Cary's Take Ten


From Mamie: What a fantastic list! My own book stack just grew exponentially. Cary believes that books can open minds, empower readers, and ultimately change the world, so spending all day in the bowels of Quail Ridge shoveling books is a sweet gig. Here’s a peek at what's currently on her reading desk.


Bad Choices: How Algorithms Can Help You Think Smarter and Live Happier Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735222120
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Published: Viking - April 4th, 2017

We are all mathematicians! We use algorithms to accomplish tasks every day, whether we realize it or not. But could there be a better way? Almossawi examines a variety of tasks and compares different methods of completing each task, starting with easily relatable examples and moving on to the more complex. An unconventional and accessible introduction to computational thinking.

The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution: A Proven 4-Week Program to Rescue Your Metabolism, Hormones, Mind & Mood Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062476340
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Published: HarperOne - January 31st, 2017

I want to give this book to every woman I know! Dr. Romm has discovered the root cause of her female patients’ most common and seemingly unrelated complaints (spoiler: fatigue is #1). With a detailed and extensive care plan, she lights the path towards a greater understanding of our bodies and offers us a chance to reclaim our health.

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World Cover Image
By Penelope Bagieu, Penelope Bagieu (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626728691
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Published: First Second - March 6th, 2018

These short graphic biographies of the most audacious trailblazers in history are smart, funny, and downright fabulous. Bagieu creates a unique, intimate, and inspiring portrait of each revolutionary, and in doing so shares her own infectious rebel spirit.

The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat Cover Image
By Ben Bramble (Editor), Bob Fischer (Editor)
ISBN: 9780199353903
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - November 2nd, 2015

In twelve essays, today’s leading moral philosophers explore the many intricacies of this pressing moral conversation. “In a world of industrialized farming and feed lots, is eating meat ever a morally responsible choice? Is eating organic or free range sufficient to change the moral equation? And depending on our answer, how should we respond?” It’s up to you to read and decide.

Sacred Therapies: The Kundalini Yoga Meditation Handbook for Mental Health Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393707021
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 16th, 2012

This compilation of powerful meditations covers the most common major psychiatric disorders as recognized by the APA. In addition to the critical definition and diagnostic criteria of each disorder, there is a customized protocol with explanations and pictures to guide you through the prescribed meditations.

The Original Area Mazes: 100 Addictive Puzzles to Solve with Simple Math--And Clever Logic! Cover Image
By Naoki Inaba, Alex Bellos (Introduction by), Ryoichi Murakami
ISBN: 9781615194216
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Published: Experiment - October 10th, 2017

If you're bored with sudoku and aren't afraid of a little math, then try these refreshing and satisfying puzzles. Starts off easy while you get the hang of it, then the fun really begins! All you need is a pencil and a brain.

Recipes from the Herbalist's Kitchen: Delicious, Nourishing Food for Lifelong Health and Well-Being Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612126906
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Published: Storey Publishing - June 27th, 2017

I just love Nickerson’s philosophies on diet, health, and the mindsets we embody in relation to them. She encourages us to be our own heroes and to engage authentically with our own health, all while offering whole food recipes for every occasion.

Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia, Revised and Expanded: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings Cover Image
ISBN: 9781556438189
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Published: North Atlantic Books - September 22nd, 2009

You may know Rob Brezney from his nationally syndicated “Free Will Astrology” where he uses wit, wisdom, and a seemingly endless knowledge of everything under the sun to create something much greater than the usual fortune cookie. Here he gets even more experimental in this weird and mystical tornado of positivity and humor.

Girl on Girl: Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze Cover Image
ISBN: 9781780679556
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Published: Laurence King - April 18th, 2017

After centuries of men using the female image in visual culture and ultimately determining the way women are perceived, women are now reclaiming their stories and “asserting their right to take up space.” The images in this collection show the strengths, vulnerabilities, and complexities of women from all over the world. From mundane to revolutionary, these women are owning their place throughout the spectrum of the human experience.

The Whole Pet Diet: Eight Weeks to Great Health for Dogs and Cats Cover Image
By Andi Brown, Richard Pitcairn (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781587612718
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Published: Celestial Arts - September 1st, 2006

For most of us, the foods we eat have the single most powerful influence on our overall heath. This is also true for our beloved companions. Dr. Brown demystifies the homemade diet and offers a complete guide on how to gradually transition your pet from chow to nutritionally superior meals. Give you best friend what she deserves: the best!