Thursday, November 15, 2018

Nanny in the Nursery by LM Azpiazu ISBN: 9781974144921



If you are tired of the books that are available for children these days, Nanny in the Nursery by LM Azpiazu  may well be for you.

This collection reminds me very much of the collections I grew up with. The book does offer fresh poems and stories but, it doesn’t lean so heavy on the graphics.  Don’t get me wrong, the graphics are there and they are very good. Too often today we see books published that rely too much on the colorful pictures and don’t give the child anything to imagine.

If you really want to help your child stretch their imagination like kids used to do, Nanny in the Nursery is the book for you.

We like it because it talks to children about using their minds.  We think this is a very refreshing and outstanding way to help your child learn to learn.


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Thursday, November 8, 2018

BRAIN HACKS: Life-Changing Strategies to Improve Executive Functioning by Lara Honos-Webb PhD ISBN: 978-1-64152-1-604



Recently we have been asked to review many books regarding brain health and/or brain functioning.  The overall opinion of all these brain experts is that there are things we can do to improve our brain functioning.

One thing that seems to be absent in BRAIN HACKS: Life-Changing Strategies to Improve Executive Functioning by Lara Honos-Webb PhD is how important diet and nutrition are in our brain health.

Other than that, the advice in this book seems to support all the other information we have read.

The book presents readers with multiple ways to increase our brain function.  All of these hacks are simple to do and, for most of them, no one will know you are doing them. That way you can improve and no one has to know you perceived you had a problem.

Brain Hacks is well-written and well-presented. As we age, we can expect some diminishing of brain function.  This book can help you avoid that.


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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet Slow Cooker Cookbook: Prep-and-Go Recipes for Long-Term Healing by Madeline Given NC ISBN: 978-1-64152-251-9



The beginning of the book explains a lot about anti-inflammatory eating and what should make up a good part of our diet.

We live in a fast-paced world where everyone eats fast on-the-go.  The book will help with that. Instead of grabbing a quick burger from the local fast food drive thru, we can have a hot, delicious, healthy meal.

Prep time is kept to a minimum and most of the cooking takes place slowly while we are doing other things. If you don’t have enough time to fix the recipes in this book, you don’t have enough time to go tell a clown head what you want to eat, either.

We think you will really like The Anti-Inflammatory Diet Slow Cooker Cookbook.  It will make a great present for any would be cook on your list.


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Annie Russo: Tenacity Born by J L Baumann ISBN: 978-1-941880-14-2


As all of our readers know, we don’t normally review fiction. The reason for this is that fiction can be very subjective and we often feel like we might provide spoilers.

The book Annie Russo: Tenacity Born by J L Baumann is a work of fiction and could possibly be called historical fiction since it is based around the time of the war in Vietnam.

This book is not like most of the “mind candy” fiction books that are out these days.  We live in a world of TLDR. Many young readers today will pick up a short book and say, “Too long, didn’t read.”  Well, this book is long and it isn’t mind candy. We feel that it is very much written in the style of Tolstoy.

The author uses many descriptive words to paint a word picture of events. It simply would not be the same if left to a word limit like so many of today’s authors use.

This is a book that is written in such a way as to paint a very vivid word picture that causes the reader to see, feel, and hear everything that the characters in the book do.

Baumann paints such a vivid mental picture of the scene in a fine dining establishment that has me still tasting the shrimp cocktail. Very few works today do that. I wish I had the money to buy shrimp cocktails for me and Suzanne.  The author made me hungry throughout the fine dining scene.

We do need to disclose that there are at least two incidents in the book where the characters use the Lord’s Name in vain.  Readers of our blogs expect us to tell them this and we would be shirking our duties if we did not tell them this.

This author is a craftsman that displays his craft on every page of the book.  If one can get through this book without going through every emotion that there is, they weren’t paying attention.

There is a very funny story in this book regarding a meeting with a nun and one of the professors working under her that is worth the total cost of the book just by itself.

We give Annie Russo all five stars and think any person who is a true bibliophile will love this book.  Yes, it is longer than most modern books. Just like a Mozart composition, it simply would not be the same if you cut any of it.  This will make a great Christmas present to any reader on your Christmas gift list. +

 

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Home Buying In 30 Minutes: Build your team, get your mortgage, and close the deal. The quick guide to doing real estate right. by Jim Morrison ISBN: 9781641880237

  Roll Out November 14, 2018




No two real estate transactions are exactly alike.  There is no one right way to buy a home. Home Buying In 30 Minutes: Build your team, get your mortgage, and close the deal. The quick guide to doing real estate right. by Jim Morrison helps you learn how to assemble the proper team to help you make the right choices.

