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Emily rated a book 4 of 5 stars
American Sniper by Chris Kyle
American Sniper
by Chris Kyle
read in September, 2013
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American Sniper is a very approachable read for anyone, regardless of military training or familiarity. I enjoyed the story very much and liked getting to know Kyle. He did an excellent job making his account of military service and war experience co...more
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It Starts with Food by Melissa Hartwig
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Dallas and Melissa Hartwig provide an easy to understand explanation of what our bodies do with the food we eat, and how what we consume affects our daily lives. Generally "paleo" in practice, their guide to food is thoroughly researched with authori...more
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Wheat Belly by William  Davis
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What a convincing argument against wheat! Gone are America's amber waves of grain, replaced by a completely genetically-different crop. Backed by both anecdotal and scientific evidence, Wheat Belly provides hope for so many people suffering from obes...more
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Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
Mere Christianity
by C.S. Lewis
read in January, 2013
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I was struck by the time period in which these radio sessions were recorded (and of course, later published as Mere Christianity). C.S. Lewis provides another timeless message, widely accessible across many Christian denominations.
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One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
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It took two attempts to read this book before i could finish it. So many people love Ann Voskamp, but I really struggle with her writing style. While she has some great insights and is really encouraging in how to live a life of thanks, I am so distr...more
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Cooked by Michael Pollan
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
by Michael Pollan (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2013
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Michael Pollan takes his readers through the four processes of cooking: fire, water, air, and fermentation. I appreciate his work and all he has done for the whole food/slow food movement. In my experience with other Pollan books, there is usually so...more
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Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
by Tom Franklin (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2013
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I used to love a good mystery. As I have gotten older, I have read fewer and fewer mysteries and thrillers. I simply get too scared to enjoy the story or reading experience. In Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, there was just enough suspense to keep me...more
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Great House by Nicole Krauss
Great House
by Nicole Krauss
read in January, 2013
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Great House was somewhat of a mystery to me, even if it isn't technically in the mystery genre; it was fun to see how all of the stories eventually connected and how the desk fit into all of the characters' lives. I found myself anxious to hear again...more
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