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StrengthsFinder 2.0
The premise seems good, but I got this from the library and couldn't take the online assessment. So then I considered coughing up the $$ to buy the Ki ...more
Nov 08, 2011
Nov 08, 2011
Striking Back : The Trigeminal Neuralgia and Face Pain Handbook
A quite comprehensive and detailed book covering all aspects of TN diagnosis and treatment, including alternative medicine and practical tips on how t ...more
Oct 08, 2011
Oct 03, 2011
Perfect Health Diet
Not enough practical how-to. Too much technical detail. Presented in hard-to-skim, unhelpful formats. For example, it wasn't immediately obvious which ...more
May 09, 2014
May 09, 2014
The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs
I was a little disappointed by this book. It seems like a great idea, and I enjoyed flipping through it, but I've had it checked out for 9 days now fr ...more
Jul 20, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
Now, Discover Your Strengths
The premise seems good, but I got this from the library and couldn't take the online assessment. So then I considered coughing up the $$ to buy the Ki ...more
Nov 08, 2011
Nov 08, 2011
The Autoimmune Epidemic: Bodies Gone Haywire in a World Out of Balance--And the Cutting-Edge Science That Promises Hope
Interesting. I learned a few things. However, I think the book should have spent more time on new foods (industrially made seed oils, texturized veget ...more
Sep 28, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
Making Manifest
Theologically unsound and misleading.
Aug 16, 2014
Feb 18, 2014
The Lovely Shoes
I was initially confused by the book because, though it was clear that the book was set sometime in the past, it was not clear which decade until page ...more
Jul 05, 2011
May 19, 2011
A Voice in the Wind (Mark of the Lion, #1)
I've got a fairly high tolerance for didacticism in an otherwise interesting story, but this novel tested my patience a little with its many observati ...more
Jul 31, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
An Echo in the Darkness (Mark of the Lion, #2)
Even more of the thinly veiled propaganda/commentary that was irritating me in the first book of the trilogy. I am afraid to go back and look at the t ...more
Aug 14, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
Do What You Are : Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type
Great book once you've determined your personality type, but I had a little difficulty doing that (I fall close to 50/50 on the Thinking/Feeling spect ...more
Dec 02, 2011
Nov 28, 2011
Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale (Serenity, #3)
I can't remember the last time I read a graphic novel--maybe as a teenager? The story seemed a bit shallow to me compared to the rich and complex Shep ...more
Sep 21, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
Gluten Free- Easy 30 Day Trial
Pretty basic. Formatting errors. No bibliography; recipes credited in text, but I'd hoped to have a bibliography at the end for future reference. Limi ...more
Dec 07, 2012
Dec 04, 2012
120 Creative Vegan Recipes (Easy Navigation)
Despite the relatively frequent inclusion of ingredients I can't or won't use (soy products, foods containing gluten, etc.), I got many good ideas fro ...more
Jan 11, 2013
Jan 11, 2013
How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food
I decided to stop buying cookbooks long ago because of the availability of recipes on the internet and cookbooks at the library. However, if I were to ...more
Apr 04, 2014
Mar 07, 2014
Dr. Rosenfeld's Guide to Alternative Medicine: What Works, What Doesn't--and What's Right for You
While I disagree with the author about CONVENTIONAL medicine (we have opposite opinions on whole grains and saturated fat and the like), I did find th ...more
Oct 17, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
Dark Nights of the Soul: A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life's Ordeals
By page 74, I'd discovered enough half truths and faulty logic to make me question everything else I'd read so far. Decided it wasn't worth the time t ...more
Oct 27, 2011
Oct 20, 2011
Cranes at Dusk
I learned a LOT from reading this novel set in Japan at the end of WWII. Very interesting perspective on Japanese culture, the war, Buddhism, Shinto, ...more
Aug 02, 2011
Jul 29, 2011
Were Crackers Making Me Fat? How A Paleo Diet Is Changing My Life...!
Pretty good personal story and explanation of the paleo diet, which I didn't read terribly closely because I'm well versed on the subject. Only a few ...more
Dec 17, 2012
Dec 17, 2012
My Life Behind the Brick Wall
I hate to admit it, but while I love funny movies and television shows, a lot of times written humor doesn't really work for me. However, this book ke ...more
Oct 11, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
The Naturally Sweet Baker: 150 Decadent Desserts Made with Honey, Maple Syrup, and Other Delicious Alternatives to Refined Sugar
These recipes used entirely too many specialty ingredients, and many were fruit based, which is not exactly what I was after. (Fruit, to me, is alread ...more
Feb 06, 2011
Jan 26, 2011
Through Painted Deserts: Light, God, and Beauty on the Open Road
I loved this book despite its many flaws. The writing is uneven. The banter doesn't always come across that way and seems incredibly mean spirited. No ...more
Jul 07, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
Help for Women Under Stress: Preserving Your Sanity
Much of the content of this book hinges on what I consider to be a serious misinterpretation of I Corinthians 10:13 (which addresses temptation, not s ...more
Oct 28, 2013
Oct 26, 2013
Circle of Friends Cookbook 25 Slow Cooker Recipes: Exclusive online cookbook
Too many processed ingredients (cans of soup, ranch/taco/chili seasoning mixes) for my taste. Some good ideas, but almost every recipe would require a ...more
Sep 20, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
Easy Salads Book: Master Salads with 27 Healthy Light Salad Recipes
200 g of flour does not have the same volume as 200 g of lettuce. Ignore the handy "conversion table." LOL.

That said, I found 3 recipes I want to try
Dec 07, 2012
Dec 07, 2012
Discover What You'RE Best at: The National Career Aptitude System and Career Directory
Didn't tell me anything new. Nice to know I'm still smart 20-something years after my last aptitude tests.
Nov 16, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
Delightful fun. Took me a little longer than I'd hoped to get hooked, but once I was, I couldn't put it down!
Jul 15, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
A few things to quibble with and getting a bit dated but mostly helpful and motivating.
not set
Mar 26, 2011
100 Easy Recipes in Jars
Some interesting looking soup and snack recipes I'd like to try.
Dec 04, 2012
Dec 04, 2012
In and Out of the Garden
(Goodreads lost my first review. Let me try to remember what I said.)

I imagine this book was a lot more appealing before the internet existed. Now, ho
Sep 04, 2013
Jul 21, 2011
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