Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Book Nook 6/12/18

My mother is addicted to coffee! Now, that she has the percolator, she wants to have the coffee that she used to drink when I was a kid. It was the only coffee that my dad would drink - Hills Bros. I searched every store in this area and no one has it! I finally did a search online ... they don't sell it in California, anymore! So, I told her I'd buy her one can online to see if it is as good as she remembers. If it is, I'll buy a case. In the mean time, she is stuck with Maxwell House.
Me ... I prefer tea.
Enjoy.

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Cozy Mystery

Barnabas Tew and The Case Of The Missing Scarab

Barnabas Tew is a private detective struggling to survive in his trade in Victorian London. Fearing that he is not as clever as he had hoped to be, he is plagued by a lack of confidence brought on in no small part by his failure to prevent the untimely deaths of several of his clients. 

Matters only get worse when Anubis, the Egyptian God of the Dead, is referred to Barnabas by a former client (who perished in a terribly unfortunate incident which was almost certainly not Barnabas’ fault). Anubis sends for Barnabas (in a most uncivilized manner) and tells him that the scarab beetle in charge of rolling the sun across the sky every day has been kidnapped, and perhaps dismembered entirely. 

The Land of the Dead is in chaos, which will soon spill over into the Land of the Living if Barnabas – together with his trusty assistant, Wilfred – cannot set matters to right. Pulled from his predictable (if unremarkable) life in Marylebone, Barnabas must match his wits against the capricious and dangerous Egyptian gods in order to unravel the mystery of the missing beetle and thereby save the world.

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Cookbook

Picnic: A Picnic Cookbook with Delicious Picnic Ideas

In this book we focus on meals for Picnics. Picnic is a complete set of simple but very unique Picnic recipes. You will find that even though the recipes are simple, the tastes are quite amazing.

So will you join us in an adventure of simple cooking?

Here is a Preview of the Picnic Recipes You Will Learn:

  • Cranberry Muffins
  • Blueberry Muffins
  • Honey Spelt Bread
  • Beef Broiled Sandwich
  • Tandoori Apple Asiago Sandwich
  • Crab Salad Sandwich
  • Windy City Chicago Hot Dogs
  • American Picnic Hot Dogs
  • The Simplest Hot Dogs
  • Louisiana Creole Fries
  • Easy Aztec Style Fries
  • Indian Style Curry Cumin Fries
  • Mexican Style Coleslaw
  • Coleslaw Crossroads
  • San Antonio Coleslaw
  • Buttermilk Paprika Fried Chicken
  • 6-Ingredient Fried Chicken
  • Indian Style Fried Chicken
  • Mesa Macaroni Salad
  • Maque Choux (Native American Style Corn Salad)
  • Ceviche Guatemala Style
  • Grilled Mozzarella Burger
  • Chili Romano Burgers
  • Grilled Cottage Sandwich
  • Much, much more!

Again remember these recipes are unique so be ready to try some new things. Also remember that the style of cooking used in this cookbook is effortless. So even though the recipes will be unique and great tasting, creating them will take minimal effort!

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Hobbies

853 Hard To Believe Facts: Better Explained, Counterintuitive and Fun Trivia from the Creator of RaiseYourBrain.com 

This book is full of fun and verified facts, presented in an accessible manner that I hope will provide you with hours of entertainment. My objective has been to provide you with a lifetime supply of icebreakers and points of discussion. Amaze your friends and family by telling them that pistachios can combust spontaneously or that the holes in pen caps are there to save people from choking to death!

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Tarot: A Beginners Guide to Learning the Meaning and Secrets of Tarot Cards

Inside this powerful guide, Janet Ritchie explains how the ancient art of cartomancy (card reading) has evolved over the centuries. Along the way, this practice was influenced by European, Hebrew, and Egyptian mysticism. Today, people across the world enjoy reading the future with these vibrant and fascinating tools.

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Come, read to me some poem,
Some simple and heartfelt lay,
That shall soothe this restless feeling,
And banish the thoughts of day. 

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow