This same collection that brought to my toilet the likes of True Crime and Impossible Questions so far, and now, has brought this one: Vroom, a World of Motorized Marvels. This book is by no means classic material, in the sense of it will never become a classic. But, I can´t think of a better gift for that special guy in your life. Who wouldn´t want to have this book and be able to know tons of useless trivia about cars and other vehicles? Of course, every man would want to! No more awkward silences when meeting a stranger, you can open with “Did you know who holds the speed land record in engine powered cars?” And boom! meeting your wife´s friends´ husband is no longer a burden. Continue reading
This book starts as the most compelling read I´ve done in a long time, but it kind of deflates as the book moves along.
It tells the story of a broken down comedian who, as an experiment, while feeling like crap after his girlfriend left him, posts a flyer all over New York saying “If Anyone wants to talk about anything, call me (347 469-3173)” And then the thing goes viral and a bit out of hands, and the book tells the stories that went on by that phone. Thousands and thousands of people calling, texting and needing that connection with someone. Continue reading
As we launched the Cat Lady Training Pinboard, we are also reviewing more books about the subject of cats, and after reviewing I can´t believe my cat did that, now it´s time to talk about a comic book based upon a blog by Andrews McMeel Publishing: Cat Versus Human by Yasmine Surovec. The book is taken out of her homonimous blog and is both a book and a blog that you are going to devour in one sitting (if you are a cat person) and you wouldn´t even come close to getting interested into if you are not. Luckily for the world and for Surovec, there are tons of cat persons. (Youtube can attest to that too). Continue reading
Are these magical moments that serve as the inauguration for the life to be? I don´t know, I´ve never gotten married nor I intend to (lol). The book has several stories that make me think of different TV shows such as Bridezillas or Say Yes To The Dress.
So, basically this book can be a part of my Dream Weddings Pinboard, but it is once again a book where I´m not the main target audience. Although, in this case I can truly see what the ones who actually are can find enjoyable of it. The stories have lots of humor and not just cheesiness (even though there´s quite enough). Continue reading
This one was hardly my favorite, as it is mainly a book about signs that family members get from almost anything that makes them think that a beloved one who is “beyond” has contacted him/her.
Maybe it´s my skepticism that arises or something, but I just did not click with the book, but I have to admit that it is probably better suited for other audiences.
I can understand the stories as a need to hang Continue reading
Working? Staying at home and raise the kids? Do both? There are decisions that need to be made by moms that are probably tougher than most. And that is what this book from the Chicken Soup for the Soul series tackles. That late twentieth and twenty first century dilemma. How to fullfill both worlds, mom-hood, and a professional career.
The best thing about this book is that it navigates through 101 way different kind of stories about maternity, from moms who decided to quit a career to stay at home with the kids, some who decided to get out and find a job to pay the bills, some that were forced by circumstances to do so, and some that tried to juggle with both. Continue reading
This is a book by a TV Show celebrity, as this comes from the pen of The Biggest Loser´s trainer Bob Harper alongside Greg Critser, so every fan of the show will easily associate it with this book. As Harper himself says, this book is a response to all those who follow his Twitter account @mytrainerbob to learn more tips to lose weight. Maybe that´s why the book structure is based on short chapters and concrete recommendations that almost everybody could use if willing to commit to the goal. Continue reading
In yet another book review of a book from Ulysses Press I´m now onto Clutter Rehab by Laura Wittmann, a Canadian blogger who manages “I´m an organizing junkie“ in which she promotes a neat house for an organized and simple life. I have to say I “met” the blog through the book, and they are both interesting, with useful ideas and tips on how to declutter your home, some design tips and all.
The book is pocket sized with short texts and articles.
What´s best about it is that it is actually easy to follow and mostly either cheap or free to do it. Continue reading
I don´t usually review children books here, but this one caught my attention and being from Ulysses Press, a publisher that is quickly becoming one of my favorites, after reading books such as Cannibal Serial Killers, is that I decided to give it a try, since, after all, it is a book with only a few pages and tons of drawings.
The book is a strange mix of horror Continue reading
This book, unlike The Unofficial Harry Potter Vocabulary Builder I also reviewed, delves into the myths and legends both based on tradition and older cultures and literature, as well as in JK Rowling own creations and wording. The book tells us the stories of basilisks, hippogriffs, hinkypunks and other magical creatures, as well as the origins and stories of great magicians of all time such as Nicholas Flamel, Merlin, and Dumbledore himself. It also tries to explain us why it was that Rowling picked each name. The book is not an encyclopedia nor it is close to being one, and I guess it is not even the goal of the author to make one, rather than guide us through the first couple of layers from Rowling´s mind when creating the Harry Potter saga and help us enjoy the books even more. Continue reading