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The Highly Sensitive Person
While I did tire of all the Jungian influence, and I found some of the exercises at the ends of the chapters to be a bit strange, this book will be on...more
May 12, 2009
May 04, 2009
How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew
What a handy, humorous little reference guide to the traditional wisdom of capable women! I love this book, and it has already helped me get out a few...more
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Jul 29, 2010
The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love
This was well-written enough to warrant 4 stars, but I just didn't enjoy it that much. The author does not portray herself in a way that garners much...more
Jun 07, 2012
May 21, 2012
Clean Food: A Seasonal Guide to Eating Close to the Source with More Than 200 Recipes for a Healthy and Sustainable You
So far, this is an outstanding cookbook. It's so informative and matter of fact, with great descriptions/explanations of all the ingredients used as w...more
Jun 21, 2010
May 25, 2010
Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
Scott Jurek co-authored this with a writer named Steve Friedman. I think it’s commendable to recognize where your strengths lie and where they do not,...more
Sep 07, 2012
Aug 09, 2012
Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe
This was definitely entertaining, but not something to read if you want an unbiased account of various travels through Europe, or just unprejudiced in...more
Mar 19, 2009
Feb 02, 2009
Homestead: Modern Pioneers Pursuing the Edge of Possibility
while it's mostly well-written, it's a little jumpy and hard to follow chronologically. the author puts different events together in ways that probabl...more
Nov 06, 2008
Oct 22, 2008
Hit by a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn
This book was an onslaught of whining.

It was, essentially, an incessant refrain of "I don't like doing this, why am I doing this? I should leave, but...more
Jan 27, 2010
Apr 01, 2009
This Life Is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family Undone
As sad as it was, I really enjoyed Melissa Coleman’s memoir, This Life Is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family Undone. It is at times i...more
Sep 17, 2012
Jul 07, 2012
How to Cook Everything Vegetarian
I finally get to take this off my wish list, because I got it as a birthday gift from my fiance today!

This book is so full of wonderful information, t...more
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Sep 29, 2008
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
What an adventure in reading this was! Nonfiction books filled with history and scientific studies tend to be a touch on the boring side, their author...more
Jul 30, 2012
Feb 10, 2011
Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Story of an African Childhood
I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. That's not to say I disliked it, because it was rather good, and I enjoyed most of it.

Unfortunately, this...more
Dec 09, 2010
Nov 15, 2009
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
I went into this expecting it to just be an entertaining read about a difficult but beautiful hike up the eastern part of the U.S.
I did not realize h...more
Feb 02, 2009
Oct 15, 2008
Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey
This was pleasant enough... but I wasn't getting anything out of it that I hadn't previously heard/read/known, so I didn't make it far at all before I...more
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Apr 15, 2008
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
The first part, the memoir bit, was interesting and amusing.

Lots of his suggestions on the actual craft of writing were useful, some were not, some I...more
Nov 22, 2010
Nov 04, 2010
A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder
We finally finished it! It took a lot longer than it would have if I had been reading it to myself, and I think that might have made it almost a littl...more
Nov 21, 2009
Dec 01, 2008
Do You Think What You Think You Think?
This was definitely an interesting little book - some things to read, a lot of questionnaires. I'm all for anything that encourages readers to questio...more
Feb 28, 2009
Nov 15, 2008
How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It
The author was somewhat biased in his beliefs about various political issues of historical Scotland, it seemed, and a little disrespectful at times. I...more
Jan 2010
Dec 11, 2009
Knowledge and Inquiry: Readings in Epistemology
Dr. Wray was my philosophy professor for several classes (logic, epistemology, metaphysics, possibly the history of modern philosophy, but i honestly...more
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Oct 14, 2008
Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook
This had some great recipes, and was one of the few vegan cookbooks I've seen that wasn't very heavily soy-oriented.

The recipe descriptions and instr...more
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Apr 15, 2010
A Man Without a Country
I think I prefer Vonnegut's fiction. This was a little preachy, but still funny.
Aug 28, 2011
Aug 28, 2011
Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills
This book is AMAZING. I can't believe how thorough it is, and how much information is packed into one book. It's incredible, and fantastic.
The color i...more
May 26, 2009
Mar 10, 2009
Ani's Raw Food Kitchen: Easy, Delectable Living Foods Recipes
Excellent book. I am much more interested in raw/living foods after reading through this, and I need to get my hands on some more books by her and sim...more
Jun 21, 2011
Jun 02, 2011
Gospel According to Jesus
i'm only halfway through this, and it's been a handful of years since i left off. i'm not sure why. this is really informative, and i'd like to finish...more
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Nov 17, 2008
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World

More on this later.
Oct 06, 2009
Sep 24, 2009
Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook That Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats
There is a lot to read in the beginning of this book, before you ever get to the recipes. I didn't do much reading of the recipes, and a lot of them a...more
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Mar 04, 2009
The ASJA Guide to Freelance Writing: A Professional Guide to the Business, for Nonfiction Writers of All Experience Levels
I didn't get very far into this book before I returned it to the library. I don't know if I'll get it out again or not yet. What I did read was really...more
May 14, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
Emotions Revealed: Recognizing Faces and Feelings to Improve Communication and Emotional Life
I didn't finish this, or even come close, but I did a lot of scanning through the rest of the book. I just didn't have time to read it before I had to...more
Jan 2009
May 14, 2009
Running with Scissors
What a crazy past this guy had. I'd almost think he made it up, if his brother's book didn't corroborate his story. It was such an entertaining read,...more
Jun 09, 2011
Jul 21, 2009
Stumpers!: Answers to Hundreds of Questions that Stumped the Experts
This was nowhere near as interesting as it seemed, and the format was a little awkward.
Apr 2009
Apr 14, 2009
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