The Teenage Investor: How to Start Early, Invest Often, and Build Wealth

From Margie Hartough
author: Olsen, Timothy
The Teenage Investor: How to Start Early, Invest Often, and Build Wealth
Teens need to start saving money now.   Tim Olsen bought his first shares of stock when he was in second grade. Now at 13, he is practically a Wall Street veteran.   He has written this easy-to-read and fun paperback that gives simple explanations of the tools of investing.  Investing and savings are subjects that high schools don’t spend a lot of time on but should.  He explains the simple truth that time is money: the more time you have to invest, the more money you can make. It’s a lot easier to make a million dollars in 50 years than to make a million dollars in one year. This book gives basic explanations of key investment concepts for the stock market, mutual funds, index funds and bonds.

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Ghost

From Margie Hartough
author: Steel, Danielle
Ghost
Sometimes it takes the touch of the supernatural to bring true love to a heartbroken man.
Charlie Waterston’s, life is seemed perfect till his wife left him for another man. He takes a leave of absence from his job as a New York lawyer to drive through New England. It is here that he encounters the ghost of a young beautiful woman Sarah Feruguson when he rents the lakeside chateau she once owned two centuries ago. He finds her diaries hidden in an old trunk. As he begins to read them he feels her presence and longs to know more about the life she led.  Her love torn sufferings help him to endure his own pain and enable him to reach out to others and hope for love and happiness again.

The Chosen

From Margie Hartough
author: Potak, Chaim
The Chosen
This book explores the friendship that develops between two Jewish boys in New York City during the Second World War. It weaves together their very different lives, Danny is a Hassidic Jew and Reuven is merely Orthodox.  An accident on the baseball field brings them together and eventually they begin a friendship. It grows deeper when both their fathers are drawn into each other’s worlds.  Potok includes numerous descriptions of Jewish tradition and customs, which is vital to the story as well as fascinating information.

Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum Series #16)

From Margie Hartough
author: Evanowich, Janet
Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum Series #16)
Summer is a great time to visit cool friends,   Stephanie, Lula, Connie, Grandma Mazur, Ranger, Morelli and they’re back with another adventure.  Cousin Vinny has gone missing and owes a lot of money for gambling debt. If Vinny goes down so does the bond agency and Stephanie has to do whatever it takes to save it, even listening to Lula’s crazy plans. Also Stephanie has  inherited a lucky bottle from Uncle Pip, which is supposed to bring luck.  Good luck or back luck no one knows! And the off again on again romance with Morelli is off, but Ranger is on this summer.  It’s just all fun!

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

From Margie Hartough
author: Gladwell, Malcolm
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Have you ever had a gut feeling about a decision? Are there instances when at a glance, you can immediately tell if something would work or not?

Author Malcolm Gladwell explores the various factors that contribute to determine how quickly, and how well, each of us can make those decisions. Through fascinating case studies, skilled interweaving of psychological experiments  he explains  the unconscious hints, decisions and impressions your brain uses to make decisions in a blink.  Through this book, you will realize that first impressions and snap judgments can be educated and controlled – and when used correctly, can even help you in making the right decisions in life.

Shanghai Girls

From Margie Hartough
author: See, Lisa
Shanghai girls
This is a tale of two Chinese sisters, Pearl and May.  In 1937, Shanghai, they are having the time of their lives as “beautiful girls” posing for painters.  Their world changes when their father informs them he has sold them into arranged marriages with two American sons to pay his gambling debts.  They help each other as they struggle to become Americans and keep their Chinese heritage.  It is a testament of the love of sisters: who share hopes, dreams, and a life changing secret.