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A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61)
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61)
by Eckhart Tolle
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 11.39
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Spirituality for depressed, introverted and childless people, Sept. 23 2008
Although Tolle put his finger on something important, namely that our ego has too much influence over our lives, he pushes this to an extreme where our ego becomes our worst enemy.

Living an egoless awaken life may be an interesting goal for an introverted childless man battling depression, as Tolle admitted he was, but it is not realistic for a parent with three children.

Read the Book of Secrets by Deepak Chopra instead. With Chopra, spirituality is not a quick fix to all personal and global problems but a layered process where you don't have to wage a holy war within yourself to deny a fundamental part of who you are, your ego.

The Quick & Easy Guide to Photographing Your Artwork
The Quick & Easy Guide to Photographing Your Artwork
by Roger Saddington
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 21.99
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1.0 out of 5 stars Outdated, bad advice, useless, June 17 2008
The author recommend using halogen work lamps that produce extremely uneven lighting with a stripe of strong horizontal light right in the middle of the works photographed. Even if using 4 of these lamps, there is no way to get even lighting on the works.

Also the digital photography discussed is totally outdated and useless.

by David McCullough
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 20.75
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5.0 out of 5 stars More than a Biography., Sept. 24 2006
This review is from: Truman (Paperback)
I don't see how anyone could not enjoy this book. Looking at the history unfolding under Truman, in human cost and in its far reaching consequences, one may feel that our current preoccupations are pretty mundane.

This is a masterpiece of history-telling that should be part of anyone interested in American history.

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
by Michael Pollan
Edition: Hardcover
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An in-depth look at what we eat that will make you think before you swallow, Sept. 24 2006
Reading this book is like taking a trip inside the food chain down to the atomic level. It is well researched and full of amazing facts. It has captivated me and taught me more than any single book ever had before. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in where the food we eat comes from.

Gourmet Bird Food Recipes
Gourmet Bird Food Recipes
by Holly Armstrong
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 13.95
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1.0 out of 5 stars Bad high fat human recipes for your birds...., Dec 9 2001
This recipe book was written by three vegetarians, who like many vegetarians need to supplement their diet with large amounts of cheese to get their proteins. These are not bird recipes - but people recipes, that use lots of oil, butter, cream and cheese. One recipe that started off well: "Pasta Salad" p.44, ends up with 16 oz of Italian dressing.
Things like "Tortellini in cream sauce" or "Rotelle and cheezy vegetables" or "Garlic-buttered vermicelli" should not be part of your bird`s diet or even yours if you are health concious.

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