Monday, February 28, 2011

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned (budgeting)


REVIEWED BY: Marguerite Zelle

MY RECOMMENDATION: YES

AMAZON SUBSCRIPTION LINK: A Penny Saved is A Penny Earned, by Tabitha Philen

WEB ADDRESS: http://www.pennysaved-pennyearned.com/blog/

BLOG DESCRIPTION: Finding a balance between family, time, and budget is possible with Penny's helpful tips on living a frugal life. Menus, recipes, coupons, savings strategies, freebies, kids activities and so much more are published daily.

MY REVIEW: More than ever, it's important to live frugally. Who knows what the status of our economy is going to be two years from now? Living frugally isn't the same as living "on the cheap" - it just means getting the most out of every dollar you spend.

This blog will allow you to do so. If you're a coupon clipper this blog will tell you of great coupon deals. There's also tips on how to build stuff, recipes, and so on.

Check it out.

Sample post:
Franc’s third birthday came up on me fast and I was too lazy to clean. So, I wanted to find a place he loved but not spend a fortune. Plus, he wanted a Disney CARS party. Hmmm… I started thinking about cars which brought me to drive through which took me to Chick-fil-a.

I called to check things out with the manager. Did you know that you can have a small party at Chick-fil-a for no charge?

YES!

For the invitations, I made them myself using the computer, cardstock and some leftover foamie pieces for a 3-D effect. I found a piece of clip art of a road through the desert and another piece of clip art of Lightening McQueen. I sized McQueen to fit the road and cut him out, attaching him to a piece of foamie and then onto the main invitation. It looked like he was driving off the paper. We invited five children and grandparents.

Cost for invitations: Postage only!

I purchased a table cover, red napkins (July 4th clearance), dessert plates, and goody bags (inserted M&Ms, CARS gummies, party blowers that are a must-have for my kids at any party, party bubbles which were leftover from last year, and a sheet of CARS stickers sold 4 sheets to a pack). I also grabbed up a package of mylar balloons in the CARS theme and a helium tank that I used for all three children’s birthday parties. (We do this once a year and save tons by inflating our own helium balloons!) For the balloon holder (and centerpiece), I cut out the CARS shapes from the gummy box and glued it to a navy blue bag. Then, I used the bag as storage for the goody bags and stuffed the top with some red tissue paper.

Total cost for decorations and goody bags including 1/3 the cost of the helium tank: $29.05For the cake, I made my own pull-apart cupcakes. Franc got to help make them and finished up the decorating with sprinkles. Then, for the other food, we purchased one kid’s meal for each child. (I had coupons for two free kid’s meals.)

Total cost for food including cupcakes: $28.99

We had the party on a weeknight and showed up 30 minutes before party time to pull some tables together and decorate. When the first guest arrived, we ordered the kid’s meals. The children had a blast and when it came time to sing “Happy Birthday”, everyone in the restaurant joined in. It was so sweet and so easy! And, cleanup was a breeze! Just wrap everything up in the table cover and toss!

Total price for this FABULOUS party: $58.04!!!
Total headache: NONE!

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

OT: Whose Body, the Annotated Edition

Are any of my faithful readers mystery buffs? And if you're a mystery buff, are you a fan of the Golden Age of mysteries - Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, and so on?

If so, you might like to purchase my first annotated book, Dorothy Sayers Whose Body?

It's published on the Kindle and costs only 99 cents, yet you get two books for the price of one. First, you get the annotated Whose Body, which explains every single reference or Britishism (not to mention French-isms and Latin-isms!) and once you've finished reading it, you can read it again, this time just as a straight novel.

The annotations are bolded just below the sentence its annotating, so if you're not interestedi in that particular definition, you can just skim over it and continue reading.

The annotations are a lot of fun, and very education. If you want to know what was really going on in 1923 England, check it out!

