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Heavenly Milkshakes

Thoroughly Modern MilkshakesI’m in heaven.  Have you seen the latest Adam Ried concoction?  Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes.  It’s somewhere between an art collection and a cookbook.  One look at the Frozen Affogato Shake with Espresso Granita and I was hooked!  Or the cover photo of the Maple-Butter Pecan Shake.  Ice cream lovers unite….it’s shake time!

 

 

Poisonous Food

Food to Some Poison to OthersI hear so much more about food allergies these days than I did 20 years ago. Everyone is or knows someone who is allergic to nuts, gluten, strawberries, and more. If you suffer from this, check out Food to Some Poison to Others by Terry Traub. As she describes it, this book is “a handbook, elimination diet and cookbook all in one.” It can help you if you suspect you’re allergic or if you already know all too well your allergies.

 

Grown-up Origami

GirligamiIf you have a girly-girl inside of you at all, you simply must get the book Girligami by Cindy Ng. It has 20 origami projects to bring out the diva deep inside. My first project will be the stiletto pumps on the cover, then the mini laptop, then the trendy tote, then the……….I’d better get started.

 

The Benefit$ of Age

Unbelievably Good Deals and Great Adventures....Over 50When I turned 18, I got an invitation in the mail to join the American Association of Retired Persons. Obviously, I couldn’t join then, but I’m looking forward to getting older for two reasons: the social get-togethers and the discounts.

When Plants Go Bad

Book of WeedsThe shelves are lined with books about dealing with bad behavior – in kids, in teens, in spouses, in pets. Well, add another bad-behaving item to the list: PLANTS. The Book of Weeds: How to Deal with Plants That Behave Badly by Ken Thompson gives naughty plants their due attention. You’d think Thompson would just give general advise on getting rid of weeds, but he treats each one in detail. Whether it’s Ragwort, Creeping Buttercup, or Goosegrass, you’ll learn how it succeeds, what to do, and the silver lining if you decide to keep it.

 

Stephen King – Not So Scary After All

Haunted HeartStephen King scares me. (See my other blog post this week.) But don’t you find that once you get to know someone, they don’t intimidate you as much as before? I plan to find out. I’m starting a 2008 biography of King written by Lisa Rogak, who also wrote biographies of Shel Silverstein and Dan Brown.

Scary Stories

Under the DomeI have to admit that when it comes to Stephen King’s stories, I’m a wimp. I’ve never read one and only watch the movies a bit at a time through parted fingers. I think I remember seeing the end of one of his movies when I was little where a hand comes up out of the grave or out of water – something like that. I had nightmares for a week!

Who is Jaime Pressly?

 

 

It's Not Necessarily Not the TruthI’ve been walking past a book on the new bookshelf for a couple of weeks now, and I just can’t help but look at the cover and smile.  It has this adorable little blonde-haired girl with a sweet little sugar-coated smile that makes you feel warm and sunny inside.  (I do have to confess though that at first I thought it was one of those good-girls-who-turned-out-to-be-murderers type of books. Glad I was wrong!)

Embarrassing Financial Questions

Can I Pay My Credit Card Bill With a Credit CardYou know those times you have a question, and you just can’t bring yourself to ask it – just too embarrassing? Well, when it comes to financial questions, Mary Hunt is answering them for you. Her latest book Can I Pay My Credit Card Bill with a Credit Card is full of hundreds of financial questions and helpful answers. 

 

Are You a Dummie or an Idiot?

For DummiesI’m a Dummie!  I love using the For Dummies series of books whenever I need to learn about a new topic.  I’ve also on occasion used the Idiot’s Guide series.  (I don’t believe you are what you read!)  But, when it comes to learning about computer-related topics, the choices are even greater. 

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