Preparing for Contact: A Metamorphosis of Consciousness
Royal and Priest
I am all about the books on Bigfoot, aliens, ghosts, and other assorted weirdness. They are a lot of fun and they generally circulate pretty well. This one got me because of the cover. Who doesn’t love the romance of this “close encounter”?
This particular book is more about the experience and reads like bad philosophy/self help. I was kind of disappointed. I want my books on aliens to be less personal growth and more about the story.
Find Your Perfect High Without Mind Altering Substances:
Shift Happens, when you train your brain
Direct from the late 1970s, your solution to alcoholism. Marshall struggled with alcohol and developed his own version of alcohol treatment. The beginning of the book is a discussion on how alcohol changes brain chemistry. The second half is devoted to more imaging and meditation, with a clearly 1970s vibe. Marshall asks readers to contemplate a tree or a flower. Basically, it is a groovy version of self-help for alcoholics.
I am going to be busy contemplating a flower if anyone needs me.
The Teen-Ager You’re Dating
Christian view of sex
for girls about boys
for boys about girls
Books about teen love/dating/sex are a staple here at ALB. They usually have the same themes, such as boys are out of control and it’s up to girls to keep them in check, or sexy clothes and makeup send the wrong message to boys. This book is no different. Even those books that are geared to both boys and girls, the message is clear that girls are in charge since the boys are like wild animals. (Totally not their fault. They can’t help it!) Girls must be mindful about their appearance as not to tempt those boys who are facing pressures and urges that girls can’t understand. So, ladies, keep those legs crossed and those collars high.