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jalb
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Traveling to Europe?

If you're doing any traveling, I would recommend my series of ebook Menu Translators. They work on your Nook or Kindle or most any mobile device and list hundreds of menu items in the native language, with a brief English definition. They also include handy phrases and pronunciation guides.

 

Available for France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Spain and Portugal

 

see them here:

 

http://bit.ly/dxMLlk

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jalb
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Sorry

Sorry, just saw that I wasn't supposed to push my own book here...so, please disregard earlier post about Traveling to Europe

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Re: I Need/Have a Book Recommendation!

I am looking for a book that will provide a challenge to my brain. Something out of the ordinary. Anything like Mark Danielewski's "House of Leaves", Steven Hall's "The Raw Shark Texts" or Carlos Ruiz Zafon's "The Angel's Game". Thanks!

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Re: I Need/Have a Book Recommendation!

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SteffieK wrote:

I am looking for a book that will provide a challenge to my brain. Something out of the ordinary. Anything like Mark Danielewski's "House of Leaves", Steven Hall's "The Raw Shark Texts" or Carlos Ruiz Zafon's "The Angel's Game". Thanks!


A bit different than what you list, but perhaps:

The Grand Design  

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!  

 

Maps

  

 

Or something by Llosa, this year's Nobel winner, such as:

Captain Pantoja and the Special Service

  

 

 

Lighter, but I enjoyed

Einstein's Dreams  and

 

Chaos , not a particularly new book any more.

 

As you undoubtedly know, there are many directions to stretch one's brain.  Others will certainly have ideas from other fields, genres, and perspectives.

 

"Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here." -- Leo Tolstoy
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Re: I Need/Have a Book Recommendation!

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 SteffieK wrote:

I am looking for a book that will provide a challenge to my brain. Something out of the ordinary. Anything like Mark Danielewski's "House of Leaves", Steven Hall's "The Raw Shark Texts" or Carlos Ruiz Zafon's "The Angel's Game". Thanks!


Postscript -- have you read this one:
Underworld  
It may feel a bit dated to you now, but I tackled it about a year or so ago and rather enjoyed it.  (I listened to much of it.)
PSS -- thanks for the books you listed.  I haven't read any of them, but will probably check them out a bit more and perhaps add to my own TBR.

 

"Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here." -- Leo Tolstoy
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Re: I Need/Have a Book Recommendation!

Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs.  It got me through

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Re: I Need/Have a Book Recommendation!

Daria -

 

As a readof of the Twilight series, I would say to you "stay away". I read all four of them simply because I started them and had to know how it ended. The writing was terrible. It is not for a mature reader - though it somehow still got me hooked.

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Re: I Need/Have a Book Recommendation!

I have a book recommendation.  "The Bride Wears Army Boots", by Barbara Foley.  This book truely helps you heal and develope your body, mind and spirit.  This is the only book I ever read that has given me what I need when it comes to overcoming.  I highly recommend it to anyone struggling with anything.

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dawn4574 wrote:

I have a book recommendation.  "The Bride Wears Army Boots", by Barbara Foley.  This book truely helps you heal and develope your body, mind and spirit.  This is the only book I ever read that has given me what I need when it comes to overcoming.  I highly recommend it to anyone struggling with anything.


The Bride Wears Army Boots!  by Ph.D. Barbara Foley

 

 

Don't know about this one.  Befuddled by the description.

"Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here." -- Leo Tolstoy
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Re: I Need/Have a Book Recommendation!

The Kitchen House

 by Kathleen Grissom - an excellent /quick read; had a hard time putting it down.

"I love books. If I could eat them, I would. I love their scent and often put my nose in to inhale their aroma." - Kathleen Grissom