Iris G. - Reviews

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All Japan: The Catalogue of Everything Japanese
All Japan: The Catalogue of Everything Japanese
Author: Liza Dalby
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/2/2006


Lots of color photos, this large paperback is great for someone wanting to browse thru everything Japanese, from ceramics, theater, design, massage, transportation, festivals, sumo, even insect collecting. Also lists sources for collecting and further research.


The Baby Cookbook, Revised Edition : Tasty And Nutritious Meals For The Whole Family That Babies And Toddlers Will Also Love
Review Date: 12/12/2006


Helps give ideas for heathly recipes you can use for both your toddler and family.


Basic Italian
Basic Italian
Author: Charles Speroni, Carlo Luigi Golino
Book Type: Unknown Binding
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/5/2006


A good basic course for those beginning to study Italian. Compact enough to take on a trip, this was the only book I used to get started just before living in Italy. Gives you basics of grammar and pronounciation, and has dialogues to help with vocabulary.


The Book of Beads: A Practical and Inspirational Guide to Beads and Jewelry Making
Review Date: 9/5/2006
Helpful Score: 3


Nice hardcover book with lots of color photos, great beading projects and detailed photos and instructions.


Callanetics: 10 Years Younger in 10 Hours
Callanetics: 10 Years Younger in 10 Hours
Author: Callan Pinckney
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/14/2006


These exercises work!! No impact, but boy, it works your muscle layers big time.


Calligraphy Made Easy: A Beginner's Workbook
Calligraphy Made Easy: A Beginner's Workbook
Author: Margaret Shepherd
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/5/2006


Nice primer on calligraphy-- lots of pages for drills. No marks in book,


Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Author: Gregory Maguire
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/30/2007
Helpful Score: 2


Highly original and most creative version of Cinderella...really enjoyed reading this, on par with Wicked.


Country Flower Drying
Country Flower Drying
Author: Beverly Olson, Judy Lazzara
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/14/2006


Easy to follow, page by page instructions for drying many different flowers, as well as how to arrange them


Cuba 15
Cuba 15
Author: Nancy Osa
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/14/2007


I'm 46 and I really enjoyed this coming of age novel written well in the first person. Well done-- it got an award, well deserved!


Cuba and the Night : A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
Review Date: 10/1/2006


If you like Pico Iyer, you'll enjoy this book. If you're curious about what Cuba is like, this will be enjoyable as well. Iyer is good at making the place he is describing alive for you as you read.


The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, Bk 2)
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, Bk 2)
Author: Dan Brown
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/12/2006


I read this cover to cover in one sitting...5 hours! Be prepared to finish it once you pick it up, very fast pace reading-- fun!


The Dragons of Eden
The Dragons of Eden
Author: Carl Sagan
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/5/2006


One of my favorite science books- very interesting reading by a scientist who is also an engaging writer.


Empire Falls
Empire Falls
Author: Richard Russo
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/12/2006
Helpful Score: 1


If you are studying writing, then read this book-- the narrative voices of all the characters are so true, you feel as if you know these people in Empire Falls. Well done, deserved its Pulitzer Prize.


Endless Feasts : Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet (Modern Library Food)
Review Date: 2/23/2007


If you enjoy reading about food and dining, this is an awesome book, compiled of articles from 60 years of Gourmet Magazine. Learn about what dining was like before WWI and after WWII...how Prohibition affected the dining experience...why James Beard is so important...cocktail parties of the 20s, and more. Not just recipes and cooking, but truly great stories about eating, cooking, dining, and life.


The Food Pharmacy : Dramatic New Evidence That Food Is Your Best Medicine
Review Date: 11/28/2006


Easy to read and still very informative, given its publication date-- all data still holds true. Helps one make healthier eating choices.


Germ: If You Breathe, It Will Find You
Germ: If You Breathe, It Will Find You
Author: Robert Liparulo
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/22/2007


A really fast thriller of a read...perfect for traveling, makes time fly! Like Da Vinci code for bioterrorism.


Great Essays in Science
Great Essays in Science
Author: Martin Gardner (Editor)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/2/2006


A nice collection of seminal essays in science.


I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being A Woman
I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being A Woman
Author: Nora Ephron
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/23/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Very funny, entertaining, easy and fun read. Makes me glad I don't have to worry about finding a nice apartment in NYC! And oh yes, she does feel bad about her neck...and women's purses...and Bill Clinton. This was a birthday gift -- much enjoyed.


In the Name of Salome
In the Name of Salome
Author: Julia Alvarez
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/24/2007


Lovely novel, goes back and forth between US and Dominician Republic and Cuba.


The Italic Way to Beautiful Handwriting, Cursive and Calligraphic
The Italic Way to Beautiful Handwriting, Cursive and Calligraphic
Author: Fred Eager
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/5/2006


Nice primer for learning Italic handwriting.


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