Go to Amazon, Kindle Books, Whose Body annotated. (Or if you just search on Whose Body, you'll find the book listed sixth or so on the page.) It's called Whose Body: The Annotated Edition, by Mysterious Annotations (i.e. me!)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Free Book Reviews (book reviews and interviews)


REVIEWED BY: Marguerite Zelle

MY RECOMMENDATION: YES

AMAZON SUBSCRIPTION LINK: Free Book Reviews, by Albert Robbins III

WEB ADDRESS: http://freebookreviews.blogspot.com/

BLOG DESCRIPTION: We write real synopsis and reviews of Amazon and Smashwords Indie Authors.

Simply send arobbins78 at gmail dot com an email with a description of your book and a place that I can find it. I will read that book and post my thoughts on what I thought of it. Do not be surprised if the book review takes a while to be posted. To become a reviewer for this blog simply send an email to arobbins78 at gmail dot com with your name, email and genre you like to read.
Author Interviews:
Email arobbins78 at gmail dot com with your name and email address and an interview form will be emailed to you.
Reviews:
Reviews are posted here, on Facebook, Amazon, Smashwords, Hubpages and Twitter. Also all posts are automagically added to yousaytoo and Zimbio.
*****Disclaimers*****
All reviews are the sole opinion of the Author of such review. All book prices are current as of publication of each review or blog post and may change at any time without notice.
Current Contests:
For the month of March (to celebrate ebook week) I will give one free ebook per week to followers of this Blog

MY REVIEW: This is one of those blogs that is more pleasant to read on the Kindle than on the web. There's lots of extraneous stuff on the webpage itself that causes it to take a while to load.

The reviews cover the gamut of genres. The reviews themselves are very brief, only a couple of paragraphs, but they give an idea of what the book is about, which is what a review is supposed to do, anyway. The real gems in this blog are the interviews with the authors.

Recommended.

Sample post
Death Has A Name
Synopsis:

Together with Detective Phil Dawson, Brodie Wade -- a psychic detective -- must summon all of his will to go head-to-head with a spiritual force known as The Truth to solve the latest string of gruesome murders. It appears that Dominick Fredrickton -- the Midnight Killer -- has returned from the grave. Can they stop Death before he is unleashed from eternal bonds?

Review:
Normally I'm not into paranormal or anything like that but I wanted to give this book a try. I read it in two days (which for me is very quick) and loved it. The way Brody struggles with his 'gift' is portrayed very real and I could really feel for the guy. The book has a nice plot as well. Maybe I must open more for this kind of books.

Where to find it:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/34088?ref=rjpalmer

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Two Minute Conservative (Political)


REVIEWED BY: Marguerite Zelle

MY RECOMMENDATION: YES

AMAZON SUBSCRIPTION LINK: Two Minute Conservative, by Adrian Vance

WEB ADDRESS: http://adrianvance.blogspot.com/

BLOG DESCRIPTION: Conservative ideas, thinking, science and humor for radio and TV hosts, opinion page editors and you. Arm yourself with powerful concepts, phrases and gags that disarm, dismember and disembowel those who would destroy America for all with their good intentions and goofy thinking. Liberals are people who have to think they are smarter because they know they are not. We can help them with clear visions of the way it ought to be.

MY REVIEW: Since I'm a conservative - mostly - I enjoyed this blog a lot, as the author sets the issues out clearly and in-depth. (As example the blog entry on California below. Part time teachers given full time pension benefits? Prison guards able to retire at age 50 with 6 figure pensions? (Well, one hopes its after they started work at 20 and put in 30 full years....)

Anyway, if you want to really know what's going on in the world today, check out this blog. The author posts daily.

Here's his bio from the blog:
Trained as a science teacher, writer, producer and broadcaster, 325 non-theatrical film credits, 100 magazine feature and column credits, 10 books, many radio shows, inventor, US Patent 7,855,061

Sample post:
The Wrath of Grapes
With apologies to John Steinbeck and Henry Fonda, who was a neighbor in my Bel Air days, the time has come when California looks like the famous movie running backwards and all the credit goes to our again Governor Moonbeam Brown.

