Category Archives: Book Review

Quick Book Review: Mayday by Thomas Block and Nelson DeMille (Recipe: Chicken, Spinach, and Mushroom Omelette)

Mayday by Thomas Block and Nelson DeMille. This book was good. Very good. Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, a missile strikes a jumbo passenger jet. But it doesn’t go down. The flight crew is crippled or dead. Three passengers … Continue reading

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Quick Book Review: Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas Friedman (Recipe: Copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing)

Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas Friedman. I just finished reading this book. I’m a little bit of a dork, I know. This book explains the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy. Friedman calls for all of … Continue reading

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Quick Book Review: The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby (Recipe: Mustard Vinaigrette)

As you know, I love love love taking pictures. I am kind of obsessed with my Nikon D60 and my wide angle lens. I took a photography class at the community college while I was in Madison a couple years ago. … Continue reading

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Quick Book Review: Body for Life by Bill Phillips (Recipe: Baked Chicken Meatballs)

So, I read this book awhile ago. Shawn, my running buddy, let me borrow it. It really got me into strength training again. The book is centered around a a 12-week nutrition and exercise program; however, I was reading it for the … Continue reading

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Quick Book Review: House Rules by Jodi Picoult (Recipe: Peach Cheesecake)

I am a fan of Jodi Picoult’s writing. This book was fantastic. It is about a young boy named Jacob with Asperger’s syndrome (which is on the autism scale) who is accused of murder. He has a brilliant mind but … Continue reading

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Quick Book Review: Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal (Recipe: Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oat Bars)

I recently finished the book Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal. It was pretty good. It is in the same genre as The Help which I absolutely loved. The book takes place in the mid-1960s in New Orleans when Ibby’s father unexpectedly dies … Continue reading

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Quick Book Review: Finger Lickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evanovich (Recipe: Triple Chocolate Brownies)

O.M.G. Have you read Janet Evanovich books? They make me laugh out loud while I am reading them. She is simply hilarious. I have read them all. My dad got me into them, and he laughs out loud while reading … Continue reading

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