Category Archives: non fiction

Japanese Home Cooking by Sonoko Sakai

Japanese Home Cooking is an extremely thorough and detail oriented book that reads more like an encyclopedia than a recipe book. The key word here is traditional in that the traditions, origins of the meals, background of the ingredients, and … Continue reading

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Ninja Air Fryer Cookbook For Beginners by Linda Larsen

This is an add on book to help those who have just bought the product Ninja Air Fryer Max XL 101. It includes everything a person would need to understand their new purchase and also some great recipes. In reviewing … Continue reading

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The Short Story of Architecture by Susie Hodge

This is a nice quick study guide on various architecture styles from ancient (Pyramids of Egypt) to Modern (High-Tech). The book breaks down into four sections: Styles (e.g., byzantine, Moorish, Art Nouveau); Elements (e.g., Wall, Balcony, Arcade, Dome, Gable); Materials … Continue reading

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Barbie Forever by Robin Gerber

The best way to describe this book is as a loving tribute to the doll – with all that would entail as a very narrowly focused tribute espousing the positives while ignoring all the negatives. A large chunk is about … Continue reading

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Simple Superfood Smoothies by Sondi Bruner

With so many smoothie books on the market, this would have to be really good in order to stand out. After all, there are only so many ways to make a decent and drinkable smoothie. Surprisingly, there is a lot … Continue reading

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50 Essential Etiquette Lessons by Katherine Furman

While I’ve known quite a few people who really need lessons in etiquette to keep from blowing up their own careers, I am also saddened that even etiquette can be dumbed down to just a few sentences each, with intent … Continue reading

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Women’s Lives and Clothes in WW2 by Lucy Adlington

Exhaustively researched and very comprehensive, author Adlington explores every aspect of life for women during World War II. Rather than focusing only one area e.g., British or American lives, the book explores many diverse and interesting cultures, from Japan to … Continue reading

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