Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Books read Nov 22

The Christmas doctor, the true story of Dr. J.P. Weber  by Tom Weber
Story of John born 1888 and after working at the railroad he travels to west coast, Portland, Oregon and his life is saved and he strives to become a doctor to help others.
The son of the doctor chronicles the life through stories of those who witnessed it first hand.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

I want to be a fisherman by Weiner_ Sandra
Love learning about trap fishing and daily life for them.
Story is about an 11 year old girl who fishes with her dad as trap fishing.
Describes in detail all the parts of making the nets and how they catch the fish and what happens after that.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Time for cranberries by Detlefsen_ Lisl H - Henry_ Jed
We live near the cape where they do harvest the cranberries every year and we've never seen it done.
Although this one is around a Michigan farm the process would be about the same.
Love the glossary of words used before the story. What a treasure-recipes using cranberries. I personally love them!
Love how they explain the process of the harvest.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Dog loves books  - Dog loves drawing  - Dog loves counting  - Dog loves fairy tales by Yates_ Louise
4 stories about a white puppy. Because he loves book so much he opens his own book store.
Next book is about the white puppy who gets a blank book-a book for drawing. His sketches comes to live.
Next is about counting sheep, and he finds numbers in everything he does...
Next his life is in a fairy tale...
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

A Christmas Homecoming by Melissa McClone
Have read other works by the author and am familiar with the locale of this book and other authors who write from the same area.
Elle works at the ranch, not only tending to the guests by Josiah-her brother's friend and she had a crush on him when she was younger.
He's returned home after the war damage and he's doing rehab. Love hearing of the winter activities as she is able to talk him into going.
He does find her attractive but he comes off as uninterested. She loves getting him under the mistletoe and kissing him.
Love hearing of the volunteer work she does and how he signs up to help out as well.
Like interaction with other males and how Josiah finds out more about Elle's past and that makes him want to help out a lot more...
Elle knows she has to stay away from him and another at the Bar V5 will try to attract Josiah-Elle wants to be far away from witnessing all that.
Josiah tries to stay up on the happenings with Wittech-the company he does computer work for. Like the suggestions of how to improve your brain memory.
She learns about his business after rescuing the lost cat and she realizes he also has financed the kids day-by supplying favorite foods, after all he's a millionaire.
With Christmas the whole day and their relationship changes and you wonder if they will ever get together....
Enjoyed the read and learning new things about Montana and the people at the Bar V5 ranch.
Excerpt from the next book is included. Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

 Christmas wishes: a catalog of Vintage holiday treats and treasures by tim hollis
Very colorful fun pictures of the Christmas holiday.  Starts out with intro about how big of an event Christmas was at the author's house, growing up.
Pictures along the way chronicle the years as they went by, as an infant.
Discussions of the toys throughout the years...I can recall some of them but a lot I'm unfamiliar with.
Candy and other 5 and dime store items were big hits. There is even a recipe for sugar cookies. I recall getting my turn to note pages of things I wanted from Sears catalog and Montgomery Wards catalog.
Christmas TV specials were a big hit.

vintage cookie recipes by Amy Renee
Each recipe includes the title, ingredient list and how to make/bake the cookies.
Lots of fat content with the butter. No pictures and no nutritional information. Sand tart cookies would be our choice to try.
Forgotten cookies would be another one to try.

Remembering the 40's in the heart of Appalachia_ school days 1942-43  by Truman Fields
Have always had an interest in the 40's and how people survived and in the Appalachia area and the mines.
This is the story of one man's life during that time and the struggles he went through.
School days and the punishment when they misbehave.
 I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Crab Meat :The Ultimate Recipe Guide – Over 30 Delicious & Best Selling Recipes
Each recipe has prep, cook and ready time, servings and then ingredient list along with detailed information on how to make the dish.
No nutritional information and no pictures. Other ebook recipe books available.

Flirting with Fire
Chicago fire we watch on tv, this is a story of one firehouse there as a woman tracks down Luke.
Kinsey is a press secretary for the mayor and he's avoided her phone calls.  They also have a more personal relationship as well.
Luke had been suspended and was ordered to stay away from the firehouse.
She's looking for community work from him now...
Luke's sister and brothers had followed their father into the same career and they all worked at the same firehouse.
Story goes back in time to when his mother set the fire and he got adopted by the family and they raised him, keeping him out of foster homes.
Story also follows Gage who's gay and he attempts to get a boyfriend...
Hoped the story was more about the fire fighting techniques used in solving arsons, but it's more about politics and sex.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Vintage Recipes: 46 Delicious Potato Recipes - Potato Recipes from 1945
Each recipe includes the title, ingredient list and how to make them. Some very basic recipes for baking a potato.
Lots of variety. Definitions are listed at the end along with glossary of some terms.

