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Apr 20, 2018

"The Big Leap" by Gay Hendricks

Everybody’s heard the expression, You can’t have everything. Well, why not?  Who says? What is the fundamental reason it is not possible for us to have everything? According to Gay Hendricks, it is possible. What stops us is our own limiting beliefs.  To be clear, having everything is not the same as having it both ways. The latter is more like You can’t have your cake and eat it, too. I used to hate that expression.

"Unlucky 13" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club series is a girlfriends’ story. They work together to solve murders, but so much of it is about the relationships between the women, which are very well drawn, possibly because Mr. Patterson has the sense to use a female co-writer, Maxine Paetro. The club is currently comprised of San Francisco police detective Lindsay Boxer, medical examiner Claire Washburn, DA Yuki Castellano, and reporter Cindy Thomas. As the title indicates, this is the 13th in the series.

"The Confession" by John Grisham

A young man has been convicted of murder and is scheduled to be executed in a few days. A shady-looking character, Travis Boyette, drops into Pastor Keith Schroeder’s church office and says he doesn’t want that boy to die for a crime that he, Travis, committed. Long story short, he coerces Keith into taking him to Sloan, Texas, so he can confess and show them literally where the body is buried.

"Web Copy That Sells" by Maria Veloso

There are so many millions of web sites out there that surfers are overwhelmed. The result of this glut of information is that surfers will spend an average of just 8 seconds on a site before moving on and forgetting all about the previous ones. So, how do you keep them on your site long enough to at least read what you’re about?

"Murder At Honeychurch Hall" by Hannah Dennison

Kat Stanford is winding up on every successful career and is going into a whole new one with her mother, Iris. Except that Iris has never actually agreed to this plan and has much different ideas of her own. Kat’s father died a few months earlier, releasing Iris to leave the city to move back to the country life she’s always loved. But she’s bought a house that can only charitably be called even a fixer-upper. Kat heartily disapproves of her mother’s plans and her mother does not care.

"Flesh and Bone" by Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell is one of the more renown and successful crime writers of our time. Her corporation has annual earnings of about $10 million. She is a prolific writer, with well over 30 full length books, most of them novels, to her credit, which have sold over 100 million copies and have been translated into roughly 50 languages. And I keep reading her stuff to see why.

"The Shack" by Wm. Paul Young

Mackenzie Allen Phillips has risen above a childhood of unimaginable horrors to have a great life with an amazing wife and five terrific kids. Then his youngest child is murdered and what he calls the “Great Sadness” take ahold of him. The strong faith the got him through everything else is still there, but he’s getting a little ticked off at God – and who can blame him?

"The Ramayana" as told by Aubrey Menen

The Ramayana is an epic poem originally written in Sanskrit and attributed to the poet, Valmiki. It’s considered to be one of the two great works of Indian literature. Yana means journey, so it’s the tale of Prince Rama’s journey. The full version is seven volumes long and there are at least 300 versions of it. So, British-Indian author Aubrey Menen figured it was okay to give it his own slant.

"Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert T. Kiyasaki

The subtitle of the book is: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money that the Poor and Middle Class do not!  This is a must-read. It’s a must-read. If you have not already made millions on your own and you have any interest in having more discretionary income, if you incur more debt whenever you buy a high ticket item, if the more you make, the more you pay, you have to read this.

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