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Review: Gluten-Free Girl: How I Found the Food That Loves Me Back...And How You Can Too

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Gluten-Free Girl: How I Found the Food That Loves Me Back...And How You Can Too by Shauna James Ahern

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Okay, I don't think we have to rehash how much I love this book do we? Shauna writes in a very easy manner, with so much love and joy that I just can't take it anymore. =)

Oh, I'll be reading this book again and again. The recipes sprinkled throughout are amazing, and I am working my way through them, but even more amazing is to hear words that ring so true about the struggles I had with my own health for so many years only to recently discover that I need to avoid the gluten, put down the bread and run the other way.

But, truly as Shauna expresses, nothing has been better for my life and I don't miss the bread, how could I miss something that makes me sick!? And there is a whole world out there full of amazing food that I would probably have never tried if I hadn't finally discovered what my body had been trying to tell me forever.

Even if …

Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Everyone should read this book - truly!



I had to read this book for a class, which I am not always a fan of, since I like to have a choice in what I am currently reading. That said, I really enjoyed it.



As always, when there is anything I think might offend someone, I throw out the disclaimer, there are things that some of my more conservative friends would not enjoy. Some little bits that made me squirm a bit (I'm a conservative girl, some things I just don't want to know about ya know?!?!?)



Anyhow, the squirming aside, it is a fabulous book. The author's voice is clear, hysterical and gave me an insight into life on a reservation. That's right, the author is Native American and was raised on a reservation in Eastern Washington.



It is his tale of growing up, and what his decision to leave the reservation and pursue an education meant to him and his identity. It really is an exp…