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 Cooking Interests

 Recipe Finds
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Gourmet Store
Writing a Cookbook
Cookbook Reviews
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Exotic Fruits

 Health & Beauty

 Longevity & Healthy Living 
 Workout Reviews
Makeover Workouts
T'ai Chi
Health Issues
Lifestyle Choices

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Children's Books
Pet Parenting

 Enjoyable Educational 
 Selections 1




 Reading & Writing

 Book Lights
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 Writing a Cookbook
 Word Journeys
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 Novels & Memoirs

 Home & Garden 

Items for Your Home
Home Fashion

 Love & Universal 

Spirit & Soul

 Love & Romance

Romantic Relationships

Enjoyable Educational 
 Selections 2

 Law & Finances
KISS Guides
Cultural Anthropology


 Art, Movies & Music

 Music CDs
 Movie Guides
 Movie Reviews
 American & Foreign Movies
 Music Instruction

 Self-Improvement &  
 Real-life Issues

 Business Success
 Personal Growth
 A More Fulfilling Career
 Illness, Life, Death & Healing
 Life Challenges
 Personal Power
 Women's Issues

 Online Life & Computers

 Online Life & Technology
 Downloadable Books

 This & That Themes 1


 This & That Themes 2

 Waves & Sand


Cooking Interests

Recipe Finds





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


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 

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 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 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


Teens - Stop The 

What I Wish 
Someone Had Told Me




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


Secrets of Friendship


Pet Parenting

PerPETual Care

KISS Guide to Raising a Puppy


Enjoyable Educational 
 Selections 1


Science Firsts





Timelines of World History

History of the World

World Atlas





Reading & Writing


Book Lights



Phorm Voyager 





Speaking of Books



Word Journeys 

Visual Dictionary

Oxford Illustrated Dictionary


Audio Books

The Iliad





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


Of Marriageable Age


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





Tiny Book of Wisdom



Writer's Resource

Books for Writing 
& Promoting
Your Work


Media Kits 

Writing Nonfiction




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 




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



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




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




Packing Lists - Travel Page 1

Vacations - Travel Page 2


African Safari

Under the Tuscan Sun




How to Remodel a Man

Why Men Love



This & That Themes 1



The Night Before 
Christmas Books

Christmas Cookies 
Are for Giving

Zola Van Piano Solos

Operation Santa Claus



Cat Treats




Learn OM Yoga to Reach 
New Levels of Bliss


Oils and massagers 



Enjoyable Educational 
 Selections 2

Cultural Anthropology
and Trees

Women of the Forest

Treehouse Dreams





Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth



Kiss Guides

KISS Guide to 
Raising a Puppy


America's Daughters




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



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


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



  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


Les Miserables



Little Women

House of Mirth


South Pacific

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

Anne of Green Gables


Much Ado about Nothing



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


(Korean Romeo & Juliet)

Swept From The Sea




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  





Affirmations for Self-Healing

The Promise of Immortality


Grief Expressed

Healing Page




Create a Memorial Garden



Online Life & Technology


Online Life & Technology


Online! The Book

Cool Stuff - Technology and
How it Works


Downloadable Books

Ebay Enlightenment 
- Sell items faster 



This & That Themes 2





Every Day with Rachael Ray

Oprah Magazine



Waves & Sand

On Entering the Sea Poetry


Healing Water Music

Sea Glass

Lighthouse Cooking






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Comments About The Rebecca Review







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.




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.



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,




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




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! 





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

Great recommendations!

David Laman




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.





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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