The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg, M.D., and Zoë François: Reviewed by da-AL

Happy bread day to me! Happy bread day to meeee! Tango gatherings are social in the best way, often involving potlucks. When a dance mate brought a yeast-raised loaf still warm from her home oven and proceeded to describe how easily she’d baked it, I ran to get the book she’d gotten the recipe from. Truly, “The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day,” by Jeff Hertzberg, M.D., and Zoë François lives up to its subtitle, “The Discovery that Revolutionizes Home []

Winter by Marissa Meyer (Book Review # 3)

  Winter is Marissa Meyers last book. It is the finale where all of the characters come together. In this book, the author decides to keep you on your toes throughout the whole story. Every page is interesting and full of drama. There is action happening every corner you read. There are sad parts, happy parts, wow parts and much more. I recommend you to purchase this book as it makes all the anticipation and waiting worthwhile.   I am going to []

Fresh artisan bread made easier than ever! Reviewed by da-AL

  Author Jim Lahey with his Sullivan Street Bakery Surely there’s a place in heaven for bakers who have worked out the kinks of no-knead bread baking, the ones who share their secrets with the rest of us. No-knead recipes are yeasty home baked goodness without the usual bother, and that take a fraction of the time to make. Jim Lahey’s “My Bread” bumped my no-knead loaves to Everest heights. Bread genius and angel to home bakers that he is, he does the []

First Contact: Strings Attached by Paul J. Nelson (Book Review #25)

  This review is written for Online Book Club. “I rate this book 2 out of 4 stars.” First Contact is the first book of its series. You enter a world where a telescope is considered to be a new invention. Zalk, the inventor of the device, has created a public shock as it confirms that Zeon is not the center of the universe and that Arken and Zeon are twin orbs circulating each other. Arken has some green areas that predict []

The Selection Series by Kiera Cass – America’s Tale (Book Review #1)

The Selection series is a 5-novel book about two girls named America & Eadlyn written by Kiera Cass. I managed to read all five of the books in July and found them very easy to understand and to follow. “The selection,” “The Elite” and “The one” were all written between 2012- 2014. Without giving too much away for people that have not yet read the book, I would like to give a small description of the whole thing before I comment on []

Eating Bull by Carrie Rubin (Book Review #36)

This review is written for Online Book Club. “I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars.” Darwin wants revenge. He intends to kill every fat person living. Any overweight or obese person that irritates him becomes his target. Sue is a nurse suing the food industry for supplying food that contributes to weight gain, and Jeremy is the star of the show trying to overcome the worst possible case of fat shaming and finding a way to save himself. Eating bull []

Bruce Miller’s Thoughts

Some Personal Thoughts on How I Felt About Writing, “I Came, I Saw, I Coffeed: Online Dating: Why Didn’t He Call Me Back? What Goes Through a Man’s Mind on the First Meet? Impressions from a Man Who Had Over 350 First Meetups.” One beautiful, intelligent single woman told me many women wonder why they didn’t get a call back after having a very nice first meet with a good man. She asked me to write a book about my impressions when []

The Status of Antiques in India and their Demands Abroad by Boring Bug

The Status of Antiques in India and their Demands Abroad The Indian subcontinent has been known for its historical and cultural context. Despite being home to various artifacts dating back centuries, the same remains ignored, unpreserved and neglected. Antiques which are highly valued by the collectors across the world mostly remain in a state of neglect in India. The rising demand abroad, the lack of awareness and maintenance in India, and the negligent nature has led various fixtures to disappear from the State []


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