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The Parrot Who Thought She Was a Dog
The Parrot Who Thought She Was a Dog

melbutler02, May 11, 2014

Nancy Ellis-Bell tells a cute story about owning a macaw, or rather, a macaw owning her! She shares the joys and tribulations of owning a parrot as well as the dynamics of living in a home filled with animals while still trying to maintain an intimate relationship with her husband. This is a quick, fun read that will be enjoyed by any animal lover.
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My Name Is Memory. Ann Brashares
My Name Is Memory. Ann Brashares

melbutler02, January 19, 2014

I liked the premise of this book but it was very difficult to get into, slow, and then difficult to finish. The ending left me a bit puzzled but perhaps that is just Brashares' style.
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My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares
My Name Is Memory

melbutler02, January 19, 2014

I liked the premise of this book but it was very difficult to get into, slow, and then difficult to finish. The ending left me a bit puzzled but perhaps that is just Brashares style.
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Running Like a Girl: Notes on Learning to Run by Alexandra Heminsley
Running Like a Girl: Notes on Learning to Run

melbutler02, January 19, 2014

From bar-hopper to walker to marathoner, Alexandra Heminsley chronicles her journey in "Running Like a Girl." With tips on building stamina (run regularly!), staying encouraged (make a goal and stick to it!) and picking the right sports bra (esthetics do not matter!), as well as motivating quotes at the beginning of each chapter, "Running Like a Girl" has me lacing up my running shoes.
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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures

melbutler02, October 24, 2013

As a medical provider, I found Anne Fadiman's book extremely eye-opening and insightful. Part history of the Hmong culture (the ethnicity depicted in Clint Eastwood's 2008 film, Gran Torino) and part biography of an epileptic toddler and her family's struggles with the American healthcare system, Fadiman describes The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down "not as the book about the Hmong but as a book about communication and miscommunication across cultures." I originally picked up this book to learn more about epilepsy but found myself realizing and redefining my own intolerance to other cultures.
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