Friday, November 7, 2014

Books read Nov 7

Emma Learns to Sprout (children's book about nutrition) (Picture Book for Preschool) (Ages 3-8)
This illustrated colorful children's book is about sprouting. When I first heard of this I thought they were going to do something with brussel sprouts.
Glad I took the time to read this and to really understand what sprouting is and all the steps along the way of the process. Love the end result of even healthier foods to garnish our meals with.
Love that the children in our lives can also help us in the sprouting process and can pass it along to their friends.

A Seductive Boss by Marie-Louise Damberte
Wanted to read this book because of the picture of the Eiffel Tower on the front and the storyline.
Jessica is able to leave NYC and get paid to work at a company in Paris that her aunt help set up. She is not only introduced to the work field, love the architecture discussions, but the different culture and being part of sexual events that she discovers first hand.
Some of the French words left me wondering what was being discussed as they were not translated but otherwise it fit into the book. Took me by surprise, all the erotic sex scenes and how she embraces it to fit in.
With the detailed descriptions of the buildings I felt I could go there and not get lost. quite a picture the book portrays. Story goes into depth as time goes on and I'm quite shocked at some things that happen and surprised at the ending-didn't see it coming but loved the future plans.
I received this book from Goodreads early reviewer program in exchange for my honest review.

The One and Only by Emily Giffin
This is a story about Lucy and she's lost her mother to cancer. Her dad is the high school football coach and her best friend is Shay.
Shay is so addicted with football. She works as a sport information spokesperson for the TX college team. Loved the references to the music of the time.
We find out why Shay lived with Lucy after her father left to go remarry his first wife and her mom had a nervous breakdown. We find out she declares her love for Lucy's father, the coach one night she's had a bit too much to drink and she's on a date with a Cowboy's football player.
Many real life things are talked about besides football, violence and ex wives.
The past comes back and they rationalize how they would've done things different...
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Master Photo Lighting... Light 101 (On Target Photo Training Book 5)
I like to take photos but don't always understand why some are so bad. I signed up to get daily emails and as things are talked about I really do go try them for myself.
Love learning and teaching others about things I have learned. 
Examples of what is being discussed are shown to really help you understand what it going on in your camera.
The author is so down to earth and I don't feel like he's talking straight tech terms, they are easy for me to understand.
Many other sources of further reading are highlighted during the book so you can refresh your memory.
A lot of technical settings but if you go slow and do what you're told you can make the right settings on your camera. Lots of other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

 How To Crochet - A Guide For Newbies (Crafty Creations Book 1)
Although I am a published crochet and knit designer I am always on the lookout for more projects especially for the many charities I make items for.
Really like this book for many reasons: very clear directions, picture diagrams showing what to do and the basics. there are a few patterns to help you and
the book ends with other works by the author.  Index of patterns (knit and crochet) for a price can be bought at amazon. Very good book to keep in your own library.

 Santa's Cat
Colorful illustrated children's book about Santa and the cat that does so much and how things are done in the land of ice and snow.
Love that this also rhymes and has pictures of the new things that are being talked about.
Comes with just a text version and what each page is showing. Great holiday read.

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