‘BRICK By BRICK: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry’ by David C. Robertson
Adult Books , Non- Fiction / October 22, 2014

Inside this book is truly amazing and inspiring details of the creation, rise, decline then the continuing rise of the Lego company! Along with information about its founder – Ole Kirk Christiansen – it tells of the unbelievable survival of this amazing company! Are you aware that Lego  was created in 1932 during one of the most devastating economical times of the world? It survived when most established companies “went under”.  All these many decades later, even though it has expanded – it is a family business which insists on integrity and quality. In order to stay strong in an industry manipulated with electronics, it has had to make some incredible changes without losing the pride the company maintains in its product. Although you may not be a fan of Legos when you begin this book, I am certain your appreciation of Lego’s will definitely improve. If you are already a fan, you will marvel of how they have adjusted and excelled without lessening the quality of their product. I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating on this non-fiction book. *This was sent to me for an honest review, of which I have given PLEASE PURCHASE THIS BOOK…

This is So GREAT! ‘Rush Revere and the First Patriots’ by Rush Limbaugh – Book Review by LAWonder10

Good Reads Synopsis: Substitute middle-school history teacher Rush Revere takes his students back in time to eighteenth-century Boston to experience the start of the American Revolution as it happens. ABOUT BOOK:  Nationally syndicated radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has long wanted to make American history come to life for the children of his listeners. In Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims, he created the character of a fearless middle-school history teacher named Rush Revere, who travels back in time and experiences American history as it happens, in adventures with exceptional Americans. In this second book in the series, Rush Revere is transported back to the people and events leading up to the American Revolution.  Do not get caught up in modern-day US history literature which no longer teaches the accurate events of early North America History. If you want History as it really was, be sure to but these wonderful fun Books/CDs by Rush Limbaugh. About this author per Goodreads: American radio host and conservative political commentator. His nationally-syndicated talk show, The Rush Limbaugh Show, airs throughout the world on Premiere Radio Networks. He has been credited with reviving AM radio in the United States, and is considered to have been…

The Phenominal & Patriotic ‘Black Dad-White Dad: The James Womack Story’ by James Womack & Anna Allen – Book Reiew by LAWonder10 **Note: Interview to be held with this author, June 30, 2014!
Adult Books , Non- Fiction / June 26, 2014

I searched my shelves for a book I felt would even remotely fit int o a “Freedom” blog hop and decided this may “fit the bill”. How little did I know how very appropriate it would be! This is not only the astounding story of a black man growing up during the Jim Crow period of unrest in Mississippi/Louisiana, but of a individual awakened to new truths and a strong appreciation for America and its Constitution. James Womack – born in 1940 – tells of his, spiritual & intellectual growth and of his humiliations, pain, and unlimited challenges. As one who thought I understood the horrors of WWW11 & the Viet Nam war, I had a rude awakening to how very brutal the Viet Nam War was and how misled the World was by the media from America and abroad. I am aware of the way this Nation welcomed home the veterans who had fought with honorable intentions for others freedoms . However, I was not aware of the injustices that greeted them as they landed on America’s shores. Many family members and friends served in those wars, some lost their lives, all were forever emotionally scarred for what they…

Interview with ‘Stone in a Sling’ Author – Major Scott A. Meehan! Join me in learning more of this awe-inspiring man!

   I am thrilled to introduce this amazing man and his equally amazing story…Major (Ret.) Scott A. Meehan!  This indeed is an honor for me. 1.  Scott, your life began in Baltimore, Maryland in a country setting with family members close by. When you were approximate 8 years of age your parents moved to Chicago, Illinois to receive bible and pilot training. Your school experience vastly changed. What types of changes did you experience at the first school transition and then on to the private school? The students were made to feel safe and part of the ‘nuclear’ family in the suburban Baltimore school environment. Not so in the first transition to a city school in Chicago. The bullying bordered criminal, even in an elementary school and most of the teachers were indifferent. Kids learned to adopt a survival mode each day. Thus, the change to a private school a year later. My parents had financial help for this to happen in the best interest of the whole family. The private school was a Christian school, and much of the teaching was Biblically oriented.  However, according to your book, the bullying did not cease at your Private school either. 2. …

A True Story of ‘Stone in a Sling: A Soldier’s Journey’ by Major (Ret.) Scott A. Meehan – Book Review By LAWonder10. Join me in two days for my Interview with this incredible individual!

