Martha S. (muskogee) - - Reviews

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101 Trouble-free Hosp
101 Trouble-free Hosp
Author: Hawthorn
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/21/2009


This paperback 8.5 by 5.5 booklet is an excellent beginner's introduction to houseplants. For each of the 101 plants, light and temperature requirements as well as ease of growing is provided.


Anne Colver
Anne Colver
Author: Mr. Lincoln's Wife
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 8/1/2013


Mr. Lincoln's Wife is a 1945 historical novel that explores Mary and Abraham Lincoln starting with their childhood experiences.
I fact checked a few things and the events are a mish-mash of what actually happened.
I enjoyed it as a good read that gave a flavor of the Lincoln's and their life from a new perspective.


The Bloody Quarter
The Bloody Quarter
Author: Les Savage Jr.
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 7/6/2011


Who knew that settling Wyoming was such a violent adventure? Eye opening historic fiction.


Bread Winners: More Than 200 Superior Bread Recipes and Their Remarkable Bakers
Review Date: 2/23/2009


This is a terrific book for those of us who love to bake hearty, healthy breads.
I found my copy in a used bookstore while on vacation and read it at night.
It introduced me to triticale, an American grain that is a cross between rye and wheat.
Every recipe has worked and produced company quality results.


Bread Winners Too: The Second Rising
Bread Winners Too: The Second Rising
Author: Mel London
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/21/2009


This is a 4-star book full of great recipes.


Building of Jalna
Building of Jalna
Author: Mazo De LA Roche
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/21/2014


This is a lovely read from an earlier time. No violence, no aliens from other planets, no conspiracy theories. Pastoral and hopeful from beginning to end.


Cobwebs and Cream Teas: A Year in the Life of a National Trust House
Review Date: 6/6/2011


This is a lovely read for anyone who has enjoyed touring historic homes.


Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict
Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict
Author: Laurie Viera Rigler
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/21/2009


I couldn't get past the first two chapters so I skipped and read the last two. Not a book for me.


The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
Review Date: 5/9/2007


Extraordinary history of events that went underreported for years. Fascinating read for book clubs, too.


Digging to America
Digging to America
Author: Anne Tyler
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 166
Review Date: 4/8/2008


A great read about adopting Asian children into two distinctly different families. Good character development. A study of culture clashes and how normal people resolve familial upsets.


Einstein: His Life and Universe
Einstein: His Life and Universe
Author: Walter Isaacson
Book Type: Audio CD
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/6/2011


Excellent physics lessons interspersed with Einstein's personal life story.


Farm Journal's Homemade Bread: 250 Naturally Good Recipes
Farm Journal's Homemade Bread: 250 Naturally Good Recipes
Author: Inc. Farm Journal
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/15/2012


Reliabe recipes. Every one I've made over the past 15 years has turned out well.


Farm Journal's Homemade Breads
Farm Journal's Homemade Breads
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/12/2009


I'm a long time bread and yeast cake baker.
Every recipe in this book has been foolproof and every result top notch.


Gardening with Children
Gardening with Children
Author: Beth Richardson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 4/6/2007


150-page paperback with chapters on what to plant, how to lay out the garden, organic preparation of the soil, planting and tending.

The benefits of gardening with children and grandchildren are legendary - it teaches them math, science, coordination, patience, earth science and a love for the earth.

Karlin's book is about gardening with her children but applies to anyone who would like to give children the gift of gardening.

Plenty of photographs, good descriptions, diagrams and basic teaching tools. Also includes: Methods for starting seeds, insect control and companion planting.

Theme garden suggestions, such as the Pizza and Mexican Garden include recipes.


The Gates of the Alamo
The Gates of the Alamo
Author: Stephen Harrigan
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/6/2011


Although the book depicts the violence of the time, it was a really good read.


The Grand Complication: A Novel
The Grand Complication: A Novel
Author: Allen Kurzweil
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/18/2007
Helpful Score: 1


I loved this book and read it in two days during which I could barely put it down.
If you love or loved libraries, their stacks and eccentric inhabitants, you will delight in familiar haunts.
The people are complicated, their inventions inspiring and their relationships are so whacky they will make you feel masterful in yours!


Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden
Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden
Author: Eleanor Spencer Stone Perenyi
Book Type: Unknown Binding
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/12/2007
Helpful Score: 1


If you like to read about gardens and gardening you will curl up with this book more than once. Perenyi was a writer and editor who also loved her gardens so when she retired she wrote about gardening.


Guilt-free Frying
Guilt-free Frying
Author: Barry Bluestein
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 2/12/2007
Helpful Score: 1


A treasure for low fat eating.


Homemade Bread
Homemade Bread
Author: Farm Journal
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/24/2008


I have several bread books and often reach for this one when looking for an idea that suits the event. The recipes have proven to be excellent every time.


Homemade Bread
Homemade Bread
Author: Food Editors of the Farm Journal
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 1/6/2012
Helpful Score: 1


This is a wonderful resource for experienced bakers with plenty of detail and illustrated tips for beginners.
Every recipe has been foolproof.


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