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Dear Readers: Welcome to Read About It Magazine! We bring authors and readers together to turn the pages of interesting books! We are unique to a broad spectrum of readers around the world who do not have time to search for book clubs, online reading networks, newspapers, etc. in order to find new and interesting books. Read About It Magazine provides readers with the opportunity to select books based on personal preference with the choice to explore other reading categories in our magazines as we continue to list new titles. We do not critique nor do we personally endorse any particular author’s material as being “preferred reading” because we want the choice to be yours – it’s that simple! Read About It Magazine takes great pride in providing you (the reader) with a selection of books and letting you decide! In addition to presenting our readers with information about interesting books, we have the pleasure of providing you with a variety of articles pertaining to fashion, sports, food, health, horoscopes, etc. and even fun-filled puzzles! We realize the choice is yours when it comes to selecting a book and deciding if the book is good reading material!Once again, we welcome everyone to Read About It Magazine as we continue to bring authors and readers together to turn the pages of interesting books! Editor, Read About It Magazine

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Is It Really Better to Have Lost and Loved Then to Have Never Loved at All


Book Title: Lisa and Her Many Men (and other stories) by Tweety Byrd (Darnell Reid) Lisa has turned her life around. There are still other people who have problems to be solved and these stories tell of them. About the Author: Darnell Reid lives in Philadelphia, PA. She has two previous books to her writing career: ‘Caught Up’ and ‘The True Stories of Venus Holmes’; and she credits her three grandchildren, for helping throughout her writing and publishing experience. She loves to write!

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Into the World of Weird Science…. Six Toes by



ix Toes by B.E. SCHÄFER will bring you into the world of weird science in the small town of Solitude. When Doctor Richard Melton loses control of his research facility to the military, things quickly go awry. Things are not what they seem. When the experiments get out of hand Dr. Melton and his team find themselves faced with a choice, to make a stand or flee. Flee they

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do to protect the innocent only to have a tragedy of sorts befall them. Flash ahead eleven years and the populous of Solitude is dwindling. Is it economic recession or is some other sinister plan afoot. When Dr. Richard Melton suddenly returns to Solitude after an eleven year absence the people of Solitude do not welcome him with open arms. In a town full of secrets, Alexander Prower is bumbling with adolescent emotions and wishing his seizure would just go away. Alexander and his brother Wyatt are having dreams that seem to be theirs, but aren’t. They are feeling misdirected as if their lives are nothing but one big lie. And the secrets his own parents and Dr. Melton harbor are

soon to send him and his brother on a collision course to an unknown reality. The children must seek out who they really are, and just what it means to be human in a world of ‘crazy animals’ Six Toes is an adventure of chills and thrills that blends horror and sci-fi. Follow Alex and Wyatt into animalistic fights, teen angst, and primal sexuality that intermix to reveal the story of conspiracy and experimentation run amuck. ISBN: 978-0-9822083-8-0: for paperback ASIN: B0070YU77A: for Kindle: Six Toes and The Legacy: book 1 & 2 Purchase At:, Official Website

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NOW IS NOT FOREVER (a grief journal of hope) by

Luan Louis


Need Help Coping With Grief?

Need Help Coping With Grief?

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hen we don’t know what to say—God does. He uses the words in this book as a tool to comfort those who are sorrowful. It is like a first aid kit for the broken heart. His words bandage the wound. They provide a soothing oil of gladness. They are a salve to heal the scar and reveal the beauty within. Now Is Not Forever—a grief journal of hope reminds us to focus on Jesus instead of troubles or sadness. True joy is found when you know Jesus loves you unconditionally and you trust Him as the Savior of your soul. He assures us that there is life after death, that a Heavenly home awaits those who have trusted in Him. Our despair diminishes when we praise God for who He is and acknowledge His greatness, wisdom and power. This book offers encouraging quotes and verses in a daily format that allow God to provide comfort, as well as lines for the readers to keep their own journal. Others who have traveled the journey through grief testify to the assurance of hope that is found when you know Jesus. Now Is Not Forever is a ministry to grieving hearts.