  ‘Stone in a Sling’ is a riveting, true story of Scott Meehan’s road to military duty and the, sometimes, miraculous changes that road opened to him. Join in the incredible journey with this amazing story of Scott’s memoirs. Beginning his young life in Baltimore, Maryland, living in the country surrounded with relatives, he and his brother, Russ, were secure and happy. Through a career change of his father, that contentment was disrupted as he and his family moved to Chicago, Illinois…a big difference. At first the school was a challenge but he quickly made friends with an unlikely group and all seemed good. Then he was transferred to a private school where things became more difficult.  After his father completed a few years training there, he was transferred various places in the next five years. By Scott’s tenth grade year, the training complete, they were stationed in Columbia where Scott finished his high school years amongst much commotion. At graduation, in much turmoil, Scott returned to the United States unsettled, restless, and non-productive. He had a life changing experience which led him to enlist in the Army’s Special Forces…a choice he came to truly question. From this point on,…

Review/Interview ‘The Heart of Elvis’ by Robynn Gabel – Book Review by LAWonder10 – Interview Introducing Robynn Gabel on April 3rd, 2014!

  Excellent collection of memoirs from experiences between a woman and a very special horse. Robynn relives her association with this very unique animal, trough fondness, frustration and much humor.  This is a story all will enjoy…from elementary age to “baby boomers”!  Join with Elvis’s interaction, through the years, with Robynn and her family.  It matters not if one is involved in horsemanship or not, one can still enjoy and learn from the years of learning together – man/woman and beast! The separate situations is humorously depicted and portrayed by the author. Although it is written of occasions spanning years, it still captures the readers continual interest. Many will “fall in love” with Elvis all over again… Perhaps not the same Elvis most knows! The Title is perfect as well as the book cover. My review offers a Four and a Half Stars rating of this book. This book was sent to me by the author for an honest review, of which I have given. PURCHASE THIS BOOK FROM AMAZON HERE. [raw] [/raw]

‘Notes and Comments on Robert’s Rules (Fourth edition)’ by Jim Slaughter, Gaut Ragsdale, & Jon Ericson – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Non- Fiction / March 14, 2014

At present, Robert’s Rules are under conflicting debates, however, this book supplies Noes and Comments on the proper procedures when conducting and participating in any formal meeting.  This is a very good reference book on key points without all the Robert’s Rules details. It simplifies the procedures. For any one conducting/attending a political, school board,or any other similar meeting where Robert’s Rules are implemented, I recommend this book for frequent reference. This is clearly stated and does not drag or confuse the reader. It is well-presented. My rating of this book offers Four Stars. This was sent to me by the author for an honest book review, of which I have given Buy This Book From Amazon Here. [raw] [/raw]

‘A Time For Every Purpose Under Heaven: One Woman’s Trip To Africa…My Story’ by Chris Loehmer Kincaid – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Non- Fiction / February 7, 2014

Chris Kincaid accompanied her daughter on this very special short mission to Africa. She records a touching memoir of some of her activities and heartfelt memories of the time she spent in various parts of Kenya.  This experience “opened her eyes” to a whole different world and life than the one she had always known…An experience she will never forget. The author added a few photos depicting parts of her journey. Other parts of her journey are portrayed through words. The title is fitting and the book cover is perfect in the depiction of her story. Chris asks one question throughout her book which she never really answers. I think the reader can surmise the answer but her answer “hung in the air” leaving the reader a feeing that lacked in completeness. My review of this book offers a Four Stars rating. This book was graciously sent to me by the author for an honest review, of which I have given.   BUY THIS BOOK FROM AMAZON HERE. [raw] [/raw] My Thoughts: My husband an I had the opportunity to serve and live among the Philippine people for two wonderful years. I feel all people of more abundant living should…

‘Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Survivor’ by Karen Ingalls – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Non- Fiction / February 3, 2014

This is a short but profound book. Karen Ingalls shares her experience in discovering then “dealing with” this deadly, silent killer. Outshine contains good information for all women – not just those who have been diagnosed with cancer. She lists steps to take to catch it in the early stages. Karen offers heartfelt advise and support for those going through this abhorrent condition. I want to applaud Karen for her writing this helpful, easily read book. It can possibly save many women’s lives in the future. The title will be verified within the over of her book as will the book cover. I have a difficult time reviewing some memoirs because most of them seem to offer too much information to keep the reader’s interest yet deliver a message often needing to be heard and take note of. I do feel this book deserves a Four Stars rating for importance of content. It is written well and concise. This was sent to me by the author for an honest review of which I have given. Buy this now from Amazon. [raw] [/raw]  

