Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Lost Symbol

I already have an ebook of Dan Brown's new book THE LOST SYMBOL.
You may order it here for only $5.00.
(Repeat buyers may avail of a discount!)

Here is a summary of the book:

In this stunning follow-up to the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown demonstrates once again why he is the world's most popular thriller writer. The Lost Symbol is a masterstroke of storytelling--a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes, secrets, and unseen truths... all under the watchful eye of Brown's most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol accelerates through a startling landscape toward an unthinkable finale.
As the story opens, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned unexpectedly to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol Building. Within minutes of his arrival, however, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object--artfully encoded with five symbols--is discovered in the Capitol Building. Langdon recognizes the object as an ancient invitation... one meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of esoteric wisdom.
When Langdon's beloved mentor, Peter Solomon--a prominent Mason and philanthropist--is brutally kidnapped, Langdon realizes his only hope of saving Peter is to accept this mystical invitation and follow wherever it leads him. Langdon is instantly plunged into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and never-before-seen locations--all of which seem to be dragging him toward a single, inconceivable truth.
As the world discovered in The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, Dan Brown's novels are brilliant tapestries of veiled histories, arcane symbols, and enigmatic codes. In this new novel, he again challenges readers with an intelligent, lightning-paced story that offers surprises at every turn. The Lost Symbol is exactly what Brown's fans have been waiting for... his most thrilling novel yet.

Monday, September 14, 2009

This book I finished reading about a month ago. It is a very light reading, no pressure just a very enjoyable one.

Again, here is a book review by

Plot Summary of The Princess
"Aria is a princess from a distant land who is in danger. J.T. find the princess washed up on the shore near the Florida Keys and revives her. To escape her enemies, they return to her homeland with Aria acting as an American Bride to J.T. and Aria finds in the process that she just might not mind being J.T.'s wife after all. But would he make a suitable king? They must find a way to rescue her country from the people trying to usurp her and she must choose between the man she loves or the country she loves."
Brandy Todd, Resident Scholar

Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Time/era of story - 1930's-1950's
Forbidden/mismatched love? Yes
How mismatched? - royalty loving nonroyalty
If one lover chases another... - they alternate

Main Male Character
Profession/status: - navy soldier
Age/status: - 20's-30's

Main Female Character - 20's-30's
Profession/status: - Prince/Nobleman/King

United States Yes
The US: - Southeast
Misc setting - Fancy Mansion - resort/hotel - fort/military installation

Person - mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death? - no torture/death
What % of story is romance related? - 50%
Sex in book? Yes
What kind of sex: - vague references
Focus of story - equally on him and her
How much dialog - roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
How much sexing? - 1-2 sex acts

Saturday, September 12, 2009

My Sister's Keeper

I am currectly reading My Sister's Keeper by author Jodi Picoult. It is now a current movie starring Cameron Diaz.
Here are some of the book synopsis and book reviews:

"Anna was born with one purpose in mind - to be a donor for her older sister Kate, who was diagnosed with terminal leukemia at age 2. Now, at 13, Anna sues her parents for the rights to her own body - at the risk of losing her sister. The ensuing battle, both within the family and within the courtroom, shakes the concept of family to the very core, and calls into question the term "good parenting.""
, Resident Scholar

"Anna Fitzgerald was genetically designed, conceived, and born to be the perfect genetic match for her sister, Kate. Kate suffers from a rare form of childhood leukemia and will die without blood and bone marrow transfusions from Anna. At 13, when her sister now needs a kidney, Anna has had enough. She hires an attorney and sues her parents for the rights to her own body. As her case works its way through the byzantine legal system, things at home fall apart for Anna and her family. Anna recalls both the loving memories of her sister as well as holidays, parties, and activities sacrificed so she could be hospitalized to donate. Their father, a firefighter and part time stargazer, is torn between the competing needs of his children. Their mother, an attorney who retired when she had children, struggles to hold the family together and keep Kate alive at all costs."
Jennifer Martin-Romme, Resident Scholar

"Anna Fitzgerald was definitely not a mistake. She was especially designed from her parents genes to provide a match for her elder sister Kate's rare blood type. Kate has Leukemia, and when Anna was young she donated bone marrow to help with the treatment. Soon however, it was more marrow, blood, stem cells and now, when she is thirteen her parents want her kidney.

The book jumps straight into the story where Anna begins to fight against her parents control, and adamantly against giving Kate her kidney she convinces a lawyer to take her case against her parents - she is suing them for the rights to her own body.

The plot follows Anna's family's struggle, not only within the legal system but the emotional trials they all must now face; her parents struggle to understand Anna's motives, as Anna seems also to do at times. At thirteen years old Anna rebels against her parents in one of the most heart wrenching ways possible for both parties, and in particular her alienation of her mother causes all sorts of difficulties within the family. A well-rounded story, more emphasis is placed on the family side of Anna's battle with the underlying influence of Jesse, the girls' older brother who has been slightly neglected, and perhaps due to the strain of having two frequently hospitalised sisters has become delinquient and isolated.

Interestingly, Kate does not seem to voice much opinion about Anna's choice to deny her sister a life-saving organ, which adds to the intrigue of the legal battle. Anna's relationship with her lawyer is at times one-sided, as she begins to increasingly rely upon him, and he gets frustrated as he begins to feel like a babysitter. He does however recognize the influence of her controlling mother, and puts her under the care of a legal guardian, which naturally strains family relationships further.

Anna's case finally reaches the court, but her battle is far from over. More emotional manipulation and typical insecurities follow, as she stands up for herself in a world of adults. "

Jessica Charlton, Resident Scholar



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Here is the list of Available Audio Books:

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Harry Potter Books 1 to 6
By Stephenie Meyer:
New Moon
Breaking Dawn
48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

Additional Ebooks for Sale (US$0.50)

Breath of Scandal
The Witness
Hidden Fires
Where There's Smoke
Fat Tuesday
Hello, Darkness
Play Dirty
The Alibi
The Crush

A Bend in the Road
The Rescue
True Believer
The Guardian
The Wedding
The Choice
Message in a Bottle
The Notebook
A Walk to Remember
Dear John

Change of Heart
Nineteen Minutes
Salem Falls
Keeping Faith
My Sister's Keeper
Plain Truth
Songs of the Humpback Whale

The Princess
Velvet Promise (Book 1)
Highland Velvet (Book 2)
Velvet Song (Book 3)
Velvet Angel (Book 4)

Forever (Book 1)
Forever and Always (Book 2)
Always (Book 3)

Rage of Angels
Are You Afraid of the Dark
Tell Me Your Dreams
The Other Side of Me
A Stranger in the Mirror
Best laid Plans
If Tomorrow Never Comes
Memories of Midnight
Morning, Noon and Night
Nothing Lasts Forever
The Naked Face
The Other Side of Midnight
The Sands of Time
The Sky is Falling
The Stars Shine Down
Windmills of the Gods

The Da Vinci Code
Angels and Demons
Digital Fortress

New Moon
Breaking Dawn

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sidney Sheldon Books

Are You Afraid of The Dark
A Stranger In The Mirror
Best Laid Plans
If Tomorrow Comes
Memories of Midnight
Morning, Noon and Night
Nothing Lasts Forever
Rage of Angels
Tell Me Your Dreams
The Naked Face
The Other Side of Midnight
The Sands of Time
The Sky Is Falling
The Stars Shine Down
Windmills of the Gods

Stephenie Meyer Twilight Series

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