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This list is a far from complete list of some of my favorites - they are warriors, scholars, mothers, daughters; they can be wildly in love and impressively practical; they are a little too perfect and incredibly flawed. Most of them have happy endings, some of them don't. In an nutshell - these are girls who act like girls should and must.

from HubPages

"The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin, a Book Review

Sounds interesting. Would love to check this one out.

from Barnes & Noble

Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

One of the best books to read for just simple comfort and joy.Each day of the year has a page that will lift your spirits and give you things to think about in your life. My daughter Sheila gave me this book in1997 on Mothers day. I love this book.

Sounds fascinating. In contrast to the paleo diet and raw foods theorizers, Richard Wrangham writes about the very intriguing idea that cooking food drove the evolution that resulted in modern humans. His book - Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human - is a wonderfully exciting read.

All time BEST book EVER! (Especially if you read it to your kids in Grover's voice like my mom did to me)

This book is to farming what the Nickerson book is to economics. It develops the history of how our industrial agriculture came to be what it is today and what we, as individuals, should do to be part of creating a healthy and sustainable food system. It is well written, sensitive, and down-to-earth.

from Grist

Modern food is a triumph; modern food is a disaster

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from Redefined Mom

Goodreads 100 Books You Should Read in a Lifetime

See what books were picked by the avid Goodread's folks as their 100 Books You Should Read in Your Lifetime.