Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Amazing book! It is amazing to read the ordeal Jaycee went through for so long. I can not imagine being taken away from my family and surviving. This story is a true tale of survival and strength. I hope and pray for the best for her and her family now as she reunites with her mother, sister and aunt as well as readjusts to life being free with her two daughters.
**Warning*** I was quite surprised at the language used in the book. Not a book for minors. Also, some pretty explicit details are given of the amount of torture and abuse Jaycee experienced. I would not recommend anyone under 18 reading it unless a parent has read it first and gave approval.
4 out of 5 stars
Posted by Jennifer Casler at 11:49 AM
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Conjuring up her inner George A. Romero, professional cake designer Zilly Rosen focuses her creative attention on crafting a legion of edible undead inside Zombie Cupcakes: From the Grave to the Table with 16 Cupcake Corpses. With a nod to Romero's zombie franchise, Rosen offers instructions for crafting 16 terrifying treats, including:
* Toxic Bite
* Zombie Rising
* Keep an Eye Out
* Destroy the Brain
Readers can raise their own macabre multitude of Zombie Cupcakes creations from the undead with an average creation time of less than one hour. Each Zombie Cupcakes design includes a full-color photograph of the zombie creation at hand, as well as an illustrated instructional overview and a convenient sidebar list of every item you will need to complete the cupcake.
Beautiful cupcakes! Very creative! Makes me want to have a Halloween Party just so I can make them and show them off to my friends and eat them! Can't wait till Halloween this year!
5 out of 5 stars!
Posted by Jennifer Casler at 3:13 PM
Saturday, July 23, 2011
"It's not me - it's you. You've let yourself go, so I'm letting you go too." When Edward Middleton hears those words from Jane, his girlfriend of the past ten years, he knows he's in serious trouble. Determined to get her back, Edward must learn how to make women fancy him again. But what makes for a good boyfriend nowadays? Right now, he's the kind of man who puts the 'ex' into 'sexy'. One thing is certain: if he's to be Jane's Mr Right, he needs to turn himself into a bit of all right. From Atkins and Botox, Edward begins working his way through the makeover alphabet. But can cuddly Teddy really become sexy Eddie? Can he rise from the ranks of discarded exes? Or has his journey of self-discovery taken him in a different direction entirely?
Brilliantly written! I loved the surprise ending! Very interesting insight and a joy to read. I loved looking at it from the other angle. From the title one would assume that this is a book for men. But really this book could easily fall into the Chick-Lit category. I am looking forward to reading other books by Dunn.
5 out of 5 stars
Posted by Jennifer Casler at 9:13 PM
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Inside Sorry I Pooped in Your Shoe, writer and comedian Jeremy Greenberg presents a collection of 50 laugh-out-loud letters and accompanying full-color photographs that explain Fido's love of funky smells, why a ball needs to be thrown again, and practically every other lovably loony canine characteristic.
From an impassioned plea to stop the silly nicknames, to an attempt to skip a bath, to explanations for stolen shoes and swiped sandwiches, Sorry I Pooped in Your Shoe offers a pooch's perspective on common canine vs. human cohabitation conundrums. Sorry I Pooped in Your Shoe is the perfect gift for dog lovers and anyone who appreciates hilarious (and so true!) insights into dog--and human--nature.
Cute coffee table book or book to be used as a gift. Not a book I would have purchased for myself but my 9 year old really enjoyed it. The answers/ letters written by the dogs are cute never the less.
4 out of 5 stars
Posted by Jennifer Casler at 11:55 PM
Interesting cookbook with over 125 recipes from famous chef Anne Burrell. I really enjoyed reading her favorite tools lists as she lists her favorite kitchen tools and why she loved them. Some of them I had not even thought to use for the reasons she loves them!
I was VERY disappointed to read that NO WHERE on the internet could I get an overview of the book before I read it. Not even from the publisher! All I could find were quotes from others with their rave reviews... it made me wonder if the book was really that good or maybe if the publisher was trying to cover something up.
The recipes she includes do mostly contain seafood including crabs, shrimp, oysters and more.
I could have done without the photos of her and her husband in the book....
1 out of 5 stars
Posted by Jennifer Casler at 2:21 PM