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Primetime Pregnancy: The Proven Program for Staying in Shape Before and After Your Baby is Born
What I didn't like: a lot of celebrity name dropping. I really don't care about Michelle Pfeiffer's pregnancy exercise regimen. Or Meg Ryan's. Also, t ...more
Apr 12, 2009
Apr 13, 2009
The Trouble with Boys: A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at School, and What Parents and Educators Must Do
If you are a parent, especially of a boy, then consider this book an invaluable read. I've been apprehensive about my son's crazy energy meshing well ...more
May 10, 2011
May 10, 2011
Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put Women and Children First
I'm not in the mood to write a long review, so I'll just say that this is a book I really think everyone ought to read. Everyone. There are things her ...more
Sep 21, 2009
Sep 29, 2009
Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs
I don't think I ever would have picked this book up if it weren't the only interesting-looking thing on the shelf of books to pick from for the summer ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 17, 2009
The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth
I would definitely recommend reading this while pregnant or even before. This book doesn't try to be unbiased -- rather, it takes a stand on things bu ...more
Jul 02, 2009
Jul 02, 2009
The Egg and I
This really was quite a funny book, but I guess it had been talked up too much , because it wasn't as funny as I had been thinking it would be. A fasc ...more
Apr 11, 2009
Jul 20, 2008
Big Book of Crafts: Over 70 Projects from Rubber Stamping and Wreaths to Decorative Painting and Mosaics
I really like this book. It has four sections: paper crafts, painting, mosaics, and wreath-making. Every section gives such clear descriptions and pic ...more
Jun 22, 2009
Jun 26, 2009
The Everything Soapmaking Book: Recipes and Techniques for Creating Colorful and Fragrant Soaps
Lots of information, but two drawbacks -- hardly any pictures, and a very inflexible method. I'm glad this isn't the only book I read. This author mak ...more
Oct 2010
Nov 06, 2010
The Pregnancy Book: A Month-By-Month Guide Tag: Everythg. You Need to Know from America'S..
This is really pretty similar to What To Expect When You're Expecting, but I think it's better. While What To Expect tries to be unbiased, it really d ...more
Jul 2009
Jul 02, 2009
Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat: Secrets of My Mother's Tokyo Kitchen
I really enjoyed this book. I wasn't sure what to expect, and I probably would never have picked it up if a friend hadn't read it first, but it was en ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 30, 2007
Exercising Through Your Pregnancy
A lot of good, research-backed information about exercising while pregnant and afterward. I read this hoping that it would help motivate me to start e ...more
Apr 12, 2009
Apr 13, 2009
The Complete Soapmaker: Tips, Techniques & Recipes for Luxurious Handmade Soaps
I really loved this book. It was clear, concise, and had lots of beautiful pictures. The one biggest drawback is that it only offers one base recipe t ...more
Oct 2010
Nov 06, 2010
The Complete Book of Massage
Okay -- I haven't had the chance to try out anything but the self-face massage yet, but the instructions and pictures are clear and easy to follow, an ...more
Jun 25, 2009
Jun 26, 2009
Making Natural Liquid Soaps: Herbal Shower Gels, Conditioning Shampoos,  Moisturizing Hand Soaps, Luxurious Bubble Baths, and more
I thought this was good and interesting, but I've found easier ways to make liquid soap in other books. Using the potassium hydroxide or whatever soun ...more
Oct 2010
Nov 06, 2010
A Heart Like His: Making Space for God's Love in Your Life
I read this awhile ago, and therefore have very little to say about it. It do remember that I thought it helped me think of ways I could be a better p ...more
Jan 2007
Jan 05, 2009
Outliers: The Story of Success
Excellent book. This could easily be considered an introduction to Sociology for the non-academic. Also, I'm now seriously considering red shirting Co ...more
Oct 09, 2009
Oct 11, 2009
Making Transparent Soap: The Art Of Crafting, Molding, Scenting & Coloring
This book was good and informative, had lots of good ideas, and was pretty accessible. I'll keep it in mind as a reference if I ever get around to mak ...more
Oct 2010
Nov 06, 2010
Dave Barry Is from Mars and Venus
I said non-fiction, but that might be a lie. Nonetheless, Justin and I liked a lot of the stuff in here. We had fun reading some of them out loud toge ...more
Jul 2009
Aug 15, 2009
How to Photograph Your Life: Capturing Everyday Moments with Your Camera and Your Heart
This book helped my make my pictures way, way better overnight. This is a must read for amateurs who want to take beautiful pictures.
Jan 2009
Jul 08, 2009
Terrier (Beka Cooper, #1)
I recently found Tamora Pierce and have been blazing through her novels, but this one and its sequel are definitely my favorites so far.
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Jan 10, 2011
The Real You Diet: Your Personal Program for Lasting Weight Loss
I like how realistic and non-crazy this is. It's also pretty validating since most of her basic concepts are things I already do.
Feb 2011
Mar 21, 2011
How to Photograph Your Baby
Excellent stuff. Now I just have to wait for my kiddo to pop out so I can start putting this stuff to use.
May 30, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Fascinating! I want to be composted when I die. After being an organ donor, of course.
Jan 2011
Sep 25, 2011
It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff
Really motivating!
Jul 2010
Jul 17, 2010
All Creatures Great and Small
I was looking through my "to-read" list and saw this. I thought I'd already moved it over to "read" -- I read it a couple months ago -- but I'll do th ...more
Aug 15, 2008
Aug 07, 2008
Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book
I think this will always be my favorite cookbook (though I use more and more for the ratings) because it has everything normal you'd wa ...more
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Jun 29, 2008
There are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America
I'm rereading this right now and it's just as poignant now as it was then. I think everyone who loves to explain the problems of society away with sim ...more
Sep 2005
Sep 07, 2007
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
I wish everyone would read this book. When I get in discussions with people who think anyone can make it as long as they work hard enough, I want them ...more
Sep 29, 2008
Sep 07, 2007
The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two
I think my number one favorite thing about this series of parenting books is that they actually encourage you to do what feels right to you as a paren ...more
Jun 2006
Sep 07, 2007
All Moms Go to Heaven
There were some parts that were funny and quite a few that were good food for thought, but I don't think it was anything amazing. Except perhaps that ...more
Jan 27, 2008
Jan 28, 2008
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