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The Practical Cyclist


The Practical Cyclist Chip Haines 978-0-86571-633-9 This short nonfiction book aims to energize and inspire people to become bicyclists. Haines’ main arguments for it include saving money, not polluting the environment, and improving your health. He does not insist that … Continue reading

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The Anglo Files


This is a portrait of England in the transitional era of 1990s – 2000s. Lyall moved to the country for work, and stayed for love. The Anglo Files examines different aspects of Englishness, such as the government, class, hygiene, and weather. Continue reading

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Stray Sock Sewing


This inventive, colorful, and resourceful book will teach you how to create adorable stuffed toys. Continue reading

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Cherries in Winter


Suzan Colon was not surprised to be laid off in 2008, but she was dreadfully disappointed. However, with frugality and the example of her grandmothers, she would make it. Continue reading

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The Cheapskate Next Door


Cheapskate doesn’t have to be a dirty word. Jeff Yeager is using the pejorative as a rallying cry for people across the world. Yeager wants everyone to know that living without debt should be the norm and not the exception.
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The Checklist Manifesto


Atul Gawande, a respected surgeon, explores how checklists work and how they could improve professions of all kinds. Continue reading

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Tim Gunn’s Golden Rules


I recommend Tim Gunn’s Golden Rules. It has useful tips for social conduct and interesting anecdotes about famous people. The book was well written and Tim Gunn’s “voice” was clear throughout. Continue reading

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Born Amish


Born Amish is a curious mix of fact and personal reminiscence. It is cowritten by Ruth Irene Garrett and Deborah Morse-Kahn. Continue reading

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Deadly Dinner Party


The Deadly Dinner Party and Other Medical Detective Stories is a collection of short medical case studies. Overall, this was an interesting book that highlighted the amazing feat that most people achieve each day: living to see the next!
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Comfort Food Diet Cookbook


The Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cook Book is published by the same people who put together the Taste of Home magazine. I’ve gotten other cookbooks from this company in the past and I’ve always liked the meals made from their recipes. Continue reading

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