Monday, July 31, 2017

Books read July 31

Preserve Your Family Pictures: How To Save Photo Heirlooms for Future Generations by Amber Richar
The way we go about saving our photos from the 1900's was to scan them in and put them on a hard drive at which point each of the kids, living in different US locations, got a copy along with their own hard drive.
It's my job to update our daily/weekly photos and place them on the hd and notify the kids to send theres along once a year so we all have updated photos.
Like the subjects this book covers, preserving what you have. I'm not too concerned with that as I store them on hd's and can print them at anytime I want.
Discusses methods for photo preservation. Lots of different discussions in how to store them and why one method is better than another.
The thing that took the longest time for me to do was organizing them by year.
Has sections on digital also on how to fix photos even and suggests a local photoshop class.  Discusses slides and other forms of photos.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end

Snowbound at Christmas by Debbie Mason
The lead actress is to be cut from the soap opera and it's her twin sister.
Cat and Chloe. Chloe is the actress and she's always asking Cat to do things for her, playing the you owe me card, as she has a heart problem since birth.
Story also follows a FBI Agent Grayson who's also now taking care of his grandmother and her cat. She's been removed from the nursing home she was in.
Grayson takes a job of surveillance for Chloe and she doesn't know she's in trouble. He is an actor so it's under cover. Lots of drama
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Canyon solitude: a woman's solo river journey through Grand Canyon by Patricia McCairen
A woman's journey in a boat down the grand canyon waters. Scary parts but also fun parts.
What I really liked about this journey is that she describes all the flowers and animals and trees and she makes you feel like you are there.
Very colorful!  She was under no deadline as others books I've read along similar themes.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Freezer Meals for the Slow Cooker: Quick and Easy Recipes for Busy People by Sarah Spencer
Will be interesting to see the options here as I do this with our electric pressure cooker in half the time and that way I make the meal for that day and have enough for another meal the following week.
Introduction talks about having and keeping the kitchen clean and what a time saver it all will be. Section on things you will need and brief explanation.
Each recipe includes a title, summary of the dish servings, prep and cook time. Nutrition includes calories, fat-not broken down into good and bad and fiber, sugars and protein. There is no sodium mentioned
List of ingredients which you should be able to substitute some for your dietary healthier needs, directions to prepare for freezing and another section on how to cook from the freezer.
There are no pictures but the categories of chapters are varied: chicken, beef, pork, vegetarian, and soups.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

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