Book Buying Spree
source: Hung Thai
During a previous post, I mentioned that I went on a book buying spree back in June.
Since that time, I’ve read through many of the books I bought, and I’ve written up a two-second review of each volume I’ve gone through. I’ve also included links to Amazon in case you want to make a purchase, though a couple of the books are quite old or out-of-print and are only of interest to me.
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Why I bought it: Lots of good web reviews.
Quickie Review: Good book, but the print is smallish and in light blue and light brown. It wasn’t fun for my eyes.
Why I bought it: I love resin jewelry and there are not a lot of tutorials available on the internet.
Quickie Review: Good solid tutorials, not a lot of projects (which is just fine by me). I’m very happy with my purchase.
Why I bought it: I love the website this book is based on, and figured the book would be more in the same vein.
Quickie Review: Cute projects and easy techniques. A couple of the projects are starting to become slightly dated. Still, excellent book.
Why I bought it: I fell in love with the sample projects on the Amazon site.
Quickie Review: Lots of fun projects. This book did not disappoint!
Why I bought it: I have a thing for restaurant cookbooks.
Quickie Review: Good book, and I’m sure I will enjoy it for years to come. I just wish it had a couple more bean recipes.
Why I bought it: I almost didn’t buy this book because several Amazon reviews mentioned it was underspiced. However, who can resist 1000 recipes, all in color?
Quickie Review: I’m glad I went ahead with purchase. This is a book full of imaginative recipe ideas.
Why I bought it: I used to own this book, but I sold it because the recipes were too sophisticated for me. Since I’m a more adventurous cook now, I decided to try the book again.
Quickie Review: Good choice. Food combinations that used to seem to exotic for my taste, now are fine.
Why I bought it: I have a bunch of the other Moosewood books and I wanted to add on to my collection. Plus, I can never resist a cookbook with the word “simple” in its title.
Quickie Review: I haven’t made anything yet, but several recipes look very appealing.
Why I bought it: I have several of Robin Robertson’s vegetarian cookbooks so I thought I would try her vegan cookbook.
Quickie Review: Yes, I know the book is vegan, but there are still way too many tofu recipes for my taste.
Why I bought it: I have a brittle and brown version and I wanted a fresh and new copy.
Quickie Review: The content is exactly the same as in my old book, but with clean pages, so I’m happy.
Why I bought it: I once gave my copy away to a new cook, in a moment of generosity. I’ve regretted it ever since.
Quickie Review: Yay! My old favorite is back in its happy home.
Why I bought it: I saw this book in my local library and fell in love with it.
Quickie Review: Lots of very delicious, but easy, traditional Jewish recipes… a very homey book.
Personal Finance Books
Why I bought it: I borrowed this book from the library a zillion years ago, and have yet to find a simpler way to understand personal finance.
Quickie Review: I haven’t reread it yet, but I’m sure I will enjoy it now as much as I did before.
Why I bought it: I’m a frequent visitor to the Wise Bread site, so I figured I’d enjoy their book. Plus, it got great ratings.
Quickie Review: The print was difficult for me to read, and I like the site better. Not a bad book at all, just not as fabulous as I was hoping for.