Sunday, October 19, 2014

One of Us

This is an excellent psychological thriller, the author makes you on edge for the entire book.  This book is one of the better books I have read this year, this is my favorite genre of book and the author doesn't disappoint.  I will be looking forward to more books written by this author.

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I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains

I've read four of Klosterman's books of essays and one of his novels. This is a fun read and I really like his ability within the "chapters" to make an argument that is offbeat at first seem self-evident by the end. I was not on board with his definition of a "villain" at first, and might still not be, but within the pieces he manages to consistently forward this definition with successful examples. I enjoyed Sex Drugs and Cocoa Puffs more, but this is still really good. Probably not the first book I'd recommend for someone unfamiliar with his work, but if you have enjoyed Klosterman before you won't be disappointed.

One Plus One

This book is an excellent story and it has people in it that people can relate to their everyday life.  I love how the author makes you feel like you are part of the story.  The love story in this book is very interesting and intriguing.  It is a very different kind of love story the knight in shining army isn't some muscular man, its a geeky guy and I love it.

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Sandsablaze: Grand Prix Greatness from Harrisburg to the Olympics

This is a great horse story and an amazing read the author does an excellent job of keeping the reader interested in the entire book.  This book makes you route for the horse and the rider through the entire book.  I can't believe how much I enjoyed this book.  I haven't really gotten in horseracing but this book makes me want to watch it and learn more about it. 

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Eager to Love

This is a great book about love and the church,  The author does a wonderful job of teaching the reader about things they might not have ever known about regarding love.  The book talks about traditions and how to improve your quality of live by loving God and putting him first in your life.  I have used some of the teachings in my everyday life and I can already see an improvement. 

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If: A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers

This book is exactly as advertised: A mind-bending new way of looking at big ideas and numbers. Well - apart form the 'new' bit. This kind of thing has been done before, for example in the Cosmos TV series, but not quite so extensively. It is a remarkable and amazing book which not only reminded me of things I'd all-but-forgotten (to my shame!), it also educated me about some things of which everyone ought really to be aware, so this isn't just a really attention-grabbing and educational book for children (written by a teacher).

My child loved this book and read it from beginning to end and couldn't put it down.  It made him feel so much smarted just reading it .

I will have my friends with children read this book as well. 

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Kamado Smoker and Grill Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques for the World's Best Barbecue

This is one of the best barbecue books I have ever read, the author has so many great recipes in this book.  I tried a few of them and everyone loved them, my friends and family really loved them.  My favorite recipe was Cowboy Rib eye with Ranch Style Beans.  It was so delicious and amazing I cant believe how good it tasted.  It was so easy to make and create this book was the best.

The Best Homemade Kids' Lunches on the Planet: Make Lunches Your Kids Will Love with Over 200 Deliciously Nutritious Lunchbox Ideas - Real Simple, Real Ingredients, Real Quick!

This cookbook has EVERYTHING YOU NEED. If you are starting your new school year devoted to packing your child's/children's lunch you need to read each page of this book. In the beginning it starts out showing you how to pack foods like a pro and what to do to avoid a soggy sandwich or crackers. In just a chapter it's broken down how to use minimal tools to pack an awesome lunch.

I highly recommend this book for any mom or wife. I pack lunches for my son and husband every day and also breakfast during the school year for my son. It will be your lunch packing companion as you start out on a journey to healthier lunches and meals for your family.

I love how in-depth the author is and how she describes how to do everything you need to succeed in packing lunches for your family. 

How to Be Vegan: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Cruelty-Free Eating, Living, Dating, Travel, Decorating, and More

This book is an excellent read and it really helped me understand vegans and their way of thinking.  The book had lots of great ideas and interesting things you can do.  So many things you can create and use in everyday life that I had no idea that so many things can be use.  Vegans are misunderstood people and this book helped me to understand them a lot better.  The author does a great job of letting the reader know exactly what you need to know about Vegans. 

A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

This book beautifully and brilliantly outlines strategies, and presents practical and easy-to-understand mental tools that really work, to literally rewire the brain for a rich and comprehensive understanding - not only of math and science, as the title would suggest, but of any content - through approaches more creative and effective than anything I’ve seen anywhere. It is engaging to read, worth its weight in gold, and has certainly sharpened the way I approach thinking optimally and solving problems.
I couldn't put this book down it was an excellent read and I loved every minute of it.  The author does an excellent job of making science and math make sense.  You have a better understanding of all of everything that is involved. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age -- From Picture Books to eBooks and Everything in Between

This is an amazing read and teaches you how to make kids love reading.  I have started to use this books practices with my own kids and they are already watching TV less and reading more.  I am letting my friends borrower this book as well I cant believe how excellent this book works and how great it works.   The author has so many great ideas and thoughts on how to fix the problem. 

The American Boomerang

While not viewed through "rose colored glasses", this is an honest, forthright, and affectionate assessment of America and what this country of independent citizens have contributed to the world. Author Adams encourages and tells it like it is. Flawed? Yes. But able to boomerang back from the precipice and regain what we've lost in the last 100 years of liberalism and wrong-headed, greedy, self-service "public servants" (what a joke!) whose self-interest was put above the very people they were/are paid to represent.

I needed a book with hope. In "The American Boomerang" I found that. It won't be without cost and sacrifice, but it is possible and until and unless we start believing that, nothing will change for the better.
This book was an excellent read and I couldn't put it down. 

Spanish For Dummies 2nd Edition

This is an excellent book for  a beginner in Spanish.  I speak fluent Spanish but my fiancĂ© doesn't speak any Spanish at all and I made him read this book and he learned so much about the language and how to speak it with me.  I was very impressed with this book and the language and how easy it is to catch on and learn the basic language. 

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Norway by DK Publishing

This is another amazing book by DK Publishing they publish the greatest traveling books that I have ever read.  They make me want to travel all over the world.  The pictures and the things they describe in this book are amazing.  Norway looks like an amazing place to visit and this book makes it look that much more amazing.  My friend and his wife are traveling to Norway and I let them borrower this book, they said it helped them around and find things to do and were very grateful.

Beast: The Top Secret Ilmor-Penske Race Car That Shocked the World at the 1994 Indy 500

This book is a great read, I love racing and I love how much the author cares about the sport as well.  This book is an excellent way for a person to see how intense and crazy the racing world is.  I want to read more books written by this author.  I am so interested in racing because of this book I started watching it whenever it is on. 

Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era Hardcover – July 8, 2014 by Tim Elfrink

This book is an amazing insight in the worst story that has ever come out in sports history.  The author does an excellent job of letting the readers inside of this story and the corruptness of baseball.  So many great players cheated their way to the top.  I actually have stopped watching baseball since this came out and this book is a great read for any sports fan.  I am going to let a few friends borrower this book it was so excellent. 

The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream

This book is a great book if you want to learn about golf over in China.  The book goes over so much information that I had no idea existed.  The author is very passionate about China and the sports surrounding it.  This book will inspire people all over the world to follow their dreams and never give up on their hopes.  I couldn't stop reading this book,  I love golf and this book has made me fall in love with golf all over again.