Category Archives: nonfiction

Addicted to Americana by Charles Phoenix

I couldn’t help feeling that Charles Phoenix’s very personal love of nostalgia definitely comes from having grown up in Southern California, especially the inland areas that saw such a huge growth in the mid century. The area was heavily shaped … Continue reading

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I Love My Wok by Nicola Graimes

I Love My Wok is a nicely laid out, easy to use cookbook for a wok. The recipes are cleanly presented, there are full size pictures for many of the meals, and a nice introduction with recommendations and tools in … Continue reading

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Raise Your Grade by Denise Gossage

Raise Your Grade is a very teen-friendly guide to help kids be more detail oriented in their study habits. The book is easy to follow and the points are well made throughout. The focus is on understanding how to revise … Continue reading

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Fitter, Faster by Robert J. Davis

I’m giving this a 5 star rating because I feel the author did an excellent job of conveying everything needed to getting fit/fitter. The book is thorough, carefully researched with the latest studies/info, exercises,etc., and ensures that you don’t have … Continue reading

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Blast The Sugar Out by Ian K. Smith

Blast The Sugar Out is, on surface view, very similar to most books on the topic: eat more plants, avoid refined/processed foods, and exercise. But the book is also concise, has a nice set of meals/recipes, and is full of … Continue reading

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Floral Accessories by Wendy Andrade

Floral Accessories is a beautifully photographed book of ideas and how-to for floral accessories. The designs are intricate and clearly professional looking but they are also extremely fussy and nearly all the wearable designs seem to detract rather than enhance … Continue reading

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Inside the E-Sports Industry by Carla Mooney

Publisher Norwood House focuses on ‘informational’ books for grades K-8. With this series of books on gaming (Professional Gaming Careers, E-Sports Competitions, E-Sports Game Design, Inside the E-Sport Industry), we get survey overviews in a picture heavy format that give … Continue reading

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