This book is ideal for people who often eat in fast food or other restaurants. The vast majority of content is howNon-Fiction - Health & Wellness
This book is ideal for people who often eat in fast food or other restaurants. The vast majority of content is how to enjoy your favorite restaurant dishes at home, by switching up ingredients that dramatically cuts calories, fat, salt, etc., while still producing a yummy meal.
There are a few short sections in between -- a comparison of cereals, etc....more
Written in 1813, I thoroughly enjoyed rereading this wonderful classic. The romances, the drama, the tangle of emotions,Historical Fiction / Classics
Written in 1813, I thoroughly enjoyed rereading this wonderful classic. The romances, the drama, the tangle of emotions, and unexpected surprises was such fun!
On the surface, Mr. Bennett's benign tranquility seemed harmless, in the face of his high strung, ridiculous wife, with three of five daughters taking after their mother, Mrs. Bennett, in socially shocking ways (back in 1813), chasing after male officers, and being vapid and "vulgar" socially.
On deeper reflection, I was struck at how unhappy Mr. Bennett must be, with a ludicrous wife. No wonder he craved solitude in his library! I found myself feeling very sorry for him, being stuck without a spouse he could at least experience respect for, a deep friendship with, if not true love.
The strict rules of society back in 1813 were suffocating to read about. The rules governing status and rank in society dictating precisely whom could speak to whom first, or introduce oneself to, or ask to dance ... not to even get into the visiting or house party rules. Females must have felt like they were wearing a social straightjacket to successfully navigate these rules, lest they be considered "vulgar", or other harsh judgements assigned to any who violate a strict code of rules.
I found myself wishing to secretly watch Mrs. Bennett and the haughty and harsh Lady Catherine de Bourgh locked together in a room for a month!
Wonderful resource guide to the health benefits of fueling our bodies with "clean" (non-processed, non-artificial sweeNon-Fiction - Weight Loss/Health
Wonderful resource guide to the health benefits of fueling our bodies with "clean" (non-processed, non-artificial sweeteners, no chemical "mystery ingredients") food, healthy beverages, and the right kinds of complex carbs and lean protein.
A reader can benefit health-wise from learning how to balance your blood sugar levels, whether you're diabetic, non-diabetic but trying to lose weight, or wanting to eliminate unhealthy processed foods and get healthier.
The idea is simple: Certain foods (sugar, stripped-of-nutrient grains like white bread, white rice, etc.), soda or other loaded-with-sugar drinks, very quickly convert to sugar and are dumped into the bloodstream, causing sudden spikes in blood sugar. What follows when that process is over is the "sugar crash", and you are hungry again.
Other foods, such as lean protein, complex carbs (100% whole wheat rice, pasta, bread), veggies and fruit take longer for a body to break down and process, resulting in a slower but steadyrelease of blood sugar. This slower breakdown also keeps you feeling full longer. Your body has a more slow and steady release of healthy "fuel".
This book is clear, concise and very easy to understand. Lots of recipes are included that I'm eager to try....more
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - 100th Birthday Anniversary Story Collection
What an enormous treat! Originally published in 1959, in celebration of Sir ACD'sSir Arthur Conan Doyle - 100th Birthday Anniversary Story Collection
What an enormous treat! Originally published in 1959, in celebration of Sir ACD's 100th birthday, this is a collection of Sir ACD's stories. These include the timeless Sherlock Holmes (SH) series, two tales from the Brigadier series, one from the Professor Challenger sci fi series, the remainder being various non-series short stories.
The superb writing moved me to read several stories more than once. I reread many pages several times, astounded at the magnificent writing. Doyle was a master at setting the scene, and making the reader feel the chill of a dark, foggy, gaslit London night, or the suffocating humidity and heat of the jungle, with the swarming mosquitoes enveloping you while the exotic birds sing.
The back cover listing Omnibus Volumes is very helpful in identifying and listing SH short and long stories; short stories other than detective stories; the Conan Doyle Historical Romances (??!); the Professor Challenger stories; and the Complete Napoleonic stories.
A different listing at the beginning of the book lists a long list of Doyle's writing, which I will use for future reference. This wonderful volume contains:
*The Croxley Master (short story) *The Man with the Twisted Lip (Sherlock Holmes) *When the World Screamed (Professor Challenger series - sci fi) *The Lost Special (short story) *The Horror of the Heights (horror) *The Three Correspondents (short story) *How the Brigadier Won his Medal (Brigadier series) *Silver Blaze (Sherlock Holmes) *The Fiend of the Cooperage (sci fi/horror) *How the Brigadier Triumphed in England (Brigadier series) *The Last Galley (short story)
After finishing the Sherlock Holmes series, I will read the rest of Professor Challenger, then the Brigadier series. Books in that last series listed I left unread so I can read in order later. And, of course, the daunting list of other short stories and other writings of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle...more
#4 and final book, Inspector Hannasyde series - Police Procedural/Murder Mystery
Just OK. The thing with Georgette Heyer is when she's at her#4 and final book, Inspector Hannasyde series - Police Procedural/Murder Mystery
Just OK. The thing with Georgette Heyer is when she's at her best, the book is fantastic, as with The Masqueraders. So I am reading as many of her 50+ books so as not to miss the terrific reads.
In this four book series, all four books are much the same -- a wealthy man is murdered, and the younger immediate family members and/or their spouses have motives. In each book, one or two stand-out characters save the book from being almost boring. Those stand-out characters are so eccentric, entertaining, or so irritating, that you keep reading....more
Two very short stories which follow With The Night Mail: A Story Of 2000 Ad. Originally published in London Magazine in March and April 1912, the fleet of the A.B.C. is mobilized and races to quell an uprising in Chicago.
This was mostly a quick look at the powers of totalitarianism....more
First published in 1905, this Rudyard Kipling short story is set in the year 2000. Dirgibles and zeppAerial Board of Control, Book 1 - Science Fiction
First published in 1905, this Rudyard Kipling short story is set in the year 2000. Dirgibles and zepplins of all sorts fill the skies with busy air traffic, overseen by the Aeriable Board of Control (A.B.C.).
We follow an international mail dirigible crossing the Atlantic, bound for Quebec, when bad weather strikes. I enjoyed this story very much - thanks to Good Reads' Debbie Zapata for her great review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Kipling followed up this novella, originally serialized in The London Magazine, March and April 1912. The two part serialization is titled "As Easy As A.B.C., A Tale of 2150 A.D." and can be read free online here: http://www.forgottenfutures.com/game/...
With The Night Mail: A Story of 2000 A.D. can be read free at Gutenberg.org. It is listed on Listopia, in a new-to-me category:
"Science fiction novels published after the genre’s 1864–1903 Scientific Romance era, but before its (1934–63) so-called Golden Age. The 1904–33 era is one in which sf fans and historians have never been particularly interested."