While the purge continues in the Book Basset household, I did stop to do something I hadn’t done in over twenty years, listen to records. With no ducklings to save from storm drains, I found myself with a little bit of time to enjoy some of my dad’s old records. It’s funny how I fell right back into the old method of, while one record is playing, searching through the stack for the next song. I hesitated to even look at the side B’s, since those had the less popular songs and I wanted to sample as many different songs as time would allow. Perry Como’s voice filled the room while I picked out my favorite Elivs song. The old familiar crackle and pop, that I was so glad to see go when CD’s came into the picture, now filled me with a wonderful sense of nostalgia. The records are from before my time, but the sounds were familiar. It was a nice ending to a weekend of clearing out the old and bringing in the new. I was certainly enjoying my dad’s old records… maybe I will hold onto those for a while.

Where Fish Can Breathe (The Star of Atlantis)
by Tricia D. Wagner
4.5 Stars (23 Reviews)
Genre: Literature & Fiction

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Ten-year-old Swift is weary of being “the Lad,” and he longs to feel a sense of belonging with his three older brothers. When a chance strikes to go night fishing together on their father’s mighty brigantine, the Regulus, it seems the perfect chance for Swift to prove himself.

When night falls, however, when stars rise and the fishing begins — as Swift ventures into the wilds of the sea and its creatures — a sense of alienation creeps in.

To realize his place in the strange water world, he must summon the courage to confront the North Atlantic with all its savagery. And to learn what it means to be one of four brothers, Swift must rally the bravery to reveal to them, at the heart, who he is.

Come sail the North Atlantic with Swift and his family in this poignant coming-of-age novelette.

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Soul for Dinner?: The Souleater Witches Book One
by E. D. Robson
4.0 Stars (8 Reviews)
Genre: Humor & Satire | Horror

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A light-hearted tale of romance, demonic murder and travel to hell. Edgar Bright, an awkward student looking for accommodation visits a house where three attractive young women are present to interview him for a house share. Unbeknown to him he is being used by the women as a victim for an induction test for Millicent Souleater in order for her to join her mother’s coven. Also present are her witches familiar Cat (known as Cathryn to her friends) and Millie’s cousin Angela, the daughter of her mother’s twin sister and an angel. Millie’s father is a demon. The induction test goes wrong, resulting in Edgar and Millie exchanging small parts of each other’s souls which causes a romantic connection and necessitating a quest to hell in an attempt to rectify matters.

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Being Authentic: A Memoir
by Morhaf Al Achkar
4.2 Stars (122 Reviews)
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting | Self-Help | Medical eBooks | Religion & Spirituality

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Yearning to find your Authentic Voice? Uncover the process to participate more authentically in the project we call humanity???

Rare are the spaces in which we can look inwardly at who we are. There is no horizon to do so more intimately than reading one’s biography. Reflect on what and who you are. What constitutes your core self? What should that be?

While there is no such thing as an “Authenticity Expert,” you now have a viable alternative. Morhaf Al Achkar obtained his Ph.D in education and is currently a practicing family physician at the University of Washington. He was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Since then, his research has focused on the experiences of patients living with cancer. His first book is based on interviews he did with 39 patients who live, like him, with advanced illness. He explored how these patients find meaning, cope, and build resilience. Using his own experiences and deep knowledge of philosophical concepts, Morhaf shares his understanding of authenticity from the perspective of someone aware of his own finitude.

By following along with his fascinating life story, Morhaf invites you on a journey of dialogue and reflection to live a more authentic and purposeful life with integrity.

By engaging with the author’s story in Being Authentic, you will:

• Garner the bravery to look at your own and be more authentic

• Strive to connect with the poet, artist, writer, dancer, and actor in every one of us

• Discover how other people around the world live, treasure their input, and be tolerant of unconventional behavior

• Learn how to heal, forgive, and let go of resentment to live a more positive life

• Develop better coping skills and become more resilient in the face of pandemic-like events

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Being Authentic: A Memoir? is the second book in Dr. Alachkar’s self-help series. The first was on resilience and meaning.

Dr. Alachkar’s Memoir shares genuine emotion, heartbreaks and great successes, and encourages us to be our authentic selves. This Memoir highlights our humanity’s purpose to share our story and of our fear of being forgotten after death and yet to live each day. If you like easy and genuine reads that tell it to you straight, then be sure to get your FREE Kindle Copy of Morhaf’s Being Authentic

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Eighteen In 1942
by K.J. McCall
4.9 Stars (13 Reviews)
Genre: Historical Fiction

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In February, 1945, 350 captured U.S. soldiers were taken from a German POW camp and transported by cattle car to Berga, slave-labor camp for European Jews. Inspired by this shocking and little-known event, K.J. McCall weaves fact and fiction in a story that begins in a small Pennsylvania town in September, 1941 when America is still at peace and much of the world is still at war. Corbin O’Connell is then just a high school senior, stuck on the family farm, snared by the conniving Velma, hopelessly in love with Daisy, his best friend’s girl. All he knows of the war is what he sees in newsreels. But everything changes on December 7, 1941, and 1942 finds him standing in line to register for the draft only two weeks after graduation. He’s headed for big trouble and doesn’t know it. To him the war is simply a convenient escape from his troubles and, blind to reality, he’s eager to enlist. But he will see. Far from home, he’s swept up in world conflict, and life veers off in its own mad direction when he’s captured by the Germans.

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So You’re Divorced, So What? A Guide to Living Your Best Life
by Shaunna Lee
4.4 Stars (18 Reviews)
Genre: Religion & Spirituality | Self-Help

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So You’re Divorced, So What? is a pragmatic and uplifting guide to recovering from a divorce and claiming the life you’ve always wanted. Shaunna Lee has successfully recovered from divorce three times, and candidly shares her experience in navigating these wrenching events. All three times she’s found strengths she didn’t know she had, and has emerged as a clear-eyed and compassionate coach for women navigating their own life journey.

This is not a “How to Get Divorced” book, but rather an inspirational take on how to truly thrive in your newly single life, regardless of how long it’s been since the ink dried on your divorce decree.

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• Ready to shift your feelings of loss and chaotic emotions into a sense of peace and well-being.

• Ready to transform your relationship with your ex into one that is easy and smooth.

• Ready to become the most supportive mother possible for your children.

• Ready to let go of your anger and shame once and for all.

• Ready to take action and create a life of your dreams.

So You’re Divorced, So What? Is the self-help book for people who dislike self-help books, and those who love them. If you want to improve your life, but aren’t sure how to get started, this is your guide to finding your way through despair to a life you’ll love.

By the end of So You’re Divorced, So What?, you will discover who you are, who you are meant to be and how to bridge the two. If you are ready to embrace your future and create your best life, this book is for you.

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