Vintage Recipes: Vintage Recipes from 1917 Cookies, Cakes, & Pies, Oh My! (Vintage Recipes From Decades Past: Cookies, Cakes & Pies)
What is amazing about the recipes is the large amount of supplies, 11 eggs for one cake (bread)?
Each recipe comes with title, list of ingredients and tips on preparing via  translation of what it means in today's world,
There are few photos and no nutritional information.
Other books in this era are available, clickable links at the end.

35 Recipes For Comforting Winter Soups – Easy Homemade Soups For Wintertime (The Amazing Recipes for Soup and Ultimate Soup Recipes Collection) (Kindle Location 202).  . Kindle Edition.
Classic and easy recipes to make the soup. No pictures and no nutritional information but you can tell from the ingredients that the recipes are very healthy to make and eat.
Wide variety of choices to select from. Besides the recipe of ingredients and instructions on how to make it there are suggestions for other sides to include to make this a full meal.
Can't wait to try the chicken and dumplings recipe.

The Reset Factor Kitchen: 101 Tasty Recipes to Eat your Way to Wellness  by Mindy Pelz
Intro starts with why the author is leaning towards better health by food intake to name a few things.
Different diet detox plans are discussed and charts give you the answers to eating a lot better things.
So much information and when you do get to the recipes there are no pictures but it's only using healthy ingredients. Appreciate recipes for ketchup and bbq sauce.
Some recipes have pictures but it's the other information that's more important: tips and tricks, special diet info and dr. Mindy's notes.

Murder at Mistletoe Manor
Klarinda owns the manor with 7 rooms and she thinks it's odd that Myrtle-Jill of all trades has reserved each of the rooms for next Tuesday.
Pierre the chef thinks so also but welcomes the crowd. Things are a bit laid back as the first couple finds dust along a hidden woodwork groove.
As others arrive she finds that they were sent an all paid invitation for the night. She then receives a big pile of money with a note stating that it should cover the expenses.
Seems some people know one another-some think they won it by listening to a radio station or some other contest.
Things are in desperation: plow needs to be fixed to plow the driveway, plumber needs to fix one of the bathrooms, and there is not even a Christmas tree on display...
Strange events occur and 4 people are coming up dead.... Klarinda and Myrtle investigate the clues and draw their own conclusions....like how the clues are discovered and solved. Didn't see them coming to an answer..
Excerpt from another book is included at the end.

Charlotte's Web by EB White
Had never read this book and got a digital copy and my friend wants me to make the characters in knitted finger puppets so I thought I better understand the book first.
Starts out with Fern and she saves the little pig that was born, She tends to him when she's not in school. He gets so big he has to move to a farm where there are other talking animals.
He meets up with a rat, goose, sheep, and a spider. He finds out he is to be killed for the winter feast and the spider says she will save him from that.
A message in the web makes the farmer think the pig is special and they forget their chores and give the pig special treatment and meals...
Liked learning about all the animal facts. Fair changes all their lives...Felt kinda sad as the animals die, but then they leave their offspring behind, not sure how a child will take it.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Mistletoe A Clairmont Novella by S. Jane Scheyder
Liked the story line, set off the coast of Maine and each of the kids adult parents Liz and Christopher are trying to make them slow down-they had just gotten engaged. The parents can't understand why the rush, Cam needs to finish his law degree as Kelly works at the coffee shop.
The mistletoe gets to them, she can't get enough of Christopher's kisses and keeps going back for more.
Love hiking and other winter activities and descriptions along the way. Like hearing both sides of the same things happening.
The parents may get what they want.... great story, enjoyed.
Excerpt from another in the series is included at the end.

Cauliflower: The Ultimate Recipe Guide - Over 30 Delicious & Best Selling Recipes  Kindle Edition by Jonathan Doue
Starts with prep cook time and servings. List of ingredients along with detailed directions on how to make the dish is included.
No pictures and no nutritional information but some recipes have healthy ingredients to start with.
Some of the Middle  Eastern ingredients might be hard to find.
Features soups, salads and side and main dish recipes.
Other ebook recipe books available.

Cobbler - The Ultimate Recipe Guide  Kindle Edition
Each recipe starts with prep, cook and ready in time along with servings.
Ingredients and detailed directions on how to bake. There are no pictures and no nutritional information.
Other ebook recipe books available.

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