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review 2017-09-21 19:06
Good Me, Bad Me / Ali Land
Good Me Bad Me - Ali Land

Not recommended for those who have children and/or are sensitive to violence against children.

Milly knows she is different from other children. From other people. But she maybe doesn’t realize just how different. You see, Molly’s mother is a serial killer and she has forced Milly to be Satan’s little helper. It’s much easier to snatch a child if you have one of your own in tow.

What conscience Milly has left has sent her to the police. Yes, she felt bad for the children lying dead in their basement, but what she was truly dreading was the “birthday party” that her mother was planning when she turned “sweet sixteen.” So before the invitations go out to people to come & brutalize her, Milly turns her mother in.

But she had no idea how hard it was going to be to leave her mother behind. Or how difficult it will be to act like she is “normal,” especially when she has been taught by an expert how to read body language, how to manipulate people, how to tell them what they want to hear. She can’t seem to fit in to her foster situation, because she can see altogether too clearly what is going on in their home—and how can she trust a social worker who can’t see that his wife is an addict and his daughter is well on her way to the same state.

If you like this book, I would recommend I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. It is a young adult work, but really well done in my opinion. Another child struggling to right himself after being raised by a serial killer dad.

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review 2017-09-14 19:45
My Review of Land of Nod, The Artifact
Land of Nod, The Artifact (Land of Nod Trilogy) - Gary Hoover

Land of Nod, The Artifact by Gary Hoover is the first book in the Land of Nod trilogy. Ever since Jeff Browning's father mysteriously disappeared, Jeff's been having strange and terrifying dreams. When he's searching in his father's office for a necklace given to Jeff by his father, he finds a portal. Jeff's curiosity is piqued to the point of finding out where the portal leads, and if it's where he'll find answers leading to his father's whereabouts.

 

This was an imaginative story with strange creatures in a strange land. Jeff meets new people who are willing to help him; for his new friends believe Jeff to be the prophesied one. I felt this story was alright and is a great story for middle grade children.

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review 2017-09-11 03:19
Review: Stranger in a Strange Land
Stranger in a Strange Land (Remembering Tomorrow) - Robert A. Heinlein

This was my first time reading anything by Heinlein.  I really enjoyed the first half, and I was pleasantly surprised by how readable and entertaining it was, but I disliked the second half quite a bit.

 

The main premise is that there is life on Mars, and humanity has only just begun to travel there.  As a result of the first trip, a baby is born on Mars, his parents die, and he is raised by Martians.  When the book begins, Mike, the baby in question, is now an adult and he has just traveled back to Earth to meet his race.

 

I thought the first part was great.  It was a bit dated in some of its attitudes and beliefs, but the story was interesting and I really liked how Heinlein built up this alien culture which looks at things so differently from humans, to the point that some things simply can’t be translated in terms humans can understand and vice versa.  The characters were relatively interesting and likeable.  Even Jubal was likeable at first.  I had the impression, without knowing anything about Heinlein’s personality or beliefs, that Jubal was Heinlein’s voice in this book, representing the ideal older man and expressing the ideas that Heinlein wanted to convey to his readers.

 

The second half devolved into mysticism, orgies, and, worst of all, monologues, and I didn’t care for the ending.  But my biggest complaint was with the monologues.  They weren’t terribly long, but they were frequent.  The author, usually through Jubal, seemed to have a lot of opinions on religion, philosophy, families, and cultural taboos that he wanted to express.  My problem really wasn’t with the opinions themselves.  I agreed with some and disagreed with others.  I was horrified by a few and amused by others.  It’s just that they were presented in a manner that felt too preachy, and that pulled me out of the story.  And at that point, the story itself became less interesting and everything felt like a vehicle to deliver the monologues.

 

I have a couple of Heinlein’s other books on my reading list, and I’ve seen them compared more favorably to this one, so I intend to cycle back around and give him another try eventually.  When he was just telling me a story and not trying to preach at me, I enjoyed his writing style.  On the sites where I can give half stars, I’m rating this as 2.5.  On Goodreads, I decided to round up to 3 based on the first half and parts of the second half.

 

Next Book

In the Night Garden, the first book of The Orphan’s Tales by Catherynne Valente, another new-to-me author.

