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The Devil: A Biography-Book Review

This is my review of The Devil: A New Biography by Philip C. Almond which is expected to be published by Cornell University Press on August 5, 2014.  

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Books and Romance

I wanted to share a link.   Though this is a multi-purpose website, people may wonder why book reviews are on a site that has a lot to do with dating.   Well according to this article readers have been scientifically proven to be better romantic partners.  Please read the article and enjoy it.

While I would take the above article with a touch of humor, there are other ways books can help stir the fires of romance.

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This is my review of the book The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection by Michael Harris.   It is expected to be published on August 7, 2014 by Current Hardcover.

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This is my review of The Skeleton Crew:How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America’s Coldest Cases by Deborah Halber by Simon and Schuster on July 1, 2014.

Maybe this book is intended for the summer beach crowd; for nonfiction it is very light read.   It relies a lot on stories and anecdotes rather than statistics.   The book jumps from subject to subject and time period from time period without any logical connection.

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Bittersweet: A Novel-Book Review

This is my review of Bittersweet: A Novel by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore.    It was published by Crown Publishing and released on May 13, 2014.

The book is described by the publisher this way:

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This is my review of The Normans: From Raiders to Kings by Lars Brownworth which was published by Cruz Publishing on January 4, 2014.

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Many American fans  of Anne Perry are unaware that in addition to being a bestselling novelist, she is a convicted murderer.  When Anne Perry was fifteen she and a friend who was sixteen killed Perry’s friend’s mother.   This happened in New Zealand 1954.

Before, I read this book, I had read both some Anne Perry novels and I had heard that she had killed someone as a teenager.   It was not until I read this book that I found out how infamous her crime was particularly in the Southern part of the English speaking hemisphere.

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