Leila Smith

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Smashwords book reviews by Leila Smith

  • The Truth About Conspiracy Theories on June 01, 2013
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    I liked this and found it both humorous and insightful!
  • Why do Ghosts Wear Clothes? on June 16, 2013

    Great book! It was a very well written read and I enjoyed it immensely.
  • The Bible - Dead Letter or Message from Your Creator? on June 16, 2013

    I liked this short book, though I would have liked to see more of the sources mentioned in footnotes and therefore listed out for the reader's personal research if so desired. It's still a nice and well written read.
  • How to Tell a Lie on June 16, 2013

    Another great little piece! The only complaint against the book is that it was too short and I would have liked to have seen more examples.
  • Spiritual Embezzlement Made Easy on June 27, 2013

    This is a great and timely work that showcases much that's wrong with American Christianity today, yet does so in a thought provoking and often humorous way. I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to more great reads from this author.
  • Conservatives are from Mars & Progressives are from Venus on July 03, 2013

    This is a well written read, though I gave it four stars because I felt it could have been more balanced instead of so slanted towards one side, in this case conservative. I think of myself as neither progressive or conservative and I've noted both sides have their cronies, crooks, and monsters. Just like there is bias and prejudice from the progressives against conservatives and Christians that leads to cruelties and harassment in some cases, one cannot ignore the cruelties and harassment that conservative minded people have given women, gays, the poor, and others who differ from them either. Things such as using antiabortion laws to embarrass and harass women while refusing to strengthen rape and domestic violence laws that would better protect them, allowing blatant redistricting and gerrymandering to secure votes, and attempting to cut aid for the poorest among us without creating the jobs and support such people would need to get off the 'welfare hamster wheel' directly come to mind. This isn't to say that progressives haven't and wouldn't do similar things if they were to have as strong political presence or power that conservatives do in those areas,just that neither side is really any better than the other these days. Either way, Brines hopefully will keep up the good work as his works are always fascinating to me.