About the Author When my husband of 31 years passed away in 2004, I held firmly to my anchor, Jesus Christ. He spoke to me so clearly in the days that followed, so I began to journal the comforting words that came to me daily in various ways. God knew exactly what I needed to hear, when I needed it, for as long as I needed it. I long to share these words of comfort and encouragement to others who have lost their spouses. I began by loaning my journal to some friends who lost their spouse. Then God urged me to print it all out on my computer and have copies made at Office Depot. By word of mouth my journal became in demand and Office Depot was no longer an efficient way Read About It Magazine | May 2012

of distribution. I also needed to obtain permissions to use the material in the book if I was to have it published. God has been so evident in this project by opening doors and paving the way. I give Him all the glory for the lives that are touched with this book. This is God’s project and I am honored and thrilled that He has allowed me to serve Him in this way. I have been an apprentice with The Christian Writer’s Guild and am a Proverbs 31 Ministry alumna. My work has been published in Alliance Life magazine and The Secret Place devotional. I have been active with the church drama team and have written for the church devotional booklets. I currently work part time as an MRI technologist and live with my new husband and old cat.


he Novel, “Blood Plantation” is a historical fiction set at a Bed and Breakfast owned by the great, great, great, granddaughter of Captain Rollins the 3rd once known as the big house on a plantation in Virginian. The antagonist, the SOTO (The Soul of the Ocean) is a captured slave from the southern tip of Africa, thrown overboard near the shores of Shonwaay, Virginian where the Shonwaayians now call, “The Shores of the Evil Soul” in 1810 after a mutiny he spearheaded leading to the murder of crew members, slaves, and his wife by the evil hands of Captain Rollins the 3rd who owned the plantation. It’s now 2010 and another fifty years has dawned and the SOTO has awakened again to seek his vengeance against the last of Rollins’ blood line for the death of his wife. Read About It Magazine | May 2012

A Novel that takes Readers Back Into the History of Slavery with a Supernatural/ Thriller Story Blood Plantation by Deno Sandz

Sandz explores some of the most important connections with slavery such as pain, suffering, and reality in “Blood Plantation,”- the love a husband for a wife, an evil that can never be forgiven, and a spirit that never dies. The novel will inflict remembrance and have readers examine the reality of history with a fictional supernatural eye.


Deon C. Sanders (Pen name: Deno Sandz) was born in the south, raised and resides in Chicago, is a father of six working in the educational field and has been a fiction author for the last ten years. He has published novels such as: “Miss Mary Weather: A Southern Nightmare” (2000), “Pen of Iniquity” (2008), “I,AM” (2010), and has numerous unpublished works. He writes phenomenal articles on every aspect of society, short stories that transcends the heart, soul, and mind of the reader, poetry that convokes emotions, lyrics that embraces the genre of the music industry, and movie screenplays. He is also the owner/creator of Deno Sandz Productions/Six Shortyes Films. Fans can follow Sandz on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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ISBN-978-1461187219 Purchase At: com/Blood-Plantation-1-Deno Sandz/ dp/1461187214/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1309 299062&sr=8-1 (276 pgs.) and https://www. . Official Website:http://www.wix. com/dsandzdsanders/sandz




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epicting an emotional journey that spans five decades, four generations, and three countries, Layers of Living: A Heartwarming Memoir of Struggle, Growth, and Triumph is a heartwarming memoir that highlights the author’s growth from a naïve, introverted child to a courageous and confident adult. It explores themes of poverty, grief, death, betrayal, forgiveness, and enduring love—and suggests that with faith in God, no obstacle is insurmountable. It also portrays personal commentaries of life as an expatriate in the Bahamas, navigating the U.S. immigration system, Internet dating, and dealing with grief. This memoir is a story of a meaningful life, filled with obstacles, various experiences, life-changing lessons, and numerous realizations. Readers are sure to both laugh and cry as they move through the pages of this book, unwrapping the different layers of life that might not be, in some ways, very far removed from their own. 2.875 in

About the Author Georgette Lee was born and raised in the Eastern Caribbean island of Barbados. She is a veteran educator and uses her experiences of overcoming obstacles to motivate her students to dream big and reach far. Dr. Lee is the author of two poetry publications, Seasons and Poetically Speaking: Poems for the Elementary Classroom. She enjoys traveling, corresponding, and gardening. She and her husband, Charles, live in Steger, Illinois.

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The Last

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he Last Gold Coin tells the story of a prince who inherits a kingdom in ruins. The once prosperous country relied on finding easy gold but went downhill fast once the supply ran out!Through his kind and generous nature and solid money sense, the prince begins to turn things around but has to deal with a wicked witch intent on stealing and leading the people further astray.The Last Gold Coin can be enjoyed as an entertaining fairy story in a traditional style, children and parents also benefit from the great money lessons and financial ideas. ISBN 978-1452078007 Purchase dp/1452078009/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336469554&sr=8-1 Official Website: The Financial Fairy Tales -!books|cjg9

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This Month’s


Aries (Ram): March 21 ~ April 19 Serenity and peace is yours, if you truly want it!. You can relax and reverb now. Emphasis should be given on strengthening your relationships.

