I know that it’s been a while since I’ve been getting my book reviews done, but I’m back in action now! Check out this brand new blog post with some brand new books that I’ve been checking out this month. Scroll to the bottom of the post to entire to win the entire collection!
October 2020 Book Reviews
Book Description: If you’ve heard of the plastic-free lifestyle, but think you don’t have time for it in your busy life, prepare to be delightfully wrong. Say Goodbye to Plastic shows you how, whether you’re seeking to knock plastic out of your life or just try out a few novel eco-hacks in your kitchen, bathroom, office or dining room. Plastic pollution activist and entrepreneur Sandra Ann Harris invites us to say goodbye to plastic, room by room. Opportunities abound to simplify our lives by re-thinking our wasteful habits–we just need to learn to recognize them.
Merissa’s Thoughts – If you are brand new to the world of being “plastic-free” this is a great book to start with. The book offers ideas on why you should try to reduce plastic consumption and doesn’t have any overly complicated suggestions. I would have liked a few more ideas on how to simply live without certain things versus buying something that is plastic-free to replace a plastic item, but overall I felt like the book offered a good place to start.
Book Description: This book provides the basis of prevention, identification, and long-term management of survivable medical conditions and can be performed with minimal training. It helps you identify sources of materials you will need and should stock-pile, it discusses storage issues, and directs you to sources for more complex procedures that require advanced concepts of field-expedient techniques used by trained medical persons such as surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, or midwives and obstetricians.
Merissa’s Thoughts – We’ve been consciously working on preparedness in our home lately and one of the things we’ve talked a lot about is the subject of being prepared in case of a medical issue. If we are unable to get medical help, what we will do? I’ve read quite a few “prepper” books on a variety of topics but I felt like The Prepper’s Medical Handbook was the most in-depth. I appreciate that it’s written by an actual MD and not just an “expert” on the topic. I have a feeling this book is going to be a staple in our collection for a long time.
Book Description: Fresh vegetables and fruit, meat, dairy, wild game and foraged produce all take center stage in The Catskills Farm to Table Cookbook–because that is what eating in the Catskills is all about! Farms and restaurants emphasizing the use of local foods and produce are also highlighted, creating a guide to the farm to table movement in the region. Knowing what goes into the food on your plate is not just a trend–it’s an understanding of the processes, the time, the individuals, the community, and the lifestyle behind it all. With its down-to-earth recipes and full-color images, let The Catskills Farm to Table Cookbook be your essential guide.
Merissa’s Thoughts: I rarely like the majority of recipes that I find in a cookbook. Maybe a handful, but not the majority. It was not so with this wonderful cookbook! I always look for a cookbook to have easy to find, fresh ingredients, and not too many in a recipe. This cookbook fits all of my demands. Our family is going to be making a lot from this book in the near future.
Book Description: This essential guide opens with a brief background to the art of wood burning, a list of tools and how to use them, basic techniques that can be used over and over again, and even what to burn and how to be safe doing it. You will also find a detailed explanation of the process from start to finish, with patterns, techniques for lettering and adding color, as well as dozens of projects ready for gifting, including picture frames, cutting boards, coasters, cards, wooden spoons, and jewelry.
Merissa’s Thoughts – I find the art of wood-burning fascinating so I had to check out this book. I’m glad that the book started with some chapters on techniques and what you need because I’m a total beginner! From there, the book moves into fun projects…some simple and some not so, to give you ideas and inspiration on what to create.
Want to win these books? I’m giving away a copy of
- Say Goodbye to Plastic
- The Prepper’s Medical Handbook
- The Catskills Farm to Table Cookbook
- The Wood Burn Book
to one winner! Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below to be entered to win all of these books to add to your personal collection. Good luck!
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Have you read any of these books? Which one do you think interests you?