Thursday, February 26, 2009

Show Me How: 500 Things You Should Know

4 Stars

A fun and fascinating fact filled book that will delight any trivia lovers, and is perfect for those of us with short attention spans! It would also make a good gift for that hard to buy for person who already has everything. I like to display mine on my coffee table where it never fails to attract attention...

Show Me How is a revolutionary re-imagining of the reference genre, one part how-to guide, one part graphic art showpiece, and one part pure inspiration. In a series of 500 nearly wordless, highly informative step-by-step procedurals, readers learn how to do hundreds of useful (and fascinating and important and sometimes downright bizarre) tasks, including: Perform CPR, dance the tango, pack a suitcase, win a bar bet, play the blues, make authentic sushi rolls, fight a shark . . . and 493 more essentials of modern life. Packed with useful hands-on reference material, Show Me How is a work of art that just happens to also be an indispensable real-life resource.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Mortal Sins by Eileen Wilks

5 Stars.

Another excellent paranormal by Eileen Wilkes. This one takes up right where the last ended and even though it's been a year since the last story you will find yourself quickly brought up to speed. You could probably read this book as a stand - alone but I really wouldn't recommend it. For one thing you would miss out on some really good reading and to get the most from the series you should start with the first story.

Tempting Danger (The World of the Lupi, Book 1)