Monday, October 17, 2016

Awesome Cookbook

     I had the pleasure of reviewing the book Cuba! Recipes and Stories from the Cuban Kitchen by Dan Goldberg, Andrea Kuhn, and Jody Eddy. I usually don't review recipes books but this was caught my eye because it seem to be more than just a cookbook filled with recipes. It had many pictures of the food and life in Cuba. It also describe what a traditional Cuban kitchen would have in it. It also contain many stories.

     I have found in other cookbooks the recipes were impractical. In Cuba! the book was very down to Earth and easy to do. The foods were easy to find and prepare. Best of all they were delicious. I'm not exaggerating when I say all the recipes I prepared tasted great. I highly recommend this book.

I received this book free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my opinion.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Thought Provoking Book

            I read a new book called Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O' Neil. Ms. O'Neil discusses how certain mathematical models that are used in our society actual harms many people. She goes into great detail to show how these mathematical models work and how they are suppose to help and how they actual do harm people.
             Ms. O'Neil's uses casual language to describe the mathematical model that are commonly used in our society. She describes how they came to be and why they were started. She then uses many examples to show their harm. She shows most of these models are not regulated and harms people. She was very though provoking. I never knew about many of the models she spoke of and how they harmed people. I feel on occasion she was over simplifying things, but for the most part she was right on. I recommend this book for anyone looking for a book to read about how these models are effecting our society.

I received this book free from Blogging from Book in exchange for my opinion.

Friday, August 12, 2016

New Prenatal Fiber and Probiotic Chew

           I recently tried Premama Prenatal Fiber and Probiotic Chew. The chews help to support healthy digestion. It also helps with your immune system. Each serving contains 2g of fiber, 20 calories, 4g of carbohydrates and 1 billion cfus of bacillius coagulans.

             The directions say take 1-4 chew a day. There are 28 chews in the box. I choose to take 2 a day. I found them on sale on Amazon for $15.19 a box. So taking two a day can add up in price.
           The flavor is vanilla caramel. I think the chews were delicious. They were a bit chewy though. So make sure you chew carefully so you don't choke.

           I did enjoy the taste, but am under certain if they had much of an effect on me. Its hard to tell things like improved immune system. If the claim is real than I would say the price would be worth it. I do get enough fiber in a day so would not need the chews for the reason. I also make my own kefir so believe I do get lots of probiotics. It would interesting for someone to take the chews on a long-term basis and report back if they notice any improvements with digestion or being healthier. I would recommend this chew only to women who are not getting any probiotics and not enough fiber.

I received this product free in exchange for my honest opinion.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Cute Good Children's Book

         I recently read "God Gave Us Thankful Hearts" by Lisa Tawn Bergren. I choose this book because it looked like an important topic I wanted by children to have reinforced. I felt this book was great. The illustrations are cute and detailed. They go along great with the story. My children would comment on what was occurring in the pictures. The story reinforce how we should be grateful for all the things in our life and not take things for granted or focus on the negative. I recommend this book for anyone with small children.

I received this book free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest opinions.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


         I recently read this book called Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky. I choose this book because I felt the topic interesting and wanted to learn more about women in the sciences. Also I have a young daughter. I want her expose to books like this so she can grow up knowing the many women who have been successful in the science field.

        One page will list the famous scientist. The page next to it will list what field in the sciences they were successful in. There is then a one page biography of each women. I found I learned about new fields in the sciences and heard many new names. It was so fascinating to read about how they started out and what made they did. I recommend this book to anyone interested in knowing more about women's accomplishments in the sciences .

I received this book free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my opinion.

Monday, July 25, 2016


                  I read Life on the Edge:  The Coming Age of Quantum Biology by Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili. The book is a deeply interesting subject. I choose to read it for that reason. I found some parts a bit harder to understand. I have a great interest in science, especially the end result of research and its implications, however I did find some parts of the book harder to understand. There are sections that are more technical in nature, but many sections are easy to understand as well.
                    The authors do a good job going through the research that is out there and explaining its implications to biology. They also mention things that are theory and those implications. I found so many ideas fascinating and was amazed how quantum physics relates to biology. I don't feel this book is for everyone though. As mentioned, some sections were harder to understand and I feel the authors made an assumption that their readers would have more of a science background. I do recommend the book to people who have a basic science background and are interested in the subject.

I received this book free from Blogging from Books in exchange for my opinion.

New Way to Understand

          I read the book The Mind of Terror:  A Former Muslim Sniper Explores What Motivates ISIS and Other Extremist Groups by Tass Saada. This book looks at what potentially motivates terrorist and what could be done to stop it. I found this book to be interesting and learned new ideas of what could motivate terrorist. 
          The book is interesting because the author himself was a former Muslim. He even worked for Arafat. He then became a Christian. I love hearing stories of people being called to Christ. This one was even more interesting because of all the evil going on today in the world. I often wonder how terrorist think and what drives them. I have read and listen to non-Muslims say why this is occurring many times. To hear a former Muslim who has worked for Arafat talk about was enlightening. 
           Mr. Saada does an excellent job of explaining the terrorist groups and what he feels are compelling them. He explains his own journey in life. He writes in a way that is easy to understand and keeps the reader interested. I feel more people should read Mr. Saada's book to understand what is going on in the world today when it comes to terror and what is driving people to commit it. 
           I do recommend his book to anyone that wants to better understand terrorism and those that commit it. 

           I received this book free from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for my opinion.