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My Soul is A Witness: African-American Women's Spirituality
I couldn't finish this anthology. There are many authors included whose writing I like a lot but I never got excited about this book and, once I put i...more
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Dec 22, 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
Younger by the Day: 365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit
For women of a certain age, this book is a treasure of information, inspiration, and a must-read, must-own, must-read-again. Who all will join me in J...more
May 2011
Apr 19, 2010
Wellness & Writing Connections: Writing For Better Physical, Mental, And Spiritual Health
This would have easily gotten five stars but I found myself frustrated with the quality of the publisher's editing. Quality content deserves better tr...more
Jan 2010
Nov 24, 2009
Jean Rhys
For those who like reading academic looks at literature or who have read Jean Rhys and want an analytical look at her writing, this book is good. For...more
Jul 2011
Jul 04, 2011
The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles
This is perhaps my favorite in this series of philosophy books. There was one complaint that kept it from being 5 stars. For more:

Sep 14, 2010
Sep 02, 2010
War Talk
Interesting essays on the political situation on India and beyond. Contemporary enough to be more relevant than not. For more:

Aug 2011
Jul 28, 2011
Why Atheism?
Very poorly edited. Not as insightful as I had hoped and not ecumenical enough for me. For more thoughts:
Apr 2010
Apr 27, 2010
Death's Door: Modern Dying and the Ways We Grieve
Gilbert not only shares her personal experience with loss but shows how others have used poetry, photography, and other artistic expressions to work t...more
Feb 2011
Jan 20, 2011
Windows on the World: Fifty Writers, Fifty Views
Good book. Why do I recommend it? Read my full review on my blog to find out more.
Sep 2014
Sep 19, 2014
Reading Joss Whedon
A must read for any fan of Whedon's work. For my full review click here.
Apr 2014
Apr 01, 2014
Insecure at Last: Losing it in Our Security-Obsessed World
At a certain point, you have to wonder if Ensler really has anything to say or if she's being published because people think she's relevant. For more:...more
Feb 2011
Feb 19, 2011
The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy: The Lion, the Witch, and the Worldview
There are 22 essays in this collection and I only liked one of them. I think that says it all but if you want to read more:
Jul 2010
Jul 30, 2010
Regarding the Pain of Others
A provocative book that asks questions of the reader about why we look at images of suffering/war/etc, how we are informed by these images, and what i...more
Feb 2011
Feb 09, 2011
Why Buffy Matters: The Art of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
This book is a must read for any Buffy fan. I had a hard time resisting the temptation to read the next page, the next chapter. An intellectual look a...more
Jan 2012
Jan 28, 2012
House and Philosophy: Everybody Lies
Due to the nature of the show and the character of House himself, this book lacks the broad philosophical exploration of other books in this fun serie...more
Dec 2013
Dec 14, 2013
My First New York: Early Adventures in the Big City (As Remembered by Actors, Artists, Athletes, Chefs, Comedians, Filmmakers, Mayors, Models, Moguls, Porn Stars, Rockers, Writers, and Others
My First New York: Early Adventures in the Big City from the editors of New York Magazine is a collection of short recollections from a variety of peo...more
Mar 2010
Mar 02, 2010
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