God, fate or the fickle finger thereof, have put Mr. Brown smack-dab back at the scene of his crime of inventing the public employee unions that now have the state, county and municipalities indebted to them for $500 billion. Yes, half a trillion Dollars of unfunded pension liabilities to insure prison guards retire at age 50 with six figure pensions and all the way to the DMV. Part time teachers are given full pension credit for their service and the benefits just keep going. All on public employee union contracts, some really bizarre.

The city of Berkeley Council is voting on a $20,000 benefit for sex change surgery into the city paid-for health plan for its municipal employees. San Francisco has had this for 20 years. Berkeley is well off as it collects taxes from University of California employees including property taxes from the 18,000 well-paid UC employees. Most other California municipalities and counties are wrestling with bankruptcy. We are approaching an “event horizon” of fiscal black holes for 58 counties and hundreds of municipalities. Visalia has fallen and it is only a matter of time for the rest.

At a recent press conference Mr. Brown was asked about pension reform. He directed reporters to his website. When they examined it they could not find one word on the issue! Yes, “Governor Moonbeam is back!”

Governor Brown’s education funding plan ignores the California State Teachers Retirement System which has doubled its pension liability due to the downturn and mismanagement. Taxpayers are on the hook to make up the guaranteed difference negotiated by the unions but, the bankruptcy solution is on the table.

A more serious form of public employee rebellion is now seen in police departments withdrawing services. The Fremont, California police department no longer answers calls unless you have a name or badge number to give to the RoboCop automated answering officer.

In a state famous for viticulture we can say we are living the wrath of grapes.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Got A Ukelele (music, arts and entertainment)


REVIEWED BY: Marguerite Zelle

MY RECOMMENDATION: YES

AMAZON SUBSCRIPTION LINK: BLOG NAME HERE, by Barry Maz

WEB ADDRESS: http://gotaukulele.blogspot.com/

BLOG DESCRIPTION: A blog about the humble ukulele, aimed at the beginner or those thinking of purchasing a uke. I aim to provide beginners tips, reviews of instruments and accessories, plus the odd funny song along the way. The ukulele is the happy instrument, so read the blog, pick up your uke and smile!

MY REVIEW: Some instruments are sad ones - harmonicas are great for the blues. Some instruments are happy ones - that's the ukulele. If you want to be happy, or to be able to cheer yourself up, learn to play a uke!

This is a fun blog - you learn not only about how to play a uke, but also the history of the instrument and some of its greatest players.

Check it out.

Sample post:
For my next instalment of Ukulele Heroes, we look at the mighty Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, more commonly known as "IZ". A giant of a man, with the voice of an angel.

Israel was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1959 and raised in the community of Kaimuki. Being brought up in a traditional Hawaiian family, Israel started playing music with his brother at the age of 11, taking his influences from Hawaiian music stars.

His local musical career started when he founded the band "Makaha Sons Of Ni'ihau" in 1976, and recording their first album No Kristo, and a further string of four albums. The group quickly became the most popular traditional group in Hawaii, and the last recording Israel made with the group, 1991's Ho'oluana remains their biggest selling CD.

In 1990, his first solo album Ka'ano'i won a string of awards, but it was his 1993 album, Facing Future that brought him to worldwide acclaim with his rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What a Wonderful World, reaching 25 in the US Billboard chart and becoming the first ever album from Hawaii to go platinum.

Israel did however suffer in much of his life with a weight problem and was hospitalised on several occasions for weight related problems. He died aged 38 in 1997 of weight related respiratory problems. On the day of his funeral, the Hawaiian state flag flew at half mast, and his coffin lay in state at the Capital Building in Honolulu.

Since his death, his music, most commonly his rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World has been promoted countless times, on TV, in adverts, and in the films Meet Joe Black and Finding Forrester. It entered the UK singles chart where it spent 10 weeks in the top 100, and recently went to number one in Germany.

