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How Shall I Tell the Dog?: And Other Final Musings by Miles Kington
How Shall I Tell the Dog?: And Other Final Musings

Tracey, July 11, 2009

The author faced his limited future with honesty and humor and without self-pity. A gently funny book that makes me wish I'd had the opportunity to have read his daily newspaper columns over the past decades. This isn't a book for those who wish to wail and gnash their teeth at death, more for those who accept the inevitablity and want to enjoy life while we still have it. This is one of those books that you may want to pass onto a friend as soon as you've finished laughing and crying over it.
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Tall Perennials: Larger-Than-Life Plants for Gardens of All Sizes by Roger Turner
Tall Perennials: Larger-Than-Life Plants for Gardens of All Sizes

Tracey, July 11, 2009

The gardens I love most are the gardens with layers and layers of color and texture, and nothing makes a garden stand out more than some crazy big plants scattered about. This book will not only inspire your own landscaping, but can help in identifying some of those beauties you've seen in other peoples yards. And those that you may have spotted in parks, as some of these plants are HUGE.
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New London Style by Chloe Grimshaw
New London Style

Tracey, July 11, 2009

Living on the west coast of America, as I do, I love viewing European interiors. They have so much more access to period furniture. This book is filled with representations of that delightful mix of historical with modern pieces. Separated by neighborhood zones, you get a feel of London life as well. I give this a rating of four only because there are a number of close up shots that, while lovely, don't give a feel of the room at large. However, this book is loaded with full on photos that make up for the close ups.
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Dead Until Dark: Sookie Stackhouse Novel #1 (Southern Vampire Series) by Charlaine Harris
Dead Until Dark: Sookie Stackhouse Novel #1 (Southern Vampire Series)

Tracey, September 11, 2008

I have to warn you, this stuff is like crack cocaine. You will stay up late reading, and then get up early to start again. You will chain smoke this series by setting down a finished book and in the same motion, pick up and start the next book in line. These books are both sensual and scary, and the wackiest Southern Gothic ever. While best read in order, the author has written the series with enough information that a new reader can jump in at any point.
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Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip -- Confessions of a Cynical Waiter by The Waiter
Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip -- Confessions of a Cynical Waiter

Tracey, August 12, 2008

No matter how many behind-the-scenes books I read about the food industry, I'm always ready for another. I think these books feed into our senses of fair play, righteousness and the lack therein. Eating in a restaurant can have the feeling of a play unfolding, with the stage on the dining floor, but with the real drama and passion taking place backstage in the kitchen. It's that real drama that most of us don't witness (thank goodness!). As well as a being good armchair visit to the restaurant biz, this also gives us a view into a life after seminary school dissillusionment

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