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Crystals for Beginners

I’ve read other books by Karen Frazier so I had a pretty good idea of the style going into Crystals for Beginners. She clearly speaks on the subject outlining properties, use, and myths. One of my favorite sections is part 2 where they identify various crystals including pictures.

I received this in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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Yoga Body & Mind Handbook Review

Yoga Body & Mind is a nice beginners reference. Covering yoga, breathing & meditation in a easy to understand guide. I appreciate the illustrations and find them helpful to grasp the poses more easily. I love the yoga library for easily switching up of my routine.

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The Medical Marijuana Despensary Review

No matter what side of the topic you’re on, The Medical Marijuana Dispensary is a great research tool for a well informed and educated opinion. Being a psychology major, I’m very interested in more natural treatments for mental health. This really is an all in one guide covering areas such as history, effects, recipes, as well as strains. I also appreciate that the authors promote a respect and responsibility for medicating while backing their finds with research and evidence.

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Finding Inner Peas

When I heard that this woman was writing a book, I couldn’t wait to read it. Finding Inner Peas is a soulful and occasionally funny story of infertility. (Yes you read that right..trust me.) I enjoyed reading her whitty account of the struggles and joys of becoming a mother. Her honesty captivated me till the last page and with anctadotes like the ravioli conflict, she makes herself extremely relatable to her readers. And I would agree, coupons always make food taste better to me too.

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The Crow Special Edition Review

This special edition of The Crow is a breathtaking addition to any fans collection. I’m so excited that I received this to review from the author through Goodreads giveaways. The illustrations are mezmerizing and the storyline captivating. I think what I appreciate the most is the Introduction from O’Barr, letting us in on his original concepts that weren’t included and why. An amazing and tragic creation and beautiful tribute to Brandon Lee.

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Coulrophobia & Fata Morgana Review

Coulrophobia & Fata Morgana is a diverse and at times dark toned collection of stories that I won through the Goodreads giveaways. The style of writing very effectively brings to life the characters and captivates you through each story line. I read this on college break and enjoyed the out-of-the-box, unpredictable, and at times disturbing topics. What I liked the most is that the short nature of the stories allowed for me to put it down several times without feeling unsatisfied or unfinished. I look forward to reading more of Mr. Appel’s work.

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12 Major World Religions Review

Although raised Baptist Christian, I consider myself a spiritual person rather than religious. With that said I am very intrigued with the diversity in culture and religion and have been looking for a book like 12 Major World Religions. Giving an open-minded and neutral approach, it clearly lays out the history, beliefs and traditions of our most popular world religions. I found it very fascinating to compare the similarities and differences as well as better understanding concepts such as jihad and how it’s evolved. One of my favorite sections is part one which covers ancient Egyptian Greek and Nordic beliefs now considered mythology and I thought it a nice prequel to the 12. I also enjoyed the explanations of symbols and timelines the wonderfully illustrate each faith. Overall a great reference.

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The Easy Cannabis Cookbook Review

I have many cookbooks in my collection, but The Easy Cannabis Cookbook is probably the most interesting of them. Out of the norm for my reading, I’m glad I was able to review this book for free. I’ve learned so much about the stigmas attached to and medicinal aspects of Cannabis. Deemed the “Martha Stewart of Weed”, Cheri Sicard does a nice job of teaching the ancient history and uses as well as providing specifically detailed recipes for everything from Cheesy Fettuccine to classic Brownies. Even if you’re not a Cannabis consumer, this book provides and insightful and knowledgeable view into the world of edibles.

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Sex Positions for Every Body Review

Sex Positions for Every Body is only the second of this type of book I’ve read and was happy to review it for the publisher for free. Dr. Jill McDevitt gives a fresh and real take on the subject while providing a very informative guide on everything from foreplay to positions and beyond. Not just a Kama Sutra book, she discusses past sex manuals and the past misconceptions, bring a modern air to her writing. If you’re shy or uncomfortable about these topics, this book will put you at ease and entertain.

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The Switch Review

I won The Switch by Sandra Brown through the Goodreads giveaways. This is my first time reading her work and I enjoyed it so much that I found myself thinking about the story line and characters in between reading. The writing was eloquent and easy to follow and the story line is cleverly unfolded. I appreciated the whitty smooth but intense feel as well, and already have the next of her books on the to read shelf.

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