Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Seven Rays, by Jessica Bendinger


I am listening to the audiobook. It is so cool that I came out during lunch at work and sat in the car to listen to the next couple chapters. Elizabeth (or maybe Aleph Beth) is a high school girl, … Continue reading

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Outcast, by MichelleĀ Paver


In Outcast, the fourth book in the Chronicles of Darkness, Torak find that his mother of Red Deer Clan declared him clanless. His unusual power of being able to talk with animals makes the people of the Raven Clan uneasy. … Continue reading

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Soul Eater, by Michelle Paver


This is the third book of the Chronicles of Darkness, set 6,000 years ago in prehistoric Europe, pre agriculture. Each book takes our hero Torak to a different environmental zone (or two). Torak knows he is a Spirit Walker who … Continue reading

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Spirit Walker, by Michelle Paver


This is the second book in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness. I have to keep reminding me that these stories are supposed to take place in Paleolithic Europe instead of the Paleolithic Northwest of the U.S. and Canada. The only … Continue reading

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The Dark Is Rising, by Susan Cooper


This is the sequel to Under Sea, Over Stone in The Dark is Rising Sequence. The next book is Greenwitch and then The Grey King which is already reviewed on this blog. I was somewhat surprisedĀ  that there wasn’t much … Continue reading

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Drive: the surprising truth about what motivates us, by Daniel H. Pink


This is a great and inspiring book about the shift in the workplace from profit motives to doing something greater for society. The three things studies show that employees want are autonomy, control over their time and control over their … Continue reading

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Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins


You know they are going to make movie of this series. They will be blockbusters. But who will play Katniss? How about the star of “Victorious?” She looks like she could be a huntress. I read this book in about … Continue reading

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