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Millenium by Steig Larsson  ~V^^^^V
This series really took off and for good reason. It is one of the more addictive series out there. Not only has it been made into movies in its native country of Sweden but has now been adapted by Hollywood (who can't just leave things without its own brand). Beyond that I have heard SO many people tell me I must read and witnessed first hand, people going way over on their lunch breaks because they are turning the pages and can't seem to stop. The Millennium series was a very intense ride. Mikael Blomkvist has been indited for the crime of slander and has a year long prison sentence hanging over his head. However it has been suspended in order for him to solve a mystery that has gone unsolved for decades. In comes Lisbeth Salander, a very secretive hacker with a photographic memory. Together they will work to solve the mystery and gain a lifelong friendship. These books are worth the price of admission and wading through the bullsh*t in the first half of the first book. Hang in there and you will be rewarded with a phenomenal story. ~Michelle 

One Last Thing by Molly Harper  ~V^^^^^V
Have I mentioned that I love Molly Harper? Well I do. I put off reading And One Last Thing for a long time. I am not a big Chick Lit fan, nor am I a divorcee so I just didn’t think I would like it. I was wrong. Finally after months of humming and hawing I went ahead and did it. First of all I don’t know what it is about Molly’s writing that just speaks to me but I feel like she is writing in my own internal monologue voice. I swear more saying and thoughts come out of her characters that I think myself than I would say is rational. Anyway to the point; One Last Thing is a story of Lacey Terwiller, a suburban housewife who discovers her husband is having an affair. The story follows her struggle through the anger, hurt, betrayal and eventual rebuilding of her life. The writing is phenomenal. So completely engrossed in the tale I was embarrassed, enraged, hurt and saddened along with Lacey. I wanted to reach into the pages and strangle Mike, the ex, myself. I HIGHLY recommend this book, it really was a great story. ~Michelle
Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich ~V^^^^V
You really need to be committed to this one as it is still going strong. At 18 books to date, this can be a summer or year long read, depending on your pace. Stephanie Plum is a divorcee, who just lost her job and had to move back home. With her mother's overbearing nature, her sister's perfection and grandmother's craziness she needs to get a place of her own. She takes a job as a bounty hunter, working for her cousin. That is where the fun begins. The characters in this series are highly entertaining and addictive. While the scenarios are outrageous they make for so much fun. I find Stephanie to be a realistic person, in that I would stumble at least as much as her. With two hunks to choose from you can decide if you are a Morelli or a Ranger gal yourself. ~Michelle 

Glow in the Dark Constellations by C.E. Thompson~ V^^^^^V
I LOVE this book. It has great explanations and details about constellations. Where and when you can see them. The story of their namings and you can SEE them. While the illustration shows the surrounding stars the constellations are the only part that glow. This has been an excellent help for pointing out the actual stars in the sky. Once you can see them in a book you know what to look for. ~

Icarus at th
e Edge of Time by Brian Greene~ V^^^^^V The title and the cover art drew me in. I love a good myth. This updated journey of Icarus to the edge of a black hole is wonderful. The pictures from NASA would excellent the the story itself actually helped me to finally understand the time differential that applies to black holes. I recommend this one to adults despite the fact that this is a children's book. Its really fun for all. ~Michelle

Aliens and Energy by
Agnieszka Biskup~ V^^^^^V My daughter knows I love Aliens so she brought this book home from her school library for me to read. Didn't want to disappoint her so I read it. I have to say it was really fun. Given the simple explanations I actually learned a few things I didn't know already. This book is an educational explanation of energy. Where does energy come from and how does it work? The comic book graphics and little jokes make it interesting to even to me. Definite recommendation for children who want to know but need a "monster" to keep them hooked. ~Michelle

Tutankhamen's Tomb: Uncover the Secrets and Treasures of Ancient Egypt by Jen Green~ V^^^^V
Educational, fun, and interesting as heck. My first pop up book in ages and they are still as fun as I remembered. This one pretty much covered everything I already knew from previous research but this was a fun new look at all the stuff. From the break down of the inside of the sarcophagus to the removal of brains through the nose. It's all there in intricate detail.

