Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Books read Nov 10

 100 Favorite Kids Meals- Kid Friendly Dinner Recipes (Family Menu Planning Series Book 2)
Lots of tips to get the children to help make the meals. Easy recipes or an adult can help. Pictures to show some of the steps.
No nutritional information.  Other links in the book with additional foods along the line of what's being discussed.
Chicken Parmesan would be my choice, never made it before. Lots of Asian meals that don't sound too bad as far as fat and sodium.

30 Great Kabob Recipes
No nutritional information and no pictures but plenty of hints and tips to cook over the BBQ grill.
Like seafood ones particularly well. Lots of other books by the author are highlighted at the end.

35 Halloween Recipes For The Faint Of Heart: Recipe Ideas for Halloween Parties, Dinner and Appetizers
Themed Halloween cookbook for everybody. Kids should be able to help putting the dishes together.
Some are party snack foods, some are main dishes with a Halloween twist. No pictures and no nutritional information.
Really good and innovative ideas.

Bedtime stories: Old Owl's Fairy tales by alice Cusler
Colorful children's stories about animals. They search for the answers that they have been wondering about: how why I have stripes, why do I have spots, why am I called a snow bunny.
Butterfly Dance I thought was the best. Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Fire queen  by   Kathleen  Morgan
Good change of genres as this one is about Robin Hood times and starts out with the flying of the falcons.
Her father is giving her to a Lord as she's marriageable age now. She'd rather train with her saber against her body guard than go to balls and dress up.
The mercenaries are overtaking their land but her future husband to be has a plan. Like her mother she has powers and has seen who will be hers... she wants her freedom to choice.
After they escape they are captured and the mercenary knows her bodyguard and with help from a healer they are able to cure the bodyguard. She is sold to the head mercenary Hawk and he wants her to be his wench.
She just wants to show him her value with her fighting skills. She has to open up and tell her where she is from and why she ran away.  The healer Maude teaches her about her magic powers and tells her of her mother's abandonment, not her death at Deidre's birth.
Steamy sex scenes as he teaches her of lovemaking. She tends to the falcon and learns of plots to overthrow her fathers lands.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Yellowstone, the first national park  by Ruth Kirk
Have visited a lot of national parks and hope to get to this one someday. If not I can be there by listening all about it.
Loved all the information about not only the geysers but animals, fauna and how it came to be the first national park in US.
So much to look forward to no matter what season you travel there.
+I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

And then I found you by Patti Callahan Henry
Beautiful story of a lady who becomes pregnant but the guy has gotten married tired of waiting for her.
Kate has the baby girl, Luna and gives her up for adoption. Her whole family remembers every March 20 of the birth. Jack and Kate exchange letters to one another about their life and reminiscing about Luna every year of her birth.
Chapters go from present to the past and then onto Emily who we learn is Luna and she's trying to find her birth mother.
We are able to figure out all the details and the emotions going through each other as the book goes on. Kate is to be married to Rowan and she meets with Jack as he's now divorced to make sure it's going to tell Rowan about Luna.
Things escalate as they agree to meet Emily...love the symbolism of the feathers.
Have recently listened and read other works by the author and have enjoyed the books.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

A finely knit murder, a Seaside Knitters mystery  by Sally Goldenbaum
Have read all the other books in this series and have enjoyed them. A mix of knitting and a mystery to solve.
Starts out in a town along the coast in MA. An artists' town, a teacher is being let go because he forgets to teach class and spends his time painting at home.
 Birdie's granddaughter is there for a visit and she's enrolled in the all girls school where they learn how to knit and sit outside and knit hats for charity.
The ladies at the yarn shop set up a group of people who will watch out for Gabby while she's at school as there has been a murder. Love how this one starts out with the cast of characters-sometimes things get confusing.
It's up to the ladies and friends of the yarn shop to ask questions and do the time frame of where everybody was at the time of the murder.
Love knit pattern at the end of this book along with a recipe.
 I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

 The Fannie Farmer cookbook by Marion Cunninhgam
Always trying to improve on our healthy eating habits so thought I'd listen to this book on tape about the Fannie Farmer cookbook.
So much information about measuring and how different ingredients react to liquid, heat, etc  Also entertaining ideas and even beverages are discussed.
More than 30 hours to listen to the whole book. So much information, treasured the vegetable section and how to cook them differently.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

The Blue Zones solution, eating and living like the world's healthiest people by  Dan Buettner
As we know use a Med diet it's always interesting to learn what else we can do to make our lives last longer by being more healthier.
Love all the new information, love to learn to new things for making our daily foods.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Meter means measure, the story of the metric system    by Carl S. Hirsch
Interesting book about the start of the meter. Lots of controversy over the years as to when to adopt this measurement in the US.
So much easier to use not only in manufacturing but overseas.  Hope US jumps on this soon, so much more accurate when measuring knitting also, not just food and liquids.
Liked the part about when the coal miners would weigh the coal brought up vs the weight they bought at the store-2 totally different measurements.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Driftwood summer  by  Patti Henry Callahan
Book starts out with Riley, raising her son above the bookstore. We learn of how the store got to be where it's located.
Alternating chapters from the 3 sisters as the story unfolds.
200th year anniversary week long party is planned, something for everybody.  She learns when her mother falls down the stairs that she also has cancer in her bone that will be treated after the party.
Her sisters are to come also to visit, which they are not to be told about the cancer. She also has broken bones...
Maisey had run away years ago from Georgia to CA, working as an interior designer. The boss can do without her for a bit.
Adeline goes to college but enjoys the years partying her life away. She's coming home early to help with the bookstore as it's failing.
Ladies have long time sorrows and joys, some they are able to work through as others who visit the summer town return for the summer...
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

The invention of clouds, how an amateur meteorologist forged the language of the skies by Richard Hamblyn
Talks a bit about the 4 different cloud formations but more about the amateur meteorologist and his life.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Picture day perfection  by Deborah Diesen
Audio children's book about a day at school where they take pictures.
You dress up and have the cleaning face with a big smile. Problem is there is always one that messes it all up.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Easy as Pie: Delicious Homemade Pie Recipes Your Family Will Love
This book also includes a free ebook of other treats.
Starts out with a very basic recipe that includes all kinds of tips and hints along the way to make the perfect pie shell.
Lots of pictures along the way via the steps and other pie crusts, graham cracker and chocolate ones.
Like the idea of making a bunch of them and putting them in the freezer=before cooking them so you can take one out in the morning to cook later that afternoon.
Also comes with toppings that you can make yourself.  No nutritional information.
Recipes for 11 fruit pies and also a section on cream pies.

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