Friday, June 12, 2015

Books read Jun 12

Quick and Easy Grilling Recipes
Lots of tips about what to use for tools when grilling. Broken up then into sections of types of food to be cooked on the grill.
Quite a variety of just chicken recipes. No pictures and no nutritional information but you can probably substitute healthier ingredients and get the same effect.
Fish section is my favorite, lots of ideas there. Handy tips for vegetables. We just bought a vegetable basket for this purpose.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Pest Control for Organic Gardening: Natural Methods for Pest and Disease Control for a Healthy Garden
Tells of the pests that could get into your garden and how to organically get rid of them without using harmful chemicals.
Bonus for me reading this is the section on composting as this year we've expanded that portion in our yard.

DIY Household hacks: Make your life way easier, save your time, money and effort ( Household DIY, Do It Yourself, DIY, DIY projects, diy household hacks, ... Hacks, DIY, Everyday Hacks Book 1) by Alice Stone
Colorful pictures for some of the decorating ideas are included. Great read if you need to really get organized and get things in order.

27 Paper Flower Crafts: You Can Use For Decorations, Card Accents, Scrapbooking, & Much More!
Great book for making flowers out of paper and other materials. No pictures but has very detailed instructions step by step along with list of materials you will need.
Lots of variety. Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Children's Books: I LOVE MY DAD (Bedtime Story, Illustrated Picture Book, About Father's Love, Beginner Readers, Ages 3-5, 6-8): (Bedtime stories books ... stories children's book collection)
Ebook comes with clickable free gift. Colorful children's book about a boy and his dad. Perfect for Father's day to have your child read this book to his dad. I've read other works by teh author: I love my mom  so know this will be another great book to cherish.
Starts out with Jimmy being too small to ride the bigger boys bikes and he feels sad but he climbs on one of the bikes to show them that he can do everything they can.
He ends up crashing and finds a mud puddle. When his dad sees him he tries to cheer him up and is able to do that.  Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.
 His dad thinks he may be ready for a two wheeler....Great bonding book! 

Gardening Box Set #10: Container Gardening For Beginners & Greenhouse Gardening for Beginners & Winter Gardening for Beginners (Winter gardening, greenhouse ... gardening, gardening, garden beds)   Greenhouse and container gardening also has a big section.
Especially wanted to read this because of the raised bed gardening. Like the sections and how they cater to specific things. List of easy vegetables to grow and how much fertilizer they need was most important for me. I thought I was giving my beets enough. Companion crops and what to plant near one another is  helpful information also.
Section on making body lotions was not for me but like the flower gardening also.  Also previews of other booklets available: walking your way to weight loss. and many other booklets available.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.
Garden Box Set #1: Raised Bed Gardening For Beginners + Vegetable Gardening For Beginners + Companion Gardening For Beginners + Greenhouse Gardening for ... Gardening in Pots, Gardening for Beginners)
is contained inside the #10 boxed set.

Organizing: The Ultimate Guide To Organizing Your Home and Keeping it Clean (Organizing, Home Organization, Clean House)
Book explains why you should keep your house organized and look at it from a visitor's point of view.
Get rid of the clutter and stick to basic things to help achieve a house that will look clean-as there won't be much around.
Few pictures and step by step instructions.

Children's book: Zigi the Alien and the Stinky Socks. Bedtime story for kids, Kids fantasy book, Early readers, Beautiful picture book for kids. 'Zigi the Alien' series, book #1.
Free clickable gift is included. This colorful children's book is about Zigi, the alien. The aliens on their planet do not wear shoes or socks so Zigi takes all the stinky socks he can find.
He finds socks near a man sleeping in his house, at the beach and then gets it big with the shoe store.
Story continues on showing us where else he was able to find more stinky socks.  Moral of the story is to keep your socks on...
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Pie Cookbook: 23 Delicious Savory Pie Recipes From Best Chefs of France (Pie Cookbook, Pie Recipes, Baking Dishes, French Recipes, Savory)
Recipe book about pies but no photos and no nutritional information available. Seems as if some of the ingredients could be substituted for a healthier pie.
Combination of ingredients sound appealing. Very detailed directions on how to make and cook the pie, along with tips.
Comes with excerpt for gluten free diet along with other works by the author.

 Children's Book:The Bear Who Loved Chocolate (funny bedtime story collection)
Colorful children's illustrated story of a young bear that only eats chocolate. Problem is one day he realizes there is no chocolate in the house and he's sad.
His mother has lots of other food but it's not what he wants. He notices the kids in the woods have a big chocolate bar and he wants it. Problem is, he scares them.
He got very sick after eating all their chocolate and knows his mother is right...
Other works by the author are clickable along with a free gift.

