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My Soul is A Witness: African-American Women's Spirituality
did not like it
I couldn't finish this anthology. There are many authors included whose writing I like a lot but I never got excited about this book and, once I put i ...more
not set
Dec 22, 2009
A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen
really liked it
This book is purely a celebration of Jane Austen, with few notes of discord. For more thoughts:
Jan 2010
Dec 22, 2009
Younger by the Day: 365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit
really liked it
For women of a certain age, this book is a treasure of information, inspiration, and a must-read, must-own, must-read-again. Who all will join me in J ...more
May 2011
Apr 19, 2010
Wellness & Writing Connections: Writing For Better Physical, Mental, And Spiritual Health
really liked it
This would have easily gotten five stars but I found myself frustrated with the quality of the publisher's editing. Quality content deserves better tr ...more
Jan 2010
Nov 24, 2009
Jean Rhys
liked it
For those who like reading academic looks at literature or who have read Jean Rhys and want an analytical look at her writing, this book is good. For ...more
Jul 2011
Jul 04, 2011
The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles
really liked it
This is perhaps my favorite in this series of philosophy books. There was one complaint that kept it from being 5 stars. For more:

Sep 14, 2010
Sep 02, 2010
War Talk
liked it
Interesting essays on the political situation on India and beyond. Contemporary enough to be more relevant than not. For more:

Aug 2011
Jul 28, 2011
Why Atheism?
it was ok
Very poorly edited. Not as insightful as I had hoped and not ecumenical enough for me. For more thoughts:
Apr 2010
Apr 27, 2010
Death's Door: Modern Dying and the Ways We Grieve
it was amazing
Gilbert not only shares her personal experience with loss but shows how others have used poetry, photography, and other artistic expressions to work t ...more
Feb 2011
Jan 20, 2011
Reading Joss Whedon
really liked it
A must read for any fan of Whedon's work. For my full review click here.
Apr 2014
Apr 01, 2014
Windows on the World: Fifty Writers, Fifty Views
really liked it
Good book. Why do I recommend it? Read my full review on my blog to find out more.
Sep 2014
Sep 19, 2014
Insecure at Last
it was ok
At a certain point, you have to wonder if Ensler really has anything to say or if she's being published because people think she's relevant. For more: ...more
Feb 2011
Feb 19, 2011
The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy: The Lion, the Witch, and the Worldview (Popular Culture and Philosophy)
did not like it
There are 22 essays in this collection and I only liked one of them. I think that says it all but if you want to read more:
Jul 2010
Jul 30, 2010
Regarding the Pain of Others
liked it
A provocative book that asks questions of the reader about why we look at images of suffering/war/etc, how we are informed by these images, and what i ...more
Feb 2011
Feb 09, 2011
Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace
really liked it
If you've never read Anne Lamott's essays before, this is a great collection to introduce yourself to a delightful writer. For my full review, visit m ...more
Feb 2015
Feb 13, 2015
Why Buffy Matters: The Art of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
it was amazing
This book is a must read for any Buffy fan. I had a hard time resisting the temptation to read the next page, the next chapter. An intellectual look a ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 28, 2012
House and Philosophy: Everybody Lies
it was ok
Due to the nature of the show and the character of House himself, this book lacks the broad philosophical exploration of other books in this fun serie ...more
Dec 2013
Dec 14, 2013
Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith
really liked it
My mother loves Anne Lamott's nonfiction and gave this book to me when she was finished reading it. I finally got around to reading it myself. For my ...more
Dec 2014
Dec 01, 2014
My First New York: Early Adventures in the Big City (As Remembered by Actors, Artists, Athletes, Chefs, Comedians, Filmmakers, Mayors, Models, Moguls, Porn Stars, Rockers, Writers, and Others
liked it
My First New York: Early Adventures in the Big City from the editors of New York Magazine is a collection of short recollections from a variety of peo ...more
Mar 2010
Mar 02, 2010
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