Rhenee B. - Reviews

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The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread
Review Date: 5/4/2018


A great book for accidental, beginning, or curious bakers that one can go back to for reference, self-reflection, or technique. Some recipes may have been superseded, for example the sourdough bread recipe which Chad Robertson has greatly, deliciously simplified, yet there is this timelessness in Peter Reinhart's teachings and Ron Manville's photography that render _The Bread Baker's Apprentice.._ a keeper.


The Dictionary of Uncomfortable Words: What to Avoid Saying in Polite (or Any) Conversation
Review Date: 4/12/2007


Funny play on words.


the first salute
the first salute
Author: barbara w. tuchman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/16/2006


A compelling account of a landmark event in US history.


The French Lieutenant's Woman
The French Lieutenant's Woman
Author: John Fowles
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/29/2007


Romance very intelligently crafted.


The Freud/Jung Letters: The Correspondence Between Sigmund Freud and C.G. Jung
Review Date: 12/5/2006


Readers are provided a closeup view of the thought processes of two great minds of the previous century.


THE GENERAL IN HIS LABYRINTH
Review Date: 6/16/2006


Humorous and historic, this makes for an excellent read.


Managing your time: Practical guidelines on the effective use of time
Review Date: 3/30/2007


A practical but spiritual approach to day-to-day living; provides valuable insights into the twin problems of time and goal management.


A Manual for Living (A Little Book of Wisdom)
A Manual for Living (A Little Book of Wisdom)
Author: Epictetus
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/19/2007


This is a wonderful little book that puts into words what our inner wisdom had known all along. The verbalization into a "Manual" certainly helps make life more manageable.


Procrastination: Why You Do It, What to Do About It
Procrastination: Why You Do It, What to Do About It
Author: Jane B. Burka, Lenora M. Yuen
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/20/2006
Helpful Score: 2


Authors trace the underpinnings of the procrastination behavior (understanding) and then proceed to outline a program for dealing with the problem (overcoming). This is a very useful book, specially if one does not wait too long to start reading it. I found the sample project on p.136 and the Weekly Un-Schedule on pp 150-151 very helpful, and to be the most doable of all, along with the techniques for improving one's timing. Part One can be very challenging for the less introspective. Highly recommended to Fellow Procrastinators. (Book's pages are so yellowed, sorry, it took me that long to start reading it.)


Revelations : Diaries of Women
Revelations : Diaries of Women
Author: Mary Jane Moffat
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/16/2006


This is a wonderful glimpse into the lives of over two dozen women whose diaries were excerpted, including Louisa May Alcott, George Sand, Anais Nin, Virginia Woolf and others. I liked reading it for the many dimensions of insights into women's lives.


Siddhartha
Siddhartha
Author: Hermann Hesse, Hilda Rosner (Translator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/16/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Set in India, this is the story of Siddharta who set out on a spiritual journey. After meeting Buddha, Siddharta pressed on to seek hiw own destiny other than being a follower of Buddha. I enjoyed reading this book for its simplicity of style in the treatment of so complex a topic as the quest for self-knowledge.


Totally Garlic Cookbook (Totally Cookbooks)
Review Date: 6/20/2006


Contains Italian and Mediterranean recipes, plus surprises like Lemon Garlic Sorbet, Caramelized Garlic, and Garlic Creme Caramel. A must for culinary adventurers.


White Teeth
White Teeth
Author: Zadie Smith
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/4/2009
Helpful Score: 1


A fun, often hilarious, read that provides a sober look at hot button issues of the day like racism, sexism, bigotry, religious fanaticism, and charlatanism in science. Highly recommended for thoughtful readers who would help figure out how the novel got its title.


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