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I'd like to share what I know about: Reading, Biking, Running, Photography, Hiking

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My profile name is a portmanteau of "caffeine" and "fiend." I absolutely love a good cup of coffee! In fact, my day doesn't begin until I've had my cup of Joe in the morning! My favorite coffee is Peets. (I also enjoy a glass of fine wine every now and then. Coffee and wine are my main vices.)

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The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting
Based on the premise that we cannot expect to have a handle on procrastination until we fully understand what it is that drives us to procrastinate, this book addresses the problem of procrastination …
reviewed The Digital Photography Book. November 03, 2010
posted in Shutterbugs
The Digital Photography Book
The Digital Photography is targeted at both the beginner and intermediate photographer. It contains about 200 tips on how to make you photos look like the pros'. It is a 218-page book with each tip …
reviewed Adobe Photoshop Extended CS5. September 22, 2010
posted in Shutterbugs
Adobe Photoshop Extended CS5
The Answer to that question is a resounding YES! CS5 is Aaa...Mazing! It is light years ahead of its predecessors (including CS4). This new version of Photoshop has packed a number of exciting new s …
reviewed Shanghai Girls: A Novel. September 09, 2010
Shanghai Girls: A Novel
I was deeply affected by Lisa See's Shanghai Girls. The story is indeed, as Amy Tan puts it, "achingly beautiful."      For the most part, Shanghai girls is a fast-moving …
reviewed B + W 77mm Kaesemann Circular Polariz.... August 18, 2010
B + W 77mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer Coated
I got the B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer MRC Filter a few months ago. I was so pleased with the results that when I got my Canon 17-55mm lens, I opted to go with a B+W again -- and B+W did not disappoint. …
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posted a Quick Tip about Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGi.... September 05, 2010
Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting
A lot of what Frankel talks about in this book is common sense. The gist of the book is sensible eating, indulging in moderation, and most important of all listening to your body -- nothing terribly groundbreaking.  …
posted a Quick Tip about Relearning to See: Improve Your Eyesi.... August 30, 2010
Relearning to See: Improve Your Eyesight --
The Bates Method for improving your eyesight naturally in Relearning To See is grounded in medical science. However, I don't think there are any scientific studies done on its efficacy because the …
posted a Quick Tip about The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel. August 29, 2010
The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel
Loved the book. It's a funny and touching story at the same time. I don't think you'll ever look at your canine companion the same way again after reading this book.
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September 01, 2010
Welcome to Café Libri Lunch Community!  All types of reading related reviews, quick tips and lists are encouraged here.  Please visit our homepage  and scroll to the bottom to read the section titled About This Community.  You'll find useful information about the types of contributions found in the community.  Also, take a look at the box to the bottom right on the homepage titled Stuff We Like to learn more about Café Libri in general.  You might also enjoy checking out the various Discussion Forums  to chat with other members about reading topics or to introduce yourself to the community.  Feel free to read, rate and comment on other reviews as you get comfortable with the site.  Members welcome the feedback!  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send me a message.  I hope you will enjoy reading and reviewing!
August 24, 2010
Hey Bryan, thanks for checking out my review!  I noticed that you started a Canon Lens community, so I'm looking forward to reading your reviews there (I love Canon!).  You should check out my post Setting Up & Maintaining Your Lunch Community 101 for some tips.  Speaking of photography, it'd be great if you could upload your photo so that we can put a face to your wonderful reviews!  Catch ya on the site ;)
April 21, 2009
Coffee lover? Maybe you could weigh in on some of these coffee variations and coffee houses, what's your favorite?
April 17, 2009
I saw your profile name and it reminded me of this caffeine related review I just read, maybe you'll enjoy it too!
March 18, 2009
Hello and welcome to Lunch! Love the username. Looking forward to reading your reviews- and if you have any questions about navigating the site just let me know. Happy Lunching!
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