Michelle P. (sign2me) - Reviews

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Every Woman's Battle : Discovering God's Plan for Sexual and Emotional Fulfillment
Review Date: 11/17/2006
Helpful Score: 2


I didn't think I needed to read this book, that I had my act pretty much together. But even so, I found some true gems that have helped my relationship with my husband.


For Us, The Living : A Comedy of Customs
For Us, The Living : A Comedy of Customs
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/28/2014


Ah - future worlds; where there is no poverty or hunger, no sexual jealousy or difficult unions, everyone in every relationship to able to hook up and leave any way they want to, and everything is free and easy! Let us all skip through the perfectly blooming tulips . . . smoking and naked.

This is a book published long after Heinlein's death, and one can easily understand why it wasn't published in his lifetime. I struggled through this book a bit obsessively because I loved so much Robert A. Heinlein's other books. Also, the title did me in. It sounded So Good! "For Us, the Living" and "A Comedy of Customs", I am a sociologist and cultural anthropologist so the title suggested mental crack for me.

But being profoundly un-political, this book being about 70% politics, it was an arduous read for me. And secondly, I am woman. A woman over 40, mother of three whom I nursed and this affects a woman. So I scoff at the idea of society as a whole discarding clothes unless weather deemed it necessary. It sounds exactly like something my husband would imagine in the future . . a society where the women run around naked . . OF COURSE. He probably thinks of them as Heinlein did with very fit and perky adornment, or, in the case of Olga, Rubenesque roundness, still very pleasant. I push the the beauty of Rubenesque, but could picture myself walking around naked - except for my perky adornments have long since given up the fight with gravity and are just uncomfortable hanging free. They get in the way, and feel awkward, kinda dangling there. And even though it might be eye candy for my hubby (bless his heart) nevertheless out of my own comfort, I'd still want them strapped, tucked, enfolded, nesting snuggly in some comfortable covering. I can't believe I'm the only one that feels that way. Even for men; yes, some love to free Willy, but I have to imagine that there are others that find the swinging appendages a bit intrusive to your day, and would feel more comfortable in some tighty-whiteys or some such contraption, immodesty be damned. It's more a matter of practicality rather than social norm.

And in this very carefree and la-de-da land, Olga still shaves? What? We're free to be me, but shaven?

*shaking head*


Geisha : A Life
Geisha : A Life
Author: Mineko Iwasaki, Rande Brown
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/11/2006
Helpful Score: 1


I found this very informative and help correct some wrong ideas I had about Geishas that the Movie "Geisha" would otherwise support. Very interesting.


Honey, I Don't Have a Headache Tonight : Help for Women Who Want to Feel More In the Mood
Review Date: 11/11/2006


A good kick in the pants :-)


I Kissed Dating Goodbye: A New Attitude Toward Relationships And Romance
Review Date: 11/17/2006


I thought it was good.


If You Were My Bunny
If You Were My Bunny
Author: Kate McMullan, David McPhail (Illustrator)
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/3/2014


One of my favorite books I've had with my kids. I love the use of singing with my kids and the selective-ness. I would read this with each of my kids and at that moment, each of my kids got to feel extra special to me. And I love it.


Left Behind (Left Behind, Bk 1)
Left Behind (Left Behind, Bk 1)
Author: Jerry B. Jenkins, Tim F. LaHaye
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/11/2006


One of those books you can't put down once you start!


Math Made Easy: Third Grade Workbook (Math Made Easy)
Math Made Easy: Third Grade Workbook (Math Made Easy)
Author: Sean McArdle
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/27/2012


I really loved how this workbook was set up. It had an award system (got stars for each page) and my daughter was very motivated to work in it so she could get these stars. The work asked of her was not overwhelming and the paper itself was of high quality; a plus in my book. In my estimation, very worth it.


The Rules(TM) for Marriage : Time-Tested Secrets for Making Your Marriage Work
Review Date: 11/11/2006


this is helpful, but requires reading with the idea of balance


Things Pondered: From the Heart of a Lesser Woman
Things Pondered: From the Heart of a Lesser Woman
Author: Beth Moore
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/2/2011


it's a little bit history, poems, and . . . well, pondering from Beth Moore. As ever, insightful, and expressive. I really enjoyed paging through it.


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