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About craigmaas

I do a little web design work and support a couple web sites and blogs. My primary focus is lighting and energy consulting where I use a number of computer tools to help my customer find ways of saving money and improving their work environment. See my web site for more information: www.effectiveconcepts.net

The Nix by Nathan Hill

The Nix is Hill’s first book, but he’s been writing for some time and it shows. The book is engrossing but with lots of weird tangents that slowly weave themselves into a single theme. There are times the novel seems … Continue reading

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Pitching My Way Through World War II by Joy & Rosanne Bliss

Pitching My Way Through World War II: Letters Home To North Dakota; co-written with G. L. Dybwad. Private First Class Vernon E. Ellingson was just a Midwest boy who was drafted into WWII. Growing up in Grand Forks, ND his … Continue reading

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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared tells the tale of Allan Karlsson, who loves his vodka. So much so that he escapes from his nursing home on the morning of his 100th birthday. From here he … Continue reading

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How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big by Scott Adams

How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big: Kind Of The Story Of My Life Adams has written a book that is partially an autobiography and part advice book. It covers much of the same ground that his … Continue reading

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Earth Unaware by Orson Scott Card

Earth Unaware: The First Formic War, Book 1; co-written by Aaron Johnston See my review of “The Swarm” B 417 pages Amazon Book Preview of “Earth Unaware“

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Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card

Earth Afire: The First Formic War, Book 2; co-written by Aaron Johnston See my review of “The Swarm” B 400 pages Amazon Book Preview of “Earth Afire“

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Earth Awakens by Orson Scott Card

Earth Awakens: The First Formic War, Book 3; co-written by Aaron Johnston See my review of “The Swarm” B- 449 pages Amazon Book Preview of “Earth Awakens“

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