Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Books read June 13

Amore & More in Albuquerque by Philip Nork
Book starts out with a 50+ man who's an author and also works at his full time job in a store. He's sent to various locations to boost that stores sales.
He meets many women along the way who help to promote his works and he can't believe that although they are 10+ years older they love his looks.
Many know him from the past or his other works and touch base with him.  Being lonely and alone at his age and he finds memories and feelings that come out to make him feel his normal self again.
What I love about this book is that it's about an older man and has hot steamy sex scenes and how to sell his own books, dress the part, etc.
Love where this leads him and all the excursions are detailed. Can't wait to visit some of the places described. Love the twists and turns and can't believe the people he meets.
This is more my age than the regular romance books I read about 20 year old. Every book I read by this author turns into my best favorite-there are a bunch of them already and can't wait to read the others.
Received this review copy from the author and this is my honest opinion.

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling
Story of a mongoose and he wants to protect the garden where his friends and their families live.
He is able to go inside the house and by strategy and help from others he's able to kill the snake and then venture out to get his mate.
Once he rids the garden of the snakes they can live in safety.

June 2017 Book Fun Magazine
Beautiful photos of the authors, their families and their books, past and present.
Found the stories enjoyable, was able to catch up with authors I've read and found some new ones that I want to read.
Has a book for everybody.
So much available and you are invited to join in the fun also, check out bookfun.org for yourself.

Kindle for IOS accessibility gestures-quick reference guide
I never realized how difficult it was to listen to a book on your tablet. Kindle wants you to purchase an audio book along with the price of the book itself.
I have some programs that will read certain books to me out loud, just not mobi's because of how they now come to me in a folder.
We attempted to try different IOS devices and got really frustrated-best to just let the tablet do it all.

Living Room Fitness: Home Workout Without Equipment – Learn How to Get in the Best Shape of Your Life by Sue Rose
What I liked about this book is that it not only has examples of exercises you can do in your own living room but also why
you don't need to pay money to exercise in a gym or other setting. This way it's always open and costs nothing. We don't have a couch in our house, we have an elliptical with incumbent bike and it keeps me very busy daily as I watch TV or listen to books on tapes.
It's for everyone, you can start out slow and go at your own pace.

Grill It! by Bonnie Scott
This cookbook is broken up into different kinds of meats/poultry to grill.
Has color photo for each chapter.
Each recipe includes a title,  ingredient list and how to make. Instructions specifically for the grill are included but there are no pictures and no nutritional information.
You might be able to substitute some ingredients for your dietary needs.
There are some pictures scattered about to show an example of a new technique.
Especially like the seafood section and there are some recipes that include servings.
Some dishes have to marinate for a few hours or even overnight so be sure before you start a recipe for that day that it's not required.
Also included is a section on marinades, sauces and salsas. Really like the section on grilled vegetables.
Desserts also on the grill-this is a surprise! Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Books for Kids: There’s a Spider in my Shoes (Children’s Book, Picture Books, Preschool Books, Baby Books, Kids Books, Ages 3-5): Children's Picture Book by Michael Yu
Very colorful children's book about a boy who does not like some things. Each page has a color photo that goes along with what he is saying.
Worse are the spiders and he fins them in his shoe.  he has a solution to the problem, with help from others.

Dinosaur and Monster and The Magic Carpet (Dinosaur and Monster stories Book 1)
Colorful children's book. Was not able to increase the font size on the tablet and it's a bit difficult to read the font style.
This is about Monster and Dino wants to play but Monster needs to go buy a new rug.
He didn't like spending money but he found one to buy and they head back home.
While resting something magical happens....cute story.

34 Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes by Pamela Kazmierczak
Introduction and then the recipes. Each recipe comes with a title, summary of the dis and ingredients and directions.
There are notes at the end in some but there is no nutritional information and No pictures. You might be able to substitute for a healthier option in ingredients.
Has sections on soups and salads, sandwiches and finger foods along with traditional chicken dinners.

Country Baking and Desserts (Delicious Mini Book Book 8)  by June Kessler
This cookbook starts out  with the recipes, ingredient list and how to make. There is no nutritional information and no pictures.
You might be able to substitute some ingredients for a healthier option due to your dietary needs.
No real chapters, just a collection of recipes in random order.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Weight Watchers: A Quick-Start Smart Points Cookbook Guide - 31 Days Meal Plan + 25 Healthy Recipes  by Darlene Chambers
Started reading through this book but I'm not sure why the summary of the dish is not capitalized and are not even in sentences, just random thoughts.
The ingredients, are not really English terms so I'm not sure what you can buy at the store.
 There are no pictures and no nutritional information.
what is legitimate or ocean salt?  Not sure what real or ocean salt is either.
asks for 7 ounces spaghetti, damaged into little portions?
1/4 field bird soup, with out fat??? Some recipes actually have nutr. info, not sure why all of them don't, like did they just copy it from somebody elses book?
Poor excuse of a cookbook-the author needs a translator to put this into English.
Will check out her new cookbook for weight watchers smart points and hope I find a better product.
NOTE: Next book is even worse.

Smart Points Cookbook Guide - 31 Days Meal Plan + 25 Healthy Recipes
This book is just like the previous book by the same author.
The recipes are not in a uniform pattern, nutritional information offers many numbers but doesn't associate them properly with what they are.
The recipes do NOT always include the smart points. The ingredient list I am so unsure of: legitimate salt?  chicken bosom?  chook? so many more to list.
Directions are not translated properly from the authors native language. The summary and other introductions are not correct translation into English.
There are no pictures.  Don't waste your time til it's translated properly.

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