Orbit: NASA Astronauts Photograph the Earth~ V^^^^^V
Amazing photos, very interesting facts and an overall very fabulous book. Definitely recommend to NASA fans and space junkies like me. ~Michelle

11 Planets: A New View of the Solar System by David Aguilar ~V^^^V
A little outdated by the time I read it
and yes it is a reference books for kids. BUT having been so many years since I have been in a Science class I felt the need for a refresher. I LIKED IT. ~Michelle

13 Planets: The Lastest View of the Solar System by David Aguilar~ V^^^V
An updated version of the previous book 11 planets. Again this is a Children's reference book but it was insightful. Since the exploration into space is very liquid with new discoveries everyday I expect there will be another update soon. ~Michelle

The Planets by Dava Sobel V^^^^^V
I LOVED this book. Dava uses uses Astrology in such a fun way to shed insight into our Solar System. This book just hit the nail on the head for me. I have loved the night stars and the stories of the constellations since I was a child and this wove it perfectly for me. So man y facts presented in a manner that I found extremely interesting and not boring as some Scientists are want to do. ~Michelle

Chinese Mythology by Owen Giddens ~V^^^V
Perfect for what I was after. I wanted a basic over view of some of the more common Chinese Mythology; I got that and some very interesting paintings. An excellent handy little reference book for any who have the curiosity. ~Michelle

Favorite Greek Myths by Mary Pope Osborne ~V^^^^V
I LOVE GREEK Mythology! This was a fabulous Children's reference book, a lot of basic information in a shortened form. I used this as a refresher for myself and for a introduction to my kids. Only problem is some of the names were in their Roman version. ~Michelle

Chinese Mythology by Claude Helft ~V^^^V
Another great Chinese Mythology pocket reference book. I used this as a back up to the other book. Double checking stories and find a few that were a little more in depth. ~Michelle

His Dark Kiss -Eve Silver 
His Wicked Sins -Eve Silver
Hot Property -Susan Johnson
Caffeine For a Marine -Kiernan Kelly
A Love For All Nights -Jessica Coulter Smith
Sweet Punishment -Celia Jade
Stakeout For Love -Christie Walker Bos
Sugar On Top -Leigh Ellwood
Forbidden: The Union -Samantha Sommersby
Love a Little, Stake a Little: Love Bites Prequel -J. Morgan
Dark Angel -G.A. Hauser
Summoning -Nobilis
Kept -Carolyn Faulker
Really Unusual Bad Boys -Maryjanice Davidson
Spirit’s Release -Tea Trelawny
The Next Big Thing -Madelle Morgan
Shifter’s Craving -Lee Pearce
Maui Heat -Ari Thatcher
Peak Energy -Afton Locke
Desire in the Dark -Naima Simone
Reaper’s Justice -Charlotte Boyett-Compo
Peeping Tom -Rachelle Le Monnier
Fireworks -Cat Johnson
A Safe Heart -Brenna Lyons
Friends With Benefits -Cat Johnson
Christmas Hookup -Lex Valentine
In a Bind -Stephanie Bond
Make Your Move -Samantha Hunter
My Favorite Mistake -Stephanie Bond
Virgin Seeks Bad Boy -Ruth D. Kerce
Truly Scrumptious -R.G. Alexander
Shadow of a Wolf -Jez Morrow
Ravishing Rapunzel & Other Twisted Fairy Tails Reese Gabriel
The Hands of the Buddha -Susan Cogan
Daring Hearts -Leigh Ellwood
Bourbon Affair -Eliza Gayle
After Dark -Bryan Lee
The Lone Wolf Returns -Arianna Hart
One Hot Weekend -Katherine Garbera
Twilight of the Gods -Erich Von Daniken
Gold of the Gods -Erich von Daniken
11 Planets -David A. Aguilar
13 Planets -David A. Aguilar
The Book of Constellations -Robin Kerrod
The Planets -Dava Sobel
Orbit -Jay Apt, Michael Helfert, Justin Wilkinson
Tutankhamen’s Tomb -Jen Green
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing Erotic Romance
Chinese Mythology -Claude Helft
Indian Myths -Shahrukh Husain & Bee Willy
In Search of Ancient Gods -Erich von Daniken
Chinese Mythology -Giddens
Mummies, Pyramids & Pharaohs -Gail Gibbons
Favorite Greek Myths -Mary Pope Osborne
Driving Mr. Dead -Molly Harper
Aliens and Energy - Agnieszka Biskup
Icarus at the Edge of Time -Brian Greene
Exploring Dangers in Space: Astroids, Space Junk, and More -Buffy Silverman
Destination Space -Seymore Simon
Scholastic Discover More: Planets -Penny Arlon
Inside Stars -Andra Abramson
Stories in the Stars Dot to Dot in the Sky -Joan Marie Galat
The Ancient Alien Question -Filip Coopens
Aliens -Judith Herbst
Atlantis -Ann Margaret Lewis
The M-Files; True Reports of Minnesota’s Unexplained Phenomena -Jay Rath
Alien Investigation -Kelly Milner Halls
Breathe:  A Ghost Story -Cliff McNigh
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter -Seth Grahame-Smith
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies -Jane Austin & Seth Grahame-Smith
Vampire Awakening -Eliza Gayle

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