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reviewed Paranormal State: My Journey Into the.... November 30, 2010
Paranormal State: My Journey Into the Unknown
I started watching Paranormal State years ago, and even though I can catch it less frequently now, I still love the show. Part of the appeal of the show is in helping people who are tormented by ghosts …
reviewed Bearers of the Black Staff (Legends o.... November 09, 2010
Bearers of the Black Staff (Legends of Shannara)
Bearers of the Black Staff is the latest in Terry Brooks' epic Shannara saga. While my husband has read most of these novels, this was my first exposure to Brooks or to the Shannara saga. In this book, …
reviewed How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack:.... November 02, 2010
I had high hopes for this book because I love humor and I also am slightly suspicious of garden gnomes. I have grown tired of the endless supply of ‘zombie survival manuals' on the market, and I thought …
reviewed Booze Cakes. September 28, 2010
Booze Cakes
When I saw Booze Cakes I knew that I had to have it, which is a compliment since I have about 4oo cookbooks and I am a chef. I am delighted with this book. Castella and Stone have outdone themselves with …
reviewed Grimblades. September 20, 2010
Grimblades (Warhammer: Empire Army)
Grimblades is Nick Kyme’s addition to the Warhammer Armies line of books from Black Library. It follow a band of halberders as they try to survive one of the bloody devastation of the goblin warlord …
reviewed death and dishonor. September 20, 2010
death and dishonor
Death and Dishonor is the latest offering by Black Library for the Warhammer fantasy universe. All stories explore the theme in very unique ways. From a knight that is stuck in limbo with a malevolent …
reviewed My Sweet Mexico. September 19, 2010
My Sweet Mexico
Tres Leches cake. Sweet tamales. Flan. Pan. Milk Fudge. Those familiar with the sweet flavors of Mexico will have the their mouths watering with the litany of delicious temptations. Until now, most of …
reviewed Paper Mate Medium Point Retractable G.... August 24, 2010
Paper Mate Medium Point Retractable Gel Pens, 8
About ten years ago, I couldn't get enough gel pens. I had tons of colors, and tons of each one of those colors. That was because as awesome as gel pens were, they always skipped and stopped working on …
reviewed Case Logic QNS-111 11.6-Inch EVA Mold.... August 24, 2010
Case Logic QNS-111 11.6-Inch EVA Molded Netbook
I just received my Caselogic netbook case in the mail and I am very, very happy with it. It is a handsome little case that is the perfect size for my netbook. I love the fact the outside is rather rigid, …
Night of the Living Trekkies
I will admit it. I love Star Trek and I love Zombies. Who doesn't? When I saw this was a combination of the two I had to have it. I was not disappointed. But this story is not just a thoughtless excuse …
reviewed Bedeviled. August 10, 2010
Bedeviled
I picked up Bedeviled because I needed something light and pulpy to offset what was going on with my life at the time. The cover drew me in, but once I started reading, I was so riveted that I did not …
Warmth & Wisdom: Legacy of Scrap Quilts
I was drawn to this book because I love scrap quilts. I love them for their practicality in the days past, when women used up any scraps of fabric they had, and I love them now because they give me a …
The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt: Letters from
I am relatively new to quilting and I bought this book because I want to learn how to make more quilt blocks. I am also an avid history fan and the book appealed to me in that way, as well. This book …
Home Business Tax Deductions: Keep What You Earn
I have just started helping my husband run his business and I ordered this to have a better understanding of what I can and can't deduct based on the time we spend working at home. It is a very helpful …
AmazonBasics Camcorder Bag with Shoulder Strap
I just received this case in the mail and I am quite pleased. It is small, black and compact. Yet, it has many nice features that most will love. It comes with both an optional shoulder strap and loops …
Parenting: Love in Spoonfuls
I read this book as someone who does not yet have children, but does plan on starting a family in the next few years. I decided forewarned is forearmed. Therefore, I dove in. I found some of the information …
reviewed The Revolutionary Paul Revere. May 28, 2010
The Revolutionary Paul Revere
It feels odd to me to review the Revolutionary Paul Revere since admittedly; I did not make it more than 6 chapters into the book. This is odd for me, since I love history and usually devour books about …
Supernatural: The Unholy Cause
I am a huge Supernatural fan. I have watched every episode of all 5 seasons twice, and some more than that. I have also read all the pervious Supernatural books, including the recent Heart of the Dragon. …
500 Vegan Recipes: An Amazing Variety of Delicious
When I first noticed 500 Vegan Recipes on the shelves, I almost shrugged it off. I have a ton of vegan cookbooks, but something compelled me to buy this book. I am so thankful that I did, because it was …
reviewed Bourbon: 50 Rousing Recipes for a Cla.... March 02, 2010
Bourbon: 50 Rousing Recipes for a Classic American
When I saw this book, I was very interested because I have been known to drink a cocktail or two in my time. I am uninterested in the bar scene, and I prefer to make my own cocktails at home. I don't …
reviewed Dante's Inferno. March 02, 2010
Dante's Inferno
