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The Great Divorce
Dec 28, 2010
Dec 26, 2010
Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines
Mar 16, 2010
Feb 10, 2009
Wishin' and Hopin'
A cute bit of nostalgia. For more thoughts on this fluffy novel:
Jan 2010
Jan 04, 2010
Another from my childhood, this one I remembered quite vividly. For more:
Dec 2010
Dec 24, 2010
The Creative Process: Reflections on Invention in the Arts and Sciences
For a book on creativity, this one left me remarkably uninspired. For more:
Dec 2010
Dec 30, 2010
Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know
I love this book. I was charmed and educated all at the same time. What a wonder! For more:
Sep 2010
Aug 05, 2010
Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
An interesting idea. Execution is banal. I wouldn't give this to anyone as a gift. For more:

Mar 2010
Sep 29, 2009
The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing
It took me a while to read this book because I was putting its teachings into practice. For more thoughts:
May 2010
Jun 15, 2009
Reiki for Life: The Complete Guide to Reiki Practice for Levels 1, 2 & 3
I really liked this book and would say it is a "must have" for anyone who is a Reiki practitioner. For more:
Sep 2010
Sep 03, 2010
The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By
I think if I had read this before reading Thomas Moore's Care of the Soul I'd have liked it better. For more:
May 2010
Dec 22, 2009
A poor translation, poorly edited didn't make this the best edition of this book. The cd is good but not enough. For more:
Dec 2010
Dec 13, 2010
Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2: A DIY Resource to Zines and Zine Culture
I can easily see why this book on zines is the teacher's choice, one that can easily be used in a classroom. For more:
Jun 2010
Jun 11, 2010
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
At first, I thought this was a wickedly funny book but it turned out to be more perverse and vicious than charming. For more:
Feb 2010
Jan 25, 2010
A Poet's Work: The Other Side Of Poetry
This book absolutely blew me away. I am passing it along to my son because I know he will love the discussions on Japanese poetry.

Feb 2010
Dec 22, 2009
Jazz (Toni Morrison Trilogy, #2)
Usually I find Toni Morrison cathartic, even emotionally exhausting. For once, I did not close one of her books feeling drained. For more:

Mar 2010
Dec 22, 2009
Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera
There are things I didn't necessarily love about this book but I can only commend the author for daring to do the seemingly impossible. For more:

Oct 2010
Aug 12, 2010
Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life
For those who appreciate Jungian psychiatry and are interested in how archetypes inform the individual, this is a wonderful book. For more:

May 2010
Dec 22, 2009
After reading Moore's book on writing for comics, I decided to read his writings for myself. I chose to start here, with Watchmen, for obvious reasons...more
Jul 2010
Dec 17, 2009
Writing for Comics, Vol. 1
A poorly edited book with typos and other editorial errors but the content is well worth reading. Moore's advice on craft carries well beyond the comi...more
Jul 2010
Nov 24, 2009
A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen
This book is purely a celebration of Jane Austen, with few notes of discord. For more thoughts:
Jan 2010
Dec 22, 2009
Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
This book won't show you pretty people doing pretty poses. This is more a memoir cum psychological look at the practice and philosophy of yoga. For mo...more
Apr 2010
Mar 03, 2010
The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Mystical Classics of the World; QPB Edition)
I would love to read other translations of this sacred text but for now this is my first foray into the lovely, even poetic, meditations on life and d...more
Jul 2010
Jun 08, 2010
The Best American Short Stories 2005
The last of the Fifteen in 2010 books. I really enjoyed this one. I didn't necessarily love every story I read but I liked them all very much and love...more
Dec 2010
Dec 22, 2009
The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts' Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money, and More
This is not a bad reference but only a starting place. I found some of the emphasis a bit off-putting if not downright distasteful. For more:

Jul 2010
May 30, 2010
The Kalevala
Not the easiest book to read although I enjoyed it very much. I can't recommend it because I think most people would find it far more tedious than I....more
Apr 2010
Nov 24, 2009
Call Me Mrs. Miracle
I hate romance novels but I love Christmas. For what it is, this book is good. It doesn't aim to be more than a mere piece of fluff. It could have bee...more
Nov 2010
Oct 31, 2010
What Dreams May Come
The poor editing of this particular volume worked against my rereading of this novel. I didn't remember being blown away by it the first time. I thoug...more
Dec 2010
Dec 07, 2010
The Wisdom of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras: A New Translation and Guide by Ravi Ravindra
I wish that I had been reading this with someone else or a group so we could discuss the content. Reading it alone, I garnered so much but I know I mi...more
Sep 2010
Aug 04, 2009
The Clothesline Diet: The Incredible Story of How One Woman Went from Flab to Fab-and How You Can Too!
Read my review for a summary of the ideal audience for this book. If you fall into any or all of these possible readers then you will probably find th...more
Jul 2010
May 30, 2010
Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor
I think I expected this to be better, more cohesive. I'm not sure. It's not a bad book but it comes off more as a means to an end with the end being t...more
Jul 2010
Dec 22, 2009
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