The subtitle for The Number Ones is Twenty Chart-topping Hits That Reveal the History of Pop Music. It sounds like hyperbole—but it’s not. Get ready to give your favorite music streaming service a workout as you revisit old favorite songs and find new ones. The book covers music from 1960
The Official Amazing Race Travel Companion is an uneasy mixture of a travel guide and a behind-the-scenes television show memoir. I found the memoir much more interesting. It begins with how the show was created and continues through the 2021 season. I expected more from the travel guide. I wanted
Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square is an odd art guide. The book has quick pictures of how to turn circles into faces and ultimately entire bodies. It includes how to turn triangles into shoes and both circles and triangles into hands. However, it just shows fully drawn pictures of
With sixty sweet and savory recipes, my biggest issue with the Small-Batch Keto Baking Cookbook is what to cook first. Should it be naan, red velvet cake, or brownie cheesecake bars? I chose Peanut Butter Cookies because I had all the ingredients (peanut butter, sweetener, and an egg) on hand.
After reading Easy Drawing, I was worried that Easy Watercolor would also start at an intermediate level. I didn’t need to worry. This book is truly a beginner’s guide. Not only does the book include instructions for creating watercolor paintings of objects, animals, portraits, and landscapes, it begins at the
Easy Drawing is the perfect book for someone already familiar with basic drawing techniques like shadowing and coloring. It may not be the best choice for a complete beginner as the quick escalation of skills might be intimidating. However, Easy Drawing is the perfect book for someone like me who
Sex and Sexuality in Medieval England commits a common sin in histories of culture. It is overloaded with names and dates. Perhaps if I was related to the people mentioned, I would find that revelatory. Unfortunately, I just found it boring. However, the conclusions were interesting. One in six children