Posts Categorized: Non-Fiction

Tough Sh*t: The Story of a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good – Audiobook Review

Tough Sh*t: The Story of a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good – Audiobook Review

Let me start off this review by saying that I am a fan of Kevin Smith. I’ve seen all of his movies, listen to his podcast, am a regular attendant at his Hall H panel at Comic-Con every year, and even visited his comic shop, Jay and Bob’s Silent Stash, back when they had a location in Los Angeles. When I heard that he had a new book coming out, I knew that it would be funny and entertaining, like the man himself.

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The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes: Timber Tuesdays (2)

The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes: Timber Tuesdays (2)

NITE LITE NON-FICTION Alethea will be highlighting Timber Press books on Tuesdays! Disclaimer: I am not paid for these reviews, though I occasionally get eBook review copies from Netgalley. I just really like their books. The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes by Sasha Duerr Publication date: 19 January 2011 by Timber Press ISBN 10/13: 1604690712 | 9781604690712 Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound Category: Non-Fiction Crafting Keywords: Dyes, Plants, Nature, Sustainability Format: Paperback Source: Borrowed from the library Alethea’s review: This handbook covers the methods, materials, and reasons for using natural ingredients instead of artificial chemical dyes to color cotton, wool, and… Read more »

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Terrarium Craft: Timber Tuesdays (1)

Terrarium Craft: Timber Tuesdays (1)

NITE LITE NON-FICTION Introducing a new feature!  From now on, Alethea will be highlighting Timber Press books on Tuesdays. Terrarium Craft by Amy Bryant Aiello and Kate Bryant Photographs by Kate Baldwin Publication date: 11 May 2011 by Timber Press ISBN 10/13: 1604692340 | 9781604692341 Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Indiebound Category: Non-Fiction Gardening Keywords: Non-Fiction, gardening, terrariums Format: Paperback Source: e-ARC received from Netgalley Alethea’s Review: I confess: after downloading the review copy on Netgalley, I placed an order for my own copy straight away. Amy Bryant Aiello owns Artemisia, a store that sells terrarium supplies as well as teaches workshops on how to put them together…. Read more »

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Non-Fiction Review: Miette Bakery Cookbook

Non-Fiction Review: Miette Bakery Cookbook

The Miette Bakery Cookbook by Meg Ray Publication Date: 22 June 2011 by Chronicle Books ISBN 10/13: 0811875040 | 9780811875042 Source:  Purchased Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository From Amazon: Renowned for beautiful cakes and whimsical confections, Miette Patisserie is among the most beloved of San Francisco’s culinary destinations for locals and travelers. Miette’s pretty Parisian aesthetic enchants visitors with tables piled high with beribboned bags of gingersnaps, homemade marshmallows, fleur de sel caramels, and rainbows of gumballs. This cookbook brings the enchantment home, sharing 100 secret formulas for favorite Miette treats from chef and owner Meg Ray. More than… Read more »

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The Demon In The Freezer – Review

The Demon In The Freezer – Review

The Demon In The Freezer by Richard Preston Publication date: 26 August 2003 by Random House ISBN 10/13: 0375508562 | 9780375508561Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Indiebound Category: Adult Non-FictionKeywords:Non-fiction, true story, diseases, smallpox, biological warfareFormat: Mass market paperback, eBook From Goodreads: The first major bioterror event in the United States-the anthrax attacks in October 2001-was a clarion call for scientists who work with “hot” agents to find ways of protecting civilian populations against biological weapons. In The Demon in the Freezer, his first nonfiction book since The Hot Zone, a #1 New York Times bestseller, Richard Preston takes us into… Read more »

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Non-Fiction Review: Knits For Nerds

Non-Fiction Review: Knits For Nerds

Knits For Nerds by Joan of Dark (aka Toni Carr) Publication date: 21 February 2012 by Andrews McMeel ISBN 10/13: 1449407919 | 9781449407919Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository From Goodreads: The best of science fiction, manga, and animaguiri meets knit one, purl two as knit siren and part-time roller derby girl Joan of Dark offers up an out-of-this-world assortment of knitting nerdiness inside Knits for Nerds. The patterns for 30 iconic clothing and accessory items inspired by popular TV shows, books, films, comics, and more–including Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Firefly–are presented alongside full-color photographs showcasing completed… Read more »

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Non-Fiction Review: The Treats Truck Baking Book

Non-Fiction Review: The Treats Truck Baking Book

The Treats Truck Baking Book by Kim Ima Publication date: 1 Nov 2011 by HarperCollinsISBN 10/13: 0062065777 | 9780062065773 Let’s be honest–baking books, by and large, are all kind of the same. Chocolate chip cookies, check. Sugar cookies, check. Oatmeal, Lemon Bars… omg, I’m getting hungry! And yet, you can’t have just one. You know what I’m talking about. When I still worked in a chain bookstore, not a week went by that I didn’t lust after one baking book or another. I am no longer around other people’s books every day, and I don’t bake or cook very often, but I can’t resist… Read more »

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