Reviews by yugure
Very accessible
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While the audience for this book seems to be very young writers (meaning middle school and high school), I found it was a very well done guide to writing. Quite accessible with fun writing exercises and good examples of each of the topics Levine writes about.
Creative but a chore to read
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Too bizarre, too meandering, too much crude humor, and not enough cohesive plotting. I have to admit that I didn't read the whole thing, but the first forty and last twenty pages were more than enough. I was interested in the premise, which is why I skipped to the end to see how it worked out, but quite frankly I feel like I didn't miss much in between. I do have to give it credit for creativity, though.
Delicious
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I have yet to make a something from this book that isn't amazing! I highly recommend the Rosemary-Roasted Tofu Cubes - very simple and easy to prepare with a wonderful texture (which can be sometimes hard to achieve with tofu). Cajun-Creole-Spiced Tempeh Pieces with Creamy Grits is one of the best meals I've ever had. I also recommend Open-Faced BBQ Tempeh Sandwich with Carrot -Cayenne Coleslaw and Wild Style Salad (Rock the Bells Remix). Some of the recipes do require a lot of time, but I think they are worth the effort.
Very helpful
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Helpful workbook for organizing your mind! Need to de-stress and refocus? This book offers plenty of exercises and worksheets for accomplishing that (but of course don't write in it, since it's a library copy!) Lots of good tips, too. I like that this books covers so many different ways that people get distracted and stressed out (people related, job related, health related, etc).
Fascinating but not a light read
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If you're looking for a light read and perhaps memoirs from people with synesthesia, this might not be the book for you. It's essentially an academic text, and while it does include personal insights and some anecdotes from folks who have synesthesia, it's primarily focused on the science behind the phenomenon.