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The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope
This book is full of sex! Whew! It's not raunchy but it is a bit of an obsession for the lead couple which began to feel bland and a little one-sided...more
Jun 14, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
Fifty Acres and a Poodle: A Story of Love, Livestock, and Finding Myself on a Farm
Just finished this book in two days straight. Its that good, its that easy to read and its that fun. I loved it. Its the story of a city girl who buys...more
Mar 24, 2009
Mar 24, 2009
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
Character matters more than IQ, grades or intelligence by any other measure. This is the revelation that this book rides into a discussion of educatio...more
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Apr 25, 2013
Cooking for Mr. Latte: A Food Lover's Courtship, with Recipes
Not a bad book. It has some yummy sounding recipes! The back cover claims (twice) that she's the next MFK Fisher. I beg to differ. Although she's fun...more
Jan 2007
Jan 31, 2007
Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent
This book was really good but, a bit hard to get into. Its also a little academic. That said, I think it really challenged me, was full of very stimul...more
Mar 22, 2009
Mar 24, 2009
This Is Not The Story You Think It Is...: A Season of Unlikely Happiness
I liked this book. I think I wanted to like it slightly more than I did after I heard about the premise on NPR. Then, when I started the book the auth...more
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 31, 2011
I enjoyed Rebecca. I am a little out of the loop culturally somehow and so had no idea what the suspenseful ending was all about. My husband had seen...more
Oct 22, 2009
Nov 06, 2009
Teaming with Microbes: A Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web
Dirt is full of all kinds of tiny "critters" we can't see. Nature is best left undisturbed. Compost is good. There, now you know most of the book's se...more
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Feb 13, 2013
The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
Such a great book. I thought it would be interesting and snagged it off the "featured" shelf at my local library, but I never thought I'd like it quit...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
The Backyard Homestead: Produce All the Food You Need on Just a Quarter Acre!
You know a book is good if its written by a woman named Carleen. Heh. But, really to be serious, this book was great! Totally inspiring information ab...more
Feb 20, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
Beyond Ava & Aiden: The Enlightened Guide to Naming Your Baby
I like the way Rosenkrantz thinks...this book but especially the predecessor have been great places to find a fresh naming voice and dig our way out o...more
Jan 25, 2010
Feb 06, 2010
Hungry Monkey: A Food-Loving Father's Quest to Raise an Adventurous Eater
A fun read. Enjoyed the solidarity of foodie-ness + parenthood in the author's life and also mine. Amster-Burton is a no health food freak and is one...more
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Dec 26, 2009
The Help
Loved this book. First truly lovely current fiction that I've read I was about to say "ever" but then I remembered Killer Angels from h...more
Jul 13, 2008
Jun 22, 2010
Lady's Hands, Lion's Heart: A Midwife's Saga
Another inspiring midwife story! Carol's tale is heartwarming and heartbreaking by turns. I thought it was a unique twist to weave through her days of...more
May 03, 2010
Jun 23, 2010
Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps: How We're Different and What to Do About It
Aaron and I read this outloud together and had a great time doing it. The authors reveal some very fascinating information about the male and female b...more
Oct 16, 2009
Nov 06, 2009
Mrs. Greenthumbs Plows Ahead: Five Steps to the Drop-Dead Gorgeous Garden of Your Dreams
I loved this book. I whipped through it in a couple of days. I had a hard time putting it down to let A turn off the light at night. It was truly, rea...more
Apr 19, 2009
Apr 30, 2009
Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
Ah, foodist memoirs, how I do love you! I thought this book was a delicious, enjoyable, curious experience. The writing is good, organized, catchy, wi...more
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Aug 14, 2011
Primary Perception: Biocommunication with Plants, Living Foods, and Human Cells
A very interesting book! Wow! The author is basically relating his lab experiments with plants where he repeatedly registered electrical style, emotiv...more
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Dec 19, 2009
Wild Magic (Immortals, #1)
Looking for a feel-good fiction piece that doesn't suck? Snatch it up. It's classic fantasy in many ways and has some of the silliness of the genre: m...more
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Feb 23, 2013
Bright From the Start: The Simple, Science-Backed Way to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind from Birth to Age 3
This was a good book but one of a certain category that both annoy me and pat my proverbial back. The author's big tips for developing a bright mind i...more
Dec 31, 2009
Jan 01, 2010
Families Where Grace Is in Place
This book was a quick read, partly because I skimmed some sections that seemed to repeat themselves a bit a partly because its a fairly simple concept...more
Dec 04, 2009
Dec 10, 2009
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
This book was amazing. I felt like it cracked my head right open and I can now see and feel the wide world whistling past in a raw, vibrant way I neve...more
Dec 16, 2012
Dec 17, 2012
Apples for Jam: A Colorful Cookbook
So disappointing! I really wanted this book forever. I'd heard positive buzz for literally YEARS about it, read reviews, seen snippets places and mour...more
Jan 05, 2010
Jun 23, 2010
Raising Boys: Why Boys Are Different and How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men
This was a pretty good book. Provocative, thoughtful, full of sound research and hitting a lot of the key points parents of boys worry about, wrestle...more
Jan 05, 2010
Feb 06, 2010
The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse: Recognizing and Escaping Spiritual Manipulation and False Spiritual Authority Within the Church
Wow. I wish every Christian I know could read this book. I don't even personally feel like I'm really a person who has been deeply abused by the churc...more
Jan 05, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
The Man Called Cash: The Life, Love, and Faith of an American Legend
I like biographies and this one was good. I thought Turner did a great job of condensing a man's life, through all kinds of eras and stages into one c...more
Dec 19, 2010
Jan 07, 2011
100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names
This is a little book that's kind of an interesting foray into plant collecting history for the garden lover. The author has picked 100 flowers to enl...more
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May 05, 2009
Gardening Without Work: For the Aging, the Busy, and the Indolent
This is a lovely, homespun, very readable book was well worth my time. Ruth Stout is a very unpretentious but helpful gardening goddess. She likes her...more
May 12, 2009
Jul 23, 2009
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life
I liked this book more than I thought I would (hello Christian sub-culture writing!) but not quite as well as I could have I think. Miller's writing i...more
Jan 04, 2011
Jan 07, 2011
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
I thought I was picking up a snarky, social commentary book by a sardonic New Yorker and I bought because I thought it would make me laugh. The cover...more
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Dec 27, 2012
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