This Is that rare cookbook that one would not only love to own, but would have no qualms giving to anyone on their gift list: brides, girlfriends, da This Is that rare cookbook that one would not only love to own, but would have no qualms giving to anyone on their gift list: brides, girlfriends, daughters, sisters, and brothers etc.
For the accomplished cook, it teaches new techniques with aplomb; and for novices, it explains procedures and reveals kitchen basics, putting together a menu and entertaining for a crowd.
As a seasoned cook, what I love about “Plated” is the book’s sections on using herbs and making rubs, (“Flavoring,” chapter 1”) and its reliance on simple – and found in stores – ingredients. I recommend this book for absolutely anyone. It is also an excellent read. ...more
I love historical books though I do have a hard time getting into some of them. This historical book I had no problem. Will Bashor uses a novel styleI love historical books though I do have a hard time getting into some of them. This historical book I had no problem. Will Bashor uses a novel style writing that makes reading them an enjoyment instead of feeling like you are back in school.
Marie Antoinette has always been a historical figure that I have enjoyed learning more about. I found this book to be very enjoyable yet very informative. I do recommend reading it if you like this era in history. Will Bashor provided a lot of easy to follow information about Marie Antoinette's time in the Conciergerie.
Personally, I find what the French people did to her was horrible. Though what the royalty did to them was horrible also. It was a no-win situation that neither party could win. Each party felt that they were in the right, yet neither one was. I realize that people will not agree with me on this, but it is my opinion.
I would say read this book if you like Marie Antoinette and/or this time era. Will Bashor is a wonderful writer....more
HORSES! I knew the minute I saw the title I had to read this book. I love horses & this book didn't disappoint. You follow the trail & timelinHORSES! I knew the minute I saw the title I had to read this book. I love horses & this book didn't disappoint. You follow the trail & timeline of beautiful purebred horses through out the World War II. From the horses caretakers to the amazingly dangerous rescue of those horses. You may find the book to be slow in the beginning, but even slow it keeps your attention & makes you want to know what happened.
Elizabeth Letts does a wonderful job telling you the history of these beautiful horses & the reasons why the US rescued them. You will want to cry & scream for happiness multiple times in this book. I even was a little concerned about whether the US was going to be able to rescue the horses on time or not. It was a mild emotional roller coaster at times. ...more
Ok, I admit it! Reading essays are not my favorite thing to do. I don’t enjoy them & I only read them when I am sitting at a bookstore without my Ok, I admit it! Reading essays are not my favorite thing to do. I don’t enjoy them & I only read them when I am sitting at a bookstore without my tablet trust me the fact I didn’t have the tablet to read is shocking. I found myself in a surprise trip to town last week & once I completed the required errands I wasn’t feeling completely right 1 & so I thought it would be best to stop & “rest & relax” for a bit before driving home. So I went to my normal “r & r place the local Barnes & Noble. It is a bookstore! So I did my patrol of new knitting books, romance, suspense, horror, magazines, & Elfquest *Yes, I know & No, I don’t care* reading material. Surprisingly I didn’t find anything I couldn’t live without but knowing that I was going to have about 45 minutes to three hours to sit & wait till I calmed down required me to find something to read. If I can keep my mind occupied for the most part it doesn’t have the time to make up scenarios that are anxiety & panic filled. Plus, the reading material is good enough I can “slip into” the book world & leave my body & part of my mind in the “real world”. Which means easier & quicker calm down time for me. Luckily enough these essays did the trick. I enjoy each & every story. They all eased my brain from having to come up with scenario & helped prevent my mind from making up ones that would not be good for me.
Clara Parkes is a wonderful writer but unless you enjoy knitting or crocheting I highly doubt you have heard of her. If you don’t kit or crochet then if/when you read her books, you may discover a new found need/want/desire to start knitting or crocheting. They way she talks about knitting makes you want to whip out the needles & knit something. This book talks about her travels & friends within the knitting community. Trust me, it is a very large community. She tells you about the knit retreats *Geesh, I wanna go!* to the travels she goes on for the conventions. Yes, the knitting community has conventions! *Also want to go to one of these. Stupid anxiety & panic disorder.* Even if you are not a fan of knitting you will still enjoy these essays. They are light reading yet provoke thoughts. I do recommend this book if you are just wanting something light to read. ...more
I got this book cause it kept popping out at me almost as if to say, "Read me! I am a suspense novel & you know you enjoy those." So I got it &I got this book cause it kept popping out at me almost as if to say, "Read me! I am a suspense novel & you know you enjoy those." So I got it & in some ways I am very happy that I got it & will continue to look for books by Taylor Stevens & in other ways really sad I go it. Let me explain.
I am picky about how I read books. If the book is part of a series, even if you don't need to read the series in order, I have to ready them in order. I have always been that way. Even my favorite series of books, just because I only feel the desire to read book three of that series, I start at book one & read till I finish the series.
When I picked out this book I did not do the normal "look up" I do for all new authors to make sure this was not a series book. I didn't even do the "look up" until about chapter three when Taylor Stevens referenced something that happened previously & even though she explained the issues behind it the tone of the writing told me that something was missing. So I went online & found out that this book is actually number five in the series. Jaw dropped, I couldn't believe that i had missed four other books & a novella in the series.
The story line & characters are wonderful, but I honestly think that if I had read it in series order I would have enjoyed it a lot more & I probably would have enjoyed it a lot more. I struggled to read the book & so it took quite a while to actually read it. I am tempted to leave this review as a placeholder & then go back & read the entire series to see if I change my mind. I don't know thought. The book was good, but it isn't high on my "want to read it" list. It just didn't pull me into the book like I enjoy. So I can not say or recommend this book as one that you have to read. ...more