Friday, October 28, 2016

Books read Oct 28

There was an old lady who swallowed a shell! by  Colandro_ Lucille
Audio book: Children's book that rhymes and is so silly, it's just a perfect book to read.
Like that it also features other sealife.  Love wave the best because of what it makes.
Love how it all gets connected with every new addition. By the end she's carrying a ton of things.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Going to the sun_ Glacier National Park _ adventures with the Parkers  by Graf_ Mike
Have enjoyed other books in this series and have found other things to do in the national parks that we were not aware of.
Just a recent article on the news about this park and how one photographer is tracing the ending glaciers by photographing at the same spot as back in 1800's of prints.
James and Morgan, the twins are camping with their parents at the west side of the park. Wolf talk event they will attend.
Story also follows various animals as it's their habitat.  Like their journals and what they found to be important.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Olympic National Park, touch of the tide pool, crack of the glacier, a family journey in one of our greatest national parks  by Mike Graf
Have visited this park with our daughter and her family several times and always find new things to discover.
Wasps are most dangerous in this park. Like different parts of this park as we've experienced it ourselves. so diversified and huge.
Seeing emergency rescue in action wasn't what I had thought but it was great. Lots of different places to go, we enjoyed many of them.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

 Control Viewers! Make Your Color Photography "POP!" (On Target Photo Training Book 10)
Starts out by reviewing tips from another book to refresh your memory on what you will need to know to make the photos POP.
Like the examples of thirds in lines for photos shown, make you appreciate how you position the subject to the center of the photo.
Colors and explanations of what they mean and are associated with in photos. Filters section to me, was first brought out in a different book by the author.
Lots of links to various sites on the net for further information. Bonus material available.  Like work exercises at the end so you can experiment with what and how the author has explained.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

 A winter dream  by Richard Paul Evans
Family fate and forgiveness. The thirteen children all work for the family business but joseph, the 12th. It comes to a head one day when his parents are traveling and the others have found one brother has stolen money from the company.
The others want to prosecute the brother. One brother has a solution.
He has to start a new life in another city-a rival to the family business and it's interesting how this resembles Joseph and the coat of many colors. Love the walking tour of the city as it's yet one we have visited.
What I especially like is that he's able to help those in family business.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

The Rug Merchant
Story of a man who has nobody and he relies on his rugs to find solace.
He lives above the shop among other tenants and one year the rent is raised and it's too much for him to pay.
As a last result he knows he can sell the rugs, but then what. Sirius has many conversations with his male friend, Averginia about having sex with women and he knows he needs to find a good woman.
He feels he's done Kathleeen wrong as she may be overheard a conversation.
Some shopkeepers are leaving due to the high rent and one rallies and hopes to demonstrate and force the owner to back down to regular rent.
He reaches out to his mother...then his brother for a loan...if he marries they might give him money...
Very explicit sexual details as he tries to come to understandings...
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

All you need is food. Easy 50 recipes.: Recipes for every day.
Each recipe starts with Cooking time and servings. List of ingredients and how to make the dish.
Few pictures and no nutritional information but you should be able to substitute some ingredients for a healthier choice.
Specialties from other foreign origin. Cornbread will be our favorite to try.

Mediterranean Diet: A Simple Cookbook & Guide For Busy People To Rapid Weight Loss & Healthy Eating Mastery by Lily Fitt
Since we adopted this lifestyle we are always looking for more healthier recipes to try out as part of our Mediterranean diet.
Starts out with how ti all began and the science behind the lifestyle.
Explains the benefits and how to even shop for the right foods.
Recipes include total and prep time, cook time and servings
List of ingredients and detailed instructions. No nutritional information and no pictures but very healthy choices.
Like seafood and fish sections the best but there are a lot to choose from.

Here's to us by Hilderbrand_ Elin
Have read and enjoyed other works by the author.  Book starts out with Decan and his dad Jack and they are going on an adventure trip just themselves. They end up at Nantucket Island.
The country club where they get whatever they want... as the day slips into nightmine they have left the island.
John Buckley is in charge of gathering all the women together because his friend , the famous chef has died and it's up to him to contact the family-there are a lot of women from previous marriages.
As the executor he's not finding good news in the paperwork-he's broke!
Recipes included as the story follows those women involved and their children as they gather at the island house...
Chapters go back in time when he had met and dated and married and events of them breaking up. Hard to follow at times as I am listening to this on tape and there are so many characters, they meld together.
Lots of lies, secrets, catching cheating spouses, drama, sex and island life that goes back in time to the present and everything in between. I feel each set of the family could've had their own book.
Recipes included.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

