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I write a lot of book reviews as an Amazon Vine Voice. Some they select for me; some I choose on my own. Here’s a list that spans the gamut of writers books, military volumes, scientific studies, anthropology and miscellaneous. They come from my four blogs, Ask a Tech Teacher, Jacqui Murray’s WordDreams, USNA or Bust and Sizzling Science. They are also featured on Amazon, Goodreads and the Scribd writer’s community.

To see them organized by theme, click here:

12.21: A Novel by Dustin Thomason

16 Holiday Projects by SL Tech Team

19 posters to Decorate Your Technology Lab by Ask a Tech Teacher

38 Web 2.0 Articles That Will Turn Your Class Around by Ask a Tech Teacher

55 Technology Projects for the Digital Classroom: Everything you need to integrate computers into K-8 classes by Jacqui Murray

98 Tech Problems from the Classroom: and How Students Can Solve Them by the SL Tech Team and Ask a Tech Teacher

Acheulian Site of Gesher Benot Ya’Aqov, Israel: The Wood Assemblage

Act of Deceit by Steven Gore

An Affair of Deceit by Jamie Michelle

American Sniper by Chris Kyle

Anything But Beige

The Back Road by Rachel Abbott

Bedfellows by Bob Garfield

Big Red

Bloodland by Alan Glynn

Blowout by Byron L. Dorgan and David Hagberg

Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs

Born on a Blue Day

Boy in the Moon

Breakout Novel by Donald Maass

Breakout Novelist by Donald Maass

Brief Points: Superficial but Worthy Resource for Parents of USNA Mids

Bryson’s Dictionary for Writers and Editors–by Bill Bryson

Bubblegum Thief by Jeff Miller

Building a Midshipman –by Jacqui Murray (that’s me)

Bunyoro: An African Kingdomby John Beattie

Capitol Murder by Phillip Margolin

The Catch by Taylor Stevens

Cold and Lonely Place by Sara Henry

Cold Glory by B. Kent Anderson

Columbus Affair by Steve Berry

Comedy Thesaurus by Judy Brown

Comic Toolbox by John Vorhaus

Common Core Lesson Plans by Ask a Tech Teacher

Common Core Literacy for ELA by Katherine McKnight

Coup d’etat by Ben Coes

Crashed by Timothy Hallinan

Crimes of Memory by LJ Sellers

Cruisers and Battle Cruisers: An Illustrated History of Their Impact

Cuts Through Bone by Alaric Hunt

Dangerous Waters by Toni Anderson

Darkness My Old Friend by Lisa Unger

Decoded by Mai Jia

Deep Zone by James Tabor

Death from a Distance and the Birth of a Humane Universe by Paul M. Bingham and Joanne Souza

Dictionary for Writers and Editors

Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools

Disrupting Class

The Doll by Taylor Stevens

Dying Fall by Elly Griffiths

Einstein: His Life and Universe

Elements of Style

Endangered Minds: Why Children Don’t Think And What We Can Do About It

Ender’s Game

Everything to Lose by Andrew Gross

Evolution of Homo Erectus

The Evolution of Language

Eye for an Eye by Ben Coes

Eyes Wide Open

Facebook for Business in 10 Minutes by Bud Smith

Fifth Grade Technology Curriculum–32 Lessons –by Structured Learning

First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman

First Grade Technology–32 Lessons–by Structured Learning

Forest People by Colin Turnbull

Fortunate Son

Fourth Grade Technology Curriculum–32 Lessons –by Structured Learning

Galloping Ghost

Geology Underfoot in Southern California

Getting Dunn by Tom Schreck

Google Apps Meets Common Core by Michael Graham

Greece vs. Persia: Gates of Fire

The Hard Way

Helsinki White by James Thompson

Hidden by Kendra Eliot

HMS Unseen

Homecoming by Carsten Stroud

Horse Soldiers

Hounded by David Rosenfelt

House at Sea’s End by Elly Griffiths

How Technology Can Jumpstart Your Classroom by SL Tech Team and Ask a Tech Teacher

