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"Such an interesting page, thanks so much for the link, D! I am especially amused by the comment under Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee... "If there’s a p...more "
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Rift Vegan made a comment on Lisa’s review of Leaving Time
"uh oh. I've pre-ordered this one because she spent some time at The Elephant Sanctuary for research. I've not read any of her books, either. Thanks fo...more "
Rift Vegan rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Gather Together in My Name by Maya Angelou
Gather Together in My Name
by Maya Angelou
read in September, 2014
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Maya is the most audacious teen, ever. Just crazy, the things she does and gets herself into. I hate that she gets so stupid when she falls in love! But pretty soon, it's on to the next bold adventure. Maya's stories are amazing, and she writes them...more
Rift Vegan rated a book 5 of 5 stars
One Horn to Rule Them All by Lisa Mangum
One Horn to Rule Them All: A Purple Unicorn Anthology
by Lisa Mangum (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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A Whole book about Purple Unicorns??! Ha! How could I not love it! I do love it. There is an amazing variety in the stories.
Rift Vegan rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Last Chain On Billie by Carol Bradley
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I ♥ The Elephant Sanctuary!

This book was difficult to read because it made me so sad and so angry. I kept reading because I knew in the end that a few elephants would be saved, and Billie would let her chain be cut off after living happily for severa...more
Rift Vegan rated a book 1 of 5 stars
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012 by Dan Ariely
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Worst Sci & Nat anthology ever. Some, or even many, of the articles would have been interesting to read by themselves, but they were all very "human-centric" shall we say, with lots of hubris. The first 1/2 of the book had so many mice experiment...more
The Art of Whimsical Lettering by Joanne Sharpe
"The ideas and tips in this book are not new but it's still a great start for people who love hand lettering , art journal or scrapbooking ."
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Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Burial Rites
by Hannah Kent (Goodreads Author)
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Jane Smiley
“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”
Jane Smiley, Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel

Maya Angelou
“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.”
Maya Angelou

Malala Yousafzai
“Let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons." Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for wanting an education and survived, in her keynote speech to the United Nations, 12th July 2013.”
Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

Stephen Jay Gould
“Nothing is more dangerous than a dogmatic worldview - nothing more constraining, more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to novelty.”
Stephen Jay Gould

Eugene Field
“No book can be appreciated until it has been slept with and dreamed over.”
Eugene Field

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A group for exchanging information about downloadable E-Books, like the Gutenberg Project, Microsoft Reader, Planet PDF etc.
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Vegans and vegan hopefuls join this group to discuss resources, literature, and topics concerning veganism. Health! Animal Rights! Environmentalism!
3641 Veganism & Animal Rights in Fiction & Poetry — 23 members — last activity Mar 22, 2009 01:47PM
A place where vegans from anywhere can post about our favorite novels, stories or poems with veg*n related content. Although non-fiction is pretty eas...more
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To celebrate our love of reading books that people see fit to ban throughout the world. We abhor censorship and promote freedom of speech.
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2011 Reading Challenge
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Rift Vegan has completed her goal of reading 35 books for the 2011 Reading Challenge!
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2013 Reading Challenge
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Rift Vegan has completed her goal of reading 30 books for the 2013 Reading Challenge!
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