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  • The Mad Wolf's Daughter by Magras, Diane
    ★★★★★

    If I could give more than five stars I would!  This is a phenomenal book.  I listened to the CD version and the narrator, Joshua Manning, did a wonderful job bringing the characters to life.  When Drest's family is captured by a local knight and is imprisoned and slated for public execution, Drest must find a way to save them.  Along the way she helps others and is in turn helped.  Drest is a strong female character who faces moral dilemmas.  She lives in a complex world where kindness isn't always rewarded.  She struggles to incorporate new knowledge of her family's activities with her love for them.  I absolutely loved this book and am eagerly awaiting the next one in the series.

    Reviewed by Teresa G on Sep 22, 2018

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  • Te présento a Laura
    ★★★★★

    This is a Romantic Comedy with wonderful leads and comical backup cast. The plot is a bit serious as our Heroine has a hidden secret which is revealed at the end so that we don't know why she is choosing to live her life Turbo Speed for a deadline. Great movie for anyone depressed, going through a break up, or who has considered suicide. LIFE is for living; it is the best option and you will believe it after you watch this. The moral of the story is "Don't let Fear steal your joy."

    Really funny interesting list of what really matters in life. This film is like a Spanish version of Amelie~

    Reviewed by Ellen A on Sep 20, 2018

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  • Stealing the show : how women are… by Press, Joy,
    ★★★★★

    Stealing the Show is a wonderful sort of historical anthology of TV shows where women figured prominently and how they influenced womens' portrayal in the system and is a welcome and must needed addition to the realm of Womens' Studies. We have come to take for granted that women can and should be seen doing what we Are really doing, not just what men would like to see us as doing (obeying an old fashioned gender stereotype). Even if you are not a TV or Prime time TV enthusiast, you need not fear, you will be able to follow along the narrative, and might even feel inspired to let yourself watch some of the shows mentioned whether you missed the Mary Tyler Moore show, or don't remember what was so maverick about Roseanne (Barr), or you were too busy to connect to Gilmore Girls here is your chance to freshen up your fandom. No research necessary; Joy Press has done all the work for you!

    Reviewed by Ellen A on Sep 8, 2018

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  • Gut : the inside story of our body's most… by Enders, Giulia,
    ★★★★★

    Awesome dissertation on the human Gut system including very interesting discussion of mouth / stomach / saliva systems not just the lower Gut. Giulia Enders and Jill Enders scientific writings and quirky illustrations will help you appreciate not just the magnitude of the task that processing all that you put into your body amounts to but answer all sorts of questions we are too shy to ask. If there was a way to make Gut health interesting, un-gros, and appropriate for all age and education levels, Mrs. Enders has surely done it. Her science is solid and holds up in an East/West Traditional Chinese Medicine explanation of human biology as well. I think she deserves a Nobel Prize for her contribution to making science a literary event! 

    This is an Adult book but It is certainly a good read for a TEEN as well!

    Reviewed by Ellen A on Sep 8, 2018

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  • The Netanyahu years by Kaspit, Ben,
    ★★★★★

    While the political figures mentioned, combined with the periodic use of his nickname "Bibi" should keep the reader on their toes this book is everything the jacket professes it to be: "He zeroes in on Netanyahu's love-hate relationship with the Obama administration and America's Jews..." I also enjoyed the pages devoted to his childhood spent split between the two countries and his relationship with his brother, including interesting details about his military operations; also his illustrious but very quiet father and stern jewish parenting. Interesting exploration at what American Israeli identity looks like. Essential Judaism 101, check it off your bucket list.

    Review in progress*

    Reviewed by Ellen A on Sep 8, 2018

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  • Autism : the scientific truth about preventing,… by Melillo, Robert.
    ★★★★★

    This book is wonderfully science based and concisely covers all the known risk factors, includes a nice chart on autism by state and then moves into a discussion on cognitive styles Right verses Left brained individuals. Chapters 5, and 6 are aimed at discovering the uniqueness of your brains tendancys, a busy adult or parent (could) skip straight to chapters 5/6 and use the book as a sort of self-help guide book however I recommend at least speed reading the book in order to realize how many factors there are that can influence autisim including sun-exposure, or correlate not cause it (TV time). This book is written for the parental audience, so if you are a parent or thinking of becoming one and in your 40s this book is definitely for you!

    Reviewed by Ellen A on Sep 8, 2018

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