‘If Only We Knew…Remarkable True Stories of God’s Intervention.’ by John Murray – Book Review by LAWonder10

This is a collection of remarkable experiences and Divine Interventions the author acquaints the reader with. Coincident’s? Delve into these pages and you be the judge! John Murray makes several good points within these pages. One particularly I applaud, we (collectively) allow prayers to be taken out of our schools yet question God in allowing criminal things to happen within the walls of schools.  One of many questions he addresses is the question of why a loving God would allow terrible things to happen to good people. He also includes personal experiences behind the “iron curtain” and of experiences after the “fall” of the “Iron curtain”. Many strong valid points are accompanied by examples. Do miracles sill exist? How blind mankind is if in fact they d not recognize daily miracles of invention, medical discoveries, technology, etc.  These are not mere mortal “brainpower” but are truly “God-inspired” miracles! At the end of each chapter are questions for personal  thought or for group discussion. This is an inspired book for all to read. Regardless of your personal belief or sect, there is simple truth and inspiration to be found within the impressive cover of this short book. It slightly lacked  in…

‘No More Tears’ by Dr. Margaret Aranda – Book Review By LAWonder10
Adult Books , Non- Fiction / January 25, 2014

This is – by far – the most difficult book I have received for review. It is written by an educated, intelligent doctor who has suffered a trauma since being in a car accident. This has affected her abilities in many ways , including in her writing ability. She is aware of this but has not allowed it to be edited out in order to express a point. However, because of the merit of her message, I must put aside my normal review/rating procedures. She had an amazing experience in the early stages of her accident, a message she shares with all who read her story. Within these pages, Dr. Margaret Aranda, presents critical information for doctors and patients alike to apply in their professional and personal lives..Information all should be aware of. Are you familiar with the term dysautonomia? Did you know some universities no longer require doctors to take the Hippocratic Oath? A few even allow the Doctors to create their own!! I have obtained a new respect for Stanford University as I have for the Good Samaritan Hospital in California, as well. Had Margaret not been a doctor, she would not be alive today…As it stands, she…

‘Pure Love; Pure Life: Exploring God’s Heart’ by Elsa Kok Colopy – book review by LAWonder10

This is an outstanding book not only for Youth but for parents and Youth Leaders as well. It is wonderful more religious leaders are speaking out concerning the immorality in society, but particularly with the youth. Elsa has presented this topic with a light, refreshing but down-to-earth approach. The youth can follow the guidelines and record their thoughts feelings and actions as they follow along with the instruction and scenarios. I won this in a Goodreads giveaway. I am very appreciative of the opportunity to own this and recommend this to others. (Goodreads Summary): I crafted every portion of you and I am delighted with my work. I have a purpose and a plan for your life, and I will walk with you every step of the way. Will you trust me? When you think of purity, what comes to mind? Perfect behavior? Impossible standards? Everything focused on waiting for that special guy? If so, you’re not alone. The good news is purity isn’t just a list of don’ts—don’t think that way, don’t look that way, don’t act that way. It’s a God-designed plan for a happy life. Honest, humorous, and real, Pure Love, Pure Life provides practical tools to help…

‘Aloha Joe In Hawaii’ by Joe Holt – Book Review by LAWonder10

Aloha Joe In Hawaii is written as a memoir but it is too light and fun to be listed as a memoir but I am not certain how else to classify it!  Although it touches on Joe Holt’s childhood and briefly on his teen years, it centers on but a few very interesting years of his life. He was forced into a very early retirement. After a few odd jobs, he as talked into going to Hawaii by a friend.  He took a “leap of faith” and just did it! No he shares what has been a learning experience in his life.  You will relish reading the things he has done and viewing the photos which he has included. Joe is an amazing man, having overcome a tremendously vexatious childhood, failed marriage, coping with injuries and PTSD, and more. I hope this will only be a “teaser” of a more complete biography yet to come. The book cover is a great portrayal of what is inside. The Title, itself, is fitting to the memoir.  Joe introduces his reader to his surroundings and other people in his life through description, plus, photos. It is well written, the flow from one event to another is done…

‘Under the Rainbow’ by Catherine Campbell – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Non- Fiction / December 14, 2013

