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The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let... by Amanda Palmer
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Using her own life as an example, Amanda Palmer demonstrates the importance of asking--of giving and receiving--in art, life, business, and whatever. I had hoped there would be more about the actual art of asking for stuff, because I'm terrible at it ...more
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The Annotated Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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Why Have Kids? by Jessica Valenti
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The best thing I got from this book is that all the "mommy wars" nonsense is tantamount to adult security blankets. If becoming a disciple of babywearing gives you enough of an illusion of control to get you through the day, hooray for you.

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Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
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I think this was absolutely the wrong book at the wrong time for me. I kept waiting for the funny parts, and then it was over. At least it was quick.
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The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors
The Sweetest Spell
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I've decided to read some chocolate flavored fiction. This ended up being the first, because there wasn't a waiting list at my library. I admit I thoroghly enjoyed this easy to read fantasy about a red-haired girl who can magically churn cream into c ...more
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
"I wanted to like this book more. The title concept was a draw (no pun intended). However after the first few letters of complaint they began to lose steam for me. Also rebellious sort that I am I did not like the admonitions about staying in the l..." Read more of this review »
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The Riverman by Aaron Starmer
The Riverman (The Riverman Trilogy, #1)
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Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen
Playful Parenting
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Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen
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The Myth of the Spoiled Child by Alfie Kohn
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Guess what--there is no evidence that today's youth are going to hell in a handbasket. In fact, adults have been harping about how terrible today's youth are since before the invention of hell or even handbaskets. I bet cavemen were saying, "Caves ar ...more
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Terry Pratchett
“Sometimes it's better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness.”
Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms: The Play

Neil Gaiman
“Anyone who believes what a cat tells him deserves all he gets.”
Neil Gaiman, Stardust

Terry Pratchett
“Just because someone's a member of an ethnic minority doesn't mean they're not a nasty small-minded little jerk.”
Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay

Brad Warner
“How many Zen masters does it take to screw in a light bulb? The plum tree in the garden!”
Brad Warner, Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies and the Truth About Reality

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