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Cooking Interests


Recipe Finds


 

Croissants

 

 

Kitchen Essentials


Why do I trust 
SCANPAN pots and pans? 


New Gourmet Store

 

 

 

Vanilla Syrup

Gourmet Foods & Food Finds:
Try Fiori di Sicilia 
in place of Vanilla

Dark Muscovado Sugar


King Arthur Unbleached Flour

 

Rooibos Tea

 

Starbucks Breakfast Blend

Tellicherry Peppercorns

Fleur de Sel de Guerande

 

 

Writing a Cookbook

 

 

Books for Writing & Promoting Cookbooks

 

 

Cookbook Reviews

Seasons

The Cook's Book

Gluten-Free 101

101 Things To Do 
With A Cake Mix

 

Cruising Cuisine

Semi-Homemade Cooking

The Seduction Cookbook

The Best Recipe

The HerbFarm Cookbook

Julia Child's Kitchen Wisdom

Written with a Spoon

A Passionfruit Cookbook

The Cheese Lover's Guide

Barefoot Contessa Cookbooks

Crock Pot Cooking

Favorite Cookbooks

Nutmeg in the House

Purple Kiwi Cookbook

Twenty Minute Meals

Ultimate Cake

Intercourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook

 

Food Lover's 
Reference Material

The True History of Chocolate

Food: A Culinary History

Food Lover's Companion

Favorite Cookbook 
Mini-Reviews

Exotic Fruits

Passion Fruit Cookbook
& Exotic Fruits

 

Health & Beauty

Beauty Finds

 

Lush Beauty Products

Skin Treats from Burt's Bees

Lavender Oil

 

Beauty Products I Love

 

Does StriVectin-
SD Really Work? 

 

Longevity & Healthy Living

Dr. Weil Optimum Health

Dr. Weil's MindBody Toolkit

The Metabolic Plan

Herbal Wellness Chart

 


Workout Reviews

 

Yoga

Yoga Makeover

Yoga Step By Step Session 1

Yoga for the Rest of Us

MTV Power Yoga

Top Ten Yoga Workout!

MTV Yoga

Yoga Zone

Candlelight Yoga

OM Yoga: Reach 
New Levels of Bliss

Walking & Hiking

Hiking, Stepper &
Walk Away the Pounds

Two Walk Workouts on One DVD

 

Pilates

Pilates On The Go

 You Can Do Pilates 

Winsor Pilates

Makeover Workouts

Amazing Calorie 
Burning Workout

Dynamic Body Makeover

Shaping up for Summer 
with Suzanne

Lynne Robinson 
Weekly Workouts

 

Magnetic Resistance Recumbent

Fitness Pages

 

T'ai Chi

 


New Forest T'ai Chi

A Morning Cup of T'ai Chi

 

Health Issues

Calm: Exotic Flower Blend

The Healing Power of Vitamins

A Quiet World - hearing loss

Secrets of Emotional Healing

 

 

Lifestyle Choices

 

The Joy of French 
Living & Eating

 

Walden Pond - 
Henry David Thoreau

 

Braving Home - 
Living in Dangerous Places


Living on the Earth


Family & Friends

Parenting

Teens - Stop The 
Rollercoaster

What I Wish 
Someone Had Told Me

 

 

Pregnancy

Prenatal and 
Postpartum Depression

 

 

Children's Books

 

 

The Sleep Fairy

The Waterfall's Gift

The Chronicles of Narnia

Glory to the Flowers

 

Emily Goes Wild


Friendship

Secrets of Friendship

 

Pet Parenting

PerPETual Care

KISS Guide to Raising a Puppy

 

Enjoyable Educational 
 Selections 1

Science

Science Firsts

 

History

 

 

Timelines of World History

History of the World

World Atlas

 

 

 

 

Reading & Writing

 

Book Lights

 

 

Phorm Voyager 

 

 

Bibliomania

 

Speaking of Books

 

 

Word Journeys 

Visual Dictionary

Oxford Illustrated Dictionary

 

Audio Books

The Iliad

 

 

Journaling

 



Writing a Journal

European Travel Journal

 

The Way In by Rita D. Jacobs

 

Kutch Tribal Embroidery Journal 

 

Travel Writing on the Edge

 

 

 

Novels and Memoirs

Under the Tuscan Sun

T'ongil

Of Marriageable Age


Poetry

Poetry Collection de Jolie-Laide

A Night Without Armor

Perfectly Said

The Rain at Midnight

Long for This World 
& Time's Fancy

 

Questions About Angels


The Ceremonies of Longing

Classic American 
Poems on CD

 

Written with a Spoon

 

 

Quotes

 

Tiny Book of Wisdom

 

 

Writer's Resource

Books for Writing 
& Promoting
Your Work

 

Media Kits 

Writing Nonfiction

 

 

Correspondence

Toiles de Jouy Notecards

 

 

Home & Garden 

 

Items for Your Home

 



Exotic Rose Heaven Candle

 

Coleman Quickbed

Wicker File Baskets

Wicker 5-Drawer Chest

 

Casablanca Four Poster Bed Canopy 


Gardening

 

 

