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J. Schmitz

Jocelyn

Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States

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  • 52 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2014
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  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Martin Wenner
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    Salander is plotting her revenge – against the man who tried to kill her, and against the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. But it is not going to be a straightforward campaign. After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in Intensive Care, and is set to face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her eventual release.

    Erika says: "Interesting, but not the best of the three"
    "Still Spellbinding"
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    Even though the series clearly winds down in this installment, this story drew me in just as much as the other two. I think part of it would be Wenner's narration. I have enjoyed it all along, but I will say, his American accent is, well, pitiful. However, I will let it pass because he was fantastic in every other sense. ;)

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  • Expecting Better: Why Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong - and What You Really Need to Know

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Emily Oster
    • Narrated By Karen White
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    (62)
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    (57)
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    Economist Emily Oster uses the tools of economics to debunk myths about pregnancy and to empower women to make better decisions while they’re expecting. In Expecting Better, she shows that the information given to pregnant women is sometimes wrong and almost always oversimplified, and she debunks a host of standard recommendations on everything from drinking to fetal testing.

    J. Schmitz says: "Pregnant? Read this and move on..."
    "Pregnant? Read this and move on..."
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    Would you listen to Expecting Better again? Why?

    Yes, I would. Basically, I find most studies and "facts" about what you should and shouldn't do during pregnancy to leave me with more questions and doubt about their validity than I had before. To put it bluntly: most of it seems like a crock of crap, which is why this book is great. Emily Oster, writer and professor at the University of Chicago, breaks down what makes a study worth looking into and what makes it not worth getting yourself worked up over. The bottom line of the book is just listen to your body, listen to your healthcare professional, and then make the best decisions for you and your baby. There are too many variables out there to quantify and qualify everything it is said you should and shouldn't do, which has always been my thought all along. A lot of studies and books out there merely look at correlations (and not in very large or long term sample groups) and not causality before they put their stamp of approval on something. Then there is the whole cultural and lawsuit bias which swings things too. Bottom line: If you feel you've become a worrying pregnant nut job, read this book and relax. Unless you are an obese crack addict, jumping on trampolines with chainsaws and playing "Edward 40 Hands," you don't really need to change your lifestyle too much.


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