Review of 100 Knits

 

100 Knits

Interweave’s Ultimate Pattern Collection

Interweave

October 2, 2018


Blurb: Page after page of knitting patterns are at your fingertips with 100 Knits, giving you a nearly endless supply of projects you’ll be excited to cast on. From hats to shawls, cardigans to tanks and tees, explore a massive variety of Interweave’s most popular knitting patterns all in one source! In this ultimate knitting pattern collection you’ll discover: Continue reading

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Review of The Geeky Chef Drinks

The Geeky Chef Drinks:Unofficial Cocktail Recipes from Game of Thrones, Legend of Zelda, Star Trek, and More by [Reeder, Cassandra]

The Geeky Chef Drinks

Cassandra Reeder

Racepoint Publishing

Quarto Publishing Group

October 23, 2018


BlurbFeaturing nerdy recipes for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, The Geeky Chef Drinks is your chance to sip your way through your favorite sci-fi and fantasy worlds—Game of ThronesLegend of ZeldaStar Trek, and more. Continue reading

Review of Eat Feel Fresh

Eat Feel Fresh: A Contemporary, Plant-Based Ayurvedic Cookbook by [Ketabi, Sahara Rose]

 

Eat Feel Fresh

Sahara Rose Ketabi

Alpha

October 2, 2018


Blurb: Bring your body into balance with over 100 healing recipes for a modern Ayurvedic lifestyle.

The ancient science of Ayurveda teaches that food is divine medicine with the power to heal–but the best foods for one person may not be beneficial to another. Unlike many diets with rigid, one-size-fits-all guidelines, Continue reading

Review of No Meat Athlete

No Meat Athlete

Matt Frazier

Quarto Publishing Group

Fair Winds Press

October 2, 2018


BlurbNo Meat Athlete is the plant-based guide you need to perform at your very best, from starting block to finish line.

No Meat Athlete combines proven training planseasy yet innovative recipes, and motivational stories into a unique fitness guide, healthy-living cookbook, and nutrition primer. The guide is perfect for all athletes, from beginner to elite, who want to enjoy the health benefits of a meatless lifestyle. Continue reading

Review of Knockout Knit Hats and Hoods

Knockout Knit Hats and Hoods: 30 Engaging Designs for Beanies, Tams, Slouches, and More by [Serviss, Diane]

 

Knockout Knit Hats and Hoods

Diane Serviss

Stackpole Books

October 1, 2018


Blurb: Hats! Hats! Hats! Diane Serviss, co-owner of and design force behind the Pixiebell and Elfinwear brands, never runs out of inspiration for new patterns, styles, textures, and shapes for knitted hats. In this new collection, she includes hoods, beanies, slouches, and tams incorporating a variety of colorwork, texture, pom-poms, and cables. Each of the 30 patterns in this book offers something special to the knitter, and they are all knockouts! Continue reading

Review of Into the Storm

Into the Storm: Two Ships, a Deadly Hurricane, and an Epic Battle for Survival by [Korten, Tristram]

Into the Storm

Tristram Korten

Ballantine Books

April 24, 2018


BlurbThe true story of two doomed ships and a daring search-and-rescue operation that shines a light on the elite Coast Guard swimmers trained for the most dangerous ocean missions

In late September 2015, Hurricane Joaquin swept past the Bahamas and swallowed a pair of cargo vessels in its destructive path: El Faro, a 790-foot American behemoth with a crew of thirty-three, and the Minouche, a 230-foot freighter with a dozen sailors aboard. From the parallel stories of these ships and their final journeys, Tristram Korten weaves a remarkable tale of two veteran sea captains from very different worlds, the harrowing ordeals of their desperate crews, and the Coast Guard’s extraordinary battle against a storm that defied prediction. Continue reading

Review of The Naturalist’s Notebook

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The Naturalist’s Notebook: An Observation Guide and 5-Year Calendar-Journal for Tracking Changes in the Natural World around You

Nathaniel T. Wheelwright and Bernd Heinrich

Storey Publishing

October 19, 2017

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Review of Dimestore

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Dimestore

A Writer’s Life

Lee Smith

Algonquin Books

Reprint edition: April 4, 2017


Blurb from Goodreads: For the inimitable Lee Smith, place is paramount. For forty-five years, her fiction has lived and breathed with the rhythms and people of the Appalachian South. But never before has she written her own story.

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Review of Hillbilly Elegy

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Hillbilly Elegy

J.D. Vance

Harper

June 28, 2016


Blurb from GoodreadsFrom a former Marine and Yale Law School Graduate, a poignant account of growing up in a poor Appalachian town, that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class. Part memoir, part historical and social analysis, J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy is a fascinating consideration of class, culture, and the American dream.

Vance’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love.” They got married and moved north from Kentucky to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. Their grandchild (the author) graduated from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving upward mobility for their family. But Vance cautions that is only the short version. The slightly longer version is that his grandparents, aunt, uncle, and mother struggled to varying degrees with the demands of their new middle class life and they, and Vance himself, still carry around the demons of their chaotic family history.

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