Monthly Archives: December 2015

Takane To Hana by Yuki Shiwasu

Takane to Hana is a surprisingly engaging romance featuring a very unusual love interest. I found I wanted to keep reading just to see where the author was going to take this different kind of shoujo story. The first volume … Continue reading

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Gambit by C. L. Denault

As can be recognized by my rating, I did not enjoy Gambit (though I did read it to the end). The book is a surprisingly quick read despite the page count and I didn’t find any areas where it really … Continue reading

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Surviving The Emotional Roller Coaster by Sheri Van Dijk

Surviving the Emotional Roller Coaster is a very serious book that is oriented mostly toward troubled teens with serious emotional issues (especially sensitive ones/those dealing with emotional dysregulation). The author doesn’t mince words: this is a book that needs to … Continue reading

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Smart Fat by Steven Masley, Jonny Bowden

Smart Fat is written by a team who have worked in the health profession for years and recently changed the way they (and hopefully we) view diets as it relates to fat and protein. Using the latest knowledge (probiotics, avoiding … Continue reading

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One Magic Square by Lolo Houbein

One Magic Square provides a starting point for creating a small home garden. By starting with just a 3 foot square, a sustainable garden can be created and then slowly expanded upon over time. The book is comprehensive and easy … Continue reading

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My Little Pony Equestria Girls by Ted Anderson, Katie Cook

My Little Pony Equestria Girls features two stories at roughly 88 pages. The book ties in to the movie/TV series: Sunset Shimmer begins as an antagonist but by the middle is regretting sabotaging and manipulating the EQ girls. Of course, … Continue reading

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Chickpeas: Sweet and Savory Recipes by Einat Mazor

What we have with Chickpeas is a beautifully presented cookbook with a very sophisticated list of recipes. Neither health nor vegetarian oriented (though recognizing both within), this is designed to provide a variety of uses for the chickpea – some … Continue reading

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