Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Even More NonFic

Three Heavy Cookbooks

Back in the Day Bakery, Made With Love by Cheryl Day and Griffith Day.  Bakers from Georgia write a book of recipes.  Page 121 says, "Then wrap the crust securely in plastic wrap."

The Taste of Home Quick Cooking Annual Recipes, 2015 by Catherine Cassidy Editor-In-Chief.  Page 175 says, "lemon Parsley Baked Cod."

Illustrated Quick Cook edited by Heather Whinney. A DK book with lots of photos and nice organization.

A Never Ending Trail of NonFic


Chowderland: hearty soups and Stews with sides and salads to match by Brooke Dojny. Dojny lives in Maine. That makes sense if you're writing a book about chowder.  Page 75 says, "Bottled clam juice is usually shelved with the canned fish in the supermarket."

Natural Remedies for Kids by Kate Tietje and Bob Zajac, MD.  I weeded some old alternative health guides and chanced on this title when a book salesman visited.

Totally Awesome Paracord Crafts by Katie Weeber with Colleen Dorsey.  Lots of bracelets.  Page 25 says, "Then tie the knot as usual."

Ultimate Star Wars written by Patricia Barr, et al.  Characters. Locations, Technology. Vehicles. Norwegians on Hoth.  A Gaderffii (Gaffi) Stick is the club used by the Sand People. I listened to Kenobi by John Jackson Miller.   Kenobi has Obi-Wan secretly arriving on Tatooine to look after Luke Skywalker. That was a fun book. The Star Wars audiobooks are always well produced with additional music and sound effects to go with the narration.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Large NonFiction


Parents Ask, Experts Answer: nurturing happy, healthy children by Tina Nocera.  Nocera lives in New Jersey and has a very tiny author photo on the back cover. That is not fair, give the woman a larger shot, she wrote a book.

Craft Camp: over 40 fun projects for kids by Sterling Publishing Co. This large paperback has a new vinyl cover so it smells like plastic. I also had my head on it.

Science of Swimming Faster edited by Scott Riewald, PhD and Scott Rodeo, MD. 548 pages of text and 28 pages of references. Wow. This is more textbook than casual read. I need to get out of this house this winter and go swimming.

Women's Guide to Triathlon edited by Tara S. Comer. Cover photo has a couple competitors on bike and wearing their swimsuits. Do women usually run in the swimsuits, or do they do a quick change into running shorts after the bike race?

Stunning Braids: gorgeous hairstyles for any occasion from work to weddings by Monae Everett. Page 110 says, "Create a deep side part on one side of the head."

Mug Meals: delicious microwave recipes by Dina Cheney. Page 90 says," Using half red and half quinoa makes for a prettier salad."

Parent's Guide to Talking About Sex by Janet Rosenzweig, BS, MS, PhD, MPA. Page 169 says, "Both children in this scenario are learning the wrong lesson when a child continues to ask that a behavior stop and no one gives her support by disciplining the aggressive child."

Waste Not, Want Not Cook Book by Cinda Chavich. Is Chavich a Spanish name? Maybe a Czech name? Could be more Easter European, I suppose.  Maybe I should take some linguistic classes. Her Introduction says, "Imagine... rapidly escalating... people... being felt... for purely economic reasons... and... find new ways... to... support... Metro Vancouver."

1,001 Delicious Recipes for People With Diabetes, 3rd Edition edited by Sue Spitler, et al. Page 690 says, "Chick Peas, 524."

Engineers: from the great pyramids to the pioneers of space travel edited by Adam Hart-Davis.  Page 245 says, "Within only a few years of Monier's first concrete bridge of 1875, bridges constructed with his reinforcing technique had proliferated across Europe."

Healthy Family Slow Cooker Cookbook by Christina Dymock. About the Author says Dymock writes romances as well.Page 55 says, "Pork chops are often sold in different thicknesses."

Roger Dahl's Comic Japan: best of Zero Gravity cartoons from the Japan Times by Roger Dahl. Page 73 says, "The only thing worse than neighbors who quarrel... neighbors who quarrel in a language you're not fluent in."

Smaller NonFiction


Training Your Puppy: the essential guide by Fiona Baird. The cover has a picture of a puppy. That makes sense. You wouldn't want a Hippogriff.

A Backpacker's Guide to Making Every Ounce Count by Steven Lowe.  I'll take this one home for the 12-year-old. You know, I've been telling my kids how Harry Potter is actually a fraud.

Reverse Wine Snob: how to buy and drink great wine without breaking the bank by Jon Thorsen. My story is that J.K. Rowling wrote a self-serving story of Harry "Mr. Hotshot" Potter that has been taken as an accurate history.

Common Sense Parenting, 2nd Edtion by Bridget A. Barnes MS and Steven M. York, MHD. You see, the true heroes of the wizarding world are the Malfoys.

Climbing: Protection by Nate Finch. Safety guide to rock climbing. Harry Potter was an arrogant jerk just like his father.

Improvise: scene from the inside out, 2nd edition by Mick Napier. We should be living under the grace and power of the Dark Lord, but that sneaky Potter somehow succeeded.

250 Amazing Fishing Tips by Lamar Underwood. At least we still have the great and esteemed Malfow family to guide us through these un-dark days of Potter-mania. My children are not falling for it.