Friday, January 23, 2015

Girl of the Book Review.

Disclosure: I received this as part of an advertorial

I received this book in PDF form through the email to be clear, that is why it is just the title cover.
This was a good book but not great.
This book was too subdivided.
If the book would had flowed smoother from chapter to chapter, and not been so subdivided, if would had been easier to come up with. (Basically if some of the chapters would had been combined, it would had been easier.)
I would have liked to have seen more illustrations to go along with the story.
The limited illustrations are in black and white, when they would look better in color.

With the illustrations in black and white, it made the story feel a little on the drab and depressing side.

For me it was a fairly fast read, which made it, go by at a good clip.

This would be a good book for a youth group, or women's group study. It was a unique story to read, and gave you a look at another society within another country, and hopefully a bit of an understanding of how that culture works.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ebook - Outskirts of Vision Review.

Disclosure: I received this as part of an advertorial

Honestly I was expecting a page to page book, as I have reviewed before. I was surprised to see a comic book style book.

This is definitely an adult comic book. I can not recommend this for young adults or children.

If you have a sensitive stomach, this is not for you. There is so much blood, guts and gore in each panel, it is borderline at best.

If you are in to the blood, guts, and gore, then this book is right up your alley, and you will enjoy it immensely.

This book definitely lives up to its name. It caused me to lose sleep for a couple nights. I had to stop half way through, so the reel to reel in my head would stop playing.

Once I took some time away from it, and finally finished it, it was more tolerable.  As I said before this is strictly is an adult book, not for the younger generation.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Ebook - Abigail and the Jungle Adventure Review

Disclosure: I received this as part of an advertorial

This is another great book of imagination and adventure for the main character Abigail. In the last book she went on an adventure through the Sahara.

As with the last adventure od Abigail's, this book is not only a book that will stimulate a child's mind, but an adult's mind also.

This is a great family storybook to sit around the fire with or to read on a playdate.

The colors that fill the pictures in the book give you a whole new aspect to talk about, along with some other things.

I really did enjoy each page of the book.

This is one that I could actually see being turned into an informative family cartoon.

So Congratulations, another hit for Tali Carmi, I can't wait to see what comes next in the Abigail series of books. (Maybe Abigail could have a cooking adventure to Paris, with some recipes for kids included?)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Ebook Review - Romancing Christmas - Heartwarming Holiday stories Review.

Disclosure: I received this as part of an advertorial

Romancing Christmas is a box set that will heat up your winter and keep you warm this season.

From plain and simple romance, to mysterious and steamy, there is definitely something for everyone in this series of stories.

Each author's story takes you on a journey, and keeps your attention all the way through to the end.

For those who have a vivid imagination, with each page you turn it plays like a motion picture, and depending if you dream in Technicolor or black and white will determine just how vivid it comes through in your head.

I could actually see some of these stories being turned in to mini special movies to be put on something like Netflix or the Hallmark channel.

I can highly recommend this series of stories as  great read for those cold winter days that need a good thawing out, white curled up under a blanket, with a steaming hot coffee cup of cocoa of your choice.

You can find this box set on Amazon for sale, so stop on by and purchase your set today.

Ebook - Best Healthy Vegan Holidays Recipes Review

Disclosure: I received this as part of an advertorial

This is a cookbook for multiple holidays. It covers quite a few to be honest. The recipe I have decided to try is the Pumpkin Gingerbread. I had to do a couple of modifications ingredient wise to complete the recipe. You will know what they are when you read the recipe. One of the modifications is the syrup. I had pancake syrup and no straight maple, so I used pancake syrup. The second was the chia seeds. I could not find ground, and did not have a grinder, so I added them straight. The third modification was in the spice department, instead of 3 separate spices-(which I could not find in my collection), I used the pumpkin pie spice I had available to me.
Here are the pictures from the culinary journey:

I know some of the modifications may not be acceptable, but I work with what I had available to me.
I do recommend doing the recipe by the letter  for the first time out, then you can modify the recipe to fit. ( I had some circumstances that caused me to modify the recipe the first time out.)
You might serve this with your favorite  ice cream or a fresh whipped cream with pumpkin pie spice sprinkled on it.
I can't wait to see what Mr. Vine comes out with next. I am really looking forward to it.
Have a great 2015!

Ebook - 101 Healthy Vegan Asian Food Review.

Disclosure: I received this as part of an advertorial

With this recipe I did do some modifications for what I could find in my area, and for ingredients I could not stand(and I am being honest folks.)

For the shredded cabbage I used the pictured coleslaw mix to save my arm the pain.
Instead of the noted zucchini in the recipe, I used a green bell pepper in the recipe in its place.(Zucchini is what I can not stand, so I traded it for another green veggie instead).

It actually came out pretty good, even though the wrappers went a little long in the water, which made it fun to work with. Your wrappers only need 15 seconds in the water to be workable.

My husband was able to blitz it up in his chopper to make it edible for him. And even he said it was not bad, so that is progress, because he is a picky eater.

This is definitely a book I can work with for a healthy diet in 2015!

Thank You Jonathan for such great ideas, to spark my creativity in the kitchen this year. Stay tuned for the Pumpkin Gingerbread review later tonight.