Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Jan 8 books read

Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas by Sugar Jamison
Dina Gregory has left LA with her infant son and has arrived in town. She shows up at the father's house and is shown in.
She learned Virgil is not there but Ben is and he delivers her a blow. Virgil died and he can see the Rowe in Dash, her son.
He gives her a temporary proposal to stay til after Christmas, then she can make up her mind whether she will marry him and raise Dash as their own or she leaves.
They each have their past to get over and move forward. Love the sights of the holiday around town. They do spend time together and get to know one another a lot more intimately.
Love how he takes control over the house and runs it himself. Love what he springs on her for their celebration of a Christmas meal.
She is so hung up on her big girl figure that she thinks no one could ever want her over a skinny woman.
I received this book from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review.

The Quest by Nelson DeMille
The Holy Grail and one priest who was kept prisoner for over 40 years knows where it's located. He's told the war correspondents about his journey and to look inside the black monastery.
Two men and one women are on the track to find it. Some think it's a myth. Some think it was lost at the Last Supper. Other thinks it does exist and thus the journey around Ethiopia and the area.
Mercado, Henry and Vivian meet with others to help with clues. A prince in south africa to give them safe passage. Love how they link King Arthur and the knights of the round table into this legacy.
Much war and inhumane treatment of the prisoners, they are lucky to get out of the country once...
But they must go there again to seek the holy grail. lots of travel and adventure and action and a bit of sexual scenes.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

COLORS by Brenda Ponnay
This illustrated very colorful early children's book not only shows different colors but
it also includes other references to the same color. Such silly things that will put a smile on your face.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.
My favorite is the blue bear because of what he is doing...

My Puddle Adventure-Children's Winter Book by Ally Nathaniel
I have read other books by the author and really enjoyed them=the children do also.
Gabi notices the weather when she wakes up and wants to go for a puddle adventure. She wakes her mom and she goes along also.
They are dressed for the weather with raincoats, boots, and an umbrella.
She sings while jumping into the puddle and her friend Mia hears and joins them also.
Others also hear and join and they find other things to do outside...
The sun comes out and a rainbow appears and they agree to do it again the next day. Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Chicken Bob, The adventure of courage and responsibility (children stories)
Illustrated few colorful pictures, children's book about chicken bob and how his job for the day is to take the young chickens into the woods and show them around. He has to keep them safe from harm also.
Bob is so proud and then it's lunchtime for the chickies and he takes a nap after telling them to stay close. There is a lurker and he's up to no good.
Emily, one little chick has seen what's happened and when Bob wakes up she tells him but he just wants to go home and get punished for losing the young chickens.
Does he have the courage to save the chickens? Audio book is also available from the author inside this book.

Satisfying Slow Cooker Meals and More 80 easy recipes for every taste by Maria Holmes
Down to earth cooking that is hearty and healthy. Also includes the nutritional information at the end of every reipce. There are no pictures with the recipes.
Explanation of how to cook with a slow cooker is included with other helpful tips on preparing the food ahead of the cooking time.
Broccoli corn bread sounds real good to try. Most of the recipes are too high in cholesterol and sodium for us.
Other works of the author are highlighted at the end.

Mediterranean Diet: Mediterranean Diet For Mind And Body-22 Mediterranean Diet Recipes That Will Change Your Life, The Heart Healthy Choice (Mediterranean ... Diet Books, Mediterranean Diet Recipes)
Love reasoning behind this diet and I've seen /heard it mentioned on TV shows that this is the lifestyle you want to wart off disease and illnesses. Lots of fruit and vegetables and wine.
My favorite would be the Mediterranean shrimp and pasta-very similar to one my brother makes. Other books by the author are highlighted at the end. Emphasis is placed on exercise as well as getting plenty of sleep and drinking plenty of water.

1,001 Best Slow-Cooker Recipes: The Only Slow-Cooker Cookbook You'll Ever Need
I am one of those that is skeptical about cooking in the crock pot unless it's a stew. I can't imagine who will eat it all seeing as there are just 2 of us.
The possibilities are just endless with this cookbook. Love this book for the fact it lists the nutritional information for EVERY recipe-nice we won't have to guess what's good for our bodies.
Sad part is there are no pictures to accompany the recipes. With 1001 recipes you can take your time finding your favorites first.
There are many categories everything from drinks, appetizers, stews, soups and desserts and everything in between.

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