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Chloe's Kitchen by Chloe Coscarelli
"I recently transitioned from being *just* a vegetarian, onto a completely vegan lifestyle. [I watched Vegucated. I was horrified. I can't even LOOK at animal products right now.] Anyway, I picked up the desserts book- and decided to pick this one..." Read more of this review »
Vegan with a Vengeance by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
"O.M.G. I should have known, after using Veganomicon for a couple of years, that the cookbook that launched Isa Chandra Moskowitz was bound to be a keeper. Isa credits Terry Hope Romero with the Chili Sin Carne recipe that ROCKS with its own calyps..." Read more of this review »
The Vegan Scoop by Wheeler del Torro
"Loved the *ideas* in this book - so many amazing flavor mixtures! - but the processing just didn't jive with my ice cream maker... so, I will use it more for a flavor inspiration book, and then process in my own way (the way described in Veganomic..." Read more of this review »
Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food by Alicia C. Simpson
"Let’s face it, on a cold, rainy day or after a tough day there are times the only thing you want to do is snuggle up on the couch and feel the comfort of some warm stick-to-your ribs food or a sweet, sticky treat. Before you reach for the takeaway..." Read more of this review »
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Who Goes There? and Other Stories by John W. Campbell Jr.
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We Live in Water by Jess Walter
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John Steinbeck
“Don't worry about losing. If it is right, it happens - The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.”
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Richard Dawkins
“Science is interesting, and if you don't agree you can fuck off.

Note: Dawkins was quoting a former editor of New Scientist Magazine, who is as yet unidentified (possibly Jeremy Webb)”
Richard Dawkins

Dorothy Parker
“So, you're the man who can't spell 'fuck.'"
Dorothy Parker to Norman Mailer after publishers had convinced Mailer to replace the word with a euphemism, 'fug,' in his 1948 book, "The Naked and the Dead.”
Dorothy Parker

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man?”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Carl Sagan
“For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”
Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

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