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Fingersmith: A Novel by Sarah Waters
Fingersmith: A Novel

jai41004, August 4, 2012

This book starts off a little bit slowly. She discribes things in such a way that you really feel like you know the people and places. She has such a way of transporting her reader. Every character is complex and real. There are huge twists throughout the book, I actually gasped once or twice. Through out the book you end up loving, hating, routing for, and shaking your head at each of the main characters. I really could hardly put it down. This one is more that worth a read.
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At the Bottom of the River by Jamaica Kincaid
At the Bottom of the River

jai41004, August 4, 2012

Usually short stories aren't for me but Jamaica Kincaid has such a way with words. I loved all of the stories in here. Kincaid writes so beautifully I can't help but keep reading. Her stories really capture and inspire you. After I read this book I seached out more of her books, she's one of my favories. Everyone should read them at some point.
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Voices of a People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove
Voices of a People's History of the United States

jai41004, August 4, 2012

If you have any interest in history at all you'll love this. This book is full of powerful essays and speaches. It covers the people who you don't typically hear about in school the rebels, the people who spoke out against what was going on in the US. So much of this left me with goosebumps. While I read this I found myself writing down the writers names and looking for more from them after I was finished with this. Those people are now some of my favorite writers and pesonal heros.
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The New Rules of Lifting for Women: Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess by Lou Schuler
The New Rules of Lifting for Women: Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess

jai41004, June 23, 2012

I loved what he had to say. I am one of those women who has always been afraid of lifting heavier weights for various reasons, so I was experiencing the frustration he talks about in the book where I'm doing what I should be and not getting the results that I want.
Everything was so clear and no nonsense which is great because sometimes books about working out make everything sound so complicated that it's intimidating. He started out explaing why you should lift heavier weights and debunking some myths about womens workout routines. The way he put everything was really motivating, and helped me having the confidence to get started.
There are great recipies in the book and tips about what to eat and how often. Then there are the workout routines, which are easy to understand. I've just started the workouts so we'll see about how it works. The way the workouts progress overtime I'm really excited about, some of the moves are things I didn't think I would be able to achive and now I have instructions on how to get to my goals.
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Sexual Intimacy for Women: A Guide for Same-Sex Couples by Glenda Corwin
Sexual Intimacy for Women: A Guide for Same-Sex Couples

jai41004, April 4, 2012

This book had a lot of information about all the things that could go wrong or be causing problems in a relationship. The first two thirds of the book seemed to all be potential problems. The last few chapters they talked about some things you could do to make a relationship stronger and deal with issues but for the most part I felt like the book was really lacking. I felt like there could have been more information on things to help each of the problems they went over, it was very negative. The book was really almost discouraging.
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