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The Not So Big Life: Making Room for What Really Matters
After reading her Not So Big House series, prompted by a home re-design with a new family addition, I was struck by Sarah's life philosophies. My husb...more
May 2013
Apr 30, 2013
Bread and Roses, Too
Having Italian anscetors who immigrated during the period of this book, I imagine their life was very similar to Jakes and Rosa's. My great-grandmothe...more
Nov 2011
Nov 23, 2011
All Over the Map
Sad to say, but I found this book immensely depressing. It followed the theme of wildly popular, "Eat,Pray,Love." Laura's tale paralleled Elizabeth's...more
Jul 2011
Aug 05, 2011
Mindfulness Meditation
Jon Kabat-Zinn captures the essence of mindfulness gracefully and captivates his audience to it's practice.

I found to be so connected with this book...more
Oct 2012
Sep 17, 2012
Five Quarters of the Orange
There were times when i couldn't put this book down and times when i felt too much sorrow to continue reading. The topic itself embraced a horrid peri...more
Mar 20, 2010
Mar 20, 2010
Five Good Minutes in the Evening: 100 Mindful Practices to Help You Unwind from the Day and Make the Most of Your Night
When all you have is 5 minutes to recharge your soul, this is a wonderful book of mindful practices that will help you unwind and re-connect.

This boo...more
Oct 2012
Sep 17, 2012
Pretty Plus: How to Look Sexy, Sensational, and Successful, No Matter What You Weigh
The title of this book should be changed to include ALL women. I reserved this book from the library after reading the full description that the libra...more
Aug 2010
Aug 04, 2010
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
There is so much that I can say, and want to say about this book, but very simply: "You should read it."

McDougall engages his reader in a plot that t...more
Mar 2012
Nov 12, 2011
The Hearts of Horses
Molly Gloss writes a colorful depiction of life in the West during World War 1. As the characters are developed the reality of their world, the integr...more
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Jul 24, 2009
The Designer's Web Handbook: What You Need to Know to Create for the Web
This book is very succinctly outlines what you should know when creating a website. It outlines the considerations with enough description for a basic...more
Jan 2013
Jan 27, 2013
Facebook Marketing: Leverage Social Media to Grow Your Business
This book is a great beginners guide to facebook and the tools available to use for marketing. It does not, however, prescribe how to use facebook to...more
Jun 19, 2010
Jun 15, 2010
The Quotable Athlete: Words of Wisdom from Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, Bonnie Blair, Wayne Gretzky, Joe Thiesman, and More
This book has remained casually placed on my coffee table. At first I thought it would be most useful for quotes to include in my writing. But, as I d...more
Jan 2012
Mar 11, 2012
Boom Town
This is a delightful book depicting California's historical boom! I was surprised that this book was even based on an actual little girl that sold $11...more
Sep 2011
Sep 28, 2011
Twenties Girl
Though Sophie's stories are predictable, I thoroughly enjoy their "happily ever after" end. This heroin is quiet different than her other books. She i...more
Jul 03, 2010
Jun 24, 2010
Come on In!: Recipes from the Junior League of Jackson, Mississippi
This is a beautifully produced book. The photographs, fonts, style and binding make it a favorite in my kitchen- but most of all, the recipes are to d...more
Oct 2012
Oct 20, 2012
Sheds & Garages: Building Ideas and Plans for Every Shape of Storage Structure
Not really useful. There are some elevation shots that were ok; but the book didn't really contain many pictures that popped or could be used for insp...more
Oct 2012
Oct 16, 2012
The Last Lecture
What an amazing and empowering book. I wish I read this earlier. I want to keep reading it to remember all of the important Life lessons. Randy Pausch...more
Jun 25, 2010
Jun 25, 2010
Southern Sideboards
Amazing! Love this Southern Junior League cookbook. My mom purchased over a decade ago at the San Francisco Gourmet Show. Now, I am in the league, col...more
Oct 2012
Oct 20, 2012
Pure Skin: Organic Beauty Basics
A good organic approach to skin care. Contains some great recipes for homemade organic cleansers, toners, exfoliators and much more. Plus describes ho...more
Dec 2009
Dec 25, 2009
Fit Kids
This book depicts the present day health of children very well. And just as well, explains how to motivate your children to develop a lifetime of acti...more
Sep 2010
Oct 01, 2010
Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach To Customer Service
Dive into this short book and you'll quickly realize that you don't just want customers, you want "Raving fans." And better yet, this book tells you h...more
Jun 2013
Jun 18, 2013
I could only get half way through this book. Initially when I picked up this book, I was excited to learn about the early years in Silicon Valley and...more
Sep 2007
Oct 02, 2007
Johnny Appleseed: A Tall Tale
Did you know that Johnny Appleseed was more than a myth? I sure didn't, until this book. What a marvelous book with beautiful full page illustrations....more
Oct 2011
Oct 10, 2011
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Besides the content, what I love about these books and Michael is that he is very very well respected in his circle. His research and writings, follow...more
Jan 2009
May 06, 2009
The Diary of a Young Girl
I read this book first when I was a young girl in 5th grade and I don't think that a true to life character in a book has touched my heart in quite th...more
Jan 1989
Oct 02, 2007
Triathlon Training in Four Hours a Week: From Beginner to Finish Line in Just Six Weeks
A well rounded book explaining how to train for a triathlon. This book is perfect for the beginner and intermediate triathlete.
May 2009
Jun 17, 2009
Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney
This is being added to my shelves. Every business major should read this book. Only regret is that I hadn't read this sooner.
Feb 2012
Feb 28, 2012
The Broker
John Grisham always creates enjoyable stories. I very much enjoyed the Italian setting of Bologna and his concise, and yet thorough descriptions of th...more
May 19, 2009
May 04, 2009
Barefoot Contessa Family Style: Easy Ideas and Recipes That Make Everyone Feel Like Family
I love the Barefoot Contessa!
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Feb 06, 2009
My Life in France
A wonderful passage on the life of Julia Child, her loves, her inspirations and of course, her career as a miraculous chef. Her upbeat, go gett'em att...more
Jan 2008
Sep 11, 2008
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