10/20/11

Speed Reviewing

4 Stars
Who doesn't love homemade pizza? Am I right? Well pizza being my favorite food, this book was right up my pizza oven!
~The Pizza dough foundation
~Red sauce pizzas
~White sauce pizzas
~No sauce pizzas
~Toppings
~Toasts, soups, and salads
~Desserts
This book has a lot of good original ideas and what looks like a real good basic dough recipe.  Very thorough directions are given. I love making homemade pizza and can't wait to try some of these and I am sure the dough recipe is one I will keep and use over and over.


Thank you Netgalley and Crown Publishing Group for sending me this eBook for my honest review.

4 Stars
More knitters than ever before are using circular needles and enjoying the convenience, ease, and efficiency of knitting in the round. Circular Knitting Workshop teaches every aspects of circular knitting, and it empowers knitters of all levels to discover the satisfaction of knitting in the round.Margaret Radcliffe, author of The Knitting Answer Book, is a master teacher recognized for her ability to demystify complex techniques. She presents Fair Isle, twined, helix, tubular, and other classic techniques in detailed step-by-step photographic sequence. Readers are encouraged to try out each technique on a mini version of a sock, hat, bag, mitten, sweater, or vest before applying it to a larger project. Radcliffe also shows readers how to convert patterns written for straight needles to circular.
Whether they're looking for a quick answer to a specific problem or a complete course in knitting in the round, knitters of all levels and interests will find Circular Knitting Workshop to be a reliable, frequently used companion.   

This book looks like a real good book for beginners and for people who have never knitted in the round before. It has real good instructions, diagrams, and pictures. There are also some real nice patterns in the back - sweaters, vests, mittens and gloves, socks, and lots more. Also she explains different techniques - magic loop method, using more than one color, using double and circular needles,  Kitchner stitch, and sooo much more! This book would be a grat basic tool and reference for new knitters. I highly recommend it!

Thank you Netgalley and Storey Publishing for sending me this eBook for me honest review.

 3 1/2 Stars
After Gideon coldly broke her heart, can the warmth of the season revive Mattie’s hopes?
Christmas has always been special to cake decorator Mattie Eash, who was born on the wondrous holiday.
Yet the season has lost its appeal in the three years since then, her childhood sweetheart abruptly ended their engagement on Christmas Eve. Mattie has moved on, left Apple Ridge, Pennsylvania and pursued her dreams of a cake shop in Berlin, Ohio and given her heart to someone new. Someone unlike Gideon Beiler. Someone safe.
Then an unforeseen setback forces her home and into painful proximity to Gideon. Will learning the truth behind his rejection restore her Christmas joy—or open the door to even deeper heartbreak?

This book was OK, it was sweet, a nice clean Amish book. Normally I love Cindy Woodsmall and have always rated her books very high. This one was just a little slow for me. It was nicely done. It had great Characters. For some reason this time I really connected with the male character of Gideon, I really loved him and felt sorry for him at times. I kept want him to get his emotion act together and go get the girl!

Thank you Librarything early reviewers for sending me this book for my honest review!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for your honesty on Christmas Singing.

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  2. I would love to check out that pizza book. We make homemade pizzas every so often, and we love ones with white sauce and chicken. I bet I could use this book for tons of ideas. Thanks for sharing it with us. I love the mini-reviews!

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