Showing posts from November, 2015

The Veil

DescriptionThe third book in Megan Chance's Fianna Trilogy. Book 1, The Shadows, and Book 2, The Web, will be available for request on NetGalley through August 25th!
Great stones crack and split. Storms will tell and the world is changed...Seventeen-year-old Grace has found the archdruid who can teach her to use her power as the veleda—the priestess prophesied to save Ireland. But nothing is as it should be. The archdruid is a dangerous fairy, and Grace can’t learn the spells, no matter how hard she tries. Something is wrong...but what?Meanwhile, gentleman Patrick Devlin and warrior Diarmid Ua Duibhne both struggle with their love for Grace, their duty to their warring brotherhoods, and their support of Ireland. And New York City is in chaos with protests, immigrant gangs, and police crackdowns. The only hope for the future is the ancient ritual, just weeks away, in which Diarmid must take the life of the girl he loves.Secrets, legends, and prophecies collide in an explosive…

Eat Beautiful

DescriptionEAT BEAUTIFUL: Grain-free, Sugar-free and Loving It is a cookbook for feasting, even while on a healing or refined-sugar-free diet. With GAPS, Paleo, AIP, Anti-candida and Weston A. Price diets as inspiration, this cookbook is about enjoying the beauty of whole foods, not feeling deprived. After all, local fruit grown in season, fair trade cocoa, raw honey, pure maple syrup, sprouted nuts~ these are beautiful foods! Serving up a new grain-free baking technique as well as encouragement, Megan loves baked goods and other treats that round out the healing qualities of bone broth soup and fermented foods. This cookbook is also for any cook who'd like healthier versions of classic baked goods-- maple syrup chocolate ganache, honey-sweetened ice cream, stevia-sweetened waffles (that don't taste like stevia) and more. Enjoy: feasting and healthy whole foods go together!ReviewOne of the things that I have more and more trouble with is providing foods that all of my friends …

Spirituality 1.2 For The Disconnected From The School Of Life

DescriptionCan our spirituality be explained through the use of technology?
In his first book, Spirituality 101, Dr. Ivan Figueroa-Otero presents a guide to self-understanding while closing the apparent gap between the religious and scientific vision with an eclectic and original delivery.
This version (1.2) is a deliciously funny, tongue-in-cheek update, where every concept, idea, image and advice is carefully defined with technological elements like virtual domains, bits, and RAM. Here, the questions, Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going? the human race has been studying for centuries are explained in a way accessible to anyone with a smartphone or a computer.
“Imagine our Universe as a big computer, where the quality of its computation is directly proportional to the quality of the input data. And where every programming error is reversible and re-programmable, with a little bit of patience!”ReviewI was not impressed with this book at all.  Being both a tech geek an…

The Tears of Isis

What do Medusa and the goddess Isis have in common? Are both creatresses through destruction? And why was Isis oftentimes depicted as weeping? Herewith are some answers as parts of a journey through art and creation, of sculpture and blood-drinking, crafting musical instruments from bone, revisiting legends of Cinderella and the Golden Fleece, of Sleeping Beauty and Dragons and Snow White-some of these, of course, well disguised. For is not art both the recasting of what is, as well as the invention of what is not? The Elizabethan poet Sir Philip Sidney spoke of art as "making things either better than nature bringeth forth, or, quite anew, forms such as never were in nature," so here there be vampires, and ghouls, and insects perhaps from outer space as well as from this Earth, and visions of Saturn and life in the sea, and other wonders "such as never were in nature," b…

The Doctor On Demand Diet

DescriptionPeople succeed at weight loss when they follow a diet plan that is personalized specifically for them. One way to get a custom-designed eating and exercise plan is to meet weekly with a nutrition professional—but that’s not practical for everyone. Instead, with "The Doctor on Demand Diet," readers can create their own personal diet plan. A companion to the highly popular Doctor on Demand tele-medicine app, "The Doctor on Demand Diet" leads readers through a series of steps that allow them to personalize their own successful weight-loss plan. It takes their individual lifestyle into account and creates a weight-loss program that is most likely to work for them. With a program that fits perfectly into readers’ lives, "The Doctor on Demand Diet" provides an easy-to-follow, customizable road map that can help readers lose weight and keep it off long-term. The book is useful on its own or as a valuable add-on to the experience of communicating one-o…