Why Don’t Gorillas Lay Eggs? by Katherine Smith

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Title: Why Don’t Gorillas Lay Eggs?
Author: Katherine Smith
               Consultant: Nicola Davies
Category:  Non-Fiction
Genre: Children’s
Details: Hardcover, 32 pages
ISBN: 1-57768-949-6
How did I get this book:
 I purchased the book from a yard sale

Overview: (From the back cover) Do you know why gorillas don’t have long tails? Do you know why they eat vegetarian instead of hamburgers? Why Don’t Gorillas Lay Eggs? explores these questions and many more. The fantastic illustrations and the easy-to-understand text reveal how the characteristics and behaviors of gorillas allow them to survive in their unique environment. Read more

Games Gorillas Play

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Title: Games Gorillas Play
Author: Kathy Darling with Debbie Freed
Zoo pictures by: Brian Ray and Angelo Calcaterra
Category:  Non-fiction
Genre: Children’s
Details: Hardcover, 39 pages
ISBN: 0-8116-4302-6

How did I get this book: I purchased the book at a yard sale

Overview: This story is about 2 young gorillas, Mopie and Hondari, who grew up in the Bronx Zoo, and how they play with their human friend, Debbie.  The book shows various activities and modes of play.

Likes: I like that the pictures in the book show each game that the gorillas played.  It was written very simply, obviously for children.  Any book about gorillas is a plus for me  Have I mentioned that I absolutely love gorillas?! Read more

Essential Aromatherapy: A Pocket Guide to Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

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Title: Essential Aromatherapy
A Pocket Guide to Essential Oils & Aromatherapy
Author: Susan Worwood
Category:  Nonfiction
Genre: Naturopathy, Aromatherapy
Details: Softcover, 190pages
ISBN: 1-880032-66-X
How did I get this book: I purchased this book many years ago (1995ish), full price from a Borders Bookstore

Overview: (from the back of the book) This lively A to Z reference shows us how to prepare and use essential oils as holistic healing agents.

Over the centuries, people have regularly turned to nature for cures, comforts, and cosmetics. Essential Aromatherapy reveals the secrets of this art and organizes every essential oil you’ll need into accessible, alphabetical listings of individual oil profiles, applications, and the physical and emotional conditions that warrant their use.

Specific formulas for blending essential oils for a myriad of home and health applications are provided. Detailed treatment suggestions for such special circumstances as pregnancy, children and babies, chronic pain, terminal illness, and pre- and post-operative conditions are included. Read more

Craveable Keto by Kyndra D. Holley Review

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Title: Craveable Keto
Author: Kyndra D. Holley
Category:  Non-Fiction
Genre: Cookbook
Details: Softcover 383 pages
ISBN: 978-1-628602-71-5
How did I get this book: I purchased the book in May 2019

Overview: With Craveable Keto, you will be able to effortlessly create quick, keto/low carb dishes that taste like you spent hours on them. Embrace your inner master chef as you learn everything from how to stock the perfect low-carb/keto pantry to low-carb baking secrets. Read more

Let it Rot (3rd Edition) The Gardener’s Guide to Composting

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Title: Let it Rot (3rd Edition)
           The Gardener’s Guide to Composting
Author: Stu Campbell
Category:  Non-Fiction
Genre: Gardening
Details: Softcover 153 pages
ISBN: 1-58017-023-4
How did I get this book: I purchased the book in July 2000

Overview: (from back of book) This is a classic guide to turning household waste into gardener’s gold!  Since 1975, Let It Rot! has helped countless gardeners recycle waste materials like household garbage, grass clippings, and ashes to create useful, soil-nourishing compost. Read more

All New Square Foot Gardening – Grow More in Less Space!

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Details: Softcover 271 pages
ISBN: 1-59186-202-7
How did I get this book: I purchased the book in February 2007

Overview: Since Square Foot Gardening was first introduced in 1981, the revolutionary new way to garden developed by Mel Bartholomew has helped millions of home gardeners grow more fresh produce in less space and with less work. Now, based largely on the input and experience of these millions, the system has been even further refined and improved to fully meet today’s changing resources, needs, and challenges. Read more

One Second After by William R. Forstchen

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Details: Softcover 350 pages
ISBN: 978-0-7653-2725-3
How did I get this book: I purchased the book at full price in March of 2018

Overview: (from the back cover)  In One Second After, New York Times bestselling author William R. Forstchen brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real. A story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, that sends America back to the Dark Ages. A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) . . . that may already be in the hands of our enemies. Read more