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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Fine Cooking Comfort Food: 200 Delicious Recipes for Soul-Warming Meals by Fine Cooking Magazine

Fine Cooking Comfort Food: 200 Delicious Recipes for Soul-Warming MealsFine Cooking Comfort Food: 200 Delicious Recipes for Soul-Warming Meals by Fine Cooking Magazine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There are some fantastic recipes that are so tasty in this book. I hate it when you buy a cookbook and only use 1 recipe. Well with this one you will find more than one you'll want to try.

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The World in Your Lunch box by Claire Eamer

The World in Your Lunch boxThe World in Your Lunch box by Claire Eamer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a very interesting history on food. Kids will love to learn where some of their favourite foods come from and why they are called the things they are. Set out in a weekly planning style, you see science, history and recipes for 3-4 different food each day. This is one cook/history book for kids to look out for in Feburary.

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ice Foged by Gail Z Martin

Ice ForgedIce Forged by Gail Z. Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book. You get grabbed right from the start when you are confronted with why Blaine gets sent to Velant. You cheer him on but feel sorry for him at the same time. The characters were well written and the storyline was excellent. I finished this in two days and when I got to the end I was like omg, I have to wait to see what happens next!!!! All the elements of a good story are portrayed and you get to like and dislike characters.

A must read for fantasy fans or anyone who likes a great adventure!!

Book 2 is going to be epic!

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Lentil as Anything - Shanaka Fernando

Shanaka Fernando is often hailed as a modern-day revolutionary best known for his 'pay-what-you-can-afford' community restaurants in Melbourne. He was named Australia's Local Hero in the Australian of the Year Awards and was a guest judge on MasterChef alongside the Dalai Lama. This book strips back the labels that have been slapped onto Shanaka's media-built poster boy persona and gives us an insight into some of the experiences that have shaped the man he has become.
This entrancingly honest and refreshingly candid memoir hints at the roots of Shanaka's early social awakening with tales of a 1970s childhood in Sri Lanka's capital, Columbo. From his upbringing within an eccentric extended family living in a residential compound populated with a throng of memorable characters, we accompany the grown up Shanaka on his travels from Australia to Asia to South America and back as he explores new ways of living his life.

He leads a simple, modest life as he continues to inspire and challenge perhaps millions as he advocates an inclusive, ethical approach to business and life, and a belief in the innate goodness and generosity of his fellow man.

The socially responsible Lentil as Anything restaurants feed thousands every week, and set an example for other restaurants and businesses to follow – an example which illustrates what an inclusive, ethical approach to business, and life, can achieve. In the Lentil as Anything restaurants it is people that qualify life, not property. ‘You get fed and treated with dignity even if you don’t have any money, and the colour of your skin and your education and your beliefs only put you on a par with everyone else.’

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Book Review - Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles, #1)Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was really suprised by this book. I thought that it was just another of those teen romances with the supernatural thrown in as aan after thought. I was wrong! It has a strong storyline, strong hero's/heroines. At first the heroine is a bit ditzy but she pulls through but the time the poo hits the fan. The end of the world has come and the heroine has been having visions about it for years only to be told she is crazy. There is a war going on and the tarot arcana come into play and that's when it gets really good.

Dark, action driven and gritty. I look forward to book 2 coming out. Definatly read this series!

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Book Reviews - KGI series by Maya Banks

I have been reading a fair bit lately what with the trains being down and having to catch an hour long bus ride to get to work. Here are my reviews on Maya Bank's new KGI books/novellas.

Shades of Gray (KGI, #6)Shades of Gray by Maya Banks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book nearly brought me to tears a few times, in fact it did. The is a well written book and finally shows us a side of PJ that we have never seen before. After a mission goes to hell, PJ quits KGI and goes hunting for revenge. I loved how this one shows that the darker side of human emotions can be tempered with the lighter side. A throughly good read and I am finding that this series is always suprising me. Each book doesn't seem to be the same story diferent characters like some of this genre. Also, all the heroines are NOT virgins. I'm not sure if that bothers anyone else but in some series they are all virgins who are 25+ in age.... not very realistic. Highly recommeded series.

View all my reviews Softly at Sunrise (KGI, #5.5)Softly at Sunrise by Maya Banks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great little novella wrapping up Rachel and Ethan's story. Set when PJ goes awol in Shades of Grey it shows us how that couple has come along and that the damage done to Rachel is slowly being healed. Also, Rachel has come out stronger for it as she tackles a day from hell at work.

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I really enjoy this series and get all fan girl when a new one comes out. If you like Lora Leigh then you will love this series. 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Book Review - Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I don't like zombies. Just stating that before I begin.

I don't like zombie but this book was really good. It starts off a bit oddly for me then somewhere, I am not sure where, you get hooked. I was on page 83 the night I started reading this book and was falling asleep but not wanting to stop. R is very dry at the start and you see the changes affecting after meeting Julie. M is a central character who you aren't sure you like. All the character's are well thought out and I loved the premise of the story but some points of the story didn't click for me. All in all, I really enojyed reading this book and would highly recommend it.

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Monday, January 14, 2013

2013 and onwards

Hi everyone!!!

We hope you have had a fantastic Christmas and New Years!!! We look forward to interacting and seeing everyone this year.

We will be having various author events, promotions and special deals throughout the year. Keep an eye on the blog, twitter and facebook for giveaways and links to interesting things.

Have an awesome day!!!
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