This s a well-written, true story of a couples struggles with a devastating, continual challenge of their faith in God. Like so many of us, Catherine and Phillip Campbell felt they were truly trying to live Gods will, when suddenly they had huge trials occur, causing Catherine to question herself and all she had fervently believed in. This is a story of the faith and courage Catherine had to find within herself to face a world which claimed what little time she had outside of each work day. How can a loving Father do this to her and her husband? How could He do it to other, blameless individuals? Could their marriage survive this? Who was to blame? Was it her? These are only a few questions which developed in Catherine’s mind. She shares her inner turmoil and reliance on others in learning to cope with devastation, pride, fatigue, anger, love, gratitude, bitterness, anguish, inability to pray, trusting others, etc. This is a very touching a profound tale of Catherine’s whole family and the importance of a strong support system and in accepting God’s ways. I agree with a statement made by Catherine that without a faith and trust in…

‘Getting to 50-50: How Working Parents Can Have it All’ by Sharon Meers & Joanna Strober – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Non- Fiction / November 23, 2013

Getting to 50’50 is written for working parents, trying to juggle home and family.  It’s primary objective is to aid parents in a working an acceptable  solution          to the problems that evolve  when both parents try to build their careers without neglecting their children in any way. The book is divided in to three parts. Part one entails the virtues of having both parents working.  Part two centers on getting rid of “myths” about both parents working. Part three suggests ways to make the 50/50 theory work in one’s own situation.  While many good points are made in each section, in my opinion, it is too utopian. The positive side…In rare cases this system could work. For an increasing amount of single parents, this book can offer helpful ideas and reduce the amount of parental guilt the single parent often feels. It could be used as a guideline in finding help through a child care assistant. Another positive point is, there is still inequality in the work force. A woman is often not given equal pay for the same work a man does. In some instance a woman is still passed over for promotions, simply because…

‘Science and Religion:Reconciling the Conflicts’ by David M. Barker – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Non- Fiction / November 21, 2013

 In this remarkable work of science an religion combined, David Barker has successfully created a convincing argument for both science and religion. In order to be a scientist, or follow the paths of science, one can also be religious and believe in scriptures and a Higher Power.   As some individuals and groups rebel against these truths, they cannot disprove  the findings discussed in David Barker’s compilation of scientific theories. facts and blunders. I am impressed with the vast amount of research David has put into this incredible non-fiction work!  He has objectively discussed changes of scientific views from recorded history to present day.  He has pointed out truth and error in both past and present Religious and scientific belief. The author has gone into great detail pinpointing differences and how they can be reconciled. This is a book that is better appreciated by the scholar or elocutionist. For the commonplace reader, it can get quite mind boggling. Yet, it is a great book to keep accessible for future reference. It is well written and, if anything…too informative.  I feel it would be of great value to more individuals and groups if it were somehow simplified without losing its credibility. For…

‘Author You’ by Dr. Judith Briles – Book Review by LAWonder10

When I contacted award-winning author/business person/publisher, Dr. Judith Briles, and she said she would send her book, ‘Author You’, for review, I thought,”Okay….This should be interesting.  It WAS! It was GREAT!  For all authors, it is a must!  Whether you are a casual author or a serious one, this book has key points and creates an awareness in all that is involved in becoming an author. It is presented in a “workbook” fashion so you can analyze yourself and if it is truly what you are willing to do to make it worthwhile and successful. I found many parts of it that would have totally benefited me before beginning my blog! Regardless what business ventures you are pursuing, applying this book’s instructions and layout – adjusting it to fit your individual needs – can benefit anyone creating a blog or business online. Many aspects of online ventures are discussed it this remarkable book/workbook. My policies are to donate the books I receive to the Library system for further reviews, but I am selfishly “holding on” to this was to benefit self,family and friends.  I really feel ashamed not to share it with the public but not enough ashamed to give…

‘Gently Awakened’ by Sara Joseph – Book Review by LAWonder10

Gently Awakened is highly recommended reading for any artist or literary person. I also would recommend it for the “lay” person as well. It is a very uplifting, motivational book. The author is not only talented in her writing ability, but in art, poetry, knowledge and wisdom, too. I thought I was quite well-versed in the bible. Some thoughts and quotes she brought out put a “new light” on scriptural references I have read many times. In addition to scripture references, Sarah uses her own personal experiences, and a few experiences of others. They all work together in creating this “work of art”. The poetry added throughout the book is beautifully written, as well as inspirational, as is the artwork. The cover lightly touches on her art ability. The title is also a good reflection of what is inside these pages. However, there were a few typo and at times the text was repetitive – but repetition is how we are taught. This still is a book not only to read but to keep as a valuable reference and teaching aid. I give this book a review with a strong Four Stars rating. I was generously sent this book for…