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Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner
Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

Mindy, July 3, 2007

This book was witty and charming. the main character is demon slayer and mom to a teenager and 2 year old. With it's realistic situations (minus the demons) and it's realistic conversations, it's a book that will make you laugh out loud!
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The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistance of the Product That Defined America by Allan M. Brandt
The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistance of the Product That Defined America

Mindy, June 12, 2007

As a former smoker, I occasionally find myself recollecting the pleasures of lighting up a cigarette with that first cup of morning coffee. This well-told story of the history of mass-produced cigarettes serves as a helpful reminder that quitting smoking is a victory not only over the tobacco industry but also the full-scale PR campaign and propaganda techniques designed to promote and defend them.
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My War: Killing Time in Iraq by Colby Buzzell
My War: Killing Time in Iraq

Mindy, May 14, 2007

Colby Buzzell, an American soldier deployed in Iraq, started an online journal while serving as a machine-gunner. The blog ran for just eight weeks before being shut down by the U.S. military.

Thankfully, his blog entries and emails were picked up by a publisher. "My War: Killing Time In Iraq" is Buzzell's compelling narrative of his day-to-day life in Mosul. Buzzell's candid descriptions of his experiences on the front lines of the war in Iraq are blunt, funny, honest, surreal, but mostly extraordinary.

"My War" is this year's Overall Winner and Non-Fiction Winner of the Lulu Blooker Prize, awarded for excellent in "blooks" (books based on blogs or web sites).
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Loving Che by Ana Menendez
Loving Che

Mindy, January 20, 2007

I really wanted to love this book, and I did like how the author humanized (and sexualized) Che, but other than that it read a bit like a bad romance novel. The main character and the mother she was learning about weren't that interesting as characters, and the author used very little of Cuba's rich political history as material. Maybe my expectations were too high, but I think this book could have been a lot better!
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The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
The Robber Bride

Mindy, January 19, 2007

This is a must read for any Atwood fan. Atwood deftly demonstrates the power of female friendships, both for the good and the bad. Her character Zenia is someone we all know and can identify with, and Atwood skillfully manipulates both her readers' anger and sympathies through Zenia's relationship with the other three main characters. You won't be able to put this book down!
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