Container Gardening

 

New Book of Herbs

Global Gardening

 

 

Home Fashion



Feng Shui

 

Japanese Cabinetry

 

Home Management 101

 

Home Items I Love

 

 

 Love & Universal Themes


Spirit & Soul

 


The Experience of God

God's Blogs


Your Daily Walk

Giving Love Away

The Rainbow Bridge

The Heart of the Soul

 

Wisdom

The Tao of Mom: 
The Wisdom of Mothers
from East to West 
by Taro Gold

Wisdom of the Heart

 

Taro Gold 

 

Wisdom of the Ages

 

 

Peace

Experience Tranquility 
& Inner Peace with Music 
from Clarity Sound & Light

 

Love & Romance

Romantic Relationships

 

The Secrets of Happily 
Married Men

Who's Pushing Your Buttons?

Intercourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook

Kama Sutra Massage Oils

The Seduction Cookbook

Dear Lover: A Woman's Guide to
Enjoying Love's Deepest Bliss

 

Romance & Relationships

 

Men are Like Fish

Gentlemen, Start Her Engine

 

May I Kiss You?

 

Love's book of Answers

 

A French Tale 
of Obsessive Love

 

 

Travel


Packing Lists - Travel Page 1

Vacations - Travel Page 2

 

African Safari

Under the Tuscan Sun

 

 

Humor

How to Remodel a Man

Why Men Love

 

 

This & That Themes 1

 

Christmas

The Night Before 
Christmas Books


Christmas Cookies 
Are for Giving


Zola Van Piano Solos

Operation Santa Claus

 

Cats

Cat Treats

 

Relaxation

 

Learn OM Yoga to Reach 
New Levels of Bliss


Massage

Oils and massagers 

 

 

Enjoyable Educational 
 Selections 2

Cultural Anthropology
and Trees

Women of the Forest

Treehouse Dreams

Trees

 

Mythology

 

Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth

 

 

Kiss Guides

KISS Guide to 
Raising a Puppy


Women

America's Daughters

 

 

Publicity

Feeding the Media Beast

Putting It On Paper

Writing Nonfiction

In the Line of Fire

Media Presentation Packet

 

Law & Finances

 

 

 


Wealth Forever

Money: Fascinating 
History of Currency

The Insider Credit Handbook

Courtroom Guide for Non-Lawyers

 

 

 

 

Art, Movies & Music


Music

 

Evening Ocean's The Attraction...

 

HEM No Word from Tom

Jewel Goodbye Alice in Wonderland

Andrea Bocelli Amore

David Gilmour On an Island

David Sylvian's Secrets of the Beehive

KT Tunstall Eye to the Telescope

Frou Frou Imogen Heap

Paris Combo Attraction

Imogen Heap Speak for Yourself

Barbra Streisand Guilty Pleasures

Dierdre One

 

Jem Finally Woken

Dar Williams My Better Self

Passion Peter Gabriel

Lemony Snicket's Soundtrack


Vivian Green

 

 

Movie Guides

American Film Institute's 
Amazing Movie Manual! 

 

 

American and 
Foreign Movies


Here is my list of movie 
reviews with pictures.

 

 

Movie Reviews

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams

 

Before Sunset and Before Sunrise

Camelot

Mostly Martha

Madame Butterfly

Women on the Verge

A French Tale 
of Obsessive Love

The Purple Rose of Cairo

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

 

Real Women Have Curves

 

Wuthering Heights

The French Lieutenant's Woman

 

Romeo & Juliet

Un Coeur En Hiver
(A Heart in Winter)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 

White Oleander

 

The Importance 
of Being Earnest

 

Speaking in Strings

Asoka

 

  Lagaan: Once Upon A Time

 

Princess Mononoke


For Love Or Country

The Road Home

Monsoon Wedding

You've Got Mail

Shawshank Redemption

Runaway Bride

The Secret Garden

 

The Diary of Anne Frank

Rebecca

Les Miserables

 

Cinderella

Little Women

House of Mirth

 

South Pacific

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

Anne of Green Gables

Persuasion

Much Ado about Nothing

Amelie

 

Ever After

My Fair Lady

  Moulin Rouge

 

Ju Dou

Mansfield Park

 

It Happened One Night

 

Howards End


Scent of Green Papaya

 

Cross Creek

 

The Odyssey

Out of Africa

 

The Way We Were

Simply Irresistible

 

Eat Drink Man Woman

 

Romeo & Juliet

 

Chunhyang 
(Korean Romeo & Juliet)

Swept From The Sea

 

 

Art

Sister Wendy: The 
Complete Collection

 

Music Reviews



CeCe Winans

Coldplay X&Y

Tao Music for Relaxation

U2 Music Review

Josh Groban In Concert 

Josh Groban Closer

Damien Rice "O"

1 Giant Leap

Soul Awakening Sounds

Zola Van Piano Solos

Alive in This Dream

Music from Clarity 
Sound & Light

HeartAid Project

Almost Like Being in Love

Mehdi Instrumental Evolution

Pure Piano Panoramas

Cecilia Bartoli

Nora Jones 
Come Away with Me

Faith Hill Cry 


 
Piano Panoramas

 
Santana Shaman


 
Prelude Charlotte Church

Loreena McKennitt 
the book of secrets

Ravi Shankar Full Circle

Hilary Hahn Violin Concertos

 

 

Music Instruction

Release the Butterfly

Self-Improvement &  
 Real-life Issues

Personal Growth

Emotional Intelligence

Introvert Advantage

Naked Buddhism

The Promise of Immortality

Four Souls

 

 

A More Fulfilling Career

 

 

Business Success

What Next? - The best book on 
selecting a job I've ever found!

