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Running, Eating, Thinking by Martin Rowe
" So good. Totally worth reading even if you're not vegan or not a runner. My only complaint was one essay which got a little victim-blame-y towards those who have health problems BUT that was balanced by opposing views in several of the other essay... " Read more of this review »
Rift Vegan rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Running, Eating, Thinking by Martin Rowe
Running, Eating, Thinking: A Vegan Anthology
by Martin Rowe (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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This was an impulse buy, a blog author I read had an essay in it. (JL Goes Vegan)

I don't run, and this book confirmed for me that runners are a little bit crazy. But that's okay. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed reading this book! The first coup...more
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The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon
The Pillow Book
by Sei Shōnagon
read in July, 2014
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This is the second time I've read this book. It's mostly a comfort read, altho Shonagon can be horrid. I keep remembering the story she tells of a peasant man who lost his home to a fire, the court ladies all laugh at him and then Shonagon plays a na...more
Rift Vegan and 2 other people liked Deana's review of Ready Player One:
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
" You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door...

This book was the top book I read in 2013, and has made my all-time favorites list as well. I picked it up on a whim as a Kindle Daily Deal based on the descripti... " Read more of this review »
Rift Vegan and 5 other people liked Cathie's review of Ready Player One:
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
" I loved this story!!! Oh the 80s! Lots of trivia references! Lots of nostalgia, at least for me.

As much as it was about 40+ years into the future that speaks of the decline of the world of reality and the creation of the “take me away to better d... " Read more of this review »
Rift Vegan rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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Ha! Fun read, I am right in this book's demographic: born 1973, grew up playing Atari and all my favorite movies are from that era (yes: LadyHawke and Legend, Aech totally called me a bona fide pussy!!). Yeah, the writing is flat and the story is a b...more
Rift Vegan made a comment in the group The Post Card ExchangeJuly 2014 Postcard Exchange topic
"Hello Beautiful Readers,
This exchange is officially closed and everyone should have a message from me.

This exchange has 38 participants. We are from...more
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Rift Vegan made a comment in the group The Post Card ExchangeHello topic
"Hey Cathie!
Welcome! and Thanks for joining our group!

The "official" group swaps are listed under "Announcing Happy Mail" in the monthly threads... th...more
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Rift Vegan rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Valour and Vanity by Mary Robinette Kowal
Valour and Vanity (Glamourist Histories, #4)
by Mary Robinette Kowal (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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An exciting page turner. Plus, there's pirates. ;)
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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

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

J.G. Ballard
“I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen.”
J.G. Ballard

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

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

9526 The Post Card Exchange — 285 members — last activity 1 hour, 23 min ago
Yay Postcards! We are an International group of people who love reading and mail. Please join our monthly postcard exchange! Newbies Welcome!
25x33 E-Books — 337 members — last activity Apr 26, 2014 10:26AM
A group for exchanging information about downloadable E-Books, like the Gutenberg Project, Microsoft Reader, Planet PDF etc.
25x33 Vegan — 100 members — last activity Jun 05, 2014 10:49AM
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
217 Banned Books — 4316 members — last activity Jul 23, 2014 09:39AM
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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