Clean Eating: Amazingly Delicious Recipes To Jump Start Your Weight Loss, Increase Energy and Feel Great! (Clean Food Diet Book 1)
We have adopted a Mediterranean type of eating habit now and this book endorses that style as everything is fresh. We have just started planting our crops in the garden and I am interested in learning more.
Different food groups are discussed with sub categories of what food is better for different parts of your body and health.
Also a section on what to avoid: processed foods, sugars, etc.
Comes with recipes and no pictures but has nutritional information so you can see for yourself how healthy it really is.
Other works by the author are offered at Amazon via a link. Love this book as it also contains all the meals needed for a full week!

Children's Book : Nuts about Nuts (Nutrildren - Nutrition for Children 1)  by Shir Guez
Have read the author's other works and have enjoyed the reads and really looking forward to this as it's about nuts and we know how nutritious they are in our daily lives.
Book talks about nuts, how we can make them healthy and how they are made unhealthy with processes before we buy them. Lots of healthy information along the way about sun, sleep, eating right, etc.
Very colorful photos help get the point across.  Not only photos about one of 10 nuts but other facts, nutritional information, how many to eat, fun facts and which state tree nut, and which day is celebrated for the nut.
Recipe links when you sign up for the author's newsletter.

Trash To Treasure: 30 Crafts That Takes Old Junk & Turns It Into Usable Stuff You Will Love!
Book starts out with recycling furniture to make it into other useful items around the house.
No pictures but lots of uses for old broken things. Drawers and dressers and then they move onto old clothing. Turning sweaters into mittens would be a super idea!
30 different ideas in total. Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

The Best Chocolate-Balls Ever- Children's Book with Recipe: How to build a parent-child relations (When We Cook Together 1)
Have read the author's other works and have enjoyed the books.  Link to get free activity sheets and you are also encouraged to leave a review.
Love the cover and the story line as it's about a boy and he loves cooking with his mom.  Some consider cooking a girls thing and am glad to see the field is now open to boys as well.
They do make some of the best cooks!  Jacob loves it when his mom help shim stir by holding his hand while stirring and just giving him a hug. It's important to be able to count to follow the recipe.
They use a recipe for chocolate balls and have to count out all the ingredients. They also have many choices as to what to use as they can be made different each time.
A section for the parents is included along with early learning tips.  Recipe and utensil guide are shown with drawings and how much of each to use.
Also written words for the diagrams are included.  Other works by the author are highlighted at the end. Love there are many ways a child can make these depending on how much education and learning they have accomplished.

The boy who stopped the world from crying by Christopher Johnson
Colorful children's book that starts out with many free things at the beginning by visiting the authors website.
Walt is very curious and he finds out things from adults by asking questions. Love the parts about using wind and sun power to generate devices.
That night he leaves his tv screen on and computer and he starts to dream. It's not a happy dream and he realizes he can help save the world by taking care of things and recycling.
He is able to get help from adults and he teaches others what they can do.

Race You: and other stories for young readers by Sally Gould
Story of two brothers and one is always saying 'race you' while the other says 'beat you' and the race is on. Problem is one jumped off the trampoline and broke his leg.
That meant he couldn't do many chores and get paid to do his chores for 8 weeks. But other fun things happen...
Another story in the book finds Sam in trouble. He didn't mean for the teacher to fall down but now he's gonna be in trouble for sure...
Another story is about Zach and Levi and the new boy Ben who runs faster than anybody. He gets many award stickers from his teacher but Zach wants to be the state champ...
Other works are highlighted at the end with a bit about them.

Children's Book: Our New Couch (Bed Time Story, Imaginative and Fun, Ages 3-7)
Free clickable link to coloring pages is included. Colorful children's illustrated book about how the family gets a new couch. But it has an attitude.
The couch has ideas that nobody should sit on it and dumps them out of the seats.
One of the children has an idea....

