9/27/17

Book Review: The Book of Greens by Jenn Louis

The Big Book of Greens
A Cook's Compendium

By Jenn Louis
With Kathleen Squires

ISBN 978-1-60774-984-4
Cooking-Vegetables
Retails for U.S. $35.00/ $47.00 CAN


ABOUT:

This highly detailed and very organized resource book includes nearly 200 recipes on ways to prepare greens in ways you can eat every day. 

IMPRESSION:

Prior to this book, I was only truly familiar with only a few different greens and I could probably count on one hand the ways to prepare them.  So imagine my surprise when I opened this book up and saw how many new ways to prepare dishes with greens apart from just basic salads!
I'm talking infusions, smoothies, sauces, alcoholic beverages, gnocchi, etc.



(How yum does that look?)

I really enjoyed this cookbook and I would recommend it to anybody who loves eating and cooking with leafy greens and herbs especially my Vegan friends.

This is a beautiful book and each page is as crisp as the photographs of greens inside. Truly a book you won't just want to look at one time. You will find yourself looking for ways to use different green varieties.






*FTC Disclaimer: This book was sent to me complimentary in exchange for my review, courtesy of BloggingForBooks*


5/23/17

Book Review: Of Cats and Men By Sam Kalda


ABOUT:


Of Cats and Men
Profiles of History's Great Cat-Loving Artists, Writers, Thinkers and Statesmen
By: Sam Kalda

Humor-Animals
ISBN: 978-0-399-57844-1
Retails for: US $16 / $22 CAN









IMPRESSION:


If you love witty and charming books with absolutely adorable illustrations, about some of the most notable men in history, who were also very fond of cats, then this book is for you!

The covers are beautiful on this book and the pages throughout the entire book are equally beautiful.  There are 30 "Cat Men" included inside along with many quotes about the much celebrated cat on the pages by many recognizable names.  (Mark Twain, Ray Bradbury, Ernest Hemingway, Karl Lagerfeld to name a few!)  
 If the informative mini history lessons don't draw you in, then the drawings will. I was engaged the entire time reading.  The illustrations are really well done.  Great concept, well delivered. I look forward to more work from Sam Kalda. 

I rate this book a 5/5.  

This book would make a fantastic Father's Day gift for the cat loving man in your life!













*FTC Disclaimer:  This book was sent to me complimentary of Blogging For Books in exchange for my honest review.* 

5/15/17

Book Review: The Moth Presents All These Wonders By Catherine Burns and Neil Gaiman

ABOUT: 

The Moth Presents: All These Wonders
True Stories About Facing The Unknown

Foreword by Neil Gaiman
Edited by Catherine Burns

ISBN: 978-1-101-90440-4
Biography & Autobiography
Personal Memoirs 
Retails for $ 25.00 US/ $34.00 CAN


SUMMARY: 

From the storytelling phenomenon The Moth, All These Wonders presents forty-five unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the very best ever told on their stages. Storytellers share the ventures into uncharted territory-and how their lives were changed indelibly by what they discovered there. With passion and humor, they encourage us all to be more open, vulnerable, and alive.

IMPRESSION:

I really enjoyed All These Wonders.  I was not initially familiar with The Moth, but once I started reading, I quickly became fascinated, and even discovered an online podcast to listen too. All of the stories in the book were beautifully told and very diverse. Each story very different from the next. They seemed to transport you through time. If you need an inspiring short story to read, then grab this book because there are 45 of them that are so passionately told. 

The book is a hardcover book and the cover design is beautiful. It's got an embossed moth in gold on it which alone is so fascinating it makes you want to pick up the book. The inside has thick pages and black dividers for each section covering different topics.  Would look great on a coffee table post read as well! This book would be enjoyed by most adults. 








*FTC DISCLAIMER: This book was sent to me complimentary through Blogging For Books for review purposes.* 




3/22/17

Book Review: That's So 90s Pop


That's So 90s Pop! 
Activity Book
Cover and Illustrations by Patrick Sullivan 
ISBN: 978-0-451-49954-7
Retails for: $12.00 US / $17.50 CAN


ABOUT:

This coloring/activity book is jammed packed with some of your favorite 90s celebrities from the pop genre. Inside you will not only find coloring pages, you will find trivia, fun facts, mazes, word puzzles, etc.  There is even a cut out Carson Daly mask! 

IMPRESSION:

What a blast from the past it is to see some of my favorite 90s celebrities drawn in their actual likeness. I liked that you can actually tell which celebrity each colored page was before reading the names on the bottom.  Being able to color them was really fun! The activities included keep the book more interesting than just plain coloring. True or False, Two Truths and a Lie, Hangman are games I played in the 90s with my friends, so this book brought back lots of memories of watching Carson Daly host TRL and watch the countdown to the number one song of the day/week.   

In this book, no two pages are alike and it absolutely does not disappoint.  Would definitely be a great gift for anybody born in 80s/90s/2000s or anybody who just enjoyed pop music from that time. 










*FTC Disclaimer: This book was provided to me complimentary in exchange for my honest opinion from Blogging For Books. All opinions, and photos on this blog are true and my own.*