing, and she finds herself relying on a strange and possibly dangerous ally: a woman named Lily, fighting…

G603 What they see; how to stand out and shine in your new job

Title of the book: What they see; how to stand out and shine in your new job

Author: Jennifer Swanson

Publisher: Influence Publishing

Publishing Date: 2015

ISBN: 978-1-77141-099-1


First impressions DO count, and so does what comes afterward! Learn how to stand out, shine and make a stellar lasting impression as you enter the workforce. We send messages constantly—through our body language, actions, what we carry with us and what we wear...and most of this has nothing to do with what we actually say. Being aware of the messages you send is the first step in learning how to build an overall (and sustainable) image of professionalism that will assure others that you are capable, competent, and right for the job. In an easy-to-read format, and with simple and actionable steps, this book will help you discover how others perceive you when you make a first impression, and will show you how to ensure that the world sees you the way you want it to.

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G604 Book Review of Nature's Confession by J.L Morin

Name of Book: Nature's Confession

Author: J.L Morin

ISBN: 978-0-9895960-7-7

Publisher: Harvard Square Editions

Type of book: Climate fiction, busy-work, science fiction, growing up, coming of age, genius, cloning, nature, pollution, destruction, living on different planets, marriage, relationships

Year it was published: 2015


The award-winning epic tale of two teens in a fight to save a warming planet . . . the universe . . . and their love.


‘Honestly, it’s not my fault. I didn’t mean to invent them. Humans were polluting the planet to desolation. What else could I do? I had to save her.'

Their planet is choked with pollution. THEY can’t do anything about it . . . or can they? When a smart-mouthed, mixed-race teen wonders why the work that needs to be done pays nothing compared to the busywork that’s glorified on holovision news, the search for answers takes him on the wildest journey of anyone’s lifetime. Just as the human race allows corporations …

G621 Book Review of Isaac and Ishmael by Mary F Burns

Name of Book: Isaac and Ishmael

Author: Mary F Burns

ISBN: 9781937818234

Publisher: Perfect Bound

Type of book: Biblical, siblings, rivalry, relationships, help, patriarchs, doubt, faith, matriarchs, ancient times (-1700s PME?) generations, Middle East, Egypt, travel, promises

Year it was published: 2014


Isaac and Ishmael attempts to bring to human scale the legends and mythic dimensions of Abraham and Sarah, their sons Isaac and Ishmael, and Isaac and Rebecca’s twin sons Esau and Jacob. Readers will experience the struggles, competition, betrayals and loves of these brothers, fathers and sons caught up in the overarching tension between time and eternity, a place where a new God is coming into being—Yahweh, the uncanny, irascible, mischievous, bargaining God who participated in the life of a new people and compelled them to a new way of being human.

The stormy relationship of Isaac and Ishmael has long passed into a tradition which looks to Isaac as the father of the Jewish people…

G588 Calming the Chaos; a soulful guide to managing your energy rather than your time

Title of the book: Calming the Chaos; A Soulful Guide to Managing Your Energy Rather than your time

Author: Jackie Woodside

Publisher: Next Century Publishing

Publishing Date:2015

ISBN: 978-1-62903-822-3


Far too many people in contemporary culture feel they don't have enough time to "get it all done." The stress of this chronic overwhelm creates a disorganized mind that leads to a chaotic life. Based on her highly acclaimed "Energy Management" workshops, and drawn from over 25 years of counseling and coaching experience, professional trainer and speaker Jackie Woodside shares her breakthrough methods that lead to becoming the least stressed, most productive person you know!
In Calming the Chaos, you will learn the step-by-step skills and thought processes that lead to increased productivity and peace of mind. Jackie's approach stems from the new frontier of human performance called energetic consciousness. Part philosophy, part psychology, fully practic…