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Mindful Birthing: Training the Mind, Body, and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond
A great book for someone preparing for birth, especially if you have concerns about labor, or are interested in mental coping strategies for dealing w ...more
Jan 2013
Jan 22, 2013
Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds
Good read for those considering having a baby without pain reducing drugs. The part that stands out most in my mind was when the author described the ...more
Mar 2013
May 31, 2013
Keturah and Lord Death
This book is a reason why I can't read fiction books too often. I start reading and then I can't put them down and everything is neglected, including ...more
Jun 19, 2011
Jun 26, 2011
Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood, #1)
I'd probably give this book a 4.5, if that was an option. It was a creative story developed from the fairytale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, set in ...more
Jul 14, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
Life After Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon - Survival of Bodily Death
This is my first book that I've read about people's life after death experiences. I knew that many people had such experiences and so I looked on amaz ...more
Jun 07, 2011
Jun 23, 2011
Breakfast with Buddha
This book is worth reading, especially if you enjoy "pondering the meaning of life" from various perspectives and with new lenses. I think the spiritu ...more
May 23, 2013
May 23, 2013
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
This book was more about characters, rather than plot; nonetheless, the characters were interesting enough that although it moved at a slower pace, it ...more
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Mar 01, 2012
The Assassin's Curse (The Assassin's Curse, #1)
This book was plain fun to read. I love books with magic-realism. For those not familiar with magic-realism, here is a little definition from wikipedi ...more
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Nov 14, 2012
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
This book takes you inside ancient Chinese culture and the lives of the women who lived during that time period. I found it fascinating and it made me ...more
May 25, 2010
May 26, 2010
Bonds That Make Us Free: Healing Our Relationships, Coming to Ourselves
This book can help you look at all of your relationships with people differently. I don't feel like I really learned any completely new concept, but t ...more
Jun 18, 2012
Jul 16, 2012
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
This book reminded me a lot of the Hunger Games. For that reason, I wanted to read it because I enjoyed the Hunger Games. Nonetheless, I think I would ...more
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Sep 02, 2012
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
I liked the concept of this plot. The idea of making everyone beautiful is, while completely unrealistic, and interesting idea. I especially was intri ...more
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Sep 02, 2012
Promptings or Me? Recognizing the Spirit's Voice
I read this book slowly, a little here and a little there, and so I don't think I gathered in as much spiritual enlightenment as I could have if I sat ...more
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Nov 14, 2012
Still Alice
This book is about a Harvard professor of psychology who is diagnosed with early on-set alzheimers. It is from her perspective as she slowly loses her ...more
Mar 29, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
Yearning for the Living God: Reflections from the Life of F. Enzio Busche
This book helped strengthen my own conviction of God and His involvement in our lives. After reading this book, I have a greater desire to seek for th ...more
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May 27, 2012
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
I felt like the third book was just too full of drama and violence. It seemed like every other page Katniss was getting injured or something horrific ...more
Apr 2012
May 21, 2012
Okay for Now
I loved the main character, Douglas. It was fun to read a book about a kid who really had it hard, but chose to make the best of it. An especially gre ...more
May 29, 2013
May 31, 2013
Once Upon a River
The main character of this novel truly is unique and intriguing, as is the setting. I enjoyed reading about a girl who is so brave and independent and ...more
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Feb 08, 2013
The Help
Opens up your perspective on the history of racial segregation in the United States, and also how the role of women has changed. I think the author di ...more
Feb 13, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling
Provides an in-depth look at the history of the prophet Joseph Smith and the formation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The author ...more
Apr 10, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
Mindful Motherhood: Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child's First Year
As a person who has dealt with periods of anxiety, this book was just what I needed to put my mind and heart in the proper perspective with the upcomi ...more
Mar 05, 2010
Apr 04, 2010
Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood
One of those books that every parent should read, at least once, if not multiple times. I think I need to buy this book so I can re-read. Sound advice ...more
Dec 10, 2010
Dec 15, 2010
The Lucky One
A fairly fast-paced romance with some interesting characters. I liked how it was romantic, but not explicit. I also liked how the book changed perspec ...more
Jan 19, 2010
Jan 21, 2010
Ella Minnow Pea
A creative novel with a different style and approach. Fun use of language. Drawbacks for me were a slow-moving plot, and characters that were not comp ...more
Oct 2009
Oct 21, 2009
Flowers for Algernon
Thought-provoking book. I couldn't put it down. It makes you consider the soul and what makes us who we are and the idea of true happiness, choice and ...more
Nov 10, 2010
Dec 15, 2010
Girl With a Pearl Earring
A quick read that definitely draws you into the time period and the character. I liked the historical element of the plot combined with the imaginatio ...more
Sep 20, 2009
Sep 17, 2009
The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs Is a Little Perspective
A quick read that offers words of wisdom about life in the form of a story. I liked it because it was thought-provoking in addition to being entertain ...more
Jan 02, 2010
Jan 27, 2010
Understanding Your Moods When You're Expecting: Emotions, Mental Health, and Happiness -- Before, During, and AfterPregnancy
A great book for pregnant woman, or woman who have infants. Reminds us that we're not perfect and have a vast array of emotions, and that's okay.
Feb 10, 2010
Feb 21, 2010
The Host (The Host, #1)
This book reminded me a lot of the Hunger Games. For that reason, I wanted to read it because I enjoyed the Hunger Games. Nonetheless, I think I would ...more
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Sep 17, 2009
Man's Search for Meaning
A thought-provoking book that makes you reconsider suffering, purpose and the meaning of life.
Jun 15, 2010
Jul 20, 2010
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