Your Table Is Ready

Are you ready for a memoir about working front of house in a fancy restaurant? While not as shocking as Kitchen Confidential, Your Table is Ready does offer a few sweet behind the scenes tidbits that you may have been more comfortable not knowing. Your Table is Ready is perfectContinue Reading

Live Life Keto

Just in time to daydream about your next new year resolution, Live Life Keto explains why a keto diet might be perfect for you. After a forty-page introduction to the keto diet, the book delves into 104 keto recipes. There are fifteen breakfast, ten soups/stews and ten lunch/meal prep recipes.Continue Reading

The Number Ones

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 1960Continue Reading

Cast Iron Skillet One-Pan Meals

Cast Iron Skillet One-Pan Meals contains clear and concise instructions for seasoning and using a cast iron pan. I really appreciated that since I received a cast iron pan for Christmas that I have yet to use. The book also contains recipes spanning the globe from Thailand to Africa. TheContinue Reading

Egypt's Golden Couple

The boy King Tutankhamun’s tomb artifacts included a stunning bust of his mother, Nefertiti. While a lot is known about the boy king, not as much is known about his parents. Was his father, Akhenaten, aka King Amenhotep IV, the first Egyptian king to believe in a single god? OrContinue Reading

Notice & Note

As a voracious reader almost from birth, it comes as a surprise to me that you have to teach people how to comprehend what they read. However, since trigonometry is still a complete mystery to me, I understand that everyone has their own skills and challenges. If you teach EnglishContinue Reading

Uncultured

Uncultured is the memoir of a woman born into a cult, who escapes only to join the army, which feels increasingly like a cult too. Cult life is even worse from a child’s point of view. Unprovoked spankings and sexual abuse from a young age is a normal day inContinue Reading

Loud

Welcome to the jungle! And the jungle is LOUD! The first female roadie, for bands like The Who and AC/DC, writes her memoir. Of course, it’s chock full of sex, drugs and rock and roll. But, also, it shows her courageous battle for equity at a time when women wereContinue Reading

Why We Play

Why We Play explains why play is still necessary for adults. It includes exercises to get some short play sessions into your life. Even though I play video and mobile games every day, a few more ideas are always welcome. I particularly liked Scribble Art. Take a plain piece ofContinue Reading

Easy Watercolor

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 theContinue Reading