Thursday, April 20, 2017

Books read Apr 20

Photo Backdrop Secrets - DIY! 
Have read many other booklets by the author and have not only learned new things but found them interesting.
Free bonus books linked in this book.
Lots of techniques are discussed and what each will produce in the way of the photo.
Lots of photos so you can see for yourself the differences. So much information about lights be sure to re read this book a few times.
Love the exercises along the way to try for yourself and how to do them and the results.

Elphie and Dad go on an Epic adventure (Elphie's books Book 1) by Hagit R. Oron
Was alerted to this book by the author at Facebook. Was happy to get it to review as there are many important lessons to be learned.
Family of a dad and son elephant and the dad wants to make chocolate milk for his son who doesn't want to go to the store.
Very colorful children's story about how they do venture out and find all kinds of neat things that entertain them along the way. The son is also taught lessons on how to behave while near the road.
Liked especially the imagination used in their travels as we do the same with our grandson on walks or bike riding.  Love that you can see the words on the pages, either light words on dark background or vice versa.
No difficult words and the parent should read the book with their child.
Met author via Facebook and was given a review copy and this is my honest review.

Instant Pot Cookbook: An Extensive Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook with 225 Fast, Easy, and Healthy Recipes for Incredibly Delicious and Nourishing Meals
This book contains actually two instant pot recipe cookbooks.
First section I just reviewed on April 17th at my blog so won't repeat here. The second half of the book is called a complete instant pot pressure cooker cookbook with 115 fast easy and irresistible recipes for amazingly tasty and healthy meals.
It also has the same intro chapters: what is pressure cooking, why you get one, how does it work, keeping the pot clean and how to convert slow cooker recipes.
Has sections for breakfast, chicken, beef, pork, seafood, vegan,  paleo, snacks and sides, desserts and other works by the author along with free ebooks.
Each recipe has title, servings, time to make and prep and cook, summary of the dish, list of ingredients and step by step instruction in how to use with the instant one pot. No pictures and has some nutritional information. Fat is NOT broken up into good or bad fat, and also no sodium is listed.
You should be able to substitute for your dietary needs using liquid eggs, fat free and low sodium ingredients, big plus is using fresh vegetables and herbs and spices.

 Weight Watchers Smart Points Cookbook: 100 Under 10 by Erin Borden
Enjoyed this book although I do not follow the system as described. We are on a Mediterranean lifestyle so a lot of the dishes in this book we can actually eat.
Starts out with with WW is and smart point and how they work.. Categories of soups, vegetarian recipes, chicken, seafood which I loved the best, pork, beef chapters also.
Each recipe starts out with a color photo and list of ingredients. Most call for fat free or low sodium liquids along with fresh produce.
Instruction in how to make the dish, along with servings, smart points, and some nutritional information: has calories, total fat, carbs and proteins. The fat is not broken up into good and bad fat. There is also no sodium levels.

Red is for Rookie by Anne Greene
Was happy to learn I had won a copy of this book to read. Sounded like a good one and I was right.
Starts out with Holly and she and her best friend Matt, who are both PI's are watching over the night at the Meet and Greet Valentine's event that her mother had planned.
Something goes terribly wrong and Matt is kidnapped. Holly finds the clues and pieces it all together after talking with a few hands full of people. There are so many to name but so easy to keep track of.
With the help of God and her friends, family and suspects and cops she hopes to find the missing piece to the puzzle.
Lots of action, bit of romance, finding clues and where to look for them and especially like the rules noted as they resemble ones from Gibbs NCIS TV show. Very entertaining story and can see another to make this a saga series. The door is open for all that and more.
I was given the book by the author via Book Fun (The Book Club Network) and this is my honest review.

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