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Erin Kendrick has commented on (14) products.

Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky
Salt: A World History

Erin Kendrick, January 7, 2011

It's about salt. It's long. It is packed with dorky history tidbits, which was the best part. Much of the time it seemed to get off track (of the main subject of salt) and go off on tangents, that sometimes were interesting in and of themselves, but left the book feeling disjointed and random. Did you know that salt played a role in the work of Gandhi? This history lesson was one of the most enjoyable parts of the book. Keep in mind, I am not a history buff (at all) but have come to appreciate learning about it.
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The Alchemist (Insight) by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist (Insight)

Erin Kendrick, January 7, 2011

Great book to read or listen to. I listened to it, which I think added to the folk storyteller feel of it. It is so cram packed with deep thoughts, engaging stories, questions of faith, and memorable "stick in your mind" quotes. I want to own this book. It's one of my favorites, ever.
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The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Giver

Erin Kendrick, January 7, 2011

I wish I would have read this in middle school or high school! It's a quick read and I found myself wanting it to be longer and dive more deeply into the implications of the "community" and the life that is lead, but then again, it is a young adult book, and for that purpose, I think would definitely serve the purpose of raising questions in a 15 year olds head. I could imagine this could spur lively discussions in a classroom and would encourage young adults, especially, to read it.
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From Asparagus to Zucchini by Macsac
From Asparagus to Zucchini

Erin Kendrick, January 7, 2011

I love this book! It is incredibly practical and user friendly. If you have too many onions, for example, you can turn right to the onion section and find recipes and quick and easy food pairings and how to use it (like suggestions for quick salads, side dishes, soups/casserole add ins, etc.) It's a great compliment to a CSA membership and using up (and enjoying!) lots of veggies you may not be too familiar with. Also, it also includes some common herb sections that have given me more ideas to put some of the herbs from my garden to good use!
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Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
Holidays on Ice

Erin Kendrick, January 7, 2011

I enjoyed "Dress your family in corduroy and denim" much more. The Macy's Christmas Elf story had it's great parts, and the Christmas letter one was a hilarious, though dark, idea. But overall, this didn't have me laughing out loud like "corduroy and denim" did... I think I was hoping for more real life stories than this one provided.
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