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reviewed Love, God, And The Art Of French Cooking. February 28, 2012
Love, God, And The Art Of French Cooking
. . . but got more and more disgusted with the author, the longer I read. I loved the French chef, and many of his nuggets of wisdom. I only wish that there had been more of them. Unfortunately, as the …
reviewed The Wreck of the River of Stars. February 21, 2012
The Wreck of the River of Stars
. . . reviewers seemed to either love this one or hate it.    I'm one of the ones who loved it. (And my uncle, who introduced me to Flynn, didn't care for this one at all!)    Imag …
reviewed In the Lion's Mouth. February 21, 2012
In the Lion's Mouth
. . . I, too, give this book five stars.    Friends, this is Space Opera at its absolute grandest. "In the Lion's Mouth"; a sequel to "Up Jin River" and "The January Dancer" is another …
reviewed Wrinkle Releaser Plus, 24-Ounces. January 31, 2012
Wrinkle Releaser Plus, 24-Ounces
. . . that this product worked.    I've got a very large family -- and the laundry piles up. We have found that this product did perform as advertised; released wrinkles and certainly …
reviewed Avery Sticky Notes, Recycled, 3 x 3 I.... January 31, 2012
Avery Sticky Notes, Recycled, 3 x 3 Inches,
. . . for Pete's sake!    It seems to me that Avery (one of the big printing label manufacturers -- and many of whose products I use) is trying to score in the "Post-It Note" market …
reviewed Credit Management Kit For Dummies. January 31, 2012
Credit Management Kit For Dummies
. . . not really distinguishing itself from other books on the same subject. (For the record, I preferred the one published by "Nolo".)    The book is useful in that it compiles together …
reviewed UNO Roboto Game. January 31, 2012
UNO Roboto Game
. . . this one doesn't pass muster.    Mind you, the premise behind this iteration of "UNO" is a good one. It's just that this little robot toy really doesn't work nearly as well as …
reviewed Primula Double Wall Glass Mug with Te.... January 31, 2012
Primula Double Wall Glass Mug with Tea Bag Buddy
. . . which left me wondering "Why bother"?    I like the double-glass. It keeps the tea hot for longer periods of time while allowing the mug to be handled.    But …
reviewed Paper Mate InkJoy 700 RT Retractable .... January 31, 2012
Paper Mate InkJoy 700 RT Retractable Medium Point
In my experience, this product did not fulfill its promise.    Regardless of the claim, the ink would sometimes "skip" -- which is just the opposite of what was advertised. I'll stick …
reviewed Taco Bell Chipotle Sauce, 8-Ounce (Pa.... November 02, 2011
Taco Bell Chipotle Sauce, 8-Ounce (Pack of 6)
. . . my family liked!    As noted in previous reviews, my family has tried all three of the new Taco Bell sauces. The Jalepeno and the Ranchero met with decidedly mixed reviews, and …
reviewed Taco Bell Bold & Creamy, Spicy Ranche.... November 02, 2011
Taco Bell Bold & Creamy, Spicy Ranchero Sauce,
. . . noting really special here.    Our family has tried all three of these new Taco Bell sauces -- two for the VINE program and one on our own.    As said in …
reviewed Taco Bell Jalapeno Sauce, 8-Ounce (Pa.... November 02, 2011
Taco Bell Jalapeno Sauce, 8-Ounce (Pack of 6)
. . . of these new Taco Bell sauces -- two for the VINE program and one on our own.    Reviewing food products can be difficult as tastes vary greatly. But least for our family, this …
reviewed Krups Espresseria Full Automatic Espr.... October 07, 2011
. . . to my kitchen!    I love coffee. I love espresso. Unfortunately, I am the only coffee drinker currently in my household. Thus, making a pot of coffee just for one person doesn't …
reviewed Fodor's Pacific Northwest, 18th Editi.... September 20, 2011
Fodor's Pacific Northwest, 18th Edition: with
. . . it is possible for a travel guide to contain too MUCH information!    In my view, this book falls into this category. A cursory glance at my reviews will show that I've reviewed …
reviewed South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, H.... September 20, 2011
South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar
. . . and was pleased to learn new things!    I fancy myself to be a reasonably well-informed individual, and as a history buff was familiar with Roald Amundsen's race to the Pole, …
reviewed Newman's Own Organics Pomegranate Lic.... September 20, 2011
Newman's Own Organics Pomegranate Licorice Twists,
"Newman's Own" has expanded into candy!    Unfortunately, my family found this product to be merely "so-so". One daughter, who is really into pomegranate flavors really enjoyed it; …
reviewed Mercury Rises. September 20, 2011
Mercury Rises
. . . and still extremly funny!    Readers will remember from "Mercury Falling" our hero -- the angel Mercury -- sometime herald of the End of the World, only to be distracted by beer …
reviewed Faculty Fables: A Campy Expose. June 10, 2011
Faculty Fables: A Campy Expose
. . . and all too often, spot on!    "Faculty Fables" is a collection of short humorous vignettes about all those things which make academia so . . . interesting! And for a reader …
Sharpie Accent Gel Highlighters, Colored, 3
. . . works exactly as advertised.    I chose to review this product due to the vast amounts of reading that I do, not only for personal enjoyment, but as part of my teaching. Favorite …
Bullpen Diaries: Mariano Rivera, Bronx Dreams,
. . . inside the bullpen of one of the most storied franchises in baseball history.    In "Bullpen Diaries", author Charley Rosen takes the reader through the entire 2010 season with …
reviewed Family Tree Maker 2011 Deluxe. May 12, 2011
Family Tree Maker 2011 Deluxe
I have been using Ancestry.com's free on-line site for years. This "Family Tree Maker" really enhances the adventure -- and it really is an adventure, discovering information about one's ancestors.     …
reviewed Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life & Im.... February 19, 2011
Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life & Impact of G.K.