This book is not going to teach you how to avoid all the mistakes that you could make when buying property.  What it will do is teach you who you can ask and what questions to ask, and when, so that you can avoid the most common mistakes.

The author is an expert in the field.  This book really only takes about 30 minutes to read.  However, it is packed with information that will educate the potential home buyer.

We give Home Buying In 30 Minutes all five stars.  We think it is well written and probably one of the best small investments one could make before attempting to make one of the largest investments most people will every make.



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Thursday, November 1, 2018

5-Ingredient One Pot Cookbook: Easy Dinners from Your Skillet, Dutch Oven, Sheet Pan & More by Linda Kurniadi ISBN: 978-1-64152-141-3

 

Roll Out November 20, 2018




Many of us are looking for easy recipes that are easy to cook and tasty at the same time.  5-Ingredient One Pot Cookbook: Easy Dinners from Your Skillet, Dutch Oven, Sheet Pan & More by Linda Kurniadi has that.

The recipes in this book are simple to follow.  There is a quick explanation at the beginning of the book to tell readers what they should always have on hand to make simple, five ingredient recipes without breaking the budget.

Most of these recipes are awesome.  There is even a recipe for my favorite, Broccoli Cheese soup. How great is that?

We give 5-Ingredient One Pot Cookbook all five stars and you will, too. We think it will make a wonderful Christmas present any busy person on your Christmas gift list.


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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Seriously Good Freezer Meals: 150 Easy Recipes to Save Your Time, Money and Sanity by Karrie Truman ISBN:978-0-7788-0591-5




We at McClendon Villa constantly looking for ways to save time and money in the kitchen.  We think Seriously Good Freezer Meals is a great way to do both.



In this book, you will find a lot of helpful information.  The author gives readers a how-to-do-it guide in the front of the book and then 150 recipes with instructions for how to multiply each recipe.  That way, if you only want to make one meal, you can.

We are provided with step-by-step instructions on preparing, cooking, freezing, and heating to serve each recipe.

Readers are also given instructions of what to do if they want to make the meal to serve now as opposed to freezing it for later.

Five Star Review



We give Seriously Good Freezer Meals all five stars.  The pictures alone are worth all five stars. This should be a part of your How to Manage Your Monkey budget meal planning.


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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

30-Minute Cooking for Two: Healthy Dishes Without All the Fuss by Taylor Ellingson ISBN: 978-1-64152-224-3



Suzanne and I remember the days when we were newlywed.  She could cook up anything she wanted to without having to worry about picky eaters.  We passed those years a long time ago and are now back to being almost empty nesters.

That is where cookbooks like 30-Minute Cooking for Two: Healthy Dishes Without All the Fuss by Taylor Ellingson will now come in handy.  Suzanne can whip up small batches of food quickly and easily with no fuss or muss.

The recipes in this book are quick and easy to prepare.  Most of the recipes use only eight ingredients or less. There are easy to find ingredients that should be available in your local store.

Whether you are a newlywed couple, or empty nesters, you will find 30-Minute Cooking for Two to be loaded with lots of great ideas.  This will make a great gift for the cooks on your list.


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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Who Are You? by Russell Wetherington ISBN: 9781575500706


When the world lost Zig Ziglar, we lost a great inspirational character. His spirit sort of lives on in works like Who Are You? by Russell Wetherington.

In this book, Wetherington quotes multiple scriptures, top inspirational leaders, and others to guide his readers on a 31 day journey to bettering themselves.

Readers are instructed to read one chapter per day for a month.  There are a total of 31 chapters. Readers will want to read one extra chapter on one day during months with only 30 days. February provides multiple opportunities during the month to double up on readings.

This book is designed to take readers through the 31 chapters of Proverbs along the way.  Each month readers are encouraged to re-read the book with the belief that they will gain some new insight on each reading.

Along the way, readers will read stories they have heard before and some very new ones.  They will read stories of inspiration and hope.

Who Are You? is very well-written and very uplifting.  We give it all five stars.



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