When I first got this video, I was pretty excited. Both my husband and I play video games. I have been thinking about getting him Dante's Inferno, so the companion movie seemed like a good treat. Instead …
I Slept with Joey Ramone: A Family Memoir
I have been a Ramones fan for a while, I can't say how long without giving my age. I have also been aware of the popularity of Joey Ramone and the impact he's made in pop art and culture. How could no …
Cross-Stitch Pattern a Day: 2010 Day-to-Day
I started getting the cross stitch calendars every year starting 3 years ago. Last year, the calendar was a real treat, and Ms. Spurlock follow it up again with another stunning collection. There is a …
reviewed Antiques Roadshow Behind the Scenes: .... January 02, 2010
Antiques Roadshow Behind the Scenes: An Insider's
I have been a fan of Antiques Roadshow for over a decade. I'll admit, I can't help myself. There is something thrilling about everyone coming together from a city and bringing their treasures in only …
reviewed I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas: Gi.... November 20, 2009
I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas: Gifts,
I am a vegan culinary instructor and chef. I love conservation and reusing items, and since I love Christmas, I was thrilled to hear about this book. Getty embraces the concept of taking one of the most …
reviewed Dark Spirits: 200 Classy Concoctions .... November 19, 2009
Dark Spirits: 200 Classy Concoctions Starring
Dark Spirits is on the surface one more bartending book in the pantheon of mixing books out there. However, do not be quick to dismiss this gem. This book focuses on dark liquors, like bourbon, scotch, …
reviewed Hellbound Hearts. November 05, 2009
Hellbound Hearts
Pleasure and pain. That is the foundation in many ways of Barker's Cenobite mythos, and this anthology had both, which I will explain in a moment. First, this book is a collection of new works based on …
reviewed New Vegetarian. October 22, 2009
New Vegetarian
Many people make assumptions about vegetarian food. Many non-vegetarians think that all they eat are salads. Vegans think that vegetarian food is greasy and/or gross. Asbell has set out to change everyone's …
reviewed All Cakes Considered. October 21, 2009
All Cakes Considered
All Cakes Considered is a wonderful book by Melissa Gray, who works behind the scenes at NPR's All Things Considered. One day, she baked a cake based on Martha Washington's Great Cake and brought it in …
reviewed Manga Cross-Stitch: Make Your Own Gra.... October 02, 2009
Manga Cross-Stitch: Make Your Own Graphic Art
Manga Cross Stitch is a unique offering to the crafter community for many reasons and it is those unique qualities that make this book a worthy addition to your home library. First, while crochet books …
Art by Tattooists: Beyond Flash
I was excited to see this innovative book by Jo Waterhouse, Art by Tattooists Beyond Flash. There are several reasons that a book like this is long overdue. The first is that too often tattoo artists …
reviewed Salty Sweets: Delectable Desserts and.... September 23, 2009
Salty Sweets: Delectable Desserts and Tempting
Salty Sweets is a new delightful cookbook by Christine Matheson, and it is a book well past it's due. As a vegan pastry chef, I love the combination of salty and sweet and the flavor sensations it can …
reviewed Working for Good: Making a Difference.... September 17, 2009
Working for Good: Making a Difference While Making
Right now, `Being Green' is a buzzword everyone is using, so much so that it can't be long before this is the newest addition to Office Bingo. However, Jeff Klein has lived as he teaches. He runs businesses …
reviewed Dark Time: Mortal Path Book 1. September 17, 2009
Dark Time: Mortal Path Book 1
Frankly, I wasn't looking for much when I ordered Dark Time: Mortal Path Book 1. I thought that it would be a fun read for me that I could review. I was surprised (delightfully so) at how excellent the …
The Perfect Apron: 35 Fun and Flirty Designs for
The Perfect Apron by Rob Merrett is a bit of a mixed bag. There are several reasons for this mixed rating, so I will explore the positives and negatives, starting with the positives.     First, …
reviewed Vegan Lunch Box Around the World: 125.... August 14, 2009
Vegan Lunch Box Around the World: 125 Easy,
I was the first in line at my local bookstore to grab a copy of Vegan Lunch Box Around the World. I have to admit that I am a fan of McCann's blog, and her first book, the Vegan Lunch Box, but this book …
reviewed The Joy of Jams, Jellies, and Other S.... August 14, 2009
The Joy of Jams, Jellies, and Other Sweet
I was terribly excited to see Linda Ziedrich's new book - The Joy of Jams, Jellies, and Other Sweet Preserves. I am a Sous Chef and I own 300 + cookbooks, but I have nothing in my collection like this. …
reviewed Hater. July 16, 2009
Hater
I was excited to get Hater in the mail. I immedately put aside the other book I was reading, and started to turn pages. Unfortunately, that is what I was doing, was turning pages. Nothing was compelling …
Tattoo Machine: Tall Tales, True Stories, and My
I am both a connoisseur of personal histories and tattoos. I thought I would love this book, since I have read other books on tattoo history and I have watched shows such as LA Ink, Inked, and Tattoo …
Got Fight?: The 50 Zen Principles of Hand-to-Face
Forrest Griffin is a staple of MMA and a winner of Ultimate Fighter. He's charismatic and likeable. I just never knew that he was this funny, or could write this well.     I am both …
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