Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Books read Oct 4

Go to Sleep Mom!
When I first saw the title I thought this would be about a child trying to get his mom to go to sleep so he could stay up and do what he wants.
The little boy goes about his nightly routine, brushes his teeth and gets a story read by his mom then he hops into bed. He's woken up with noises and he goes to investigate.
He finds a list of things his mom still has to do before she can go to bed....
He knows he can help.... other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Lost December by Evans_ Richard Paul
Diary entries tell the story of Luke and how he finished college, night of graduation party one of his best friends die
His father wants to bring him into the firm but Luke has other plans.
Luke decides he and his girl need ot travel Europe because his friend would never get the chance. His other friends come along also and Luke pays for them all as Shawn is trying to work out his money problems.
Travel is great and the bills amounted to so much more than I can even imagine. Things fall apart and then he learns of his fathers health and retiring and he's been disowned.
After getting beat up a man rescues him and gets him a place to stay and work... He takes a job at his father's copy center and meets a regular person with a child and he befriends them..
Misunderstandings and things go the wrong way for everybody but maybe Luke can fix it?
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

A perfect day  by Evans_ Richard Paul
Wanted to read this book because it sounded like a great book.
Starts out with the husband Robert losing his job in the sales department. He writes instead and loves the story and others have read it and love it.
Agents don't like it so he gets a manual job. Then one reads it and he is on his way to success on the large scale. She sends him away from home for 4 weeks as he does signings and tv shows.
His daughter Carson takes it hard that he's away that long and his wife although she talks to him, it's not the same as being with him. The story is about the time his wife spends with her father when they find out he's dying.
He kept lingering on, way past the expectations til Robert talked to him about how he loved his daughter.
He also has a hard time dealing with being away from home and the success.
Things get even harder and a man tells him something only he knows. From there he has choices to make, something that can ease the pain.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Key lime pie murder_ a Hannah Swensen mystery with recipes  by Fluke_ Joanne
Hannah is a judge for the county fair but she finds another judge dead.  Hannah proceeds to gather clues, find out who wanted her dead and who has an alibi.
She also is involved with Mike the cop and the dentist Norman. You wonder if she will ever pick one!  Love the characters and Hannah's family and people who run nearby shops in town.
So funny how her sister Andrea bought it that oatmeal was their mothers cure for getting gray hairs as Andrea has found a few on her head LOL
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Robert B. Parker's Debt to pay by Coleman_ Reed Farrel
Another tale from Jesse Stone chief of police of Paradise, MA and things are slow this time of year, all but somebody shooting tires out of random cars.
His ex wife Jen is about to be married and he's been invited to the wedding. His new love interest Diana wants him to come with terms of their relationship and he needs to rid his mind of Jen.
Jesse proceeds to combine a lot of different crimes to just one man....
Story also follows Mr. peepers a contract killer. He is part of the mob was on the trail for revenge. He kept a low profile and has no problem with killing someone in a slow torturous manner.
Lots of travel and speculations as to who the culprit is as he brings his new love to meet his ex wife and she's about to be married....
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Children's Book of Recipes: 30 Fun Dishes for Young Chefs (Educational series for kids 4-9 years 2)
Colorful book for kids and parents alike. Very cool names for recipes and the different parts of the recipe are color coordinated with what they mean throughout the book.
Many tips before you even start of how to substitute foods if you are eating gluten free or egg free, etc.
Beautiful photo  for each recipe that shows the finished product. Each of the ingredients are listed along with a picture of the item so the children can help find the items before you make them.
Step by step numbered picture instructions along with other tips.
My favorite would be sandwich train as the possibilities are unlimited.
So much work has to have gone into this book, what a treasure!
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

The Awkward Owl
Colorful children's book about an owl who can't do the flying moves other birds can do. Anyone who sees him calls him awkward.
Little girl rescued him from hurting himself further and made him a house, outside and took care of him.
The owl loves her too and decides to give flying another try. She encourages him along the way...
Enjoyed why this book was inspired from his daughter. More works by the author are highlighted at the end.

I Like Cupcakes
Cute very colorful rhyming children's book about how the little girl really likes cupcakes and what they are topped with.
Has recipe for fairy cupcakes and frosting with help from an adult. Everything is in grams
Yammy Diet Cupcakes Healthy Dessert Recipes. Naturally, Delicious Desserts That No One Will Believe They Are Low Fat & Healthy (Diet Cookbooks, ... Loss): Eat and Love
History of the cupcake is discussed and how popular they are today.
Each recipe has a beautiful picture along with ingredient list and how to put the cupcakes together along with directions for frosting.
No nutritional information. Angel food or carrot cupcakes would be our choice to make.

Scooter and Cupcake
Colorful children's book about two piggys who are best friends and they like to do everything together.
The pages go through everything they do and there are a lot of them.

How To Shoot Weddings Like A Pro! (On Target Photo Training Book 21)
Have read many of the authors other booklets and have enjoyed them.
This one starts out as other with sunset photography.  Some pitfalls because you only get one chance to get the shots.
Check list of things you will need to do before hand to be totally ready for the big day when you are the wedding photographer-that also means going to the reception for pictures.
Other aspects of the day are highlighted with their own check lists of who to take pictures of as a group-VERY detailed.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

The Simple Skillet Cookbook: 15 Elegant and Easy Recipes for Your Cast Iron or Electric Skillet (Cast Iron Cooking - Skillet Recipes - Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook)
Recipes for your skillet. Starts out with breakfast and continues onto lunch and dinner and even a few recipes for dessert.
No pictures and no nutritional information. Detailed list of ingredients along with a summary at the very start of each recipe.
Instructions along with cook time.

John Muir wrestles a waterfall  by Danneberg_ Julie
Love hearing of the moonbows, never heard of such a thing. Loved hearing all about the nature
at Yosemite and things others will never get to do. The author explains what he did and saw in 1868 at Fern Ledge.
Reminds me of Thoreau as he had a small cabin and survived on the land.
Moonlight spray and how he wanted to protect the land is discussed.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

BeeYOUtiful: A Storybook & Mindfulness Activity Guide for Busy Little Bees (Lead to Love 2
Very colorful rhyming children's book about a day. Some are good, some are not so good and how to cope with them.
Also excerpts from other activity books: Hugging book, breathing book and many others at the end.

Interior Design: How To Make Your Home Look Amazing by Sebastian Sharp
Book starts out with basics of finding your style and also a large section on decluttering so you can find out what it is you really have.
Lots of ideas with color and multipurpose items.

Can't-Miss Pumpkin Desserts
Not sure what it means by level but in each recipe it also tells you serving size and what size pan to use to bake the item.
List of ingredients, along with how to make the cake and frost it and how to serve and store it.
No pictures and no nutritional information. Pumpkin donuts would be my choice to make.

Clean Eating: Delicious & Healthy Recipes Cookbook For Weight Loss + 7-Day Meal Plan For Weight Loss & Wellness (Clean Eating Diet, Weight Loss, 7-Day Meal Plan, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living)
Starts out with difference between organic foods and clean eating.
Other myths are discussed in next chapters.  Weight control and some food substitutions.
Meal plans and listings of what foods you can eat.  Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

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