This is written in easy-to-understand terms, covering every aspect, and answering all of my questions before I even know what ones to ask! There is enThis is written in easy-to-understand terms, covering every aspect, and answering all of my questions before I even know what ones to ask! There is enough humor tossed in to make it enjoyable at the same time it is educating the reader. Chris McLaughlin offers up several types of composting ideas and breaks them down into easy pieces...easy peasy, as I like to say!
My reasons for wanting to learn to compost late in life is partly due to my daughter's example of diligence in maintaining a compost bin, my (finally) realizing that it is our responsibility to care for our planet, the need to enrich the soil in our backyard, and my quest to "go greener." I knew the basic concept, but the details were very simply spelled out in this book, allowing me to at long last get my system in place. The three chapters on vermicomposting (using worms) were very interesting and humorous at the same time. Not that I am fond of worms, but I can definitely see the benefits to having those critters munch up my kitchen waste in days, and creating rich castings for my plants. Ms. McLaughlin even gives tips for overcoming the "Eek" factor by naming your worms. My kind of gal!
I recommend this book and this author to anyone wanting to learn in easy-to-understand terms the art and benefits of composting, vermicomposting and mulching. It could be the only book you would ever want on these subjects!
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“What’s for dinner?” is a question sure to rile me every time I hear it! That’s because I just don’t know – not until around thirty minutes before meal time most days. And, then I usually grab the quickest prepared meal from the freezer and slap it in the microwave or oven. So, this lazy cook was excited to read Kathi Lipp’s book. I was definitely looking for a solution! This is a well-laid out book, filled with easy to follow tips on saving time and money in the kitchen. There are four main sections: Get Prepared; Get Organized; Get Your Food; Get Cooking. Kathi gives us some of her experiences and stories from others to show us why and how to begin by organizing everything from our kitchen tools to our pantry, recipes – and the biggie, meal planning. She tells how she preps several meals at once and freezes the extras so they will be ready on a busy night. There are some lessons to be learned about bulk shopping and she finishes up with some very yummy-sounding recipes for the slow cooker that can simplify our dinner hour. I give this book 5/5 stars – I loved it, found it easy to follow, and would definitely recommend it to my friends, to any busy Mom, and working women everywhere! It’s a keeper! I received this eBook free from the for the purpose of an honest review. All opinions are my own.
The Lucado Inspirational Reader: Hope and Encouragement for Your Everyday Life by Max Lucado
• Hardcover: 416 pages • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (NovembeThe Lucado Inspirational Reader: Hope and Encouragement for Your Everyday Life by Max Lucado
• Hardcover: 416 pages • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (November 22, 2011) • Language: English • ISBN-10: 0849948304 • ISBN-13: 978-0849948305 • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.7 x 1.6 inches
This book is a collection of quotes and inspiration from other books by Lucado. The twenty seven chapters are each on different topics, making it easy to select on to suit your mood or spiritual needs. Some of the topics are: Comfort; Passion; Faith; Family; Forgiveness; Hope; Peace; and Perseverance. I have many of Max Lucado books, but I love it when he does a book like this one – it’s like reading the best of his works, but then, I think they are all the best. It’s the perfect book to pick up when you need a lift or to be inspired. I would recommend it to anyone who needs a gift for a loved one, or as addition to a home library. I rate this a 5/5. It is definitely a keeper, one I would recommend to friends, and read again and again. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Our Giveaways are in no way sponsored or promoted by Facebook. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Judgment Day By Wanda L. Dyson Paperback 340 Pages Copyright 2010 Publisher: Waterbrook Press
This book is my first exposure to Wanda Dyson’s writing and itJudgment Day By Wanda L. Dyson Paperback 340 Pages Copyright 2010 Publisher: Waterbrook Press
This book is my first exposure to Wanda Dyson’s writing and it didn’t let me down. It is a mystery thriller with a light touch of romance and a hint of Christian morals. The lead character, Suzanne Kidwell, is a highly-rated, though hardly highly regarded, TV anchor that reports on sensational news stories but doesn’t necessarily verify her information.
Her life and career take some serious twists and turns when 1) her boyfriend is killed in a car bomb explosion while driving her vehicle; 2) several young people turn up missing; 3) she comes home to find a seriously injured man on her floor, he later dies, she finds herself waking next to the body, and she is blamed for the murder. Her only chance of clearing herself is to take her attorney’s advice and hire the two top private investigators – one of which happens to be her ex-fiancé. The tension builds as the mysteries unfold and run together in a deadly mix of murder and black market activity.
I felt the characters could have been developed better, but I enjoyed them nevertheless. The Christian aspect was so minimal as to be barely noticeable. I think the author missed an opportunity to develop the moral theme and the chance for Suzanne to find faith at the end. She started to lead up to that, but never finished the task. I rate this book a 4/5 because it kept me up all of one night and part of the next as I raced through it, unable to put it down except to get some much-needed sleep! I love a good thriller and this had enough surprises and took some unexpected avenues that kept me guessing, not so much as to who was the bad guy, but what exactly his crime was!
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