Taurus (Bull): April 20 ~ May 20 Changes in the professional as well as personal end will be seen. The key words are discretion and focus. Gemini (Twins): May 21 ~ June 20 Thirst for knowledge will make

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you cause changes, for the good. If you start feeling stuck in the rut, you will have ideas to break the monotony. Cancer (Crab): June 21 ~ July 22 Metamorphosis is now evident for the crabs. Transmutation in bonds, at work place and in everything that you see around you will be seen. The word is transformation! Leo (Lion): July 23 ~ Aug. 22 You will finally be satisfied from the work point of view with yourself. All ventures that have been under scrutiny will be successfully accomplished.

Vi ~ Sept. 22 You need to be thoughtful rather than extemporaneous. Being impetuous might attract unwanted trouble. Lately, slight tensions have surrounded you but now, happiness and success are waiting for you. Libra (Scales): Sept. 23 ~ Oct. 22 The unevenness which persisted in the previous year starts fading away right about now, as you advance toward joy, love and success in relationships as well career. Scorpio (Scorpion): Oct. 23 ~ Nov. 21 You can surely bid farewell to the negative things and aura that have been around you. The new changes coming forth are good you focus and become more energetic. Sagittarius (Archer): Nov. 22 ~ Dec. 21 You progress in your career. Improve your social circle and let go off your reservations. Only acceptance will be in your path. Capricorn (Goat): Dec. 22 ~ Jan. 19 Tranquility and peace are the words for you. The negative situations will be tackled very efficiently and in a very responsible manner by you. Aquarius (Water Bearer): Jan. 20 ~ Feb. 18 Take a chill pill as all the pending endeavors of yours will be accomplished and achieved. This month calls for some relaxation and vacation and family time. Pisces (Fish): Feb. 19 ~ March 20 Relationships and accord strengthen. Work place sees success.

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Love and cheer all around you this month, as you start to seek of a quiet and peaceful life now.

Tired of summer barbecues with just hamburgers and hotdogs? Treat your guests to a fantastic and flavorful 3 course meal


Salad, Shrimp and Homemade Smoothies Ingredients:

How to Prepare: Using 5 wooden skewers, place 4 shrimp on each skewer. Combine Cholula and barbecue sauce and pour over shrimp skewers. Marinate overnight. Grill.

• Serves2-3 Guests • 2 cups of Apples; cubed


• 1 cup of Grapes; halved

• Serves 2 Guests

• 1/2 cup of Celery; chopped

• 1 cup of nonfat plain yogurt

• 1/4 cup of Walnuts; chopped

• 1 1/2 ripe bananas, peeled, sliced

• 1 teaspoon of Lemon juice

• 1 cup of unsweetened pineapple juice

• 1/3 cup of Sour cream

• 10 ice cubes

• 1/3 cup of Plain yogurt

• 3 tablespoon of golden brown sugar

How to Prepare:

How to Prepare:

In large bowl, combine apples, grapes, celery, walnuts and lemon juice. Mix yogurt and sour cream. Mix lightly into fruit mix. Refrigerate. If desired, serve on lettuce lined plates.

Place yogurt in small bowl; cover and freeze at least 6 hours or up to 2 days. Transfer frozen yogurt to blender. Add bananas, pineapple juice, ice cubes, and brown sugar and blend until smooth. Divide among 4 glasses.

Buffalo Shrimp Ingredients • Serves 4-5 Guests

Main Course

• 20 (16-20 count) each raw shrimp, peeled, tail-on

15 Minute Taco Rice Skillet

• 5 dashes Cholula sauce or other hot pepper sauce


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• Ready in 15 minutes • Serves 4 Guests

• 1 pound ground beef • 2 cups of water • 1 package of taco seasoning • 2 cups of Minute Rice • 1 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper • Coarsely crushed tortilla chips • Shredded lettuce • Chopped tomato • Sour cream How to Prepare: Brown meat in large skillet over mediumhigh heat; drain. Add water and seasoning mix to skillet; stir. Bring to boil. Stir in rice. Sprinkle with cheese, cover. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes. Top as desired with ingredients above and enjoy! Barbecued Rock Lobster Tails INGREDIENTS • Frozen rock lobster tails (2 per person) • 1/2 cup of butter, melted • 1 clove of garlic, minced • 1/2 teaspoon of salt • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper • 1/4 cup lemon of juice • How to Prepare: Using kitchen shears, snip off thin shell on the underside of the lobster tail; then starting at the tail end, split the lobster shell up the back about 3/4 of the length. Combine remaining ingredients for a basting sauce; refrigerate sauce and lobster tails until time to cook. Prepare bed of coals in charcoal grill and cook lobster tails, shell side down, 3 inches above coals, for 8 minutes, brushing with sauce. Turn lobster tails; brush with sauce and cook 6 minutes on the other

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side. Keep turning and brushing with sauce until lobster tails are done. Sauce is sufficient to baste 12 tails. Dessert

Banana Cream Pie with Coconut Ingredients: • Serves 4-6 Guests • 3 tablespoons of flour • 1/2 cup of sugar • 1 cup of milk • 2 egg yolks, beaten • 1 9” pie shell • 1 cup of cream • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch • 1/4 teaspoon of salt • 1 teaspoon of vanilla • 4 sliced bananas • 1/2 cup of coconut How to Prepare: Mix dry ingredients in saucepan. Stir milk into cream. Stir in egg yolks. Add to dry ingredients. Cook until thick; add vanilla. Cool. Pour into pie shell. Add bananas. Coconut may be substituted for bananas.

