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A Bad Day for Sorry: A Crime Novel by Sophie Littlefield
A Bad Day for Sorry: A Crime Novel

Reina, January 8, 2011

Stella is a fantastic character--tough yet tender--and she and the other characters are well rounded without giving away too much too soon. This page turner is gritty enough to satisfy the genre but has appeal for any reader of mystery or women's fiction.
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Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea (Mr. Putter & Tabby) by Cynthia Rylant
Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea (Mr. Putter & Tabby)

Reina, January 24, 2008

My son and I love these books! They are gentle, funny, and full of character. I like most of Cynthia Rylant's books, but Mr. Putter and Tabby are some of the best. (Though I think my son prefers the Poppleton books, by the same author) My son was happy to get this book and 2 others in the series at Christmas. It is also refreshing to read about an older main character.
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Beautiful Breads and Fabulous Fillings: The Best Sandwiches in America by Margaux Sky
Beautiful Breads and Fabulous Fillings: The Best Sandwiches in America

Reina, January 24, 2008

I borrowed this book from a friend and tried making the whole wheat bread. I make my own bread regularly but did not have a big enough bowl for the recipe! The bread was still ok,but I wonder if the author tested the recipes for a home baker. It is a beautiful little book, though, with some good sandwich, breakfast,and soup ideas. Be warned, also, she uses a lot of butter!
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Bob's Red Mill Baking Book: More Than 400 Recipes Featuring Whole & Healthy Grains by John Ettinger
Bob's Red Mill Baking Book: More Than 400 Recipes Featuring Whole & Healthy Grains

Reina, January 24, 2008

I was leery of this book at first (it was a gift) because a lot of the recipes contain specialty flours. After trying several recipes (like overnight whole wheat bread, though it contains a mistake in the note at top), I have been pleased with the results, and I look forward to trying more. If you don't like whole wheat or trying different flours, look elsewhere. Also, some people I know have better success with King Arthur Flour recipes (from their various books-you can usually get them at the library to try), though I have not.
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A Year Without "Made in China": One Family's True Life Adventure in the Global Economy by Sara Bongiorni
A Year Without

Reina, January 24, 2008

I got this from the library hoping for some insight into the rise of China in the global marketplace from the author, a business journalist. Instead, I found a personal monologue which left me with no information and a sad feeling at how shallow and materialistic the author sometimes seems. She makes no mention of the business side to anything (except as relates to her finaces), nor the environmental impact of all these products. Not even her slams at Wal-Mart are satisfying to this liberal (me), as she does not back them up with any facts. I would not bother reading this if you , like me, are looking for information and personal stories on trade, consumerism, and the global economy. (Also, she discounts the web as a good source of US made products on the say-so of one person. I have found many products, mostly thanks to stillmadeintheusa.com, like Okabashi shoes, Soft Star Shoes, and TC Timber Trains, to name a few.)
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