Latest Book Purchases

by gribi on May 9, 2012

Books so make the best gifts.
My husband came back from a business trip with a few old and new books (told you he’s awesome). I’m excited about the books, so let me brag about them in today’s post.

Seriously Simple: Easy Recipes For Creative Cooks, by Dianne Rossen Worthington

What a perfect title for a cooking book. “Creative cooks” sounds flattering, and “easy recipes” doesn’t sound too intimidating – so this book draws me like a magnet. It has nice and simple recipes with a twist. It has beautiful photos, too.

Call me shallow, but I judge cooking books by their pictures.

For my first recipe from this book, I’m deciding between Broccoli and Goat Cheese Frittata and Puree of Cauliflower Soup with Two Cheeses. Which one would you choose?

Quick and Easy (Complete Cooking)

Big, fat cooking book with gorgeous pictures. It has over 200 recipes – both simple and exotic – and very user-friendly step-by step instructions and pictures. I like the design of each recipe page and the fact that there’s a picture for every single dish. Pictures that make your mouth water, too.

I can see why my designer husband chose it for me – and I can see it become a reference book for my future cooking endeavours.

As for first recipes, choosing from an overwhelming 200+ recipes is not easy, but I’ll go with the Spicy Peanut Chicken.

6 Minute Morning Workout, by Faye Rowe and Sara Rose

I’m always on the look-out for new exercises to add to my routines. Because I exercise every morning, I have number of routines that depend on the amount of time I have.

They’re usually pretty short, ranging from 4 to 20 minutes. Short and consistent workouts need variety, which is why this book is just what I need.

Again, it has some easy-to-understand pictures and instructions that will make it a book I’ll go back to often.

Caleb’s Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks

My husband thought I’d like an easy-read. Fiction is always a little trickier to choose for gifts, but I trust Igor’s choice. This author seems to be highly-acclaimed, so I look forward to reading it.

How to Think Like a Graphic Designer, by Debbie Millman

Nope, this is not my book.  This is a book Igor bought for his office, and he’s currently reading it. Now I have no idea what to say about books on design, but maybe I’ll persuade my husband (who’s a incredible designer) to write a review of this book or even suggest a few great books on design for those interested.

 

Any books you’ve bought recently? Do brag!

4 comments

i bought a book for my grandmother, about homeopathy. she’s interested in this

and i want to buy Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Coleman

by Dumitru on May 10, 2012 at 12:02 am. Reply #

And you got a Kindle – which is worth quite a few books :)

by gribi on May 10, 2012 at 10:44 am. Reply #

I just bought the book, “Jesus Calling,” by the author Sarah Young. It is a 365 daily devotional and is covered by a beautiful etched leatherlook two-toned cover. :)

Sarah Young studied in France and with her husband, has been a missionary in Japan and Australia. She has learned to hear the voice of God say to her, “Be still and know that I am God”. She has yearned for His presence in her daily life. In this book, Sarah’s writings are written as if Jesus is writing with His own earthly pen. They are messages she has received for her own life over the years from the Lord. The messages fill her personal journals and now they fill books so others may glean from then and hear the voice of God for their own lives.

In her introduction at the beginning of the book, Sarah suggests some books that were inspirational in her life:
*The Secret of the Abiding Presence by Andres Murray.
*God Calling a devotional book written by two anonymous “listeners.”
*Beyond Ourselves by Catherine Marshall

Have you read any of the books she has suggested?

I may have to copy a few recipes from your new books and be inspired to cook. :)

by Heidi Jo Darrin on May 10, 2012 at 4:24 pm. Reply #

Heidi – I have Sarah Young’s devotional, too! Igor bought the Kindle version :)

Thanks for sharing this about the author – I can tell she’s been through amazing experiences with God, good times and bad. She always has something to say that is encouraging, or makes you ponder and see things from God’s perspective.

And I’ll ba glad to share recipes – maybe we can even try making one together;)

by gribi on May 11, 2012 at 4:37 pm. Reply #

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