The golf slice is one of the most common golf swing faults. For right handed golfers, the golf slice is a golf shot that starts left of the target and finishes right of the target. The golf slice is one of the most common golf swing faults. For right handed golfers, the golf slice is a golf shot that starts left of the target and finishes right of the target.

There are several critical golf practice drills that can help you fix the golf slice rather quickly by instilling the proper movements Read About It Magazine | May 2012

in your golf swing and giving you the right “feeling� of a well-hit golf shot.

Here are two fantastic golf slice drills recommended by top PGA instructors. Perform these golf practice drills for a few minutes then return to your normal swing. You will be amazed at how quickly your golf slice is fixed!

BACK TO TARGET GOLF SLICE DRILL Corrects the golf slice by encouraging IN-SQUARE-IN swing path and club release 1.Perform this golf slice drill at halfspeed with 7-iron and teed ball.

RIGHT FOOT BACK GOLF 2.Select your target and assume SLICE DRILL

normal setup. Corrects the golf slice caused by out to in swings and encourages 3.Leaving arms in position and club proper in to square to in swing path. face square to target, rotate your feet 45° with your back directed 1.Perform this drill at half-speed toward the target. using a 7-iron and teed ball. 4.Swing along body line and hit 5 2.Take narrow stance, then pull your to 10 shots. Note that in this setup you will have a clear, IN-SQUARE-IN right foot back 1 foot. swing path. 3.Swing along IN-SQUARE-IN swing path and make contact with the 5.Return to your normal golf swing. ball. Do not worry about distance, but focus on hitting a solid, straight *Provided by Golf Tips golf shot. 4.Hit 5 to 10 shots, while noting your swing path through to release and finish positions of swing. 5.Remove the tee and hit several solid, straight golf shots at half speed off the ground with the right foot back. 6.As you feel comfortable with your golf shots, gradually bring your right foot back even with your left foot. 7.Re-create the same “feel” of a well struck golf shot as you gradually increase the speed of your swing.

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Retro Fashion is back and how! This is an age where we see the return of the retro fashion era. Gone are the days of modern clothes and accessories because according to the fashion gurus, the buzz is that Vintage is the “in” thing in the fashion circuit. With the “old is new” setting in people are busy giving their wardrobes a retro make-over. Vintage fashion is the fashion that people used to follow in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Everything about that age was big and bright and way over-the-top. In-order to Read About It Magazine | May 2012

go for the hard-core retro look you first need to choose a particular era because each era had a distinct fashion. You can even go for the all-in-one retro look by picking prominent fashions from each period and combining them to get a revolutionary look. You can also create your own fashion trends by mixing and matching fashion pieces from the past and the present. This will give a personalized image to your fashion sense. You can even choose to include the one item which stood out

in every era into your closet because this will prevent you from overdoing it. There are many websites on the internet offering vintage clothing for customers. The quality of the clothing and the design and authenticity of the material play an important part of the purchase. There are many online retailers who offer attractive and fashionable vintage clothing at very affordable prices. This affordable fashion trend does not have to be a pinch on the pocket.

Try to fill in the missing numbers. The missing numbers are integers between 0 and 9. The numbers in each row add up to totals to the right. The numbers in each column add up to the totals along the bottom. The diagonal lines also add up the totals to the right. Solution MAZE CRAZE

Some of the famous style-statements from the past are listed below: • Tweed Jacket from the 1950s. • Polyester-leisure suit from the very famous disco numbers. • Psychedelic patterns or hippie designs. • Butterfly-collared button down shirts. • Bell-bottom polyester pants fitted at the waist. • Unisex platform shoes. • Peasant skirts • Grunge clothing or rock-star fashion • Tuxedos from the 70s • Bold flapper dresses. • Elaborate hairstyles • Winged eyeliners very bold The retro fashion was larger than life. It is cyclic hence it keeps coming back. Retro fashion is a great way of paying homage to the memories, incidents, or people of the past. It is almost safe to say that according to the “fashion blog” - retro is the new modern. Cheryl Ross

Try to fill in the missing numbers. The missing numbers are integers between 0 and 9. The numbers in each row add up to totals to the right. The numbers in each column add up to the totals along the bottom. The diagonal lines also add up the totals to the right.

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