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Tag: Non Fiction

“Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything”: by Lydia Kang & Nate Pedersen

The information in this one is mind-blowing. It took quite a long time (for me) to finish this one, but it is probably the most quoted book I have read so far, maybe ever. I shared many of the facts and stories with many different friends in casual conversations because I found this entire tome completely fascinating (and the best way to know you truly have a concept/idea down is […]

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“Lolas’ House: Filipino Women Living with War” by: M. Evelina Galang

The author of this took years to gather her research and to interview 16 Lolas/”Comfort Women”. The name “Comfort Women” is a subterfuge-y type of misnomer because there was nothing “comforting” about what they went through. During World War II the Japanese soldiers came into their homes, injured and or brutally murdered their fathers, mothers, siblings, husbands, and kidnapped these women to their camps. The suffering they endured was nothing […]

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“Within Walking Distance: Creating Livable Communities for All” by Philip Langdon

I knew I wanted to review this specifically because I saw Portland, OR listed as one the cities “explored” in this guide. I DEVOURED this. Seriously. I feel like I should have some jetlag from all my traveling…I loved that the writing style was educational/informative enough to really help me to build these cities in my mind as I read about them! The intro lays out the premise of the […]

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“Odd Birds” by: Ian Harding

As soon as I read the description, I knew I had to put in a request to review this one right away! Pretty Little Liars is a show that I have stuck with since the beginning and it has been like a “guilty pleasure” show. I liked Ezra as a character and thought Ian portrayed the character well. I also thought it interesting that Ezra writes a book in the […]

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“Kitchen Table Tarot” by: Melissa Cynova

The subtitle for this: “Pull Up a Chair, Shuffle the Cards, and Let’s Talk Tarot” is VERY fitting.  The entire book read like a mentor, or a friend, just chatting with the reader about her experiences reading and what works for her while also telling the reader to do what works best for them.  As a Buddhist why have I always felt drawn to tarot? Well, I think a lot […]

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“The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well” by: Meik Wiking

What an informative and quick(!) read! Learning about another culture is always intriguing to me and I especially enjoyed diving into a culture I knew next to nothing about prior to reading this. If the concept of hygge may be a little too “markety” in terms of “Oh look this is going to be the next in thing” then I think that would be an incorrect takeaway from this work. […]

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“Scrappy Little Nobody” by Anna Kendrick

In waiting to read this, as the wait list at the library was insane, I decided to break down and purchase my own copy. I figured, I like Anna and found her tweets amusing, so her writing style I thought I would find enjoyable. I started it and then had to put it down. I was slogging through it and it wasn’t holding my attention. I came back to it […]

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“Bossypants” by: Tina Fey

I was a bit hesitant to read this as I had read very mixed reviews about it. Some loved, some hated, some said meh. HOWEVER, I usually tend to not agree with a lot of people when they don’t even know what I like, they can’t judge for me! Ahem, anyways, I really enjoyed this. I didn’t think it was laugh out loud funny, but it was intelligent and well […]

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“Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)” by: Mindy Kaling

This book was okay. I have never seen The Office or The Mindy Project though so maybe that’s why I didn’t really enjoy it as much as maybe others have. I wanted to read a funny memoir. I have read other memoirs by women without being familiar with their work prior to their writings and those have inspired me to check out their work…but as previously written, this was just […]

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“Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight” by: Travis Langley

Wow. This was…incredible. I read the Game of Thrones and Psychology and also the Walking Dead and Psychology by the same author and this one is above and beyond the best one imho. Lots of definitions and citing of specific themes and moments to illustrate, this work dives into the world of Batman through his many incarnations. From comics to films, it’s all included and quotes are used throughout from […]

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