. . . excuse for a biography.    When first given the opportunity to review this book, I jumped at the chance. I'm sorry that I did. The faults of this book are many; the virtues few …
reviewed Crunchy Nut Golden Honey Nut, 14.1-Ou.... February 19, 2011
Crunchy Nut Golden Honey Nut, 14.1-Ounce (Pack of
. . . to this new cereal from Kellog's. Five of my children devoured the box within 2 days. Four really enjoyed it; one was "so-so" -- hence the four stars.    From a father's perspective, …
reviewed Saint Francis (Christian Encounters S.... February 19, 2011
Saint Francis (Christian Encounters Series)
. . . this one was the best by far.    The "Christian Encounters" series is a publishing event by Thomas Nelson, an Evangelical (yet not Fundamentalist) Protestant publishing firm …
reviewed William F. Buckley (Christian Encount.... February 19, 2011
William F. Buckley (Christian Encounters Series)
. . . in the "Christian Encounters" series, this one is not so bad.    The "Christian Encounters" series is a publishing event by Thomas Nelson, an Evangelical (yet not Fundamentalist) …
reviewed Speakeasy: The Employees Only Guide t.... January 12, 2011
Speakeasy: The Employees Only Guide to Classic
"Speakeasy" is a book written by two extremely gifted bartenders who actually decided to open their own place and re-introduce their guests to what seemed to be the lost art of the cocktail. "Employees …
reviewed Fight Back Against Unfair Debt Collec.... January 12, 2011
Fight Back Against Unfair Debt Collection
. . . that debt collectors DON'T want you to read!    Fred Williams took a leave of absence from his work as an investigative reporter, in order to take a job with a debt collection …
reviewed The Hard Way Around: The Passages of .... January 12, 2011
The Hard Way Around: The Passages of Joshua Slocum
. . . about a brilliant eccentric old-school seaman.    In this biography, Geoffrey Wolff details the Dickinsian (his phrase) life of the young Slocum, born in Nova Scotia and raised …
reviewed Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable R.... January 12, 2011
Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall
. . . biography of one of the most brilliant -- if not THE most brilliant -- chess Grand Master (and sometime World Champion) Bobby Fischer.    This book shares the good, the bad, …
reviewed The Glenn Miller Conspiracy: The Neve.... December 15, 2010
The Glenn Miller Conspiracy: The Never-Before-Told
. . . to one of the great mysteries of WWII.    In the interest of full disclosure, I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.    Did Glenn Miller …
reviewed Scotch(R) Pop-Up Tape Dispenser and R.... December 15, 2010
Scotch(R) Pop-Up Tape Dispenser and Refills (96-94
Just in time for the Christmas season!    If you're like me -- all thumbs at best when wrapping gifts -- these handy dispensers are just what you're looking for. They can be attached …
reviewed The Third Testament. December 15, 2010
The Third Testament
. . . from a new Catholic author -- and just in time for Christmas!    In the interest of full disclosure, a complimentary copy of "The Third Testament" was provided to me by the author.  &n …
Breakthrough!: How the 10 Greatest Discoveries in
. . . and written for the reasonably informed layman.    "Breakthrough" is at once a look at the history of medicine as well as personal accounts of the individuals who discovered …
reviewed This Perfect Day: A Novel. November 30, 2010
This Perfect Day: A Novel
. . . and most disturbing dystopian novels I've ever read.     Christ, Marx, Wood and Wei,   Led us to this perfect day.   Marx, Wood, Wei and Christ,   …
Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion
. . . of one of the most important and influential Supreme Court Justices of the 20th century.    I enjoy reading biography. I especially enjoy reading biographies and autobiographies …
Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure,
. . . through the world of rare, obscure, and overrated spirits! (Leaving the author, no doubt, in need of a new liver!)    I enjoyed learning about quite a few rare liqueurs about …
reviewed Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages, Tou.... November 05, 2010
Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages, Tough-Strips,
These bandages work extremely well. That's all there is to it. Large and extra-large bandages (from most brands) have a tendency not to adhere nearly as well as smaller ones. They cover more skin, and …
reviewed Rules of Betrayal [Hardcover]. September 23, 2010
Rules of Betrayal [Hardcover]
. . . between giving this book three and four stars, and finally settled on three.     I've read quite a bit of this genre of fiction -- the whole spy/action/adventure/etc., from Ludlum …
reviewed Expo Biggest Loser Daily Meal Planner.... September 23, 2010
Expo Biggest Loser Daily Meal Planner Magnetic Dry
. . . that couldn't be acquired elsewhere (say, at an office supply store!)    This magnetic dry erase white board is designed to fit on the refrigerator door so that one can track …
reviewed Mercury Falls. September 23, 2010
Mercury Falls
. . . at the expense of the very small (but very vocal) minority of religious persons who are bound and determined that the world is about to end.    Mercury is an angel sent from …
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