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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Oh am I in trouble. I have two teenage boys. I was hoping this book would help me help them make good choices as we navigate the teen years.  This is not that book.  This is a fascinating, very detailed explanation of how evolution  is perfectly willing to sacrifice our teens for the betterment of the human species.  I kid you not! When you as "What were you thinking?" ans they answer "I don;t know."  This is really what is going on, the prefrontal cortex was not being utilized.  By design.  The teen age brain is working exactly as it is designed to work.  It does not function the way an adult...


by Tim Johnston
Thursday, February 22, 2018

When the Courtlands head to the Rocky Mountains for a family vacation before their daughter Caitlin leaves for college, they have no idea how their lives are about to change.  Caitlin, who was a track star in high school, loves to run.  She and her brother, Sean, go for a run the first morning of their vacation and Sean is hit by a car.  The driver offers to take Caitlin down the mountain for help.  Instead he abducts her.  Read on to find out the fate of Cailtin and the struggles her family goes through as the search for her and deal with their loss. ...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Judging from the title, you might think that this is just another cute cozy mystery. You’d be wrong. This is a suspenseful crime novel with an intriguing premise and a clever puzzle to boot. The main character, Lydia, has had a difficult life but seems to have finally found her niche as a clerk at the Bright Ideas Bookstore in downtown Denver and a sense of normalcy with her live-in boyfriend David. Her coworkers are eccentric and the cast of lost and lonely regulars (affectionately referred to as Book Frogs) who spend their days among the books are even more eccentric.

One Friday night at closing, Lydia finds that a Book Frog named Joey has...

Another Day

by David Levithan
Friday, February 16, 2018

Imagine you wake up every day in the life of a stranger. Imagine you fall in love with the girlfriend of one of those strangers. What would you do to be with her? This is the life of “A.” A has been jumping between the lives of stranger for as long as A can remember. As a toddler, A thought that was how everyone lived. When people talked about doing things “tomorrow,” A didn’t understand. Now A is a teenager and wakes up in the life of Justin and falls in love with his girlfriend Rhiannon.  A struggles between maintaining the lives of the hosts and pursuing a relationship with Rhiannon. What would you choose?


Enlightened Aging

by Eric Larson
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

I picked up this book mainly because I’m dealing with aging parents.  I found it to be more useful for myself. The authors balance study results with stories to get across the points on how to keep healthy and active as long as possible.  They include how to build reserves to live a long active life.  They also discuss the fact that all of us will eventually reach a point where the body gives out and ways to cope with that condition.  It’s an easy read for a non-fiction book.  A lot of it is common sense but it’s always good for me to have reminders.  I would recommend this book if you’re middle aged or...


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