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Saturday, October 25, 2014

October Bride

Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary

What can I say about Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary? It is awesome!!!! It is a huge book filled full of great information and beautifully illustrated. It starts out by giving you a 5 step way to start studying your bible more thoroughly. Then it gives you charts, diagrams and history of the bible.
There is such a comprehensive list of definitions and descriptions of words and phrases from the bible that you would be hard pressed to not find information that you need. I also love that it gives outlines of each book of the bible as a study guide or lesson guide. I can’t say enough good things about this dictionary/reference book.
The only con I could think of is it is heavy but with the information it contains it is well worth it. I wouldn’t think it would be a book that would travel well because of its size and weight.
If you are looking for a good study tool to go along with your bible I would highly recommend this one!  I love flipping through the pages and seeing the beautiful photography and illustrations if nothing else. But the amount of information is so helpful and really helps study verse by verse through the bible.
I received this book at no charge from in exchange for an honest review.

The New American Herbal

The New American Herbal book by Stephen Orr is a comprehensive guide to herbs. It is very well done with beautiful photography throughout. The book starts out with Herb Basics it explains different terms associated with the herbs, different families, harvesting, preserving, and propagating them. The information is pretty basic but enough to get a newbie started. The herbs are listed in alphabetical order and each herb has information as to whether it is safe or not, where it is hardy, along with other information about it. Some herbs even include recipes.
I really like this book the only thing I could think of to make it better would for it to give more complete information on healing herbs or maybe indexed some way so that healing herbs could be found easily and quickly.  This probably wouldn’t be possible because of the vast amount of herbs listed but still would be something I would like. One other thing I would have like to have seen would be more gardening ideas and container growing ideas. There were a few ideas in it.
If you have ever had an interest in herbs I would recommend this book. I received this book at no charge from in exchange for an honest review. You can purchase this book on amazon.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The New Colored Pencil

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

September Bride


A September Bride by Kathryn Springer was an enjoyable read. I would have to say it is probably one of my favorites so far in the series of novellas.

Anne Price has recently moved to Red Leaf and taken a position as manager of Second Story Books. She is hoping that she will fit into this small community and finally have a place where she belongs. Her boss and landlord, Lorna Kent, met Anne through her online book group and decided to give Anne a chance. Anne has become involved in the community and in the historical society. The historical society has decided that they will have a reenactment of the founders wedding at the grand opening of the museum. When the bride’s wedding dress arrives, the only person who can wear it is Anne then a groom must be chosen

Jesse Kent, Lorna’s son, is a police officer in Red Leaf and has just returned from training in Arizona. After returning from his training he pulls Anne over due to some vehicle problems. Jesse has a hard time trusting newcomers to town after things that have happened in his past and is surprised his other has hired a woman that she met online. His mother invites him to diner and there is Anne. Sparks fly between Anne and Jesse then he gets volunteered to be the groom in the reenactment of the wedding.
This book is a sweet romance and quick read just as the others have been. I have so enjoyed this entire series with only two books left I’m going to be sad to see it end hopefully there will be another series to fall in love with.

II received this book at no charge from in exchange for an honest review.

The Southern Foodies Guide to the Pig

If you ever have wanted to know anything about cooking a pig you will want this book. The Southern Foodie’s Guide to the Pig by Chris Chamberlain probably tells you more than you could ever want to  know. I’m from the “south” and growing up I can remember my grandparents saying they ate every part of the pig except for the grunt. Mr. Chamberlain does a really good job at telling the anatomy of the pig and which parts are good for cooking.
Part one is all about the pig and getting you ready for the ultimate barbeque. It is full of information on each part of the pig and is dotted with recipes for rubs and marinades along with a few other recipes. Part two is filled with lists and descriptions of restaurants that serve pork. This part I have to admit didn’t hold my interest but if you love finding and trying new restaurants and you travel a lot it will be a good resource for you. Now the good part, part 3 is filled with some wonderful looking pork recipes. There are a few pages with colored photos of prepared food. They are very well done and look mouth watering. These recipes appear to be recipes from the restaurants that are in part 2. Bacon makes everything better right? Well there are a couple of desert recipes that have left me scratching my head one being Bacon Peanut Butter Cookies the other is Bacon Ice Cream Coke Float. Well I’m not sure about those but hey there must be something to it. Maybe I’ll give them a try.
This is not a cookbook for vegetarians and I think I may have clogged a few arteries just reading it but if you are a pork lover pick this book up. I tend to cook more beef and chicken but I love pork I just had limited knowledge on preparing it. I can’t wait to fix some of these recipes it’s a perfect resource for cooking pork.