How to Become a USNA Midshipman

How to Build a Midshipman

How to Self-Edit

How to Write a D*** Good Novel

How to Write the Blockbuster Novel

Hunted by Elizabeth Heiter

In the Shadow of Mankind

Innocent by Taylor Stevens

Inquisitor by Mark Allen Smith

Intercept by Dick Wolf

Interrupt by Jeff Carlson

Invasion

Key to Aligning Your K-5 Classroom with Common Core State Standards by SL IT Team

Killer Angels: The Human Side of Warriors

Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly

The Kill Switch by James Rollins and Glen Blackwood

Kind of Cruel by Sophie Hannah

K-8 Digital Citizenship by Ask a Tech Teacher

K-8 Keyboard Curriculum: The Essential Guide to Teaching Keyboarding in 45 Minutes a Week by SL Tech Team and Ask a Tech Teacher

Kindergarten Technology–32 Lessons — by Structured Learning

Kind of Cruel by Sophie Hannah

LA Mental by Neil McMahon

Land’s Wild Music

Last Refuge by Ben Coes

Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailor

The Law of Primitive Man

Let me Go by Chelsea Cain

The Leveling by Dan Mayland

The Lexicon by William F. Buckley Jr.

Little Elvises by Timothy Hallinan

Locked In by Kerry Wilkinson

Lone Survivor

Love You More

Lucy

Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat

Marshall Plan for Novel Writing–Gets You Organized

Meeting Prehistoric Man

Military Quotation Book: Good Resource for Action Writers

Moon Underfoot by Bobby Cole

My Evernote

The Naturalist

Naval Academy Candidate Book

Niceville by Carsten Stroud

Noble’s Book of Writing Blunders

No Easy Day by Mark Owen

No Show by Simon Wood

Not Dead Yet by Peter James

Novel Writer’s Toolkit

No Way Back by Andrew Gross

One Hundred Days–the British Military Mind

Origin of Humankind by Richard Leakey

Our Inner Ape

Oxford Essential Dictionary of Difficult Words

Paying the Piper by Simon Wood

The Path

Penguin Dictionary of Epigrams

Performance Anomalies by Victor Henry Lee

Red Badge of Courage

Resuscitation by D.M. Annechino

Rules of Crime by L. J. Sellers

Runaway Brain by Christopher Wills

Runner by Patrick Lee

SAS Guide to Tracking  by Bob Carss and Stewart Birch

Savvy Cyberkids at Home

Scorpion Betrayal by Andrew Kaplan

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Shadow Patrol by Alex Berenson

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Shut Your Eyes Tight by John Verdon

Silent Girl

Silent Joe

Sixth Grade Technology: 32 Lessons Every Sixth Grader Can Accomplish on a Computer by Structured Learning IT Teaching Team

Sixth Station by Linda Stasi

Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus

So You Want an Online Book Tour by Jaime McDougall

Spycraft–Secret History of the CIA’s Spytechs

Spy for Hire by Dan Mayland

A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway

Talking Back to Facebook by James Steyer

Terminated by Simon Wood

Third Gate by Lincoln Child

Third Grade Technology Curriculum –by Structured Learning

Third Rail by Rory Flynn

Through a Window

Tongwan City by Gao Jianqun

Toxic Feedback by Joni Cole

Tree Where Man Was Bornby Peter Matthiessen

Trident Deception by Rick Campbell

Unfolding of Language

Vanishing Point by Val McDermid

Vegas Knockout by Tom Schreck

A Virtual Tour of Africa

The Way We Never Were

We All Fall Down by Michael Harvey

We are Not Alone by Kristen Lamb

What Came Before He Shot Her by Elizabeth George

Worlds of a Maasai Warrior

Writers Guide to Character Traits

Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass

Writing Fiction

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  65. GeraldineNo Gravatar

    January 9, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Wow, that’s an impressive list Jacqui! I’ve clicked through for a few already and will browse more when time permits.

    I’d love to have you review one or more of my books at Amazon, if you’re interested and have the time. They are all on my sidebar at:

    http://www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

    if you want to take a look.

    Hugs and Happy Reading, G

     
    • Jacqui MurrayNo Gravatar

      February 5, 2014 at 9:56 am

      Thanks, Geraldine. I do reviews, but rarely poetry. It’s not an area I’m too knowledgeable about. Good luck with it!

       
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