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Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood

Title: Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood
Rating: 5
Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., and John J. Ratey, M.D.
ISBN: 0-684-80128-0
Pages: 319
Format: paperback
Started: 2012-02-22
Finished: 2012-03-05

I've been recently diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and found this book helpful in understanding what this means and how to deal with it successfully.

Jenkins--The Definitive Guide

Title: Jenkins–The Definitive Guide
Author: John Ferguson Smart
Pages: 446
Format: e-book
Started: 2012-02-18

The Truth About Muhammad

Title: The Truth About Muhammad
Rating: 5
ISBN: 1-59698-028-1
Pages: 214
Started: 2012-02-08
Finished: 2012-02-16

Well-documented and disturbing eye-opener. Reveals a very real and dark side to Islam.

The Eight

Title: The Eight
Rating: 3
Author: Katherine Neville
Pages: 550
Started: 2012-01-30
Finished: 2012-02-08

Interesting read. The plot divides into two mirroring veins that intertwine real historical persons with fictional characters. Entertaining, but all in all not quite believable, especially toward the end. Oddly enough, I can see this being a better movie than the book that it is.

Face of Betrayal

Title: Face of Betrayal
Rating: 4
Author: Lis Wiehl
ISBN: 978-1-59554-705-7
Pages: 284
Started: 2012-01-20
Finished: 2012-01-23

Another great mystery by this author. I have to see if she's written others! I really enjoy the realistic portrayal of people's various spiritual outlooks on life without being proselytizing.


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NOTE: I use a 0 to 5 system to rate what I've read. A book or article that has no rating at all is either waiting to be finished, or I've not had the chance to rate it yet.
 0 = I disliked the book, and do not recommend it at all.
 1 = The book was just tolerable enough to finish.
 2 = The book was okay but nothing to write home about.
 3 = The book was fair enough to read at least once.
 4 = The book was enjoyable and definitely worth reading.
 5 = I thoroughly enjoyed the book or it had a lasting impact.

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