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I'd like to share what I know about: Parenting, Running, Project Management, Recipes

I'd like to discover more about: reading good books, Parenting, books about running, Baby sleep habits

I'm the mama of a beautiful baby girl and I like to run, read, cook and garden.  I work as a Project Manager for a research firm in downtown Portland.

The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help
I found this book to be very unsatisfying and here's why: as the parent of an infant who has some sleep trouble, I want actionable suggestions, and I want them to be based on research or data of some …
reviewed Geek Love. July 07, 2010
Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
This book starts out in Portland Oregon, the same place author Katherine Dunn presently lives.  The narrator is the daughter of a circus family, telling the story of she and her 'circus freak' …
The Time Traveler's Wife
   After finishing The Time Traveler's Wife, I remember being sad that there wasn't more of it.  To me, this is the sign of a good book.  Claire is a young girl when she first …
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posted a Quick Tip about The Unnamed. July 12, 2010
The Unnamed
This book isn't really about what the book jacket says.
posted a Quick Tip about SuperFreakonomics. July 06, 2010
Super Freakonomics (Book)
Reading this book made me feel smart!
posted a Quick Tip about Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explo.... July 06, 2010
Makes you think about things from a different perspective. A way of making economics interesting to the casual observer.
posted a Quick Tip about Beezus and Ramona. July 06, 2010
Beezus and Ramona
These are great books for young girls!
posted a Quick Tip about Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems & .... July 06, 2010
Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein
It's been a long time, but I remember loving these books when I was a young reader. I look forward to reading them to my daughter when she's older and isn't always chewing up the pages.
posted a Quick Tip about The Periodic Table. July 06, 2010
Read this book for a class on Italian fiction- enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
posted a Quick Tip about The Mists of Avalon. July 06, 2010
I'll admit that the cover almost turned me off of this book. But I trusted the friend who loaned it to me and, I'm thankful. This story is epic and unforgettable.
posted a Quick Tip about Notes from a Small Island. July 06, 2010
Notes from a Small Island
I really wanted to like this book more, because the subject matter (the UK) is right up my alley. But I mostly found it to be dull.
posted a Quick Tip about The People's History Project: Collect.... July 06, 2010
The People's History Project: Collected Lectures Of Howard Zinn Volume One (AK Press Audio)
A lot to cover, but good.
posted a Quick Tip about The Year of Living Biblically: One Ma.... July 06, 2010
Year of Living Biblically
This book is funny and light. Recommended for anyone with a sense of humor about religion.
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