Monday, May 23, 2016

Wonderland Adult Coloring Book by Amily Shen

I have absolutely zero artistic ability, so with the onset of the adult coloring book revolution, I was thrilled!  I've tried a couple cheaper adult coloring books, but all of the designs were basically the same, and I was quickly bored with them.  Wonderland is not like that. Page after page of creativity abounds!  The designs are intricate, and eye catching, and cute (who doesn't want "cute"?).  Based on Alice in Wonderland, the book includes a few short snippets to go along with the coloring pages, as well as an "I spy" page or two, to keep people like myself from getting bored.  I would recommend this book for adults, or older kids with good fine motor control and a pack of sharp, colored pencils.

Purchase on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wonderland-Coloring-Inspired-Alices-Adventures/dp/0399578463?ie=UTF8&keywords=wonderland%20by%20amily%20shen&qid=1464023494&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Hiding In The Light

http://www.amazon.com/Hiding-Light-Risked-Everything-Follow/dp/1601426968

This is a 5 star book, and it got rave reviews elsewhere, I just couldn't get into it.  It is the story of a Muslim woman who came to faith in Christ, and how it affected her relationship with her family.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Effortless Healing by Mercola

It took me longer than normal to post the review for this book, because I felt like reviewing a diet book isn't enough. You should have to actually try it first.  OK, at least I intended to try it first.  Mostly the "trying" part lasted a few days, and the book has been collecting dust waiting for me to write the review ever since.  So, on to the review:  it is not like other "health" books I've read.  The chapters are easy to read and presented in such a way that they do seem possible to achieve. It stresses healthy lifestyle changes, some of which I would find easy, and others that looked like they were not a good fit for me. Like eating all of my meals in a 6 hour period.  Not gonna happen.  Mercola is well known, and I associate with many people who put into practice his ideas, and have had good success with their health.  Even though I absolutely failed at my attempt to utilize the principles within, there are many who have much more self-control who swear by these methods. Definitely worth the read.  

To purchase the book, read an excerpt, or download the ebook, go to http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/239744/effortless-healing-by-dr-joseph-mercola-foreword-by-david-perlmutter-md/

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Furry Logic

They do say good things come in small packages.  I have to say "Furry Logic" lives up to that in a BIG way!  What a darling little book! The artwork of the animals is absolutely amazing, and the quotes are relevant to everyday life.  I had intended to give this as a gift to inspire a friend, but I admit I fell in love with it and couldn't let it go. I suppose I will have to buy a second copy for her.  Highly recommended if you need a fun pick-me-up for a down day!  To read more about Furry Logic's 10th Anniversary Edition, or to buy a copy for yourself, go to:

http://www.randomhouse.com/book/240136/furry-logic-10th-anniversary-edition-by-jane-seabrook

This book was provided to me free of charge by Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Skinnytaste Cookbook

I have been a follower of the Skinnytaste blog for as long as I have been trying to lose weight. Which is something like years.  When I saw that author Gina had come out with a cookbook, I rejoiced.  I love her blog, but it would take me considerable time to hunt up a recipe I wanted on there and the cookbook just saved me all the hassle.  It's a gorgeous book, the photos alone will leave you drooling.  I have tried many of her recipes over the years, and can say I enjoyed 95% of them (only because I'm hard to please).   The cookbook does a great job of introducing some healthier eating habits, and then reinforcing them with tasty recipes using common ingredients found in your grocery store.  I look forward to experimenting a little over the holidays, Christmas breakfast is about to become a little healthier and a lot more satisfying!  
This book was provided to me free of charge by Blogging for Books in exchange for my unbiased review. 

Take a peek inside the book and order one of your own at http://www.randomhouse.com/book/225708/the-skinnytaste-cookbook-by-gina-homolka

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The New American Herbal by Stephen Orr

I have to admit, when I ordered "The New American Herbal" to review, I had no idea it was this comprehensive.  I have a lot of respect for people who take the time to do their research prior to publishing, and this author gets a standing ovation.   This is not simply a reference for wanna-be gourmet chefs, but a great cornerstone for someone wishing to plant herbs for medicinal and culinary value.  It took me days to wade through all the information, yet the reading was pleasant, and left me feeling like I'd gone through a story book and not an herbal encyclopedia.  Highly recommended!
This book was provided to me free of charge by Blogging for Books in exchange for my review. 

Take a peek inside, or order the book here:   
http://www.randomhouse.com/book/222569/the-new-american-herbal-by-stephen-orr

Friday, October 31, 2014

God Gave Us Angels (a children's book)

I'm always a little hesitant when it comes to books about angels.  Sometimes they are portrayed in a way that makes them seem fictional, and other times they are given an almost God-like status.  Neither is the case with "God Gave Us Angels".   In this beautifully illustrated book the angels are presented in a manner consistent with their Biblical descriptions.  The writer did a wonderful job of explaining the unseen in a way that a child will truly understand. I loved it!  

Read an excerpt, or purchase this book at http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?isbn=9781601426611

This book was provided to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review by Blogging for Books.