Category Archives: nonfiction

Gravel Cycling by Nick Legan

Gravel Riding is a bit of an odd mixture: the intro describes gravel riding as a pleasant, hassle-free enjoyment suitable for mostly everyone – but then immediately launches into a long section of gravel competitions requiring a fair level of … Continue reading

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer FAQ by David Bushman and Arthur Smith

I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer and thus was happy to review this entry in the FAQ series based on this wonderful cult TV show. Conveniently I had rewatched the whole series less than two years ago and a lot … Continue reading

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The Self-Esteem Habit for Teens by Lisa M Schab

As with so many teens, my 14 year at times grapples with self esteem issues. I asked her to read and write a review of the book, with her thoughts of what was and wasn’t effective for her. Here is … Continue reading

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The Complete Color Harmony by Leatrice Eiseman

As a professional photographer, color theory in my work is extremely important. I am always looking for books that can help deepen my understanding of how to create the most impact with my images. When choosing this Pantone book, my … Continue reading

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Texas Slow Cooker by Cheryl Jamison

This is a hard one to review because it’s hard to give a higher rating to a book that doesn’t have pictures of the recipes. On the one hand, there isn’t much exotic in here since we are so familiar … Continue reading

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The Vegan Cookbook by Adele McConnell

I am always looking to get away from meat dishes and appreciate cookbooks geared toward a better food lifestyle. While I did not find The Vegan Cookbook as useful as I would have liked, there are still many great recipes … Continue reading

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The Dinner Plan by Kathy Brennan, Caroline Campion

Despite the generic sounding title, The Dinner Plan nicely ticks the boxes of what I hope/expect from a cookbook: beautifully presented, smartly designed/executed/indexed/referenced, interesting recipes that are easy to make and don’t require an expensive list of one-time-use ingredients, and … Continue reading

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