The Wholehearted Journey

The Real Ideal

 

Life Challenges

Dream It Do It

Finding Your Own Frontier

Breaking the Pattern

How to read Self-Help Books

The Land of I Can

 

Open Your Mind, 
Open Your Life

 

Illness, Life, Death 
and Healing

Grieving God's Way

One Woman's Battle with AIDS

Cancer: Knowing Stephanie

Seasons of Goodbye: 
An Alzheimer's 
Caregiver Journal

Fed Up - dieting to the extreme

Healing Page

When Death Occurs

 

Personal Power


Creating Magic in Midlife

Healing Power of Anger

Caroline Myss 
Self-Esteem CDs

The Stress Management Workshop


Women's Issues

 

Don't Sweat the 
Small Stuff for Women

 

Out With It  

 

 

Self-Help

Smilosophy

Affirmations for Self-Healing

The Promise of Immortality

 

Grief Expressed

Healing Page

 

Memories

 

Create a Memorial Garden

 

 

Online Life & Technology

 

Online Life & Technology

e.encyclopedia

Online! The Book

Cool Stuff - Technology and
How it Works

 

Downloadable Books

Ebay Enlightenment 
- Sell items faster 

 

 

This & That Themes 2

 

Magazines

 

Saveur

Every Day with Rachael Ray

Oprah Magazine

 

 

Waves & Sand

On Entering the Sea Poetry

Candles

Healing Water Music

Sea Glass

Lighthouse Cooking

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments About The Rebecca Review

 

 

 

 

1/30/2006

 

Dear Rebecca...you just reviewed my book and I wanted to thank you for that and for reminding me about World Vision. I had in fact donated to the organization in the past, but I had been wanting to do something more meaningful and just sponsored a "hope child." Many thanks again for the review and for being such an inspirational person.

~G. 

 

8/16/2004

I just received your review in the mail. Thank you so much for your extensive review and the fact that (I can tell) you actually read it! I am amazed by how much you read. You'd be fun to run through a whole host of topics in a meandering discussion. The New York Times asked for a book!!! 

~ H.

 

12/8/2003

Hi, I think your positive attitude to book reviewing is excellent. If a person reads a book he dislikes, let him forget it as soon as possible! Let him not prolong the wasted time by meditating on the experience and recording it. 

I suspect that many negative reviews are motivated by the reviewer's desire to demonstrate the refinement of his taste, and to show that every blemish, however minor, is detected by his acute mind. If this kind of refined taste were brought to perfection, however, the result would surely be a person whom nothing can please. Would that I never become so refined! I prefer the kind of taste that filters out what is bad in a book, and accentuates what is good. 

I approve of the words that the Spanish philosopher Jose Ortega y Gasset wrote in his Meditations on Quixote (which perhaps you have read): "I do not believe that the important mission of criticism is to appraise literary works, dividing them into good or bad. I am becoming less interested every day in passing judgment; I feel more inclined to love things than to judge them."

Best wishes,

Paul

 

11/30/2002

Thank you for your beautiful reviews. Your attention to detail is outstanding. Your writing is visual and pleasantly creative.

Tony

 

11/23/2002

Hi, I just read your review of Ju Dou and liked it very much. Thought your review was easily the best one of the two pages I looked at. I will always take passion and feeling in a review over mere technical information. Good review! 

B. 

 

1/5/2002 

Rebecca,

The warm glow of your Amazon reviews makes for interesting and positive reading.  

Great recommendations!

David Laman

 

12/20/2000 

Rebecca,

I am a newcomer to Amazon but I think it's AmaZING! So many wonderful books and other products to choose from! The only problem (if there is one at all) is that there are too many items to choose from. I was extremely overwhelmed when I first arrived at the site and saw just how many options I had. 

Thankfully, Amazon provides reviews. As you well know! Well, some of them are wonderfully helpful, funny and informative while others are confusing and often cruel. Yours are probably the best I've seen! You are very smart and have a terrific sense of spirituality that pervades every sentence like a sweet smell enters a room. 

I'm writing to say, "Thank You", something you have most likely heard many times before. But I'm saying it anyway. I noticed you contribute fairly often and I think that is great. You have inspired me to pick up a book, read it and write about it on Amazon and maybe I might be able to possibly influence someone the way you have influenced me. You are a truly special woman.

Sincerely,

Paul   

 

6/28/2003

I came across your reviews while visiting Amazon. I was blown away at the sense of purpose you've given your reviews. You transcend the role of reviewer into a compassionate teacher. 

Robert Shahidi, Giving Love Away

 

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