Tag Archives: Netgalley

Quick Reviews May 2017

  The Gut Health Diet Plan: Recipes to Restore Digestive Health and Boost Wellbeing by Christine Bailey*: An excellent introduction to understanding the gut and how it affects the rest of your body. It is becoming increasingly clear that digestive health plays a major role in a majority of chronic diseases. Bailey discusses not only how …

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Quick Reads Feb 2017

  A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London’s Flower Sellers by Hazel Gaynor: A Memory of Violets came highly recommended and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Bittersweet and heartbreaking it is the story of two orphaned sisters, who became flower girls in Victorian England and what happened to them afterwards. 4 Stars The More of Less: Finding …

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Quick Reviews June 2016

So many fantastic books, the more you read, the more books you want to read. Reviews Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body by Jo Marchant*: One of the best books I’ve read this year and I think everyone should read it. Fascinating, insightful, thought-provoking and I kept sharing facts and insights with …

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Quick Reads May 2016

Usually I sort my reviews in chronological order based upon when I read them. This time however I am letting two excellent book “skip the line”. I have published full reviews on both of them on the blog, and I highly recommend you check them out. Reviews How to Communicate Like a Buddhist by Cynthia Kane*: …

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Love Sick by Cory Martin (Interview + Review)

This week is an extra special treat. Not only was I able to review an Advanced Reader’s Copy of Love Sick by Cory Martin (through Netgalley), she also offered to take part in an interview about her new memoir and her experience with MS (Multiple Sclerosis). You can read more about MS at the end of the …

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Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa

Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa* took me by surprise. It took me a while to get into it, and even longer to realize that it was based on the real events in Seattle around the WTO protests in 1999 (probably because I was 12 at the time and …

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December 2015 & January 2016 Quick Reviews

I was too busy with wedding preparations to put together the quick reviews for December, there’s so many books to get through that I’ve decided to only cover up until the end of 2015 here, and the rest will be covered next month. Reviews The Art of Home-making by Alison May ($2.94 on Kindle): May is the …

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The Painful Truth by Lynn R. Webster

The Painful Truth: What Chronic Pain Is Really Like and Why It Matters to Each of Us wasn’t quite what I expected – but once I had reset my expectations I realized how important this book is. Lynn R. Webster, MD, ran a pain clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah, for many years, and more …

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Hild by Nicola Griffith

Hild by Nicola Griffith is the imagined early life of St. Hilda of Whitby, one of the most powerful early converts to Christianity in England. It is clear that Griffith has done an astonishing amount of research, as she envelops you in a seventh century England that you can see, smell and almost touch and feel. …

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Quick Lit November 2015

I have increased my goal for the year again, from 64 to 78 – and I am currently only one book away from hitting that target. I have joined Netgalley, which means I am receiving advanced copies from publishers in exchange for an honest review. I’ll always mark them, but I am following the rule …

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