Category Archives: Non-Fiction

A Mass of Mini-Reviews 5

Candyfloss Flora Barnes (aka Flossie) lives with her mom, her mom’s husband and their son. She loves her mom, but she also loves her Dad. Her Dad, Charlie, loves her more than anyone or anything in the world. When Flossie’s … Continue reading

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A Mass of Mini Reviews 4

Seabiscuit: An American Legend This examination of the history of Seabiscuit, a race horse that defied all odds, by Laura Hillenbrand was interesting and entertaining; reading more like fiction than history normally does. Even though I know absolutely nothing about … Continue reading

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The Garden-Fresh Vegetable Cookbook

Andrea Chesman‘s Garden-Fresh Vegetable Cookbook is unlike any I have ever encountered. The chapters were separated by harvest season and then vegetable making it fantastic for our CSA basket. So, for example, if it is spring and I know that … Continue reading

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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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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 Painted Wall and Other Strange Tales

Michael Bedard, author of Painted Devil and Redwork, has selected and adpated stories from Liao-chai. So, we have a book of traditional Chinese stories and tales that I found in the young adult fiction section. I know that this is … Continue reading

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Boxall’s 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

So, this one isn’t really like many of the others. Boxall’s 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die will be used as a reference for some of the books covered in this book review blog. I mentioned it in … Continue reading

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A Mass of Mini-Reviews 1

Recently I have been very busy and haven’t found time to publish. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been writing, just that I haven’t been able to actually complete and edit an entire review. That, also, does not mean that … Continue reading

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Tales of King Arthur

Tales of King Arthur by James Riordan and illustrated by Victor Ambrus is not a new book by any stretch of the imagination, having been published almost 30 years ago, but a beautiful one. I found it in library’s children’s … Continue reading

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