Friday, May 04, 2012

Non Fiction Invasion of Food and Crafts


Everyday Gluten-Free Slow Cooking by Kimberly Mayone and Kitty Broihier.  140 recipes.  I still have no idea what gluten is.

Brewer's Apprentice by Greg Koch and Matt Allyn.  I'm not sure how many home brewers are in town or how many of them like brewing books, but the photos are fantastic.  Includes interviews and information from several master brewers.

Light and Healthy Cooking: 250 delicious, satisfying, guilt-free recipes edited by Rosemary Ellis.  From Good Housekeeping.

Vegan Slow Cooker by Kathy Hester.

French Classics Made Easy by Richard Grausman.  250 recipes.  "Ten-minute souffle, a contemporary Bouillabaisse, a lighter, quicker cassoulet".


Threads Sewing Guide: a complete reference form America's best-loved sewing magazine edited by Carol Fresia.  Page 97 says "Frequently, a top, blouse, or jacket includes sufficient ease for the bust, but it still isn't flattering."

Painting Vibrant Watercolors: discover the magic of light, color and contrast by Soon Y. Warren.  Page 106 says "Reference Photo."

The Complete Colored Pencil Book by Bernard Aime Poulin.  Page 133 says "A landscape perspective is a matter of point of view."

Jelly Roll Sampler Quilts: 10 stunning sampler quilts to make from over 50 patchwork blocks by Pam and Nicky Lintott.  Page 23 says "Take two colour B 2 1/2in squares and a colour A 2 1/2in x 8 1/2in rectangle and using the same technique make four of these units."

Tailoring: the classic guide to sewing the perfect jacket by the editors of Creative Publishing International.  Page 71 says "Allow to dry overnight to set lapel."

Lovely Knits for Little Girls: 20 just-right patterns, just for girls by Vibe Ulrik Sondergaard.  Page 23 says "Cut star shape and attach to dog's tail with duct tape."  [Just kidding.]


The Complete Credit Repair Kit: a plain English guide to improving your credit score and fixing your credit by Brette McWhorter Sember, JD.

All Girls (Except for one guy)


Grey Expectations by Clea Simon.  A cat mystery.

The Proposal by Mary Balogh.  Scoeity widow falls for a Lord who used to be a farmer.

Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris.  Sookie Stackhouse helps solve a murder before the Vampire King comes to town.  What?

Dead Level by Sarah Graves.  Home Repair is Homicide series.  I just checked the circ's and this series has been quite popular here.

Breaking News by Fern Michaels.  I read the description and it made no sense to me.  Something about Charleston, SC and Toots, who has 8 ex-husbands, and her friends planning a wedding and selling cosmetics.

One Guy

Last Storyteller by Frank Delaney.  Delaney Ireland novels keep getting shorter.  2005's Ireland ran 559 pages.  This book is 385 pages.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Two Plus A Wisecrack


Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King.  Bill Crider had a link to a ranking of all of King's novels.  I did not read the rankings but was surprised that King has published 62 novels.  I thought King put out many more than that.

Crystal Gardens by Amanda Quick.  "A Ladies of Lantern Street Novel:


Cheerleading Professionals by Sara Green.  Junior nonfic on cheerleaders.  I wonder if Megan Abbott bought this yet.

Wisecrack Explanation

Abbott's forthcoming novel is about a high school cheer team and their coach.  Abbott - who I sort of follow online - constantly posts cheerleading commentary.