The Christmas list by Richard Paul Evans
Christmas story about a man who is featured in the obituary column one day but he's not dead. He attends the service of the right man-same name and as a bus driver the man was well known for being kind.
James decides he needs to make amends after reading the comments others have left on the funeral guestbook, thinking it was him.
His wife going through cancer is dying and James wants a divorce. He really wants to get back together with her but her sister won't even let her talk to her.
Touching how he reaches them.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Timepiece by Richard Paul Evans
Enjoyed the author's other works. I also have a timepiece from my father and it's treasured for time I spent with him.
A great story to pass onto the next in the family line. Book before the Christmas Box in this series.
Parkins estate and all the things in there: journals, grandfather's clock etc. Story starts in 1908 and it follows Mary Ann and David through their life together.  The timepiece has many meanings.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

The mistletoe promise  by  Evans_ Richard Paul
Love this story of how two people who work in the same building, he a lawyer, her a secretary at different companies meet for lunch and she agrees to his proposal to be friends,
spend time together til just Christmas Day. They are not to pry into each other's personal life.
He must have studied her a lot because he starts off giving her gifts, flowers, candy, scarves-very expensive ones and she likes the time he's spent on her. She's to accompany him to work dinners and any engagements she wants him to be with her.
Love the easy going conversations. Elise's divorced and has been alone for years so she treasures the time they spend together during the holidays. Love how Nicholas spoils her with gifts and travel, NY at Christmas sounds like a treasure!
Story goes back in time to when she was married to Dan and had a little girl...She's getting used to Nicholas and knows he would drop her if he knew her past. She also found out he cheated on her with her best friend. Love how Nicholas helps with the baking of the pies.
Tears come to my eyes when I find out what happened and you pray she finds the right guy to be with. Sad but joyful story.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

In celebration of small things  by Cadwallader_ Sharon
Book about kitchen garden, country and simple sewing, preserving, furniture and repairs and natural environment and much more.
Lots of advice, how to buy meats, how to sew pillows and make furniture, how to launder with detergent that is safe for the environment.
Gas for your car, how to clean filters on furnace, right air in tires,
Breakfast food value chart is enclosed.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Bound by Temptation by Trish McCallan
Have not read other works by the author but the story sounded interesting.
Emma Janssen works at the hospital and is obsessed with Lucas Trammel, the time they spent several days together.
Lots of hot steamy sex scenes.  She finds the hanging flowers a real chore, spending too much time just watering them.
She finds the house has been ransacked and she has no idea why or by who as nothing was taken.
Story also follows Lucas and he's on call for when his team is needed...his friend calls and tells him of her problems and he recalls their time together, intimately...
Alternating chapters where Emma gets a dog and wants a gun also to protect herself. Lucas wants to train her how to defend herself and show her how to use a gun but he won't intrude on her life.
Somebody tried to kidnap her as gun fire started and he tries to protect her... they are highly sexually charged for each other.
What I like about this book is the masculine side and the female side and how they are reluctant to get back together. Also all the action and adventure in the mystery of who is after her...just when you think the mystery is solved events occur and they start up again.
Like how the dog also plays a major role in solving the case. Liked the characters and this is the first out of this series I've read and I didn't find lost because of previous things in earlier books in the series.
Enjoyed this one so much I can't wait to read the others. Excerpt from Spirit Woods is included.

Bowling by Nelson Burton
All about bowling: how to bowl and tips along the way.
Even a section for advanced players.  Authors father owned and ran a bowling center.
The author at 3 years old would try, a time when they had bowling boys-to reset the pins manually.
Accuracy and timing it what's it all about.  We used to bowl on a league and for fun and I remember us having our own ball and bag and shoes. When we were younger. Wish I had the opportunity to have listened to this first.
Chapters on etiquette and technique along with rhythm.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

A Quirky Christmas
Children's story about a bunch of squirrels and how in the fall they collect whatever they can find for the long hard cold winter.
One day a giant comes and knocks down Reggie's home-the tree they will use for Christmas. For Reggie it means he has no home, or food or anything.
His other friends, will they come to the rescue and provide for him?
Like it best when he finds something and shares with all of them...

Turkeys, Pilgrims, and Indian corn, the story of the Thanksgiving symbols by Barth_ Edna
Chapters on turkey and the new world traditions. Once the Pilgrims land they find others who will teach them how to adapt to the new world.
Indian corn is quite interesting-we have only used it for decorations.
Even a section on cranberries!
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Fling by Pamela Beck and Patti Massman
Story follows the women as they contemplate their sexual lifes and how they feel they missed out.
Kelly Nelson, married in her 30's her friends set her up with her dream guy so she can experience a fling.
Different elaborate careers and their fast paced lives. Erotic sex scenes.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

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