Peppers of the Americas

Rating: 5 out of 5 Review: One of my favorite books of the year! Whether you are wanting to know how to dry peppers at home or identify that odd pepper at the market, this book is for you.¬†Peppers of the Americas is an encyclopedia of information on a topic few realize is so vast….

Carve A Simple Guide to Whittling

Rating: 5 out of 5 Review: A great book for those who are new to whittling. The first 34 pages are filled with techniques and information to set you up for success in your projects. After that, Carve guides you through tutorials for a dozen projects from simple to complex. Each project has multiple, beautiful…

Draw 50 Sea Creatures

Rating: 5 out of 5 Review: If you are new to drawing, this book is perfect for you! I am not an accomplished artist. Not even a decent one. But with this book I am able to confidently replicate the steps necessary to draw any of the sea creatures included. What I love about this…

DUNE

Rating: 4 out of 5 Review: I would say this book was rated 3.5, but I round it up to 4 for what it has meant to the Sci-Fi world. Herbert does a great job of creating a desolate world. The scenery is fairly easy to imagine without too much description. Unfortunately, most of the…

Kushiel’s Justice

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Review: This was not my favorite of the 5 I have read so far, but that is not saying it was bad. The issue I had with this book, and that I have had with others, is they at times it seemed unnecessarily drawn out. Too many repetitions and recaps….

Red Nemesis (Young Bond #9)

Rating: 5 out of 5 Review: A great way to end the Young Bond series. Back against his old enemies, the Russians, Bond faced many perilous situations and even more haunting memories. I loved the epilogue of this book with its additional information. I had not noticed that Steve Cole had been so craftily reducing…

Strike Lightning (Young Bond #8)

Rating: 4 out of 5 Review: Another exciting James Bond…or is it Iron Man? I give this book a 4 out of 5 because it had everything a good Bond book needs, and it was written well. I enjoyed all the characters, and became quite attached to their well being. As always there was a…

Heads You Die (Young Bond #7)

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Review: Action packed, but has its ups and downs. James is still weary of using guns, but there was some key commentary on it in this book. James makes a point to declare that he will never shoot someone in cold blood, and a villain declares James will shoot people….