Book Reviews

Staying Alive on Planet Earth 1

Lloyd E. McIlveen

Trafford, 212 pages, (paperback) $15.45, 9781466993983
(Reviewed: October, 2014)

Factors that may contribute to longer life are examined in this sincere but limited book touting a path toward being healthier and happier as you age.

Lloyd E. McIlveen, who describes himself as being in his "more matured years,"...

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What Was I Thinking?: The Subconscious and Decision-Making

C. Gates

Xlibris, 262 pages, (paperback) $19.99, 9781499004069
(Reviewed: October, 2014)

How do we make decisions? Are they based on rational grounds, such as collecting evidence, crunching numbers, weighing all options, and considering objectively a range of views? Or are they really based on gut instinct, intuition, or on past...

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Reviewer's ChoiceBatavia Shores

Ken F. Stewart

Xlibris, 245 pages, (paperback) $16.13, 9781499011357
(Reviewed: October, 2014)

Series fiction must invite new readers into the fold while sparing fans too much repetition. Batavia Shores is a sequel that gets the balance right — and delivers a ripping yarn as well. If it proves to be the second of many, there...

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How to Make Successful Students in One Year: A Model for the World

Nicholas Aggor

AuthorHouse, 517 pages, (paperback) $26.95, 9781491825990
(Reviewed: October, 2014)

Industrial engineer and creator of an instructional math book series (plus a multiplication table chant audio) aimed at parents of middle-school-aged kids, Nicholas Aggor now steps up to condemn failing school standards and offer a...

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I am Charlotte

Charlotte Gober Czekala

Trafford, 180 pages, (paperback) $12.10, 9781466963382
(Reviewed: October, 2014)

Born in the August heat of New Orleans in 1938, Charlotte Gober Czekala was raised on good ol’ Americana: hot fudge sundaes at the corner drugstore, evening radio dramas like Amos ‘n’ Andy, and catching lightning bugs in mason jars....

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