The Aloha Quilt
Have liked this series book after book. Love how the quilts tell the story.
This one starts out with Sylvia, the owner who is sending Bonnie on her vacation and to Clare who runs a quilt shop on the island.
Bonnie is divorcing Craig after he had found another online.  He now wants to drag things out with hopes she'll give up her portion of the money they made from his estate furniture antique sale.
They have planned to open a new quilt camp like the one Sylvia runs in PA. The inn is not a quilt camp yet and she hopes with Bonnie's consulting she can persuade her to stay on after the winter months to help run the quilt camp.
Liked hearing the differences from Hawaiian quilts and USA quilts. Like Irish fisherman designs no two are the same, just like Hawaiian quilt patterns. Each quilt is made with the one who's getting it specially for them only.
Liked the party around Halloween and how it's celebrated in Hawaii. Lots of political discussions with those who live there....
She has a choice to make and she needs to keep him from changing the quilt camp.... She feels betrayed that they won't stand up with her to save her shares in the company. The male music player tries to show her new sights that'd be good for the campers
and take her mind off her problems. Turmoil and attacks, can she and others survive them.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Upcycling Crafts: 35 Fantastic Ideas That Takes Old Clothes To Modern Fashion Accessories, Home Decorations, & More!
Interesting usage of old things that can be made into new things.  Mittens from an old sweater seems so easy to make and practical.
Cliuckable bonus gift and other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Four Fantastic Surprise Endings for Children 3-6 (Four Fantastic Bedtime Stories Book 4)
This collection of stories includes froggie, robot, eggtastic and little chick. I have read other works by the author and find
the books to be colorful children's stories. Other works by the author are also highlighted at the end.

Kids Books: Emma Wants to be a Grown- Up: (Beginner Readers Children's Books) (Kids Books) (Bedtime stories) Picture Books Series for Kids Ages 2 4 8 (Early/ ... Readers Children's Books Collection Book 3) 
Colorful children's book about Emma who declares one morning she's an adult. She knows they use pc's, talk on the phone, bake cakes without help and so much more.
None of it is interesting to her. She packed up all her toys because adults don't play with them....or watch cartoons or play outside.  She has second thoughts about really being an adult...

Play Dirty by Sandra Brown
Griff was back from prison, he had thrown a football game that he played in for the mob.
Story also follows a couple who wants to pay him to impregnate his wife so they can have a child.
Once he's back in society others from his past find him and that puts his work in jeopardy and in harms way.
He goes back to reconnect with the coach and his wife who had rescued him when his mother left him when he was a teen. They had moved him into their house and treated him like their son.
Author describes scenes and feelings to make you feel like you are there yourself. Story entwines with others he's resumed contact with. Problem is those who want him to be stopped and taking it out on them.
Liked to hear of the couples airline company among others as they redo the whole thing from the bottom up.
Tense scenes as the detective has a vendetta against Griff and wants to see him on death row... Sex scenes.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Dream Country by Luanne Rice
Have loved the authors other works
Jeweler maker Daisy Tucker flies to the west to find her daughter, Sage at her husbands ranch. Her 3yr old son Jake had walked away one year and left them all devastated.
Her creations after the American Indian society have brought others love. Love what each piece represents to the one receiving the jewelry.
The detectives come and ask questions about Sage to try to figure out where she could've gone to...then find the positive pregnancy test strip...
Chapters from James side of the story in Wyoming and his father and the ranch, he tries to keep busy because he still hears his 3 yr old crying, 13 years later...
Chapters from Sage and her boyfriend Ben's story along the way as they travel to her fathers ranch. She still thinks of her twin brother Jake who had just wandered away.
We find out how Daisy and James met and their early life along with Sage's journey across the country to the ranch....interesting to find out what they symbols represent.
As Daisy travels to Wyoming to be there when Sage gets there she reunites with the family... Hot steamy sex scenes.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Sonoma Rose
This part of the quilt series is about Rosa in CA and she's had enough abuse and she and the children are fleeing along with John's strongbox. Her husband did not like her parents and they were not allowed at family events.
She grabs the family quilts and photos and she knows John will follow her to the mesa, but he doesn't know of the caves...Her childhood friend Lars  might be able to help save her and the children.  Lots of secrets as to who the father is of the children but he just wants to protect her.
Chapters go back in time to when they first met, who she selected for her spouse, etc With chapters of present time we are able to follow her life after she's left with help to tend to her children so they won't be so sick..
Love the travel and how she seeks out doctors to help the kids. Like that he stands by her and that others are trying to shut down the moonshiners.
Liked hearing of the process of wine from grapes.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Absolute Power by David Balducci
Book summary interested me and I rarely read this type of book but like to switch things up every now and then.
Luther has broken into houses and had served his time. Once he gets out he does it again a place where he was in before, with others.....
Interesting to learn of all the devices and technology for home security, but it's no barrier to Luther. he was there to get the diamond necklace but he found the mirror glass that looked into her bedroom.
Story also follows Jack, a lawyer and his fiance, Jennifer.  Political groupies and the president is the one who takes care of the whores that run to him. Problem is this time things didn't go as planned. His body guards did come to his aide.
They weren't the only ones to see the scene or the actions as they happened....the president is a married man and the woman was married, but not to him.
Story follows those in charge as they try the case and the proceedings that happen...Luther has taken it upon himself to gather the evidence and given it to another who, after his death will mail the items to his lawyer.
A lot of people are put in harms way....lots of action and adventure.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

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