Trust Your Inner GPS

The first habit changing mantra I have chosen to put into practice is this one: trust your inner GPS. I love the layout of this book, Habit Changers. The first twelve pages of the book outlines how mantras can work, how the author realized their effectiveness, and how to put them into practice in your…

Love in Amish Country- Short but Sweet

An emotional tale that will keep you turning the page. The Angel of Forest Hill is a short, but sweet read that you could easily finish in a couple of hours. It’s also perfect for this time of year because it is primarily based at Christmas time. The characters are interesting and the author makes…

Color Away Stress

This was a different coloring book– most books don’t have words to color but I thought this was a neat concept. I like how the book maintains the same pattern with tidbits about David Bowie on one page and photos on the other page. I especially like the David Bowie lightning bolt page. This book…

Verses Worth Memorizing

I have never been one to really memorize verses. Although there are many verses that I find great value in and love to hear, I have just never taken the time to do this. I love how this devotional is laid out though, it makes it super easy to begin my memorization of encouraging and…

Plain, but healthful

A plain cookbook, but one that seems to hold some good recipes. I am used to seeing a recipe book with photographs of nearly every recipe, but this book is plain on the inside. Even though there aren’t photos of every dish, there is good content within. The recipes seemed healthful and nutritious. I cannot wait to try…

Complicated Book

The London Cookbook, while it is a beautiful cookbook about a unique city, is full of complicated recipes. The photos were very beautiful and the recipes sounded good, but I didn’t have most of the ingredients they called for and I’m not even sure where I would buy them. The book’s description made it sound like…

“The Most Important Book of the Day”

I thoroughly agree with John Currance that Big Bad Breakfast is the most important book of the day. Maybe I’m partial because breakfast has always been my favorite meal, but this book is creative and holds countless delicious recipes. The photographs of almost every recipe in the book made my mouth water, and the The…

Pass the “Vittals”

Victuals by Ronni Lundi is a picturesque book that takes you straight into the heart of Appalachia and serves you the best fresh home- cooking you’ll find. Almost every page is beautifully illustrated, and if it doesn’t have an illustration on it, it has a story that makes you feel like you are in the…

“Sew” Beautiful!

Home Sewn was yet another beautifully illustrated instructional book. The photographs and patterns are useful, for the most part. I need to perfect my basic sewing skills before I can follow many of the patterns in the book though. As a beginning sewer, this book is somewhat daunting, but I think as I gain more experience…

Let’s Gather & Eat

Wow, Modern Potluck was one of those books that really blew me away. First of all, the book draws you in with beautiful photographs and a textured front cover. Then, the author starts by telling you a little bit about herself and her relationship with potlucks and food. I really enjoyed the narrative she gives. I…

A Very PUNny Game

I recently recieved Punderdome, the game, and played with a group of friends. We thought it was a challenging but fun game. The game includes the option to play with teams but since there were only five of us we played individually. A challenge that we discovered of the game was the time limit given…

Helpful Reference for the Serious Photographer

Understanding Exposure is the perfect book for any photographer who owns a DSLR camera and wants to figure out how to use the settings: shutter speed, ISO, and aperture. This book thoroughly explains and illustrates how to use various settings in order to achieve extraordinary photographs. I especially love the photos they show in the book…