Aug. 2nd, 2013


Aug. 2nd, 2013 08:55 am
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14. Wildwood by Colin Meloy: My cousin told me about this while I was visiting Portland over Christmas. It's about a Portlander girl and her friend and their adventures in the Wildwood (a forest in the middle of the city, that no one crosses into) trying to recover her baby brother that's been kidnapped. It hit me with a visceral reaction, maybe because I am an older sister of a baby brother but I was WORKED up. I freaked out and had to stop reading it for a while, but then got back into it and finished pretty quickly. It's a good book, well written, smart, not dumbed down.

15. The Diary of Anne Frank: The Revised Critical Edition by Anne Frank: I read this for the first time when I was around her age. I loved this book. It was interesting, sad, funny, and filled with hope. Now that I'm older I wanted to reread it. This time I read the unabridged version. It's haunting to say the least. It's like I remembered but only sadder because I'm older. She seemed so mature and grown up because of everything she was going through. If Anne frank can see beauty and love in this world, so can I.

16. Knitting Mochimochi by Anna Hrachovec: So super cute! The patterns in this book are adorable!! They are teeny tiny!

17. Momofuku by David Chang and Peter Meehan: Funny stories, gorgeous pictures, delicious food. It was really interesting to read about Chang's background and the history of his restaurants. The recipes looked delicious but were so labor intensive I probably would only try a few out.

18. Beyond the Sling by Mayim Bialik: very interesting. I was surprised that actually agreed with a lot of what she had to say EXCEPT for the vaccination/medication and EC (elimination communication). She presents everything very matter of fact and non-judgemental. She says these are the things that work for her and they might work for your family to a different scale.


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