Friday, December 6, 2013
Takedown Twenty, with Stephanie and Lulu trying to capture a mob boss and lots of shenanigans going on as usual. There isn't much new to any of the characters and it's the same old story line but it's still a fun read as long as your expectations are to just enjoy Evanovich as usual. I really like listening to these books on audio because the narrator does an awesome job with each character. SG
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Silent Night : A Spenser Holiday Novel was unfinished when author Robert B. Parker passed away. His long-time agent, Helen Brann ties up the story in faithful Parker fashion. Happy Holiday reading!DB
Friday, November 22, 2013
The Good House: a novel by Ann Leary provides a compelling look at someone who struggles with an addiction in current everyday life. DB
Thursday, November 21, 2013
them in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she'd claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back.
Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane written with skill and sensitivity, about the things that scare us. ML
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health by Jo Robinson is all about how to “select and prepare food to reclaim the nutrients and flavor we’ve lost.” There is a big difference in food we eat today versus the less selected and processed food of our past. This book covers the history of food items and how to get the most from them for optimal health. Did you know beets have more antioxidant properties than almost any other common vegetable? They were used in Roman times as a healing food and were also used as an aphrodisiac! Buy beets with their greens on since those will be the freshest. Try steaming your beets to keep the nutrition content optimal and always cook them with their skin on (peel them after they are cooked and have cooled). Try eating them with a sauce made from oil, onion, balsamic vinegar, lemon zest and blue cheese. This book is chock full of information and great recipes. You will never look at a carrot the same way again (they should really be purple). SG
Monday, November 18, 2013
The Elegance of the Cat, comprised of a history of various breeds from antiquity through modern day. Accompanying the text are beautiful photographs that show up-close details like fur texture and markings. A great book to take home and flip through. HM
Friday, November 15, 2013
The Big Book of Weekend Woodworking: 150 Easy Projects by John and Joyce Nelson is chock full of great ideas for items to make and give as gifts. I think the author's idea of what can be made in a weekend is a little ambitious for my skill level in woodworking but I really think even I'm capable of making the picture frame or wooden basket. The toys are the best part as they all are based on adorable antique finds such as the rover pull toy circa 1935. The walking penguin is my favorite but alas you need a lathe to complete this project. The authors have contributed many articles (over 500) to magazines and this is their 60th book!! SG