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Emmajune has commented on (3) products.

The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich
The Beet Queen

Emmajune, August 4, 2012

Louise Erdrich is a genius. Her books suck you in with their exciting plots and beautiful writing, and then at the end you realize that . . . it's just life! That is, the characters are just people, the plot is just people doing the things that people do. And you come out with this feeling like you know all of the flawed and beautiful characters personally. At the end of this book, as with her others, I had this awe-filled appreciation for plain ol' everyday humanity.
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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Emmajune, January 3, 2012

I loved this book! It was intriguing, edifying, hilarious, and everything good. Read it.
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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Emmajune, September 1, 2011

This book is fascinating! It goes in depth on a subject most people wouldn't even consider for more than a few seconds, it's written with a sense of humor while remaining tasteful (something that's hard to do in situations like this.) On top of that, it discusses things that are really important to know. Before reading it, I was quite attached to the idea of keeping my body all together after I die-- I mean it's my body, after all. But now I see it in a different light; I won't be there anymore, and there are so many potential ways I could really really help people. It's fairly comforting to think that even if one for some reason fails to live a meaningful life of service, one can still have a very meaningful (and possibly life-saving) death.
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