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review 2017-09-06 09:47
Fantastically Medieval
Plague Land - S. D. Sykes

Set in London, 1350, two years after the start of the bubonic plague in that city.

 

Not for the squeamish. The opening scene is pretty gruesome and had me muttering about superstition and stupidity.

 

In a wonderfully medieval tone, a first person account begins, told by a Lord of the manor, far too young. With several of the local authorities dead of plague, responsibility is brought to his door when a dead girl is found in the woods.

 

As a younger son who is only Lord because his older brothers fell victim to the plague, Oswald is unprepared for his role but rises to the challenge with admirable self-discipline and intelligence. Plots and intrigue make it necessary for him to learn the ways of land-grabbing Lords fast, and a superstitious priest complicates his every move.

 

I loved the writing in this. Despite the stress and some gory scenes, it's wonderfully medieval and at times even poetic in well written prose. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys Historical Fiction or Fantasy.

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text 2017-09-05 12:00
Global Lead Recycling Battery Market Size, Status and Forecast 2022

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The Global Lead Recycling Battery Market Research Report 2017 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Lead Recycling Battery industry.

Firstly, the report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Lead Recycling Battery market analysis is provided for the international market including development history, competitive landscape analysis, and major regions’ development status.

Secondly, development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures. This report also states import/export, supply and consumption figures as well as cost, price, revenue and gross margin by regions (United States, EU, China and Japan), and other regions can be added.

Then, the report focuses on global major leading industry players with information such as company profiles, product picture and specification, capacity, production, price, cost, revenue and contact information. Upstream raw materials, equipment and downstream consumers analysis is also carried out. What’s more, the Lead Recycling Battery industry development trends and marketing channels are analyzed.

Finally, the feasibility of new investment projects is assessed, and overall research conclusions are offered.

In a word, the report provides major statistics on the state of the industry and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the market.

This report studies the Lead Recycling Battery market status and outlook of global and major regions, from angles of players, regions, product and end Application/industries; this report analyzes the top players in global and major regions, and splits the Lead Recycling Battery market by product and Application/end industries.

The global Lead Recycling Battery market is valued at XX million USD in 2016 and is expected to reach XX million USD by the end of 2022, growing at a CAGR of XX% between 2016 and 2022. 

The major players in global market include 
Call2Recycle
Battery Solutions LLC
Exide Technologies
Johnson Controls

Geographically, this report split global into several key Regions, with, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Lead Recycling Battery for these regions, from 2012 to 2022 (forecast)
United States
EU
Japan
China
India 
Southeast Asia

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Video
Voice 
Data

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Table of contents:

1 Industry Overview of Lead Recycling Battery

2 Global Lead Recycling Battery Competition Analysis by Players

3 Company (Top Players) Profiles

4 Global Lead Recycling Battery Market Size by Type and Application (2012-2017)

5 United States Lead Recycling Battery Development Status and Outlook

6 EU Lead Recycling Battery Development Status and Outlook

7 Japan Lead Recycling Battery Development Status and Outlook

8 China Lead Recycling Battery Development Status and Outlook

9 India Lead Recycling Battery Development Status and Outlook

11 Market Forecast by Regions, Type and Application (2017-2022)

12 Lead Recycling Battery Market Dynamics

13 Market Effect Factors Analysis

14 Research Finding/Conclusion

15 Appendix

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Figure Global Lead Recycling Battery Market Size (Million USD) Status and Outlook (2012-2022)
Table Global Market Lead Recycling Battery Revenue (Million USD) Comparison by Regions 2012-2022
Figure Global Lead Recycling Battery Market Share by Regions (2012-2017)
Figure United States Lead Recycling Battery Market Size (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2017)
Figure EU Lead Recycling Battery Market Size (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2017)
Figure Japan Lead Recycling Battery Market Size (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2017)
Figure China Lead Recycling Battery Market Size (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2017)
Figure India Lead Recycling Battery Market Size (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2017)
Figure Southeast Asia Lead Recycling Battery Market Size (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2017)
Table Global Lead Recycling Battery Market Size (Million USD) Comparison by Application (2012-2022)

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