Monthly Archives: September 2010

Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Express: 404 Inspired Seasonal Dishes you can Make in 20 Minutes or Less

With summer upon us, my family’s cookbook needs change. ( I did actually test this cookbook out last June, but didn’t get to turning my notes into sentences until now.) During the school year, we want a cookbook that contains … Continue reading

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The Samurai Mysteries

Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler‘s Samuai Mysteries are quick and interesting mysteries set in early 18th century Japan. These books contain a lot of good history and many interesting facts about medieval Japan. Japanese is scattered throughout the books, but the … Continue reading

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Godzilla vs. Mothra

Ok, so this isn’t a book. Sorry. But it is book and Godzilla themed, just like this blog. It is too appropriate to pass up. Check this and others out at Savage Chickens.

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Folly

This very dark book, by Marthe Jocelyn, set in Victorian England follows 4 characters over the course of a decade-and-a-half-ish. The story jumps from person to person and from time to time with three of the view points told with … Continue reading

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Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures

This book was lent to me by my friend, Kathryn. She really liked it because it is set in Toronto where she lived for a long time. She liked literally seeing the actual settings in her mind again. While I … Continue reading

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A Mass of Mini-Reviews 2

Save Queen of Sheba In this book by Louise Moeri, a wagon-train travelling to the American frontier is attacked. Two children, King David and Queen of Sheba, (yes, you read correctly; their names are King David and Queen of Sheba) … Continue reading

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Atticus the Storyteller’s 100 Greek Myths

A well-written book by Lucy Coats with easy to understand large print text. The only words that were difficult were the characters’ names because they are in Anglicized Greek. A pronunciation key for names would have been very useful as … Continue reading

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Nigella Express

We have been exploring cookbooks by taking them out of theĀ  W.B. Lewis Public Library for a few months now. Like everyone else, I am busy: work, toddler, house, dog, volunteering, appointments, husband, etc… and, as a result, have little … Continue reading

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The Mockingjay

Buy this book. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. Seriously, do the following: Take tomorrow off work. Go out tonight and buy The Hunger Games Trilogy (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay) by Suzanne Collins. In the … Continue reading

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Picture Book Recommendations-August 2010

Flags Simply but beautifully written by Maxine Trottier, Flags reflects on a period in our history that we should be ashamed of: the incarceration of North Americans of Japanese descent.This book is told from a young girl’s perceptive. While visiting … Continue reading

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