Tag Archives: Adult Nonfiction

The Reading Promise

Growing up, reading aloud was what my family did together. Maybe some during the day when we were little, but always every evening after supper. Whoever was assigned to be the dishwasher of the evening could dictate the book, and … Continue reading

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

I feel a little guilty reviewing books on the bestseller list. After all, anyone can read the bestseller list; these books maybe don’t need more people promoting them. But here it is. I read it, I loved it, and now … Continue reading

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The No-Cry Discipline Solution

The No-Cry Discipline Solution by Elizabeth Pantley “No-cry” may sound radical, but this is a gentle and practical guide to parenting. Pantley starts out with a chapter devoted to parenting myths, such as, “If my kids don’t behave all the … Continue reading

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1-2-3 Magic

1-2-3 Magic by Thomas W. Phelan I am always suspicious of parenting books that say, “If our method doesn’t work for you, you’re not following the instructions correctly.” Different kids work very differently. At any rate, this is a punishment-based … Continue reading

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Charmed Knits

Charmed Knits: Projects for Fans of Harry Potter by Alison Hansel When I first saw this book advertised, I thought that I wasn’t really a big enough Harry Potter fan to want a book like this. Then I actually saw … Continue reading

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The Vegetarian Mother’s Cookbook

The Vegetarian Mother’s Cookbook by Cathe Olson This cookbook is full of yummy recipes aimed at the pregnant or nursing vegetarian mother. While that group may be small, the recipes are really good, with appeal well beyond the target audience. … Continue reading

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Gardening

Did I mention I’ve been on a gardening kick lately? Here’s what I’ve been reading. You’ll note aspects of our yard as well as my interests in herbs and organic gardening. Every one of these books included “easy” as a … Continue reading

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The Happiest Toddler on the Block

It’s been a while since I read a parenting book… The Happiest Toddler on the Block by Harvey Karp, M.D. The Happiest Baby on the Block was a good book, though it was really aimed only at the first three … Continue reading

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Grace (Eventually)

<Grace (Eventually) by Anne Lamott I really like Anne Lamott. She talks, as usual, about the messiness of life and the difficulty of acting the way you want to. About how when she’s in the depths of despair she wants … Continue reading

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Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

Suddenly, I’m way behind, both in reading and in writing reviews. I often request new books, either before we get them or adding myself to a list of other fans. Last week, six books came in. That means two books … Continue reading

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