NY Times Bestsellers 92709

September 27, 2009

Here are this week’s New York Times Bestsellers in a handful of the most popular categories. Hardcover Fiction: 1. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown 2. THE LAST SONG, by Nicholas Sparks 3. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett 4. ALEX CROSS’S ‘TRIAL’, by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo 5. SOUTH OF BROAD, by Pat Conroy […]

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Total Control by David Baldacci

September 25, 2009

I’ve been listening to a lot of crime/thriller novels recently because I like the mindless entertainment of these types of books. They’re perfect for accompanying my workouts at the gym, as I don’t have to focus intently on them or listen to every single word in order to keep up with the story. I’ve found […]

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The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

September 22, 2009

Plot summary (with spoilers): Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an odd summons one Sunday morning from the assistant of longtime friend Peter Solomon. Solomon is hosting a fundraiser at the Capitol in D.C., but his keynote speaker has fallen ill, so he needs a last-minute replacement. Peter hopes Langdon will accept. He sends a private […]

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NY Times Bestsellers for 9/20/09

September 20, 2009

Here are this week’s New York Times Bestsellers in a few of the most popular categories: Hardcover Fiction: 1. THE LAST SONG, by Nicholas Sparks 2. SOUTH OF BROAD, by Pat Conroy 3. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett 4. ALEX CROSS’S ‘TRIAL’, by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo 5. SPARTAN GOLD, by Clive Cussler with […]

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How to Talk to a Liberal

September 17, 2009

Summary: My first exposure to Ann Coulter’s writing was just a little while ago when I checked out If Democrats Had Any Brains…They’d Be Republicans from the library. I really enjoyed her style, and had quite a few laughs at the jabs she took at liberal politicians. Of course, I didn’t agree with everything she […]

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Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor

September 15, 2009

Plot summary (with spoilers): Hazel Motes has just left the Army after World War II and is on his way to Taulkinham, TN. He’s simply wandering around, as he couldn’t find his family when he returned to his hometown. Hazel doesn’t have firm plans for the immediate future. This is evidenced by his impulsive decision […]

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NY Times Bestsellers 91309

September 13, 2009

Here are the New York Times Bestsellers as of today in a few of the more popular categories. Hardcover Fiction: 1. DARK SLAYER, by Christine Feehan 2. ALEX CROSS’S ‘TRIAL’, by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo 3. SOUTH OF BROAD, by Pat Conroy 4. SPARTAN GOLD, by Clive Cussler with Grant Blackwood 5. THE HELP, […]

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My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler

September 11, 2009

Summary: Chelsea Handler’s 2005 memoir My Horizontal Life gives readers a candid look at the sexual exploits of the comedienne’s mid- to late-twenties. Handler is very open about the fact that she likes sex and enjoys the company of males. She doesn’t care if a full relationship follows; one-night stands are perfectly fine to her […]

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100 Questions & Answers

September 11, 2009

Ok, I’ll admit it: I’m worried about aging. I’m in my mid-thirties now and I’ve been noticing fine lines around my mouth and eyes for the past few years. I try not to let it bother me, telling myself that everybody goes through this and I’ve got nothing to be embarrassed about. But let’s face […]

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So You Want to Be An Insurance Agent

September 11, 2009

My cousin is thinking about selling auto insurance at her friend’s agency part-time on weekends to supplement her income. She doesn’t know anything about the field, though, so I figured it would be nice to point her in the direction of a book or two that might help out. After all, I love looking for […]

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