Head Case – A Review

I recently finished reading Head Case: My Brain and Other Wonders by Cole Cohen. My copy of the book was provided to me by Henry Holt & Co and NetGalley. Head Case is an interesting read that I’m very excited to share with you. So what’s this book about anyway? A Synopsis – The summer Read More …

Squirting Milk at Chameleons – A Review

Squirting Milk at Chameleons: An Accidental African by Simon Fenton was an interesting read that I’m excited to share with you. So what’s this book about anyway? A Synopsis – Squirting Milk at Chameleons is the tale of an Englishman making a life for himself in Senegal. Khady pulled out a breast and with a Read More …

Stir – A Review

Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home by Jessica Fechtor is the 1st book I was accepted to review for NetGalley.com and I couldn’t think of a better book to start with. Stir will be released on June 23rd, 2015. So what’s this book about anyway? A Synopsis – At 28, Jessica Read More …

Friday Finds: The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree

I recently finished a fabulous book, written by the author S. A. Hunt. He’s an author you’ve never heard of, but that’s ok. I hadn’t heard of him either until I ran across his book The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree on BookBub.  At the time, The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree was available as Read More …

Cold Vengeance – A Book Review

As some of you may know, I am an avid reader – at least some of the time.  There are periods when I go months without reading, but in the end, I always seem to pick up a book – and then I can’t stop reading again.  My most recent read is the book Cold Read More …

Spinning a Yarn

The 7th and final chapter in our book, Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life is entitled Spinning a Yarn.  This chapter of the book covers: Carding and spinning yarn Natural dyes How to make a flower press How to make a corn husk doll Making rag rugs Making candles Quilt patterns Read More …

Plant a Seed

This week we will be discussing Plant a Seed, chapter #4 of Julia Rothman’s book, Farm Anatomy.  This particular chapter covers quite a bit of plant related material including: Average frost dates Vegetable anatomy Squash varieties Build a bean teepee Dry bean varieties Pepper varieties Tater Tower 4 ways to grow tomatoes Tomato varieties How Read More …

Raised in a Barn

This week we’re reviewing the second chapter of Julia Rothman’s book Farm Anatomy. Raised in a Barn covers: Barn styles Timber construction Trusses Barn doors, bracing, and hardware Barn cupolas Barn birds Farm buildings Animal housing Feeders Fencing This particular section of the book is full of beautiful illustrations of farm buildings, along with all Read More …