IZ is now credited as being one of the major contributors to this decades resurgence in ukulele popularity and many Hawaiians consider him their standard bearer.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Vintage Cookbooks and Crafts (arts, lifestyle)


REVIEWED BY: Marguerite Zelle

MY RECOMMENDATION: YES

AMAZON SUBSCRIPTION LINK: Vintage Cookbooks and Crafts , by Amy Alessio

WEB ADDRESS: http://vintagecookbooks.blogspot.com/

BLOG DESCRIPTION: Travel back through the 1940's - 1980's with vintage recipes, retro crafts and more as this rabid collector unleashes her cookbooks and patterns on the unsuspecting public.

MY REVIEW: I really enjoyed this blog. I'm in to vintage crafts, and it's fun to read recipes from vintage cookbooks when you could get real cooking and not have to worry about the modern day obsession with "healthy" foods. It's all healthy, just eat in moderation!

Anyway, the blog posts practically every day, which is always good, and there's cover photos of the cookbooks, as well as crafts photos, and recipes.

Highly recommended.

Sample post:
Happy Valentine's Day: Oatmeal Lace Cookies
This is my favorite Valentine's Day gift from my husband from a few years' back. He tracked this volume of the Southern Heritage Southern Living series down. That wasn't easy - this seems to be the most popular volume of a popular series. In it are many cookie recipes I've done easily and successfully.

This is from the "Good - And Good For You" chapter. I don't know about that, but I love Oatmeal Cookies.

Oatmeal Lace Cookies (because they end up looking kind of lacy).

Oatmeal Lace Cookies
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons butter or margarine, melted
1 1/2 cups regular oats, uncooked
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Gradually add sugar to egg in a medium mixing bowl, beating well. Add melted butter, mixing well. Combine oats, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg: add to egg mixture, beating well. Stir in vanilla.
Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350F for 6 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks. Yield: about 4 dozen.


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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Retro Review: Talking Films


REVIEWED BY: Ms. Cairo

MY RECOMMENDATION: YES

AMAZON SUBSCRIPTION PAGE: Talking Films

WEB ADDRESS: www.talkingfilms.net

BLOG'S DESCRIPTION: The site talks about movies from all across the world.

MY REVIEW: The author is an Indian, Prem Shashi. His writing reflects the fact that English is not his first language. It’s very, very good…very verbose, and with just occasionally the incorrect – but closely matching – word. Occasionally some missing punctuation – but nothing too distracting.

For example:

Enda Walsh is critically known for his work on the film Hunger. He is right now in line to write a screenplay based on the life of Nazi extermination camp commander Franz Stangl, according to the Australian Press.

Stangl was a senior assault leader for Hitler’s SS and a commander of two Nazi extermination camps who was infamous for his quick rise to power, ruthless leadership and consequent alcoholism.
(And just to be clear – “Enda Walsh is critically known for his work on the film Hunger,” would be better as “Enda Walk is known for his work on the critically successful film Hunger,” (critically in this context meaning “the critics”).

And “and consequent alcoholism” – I’m pretty sure he means “subsequent alcoholism.”

Nevertheless, this slight problem with the language is a minor detail. The author is clearly very knowledgeable on films and shares lots of good info. The actual site, http://www.talkingfilms.net., also includes videos of trailers, but if you don’t have time to check the site daily, having the info delivered to you on Kindle makes sense.
 

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mmmlingerie (chocolate and lingerie)


REVIEWED BY: Marguerite Zelle

MY RECOMMENDATION: YES

AMAZON SUBSCRIPTION LINK: N/A

WEB ADDRESS: http://www.mmmlingerie.com/

BLOG DESCRIPTION: Mmm...Lingerie is a blog written by two bloggers. Our goal is to make the world a little bit more delicous and refined — one bite at a time...

Oden: a man known to enjoy his single malt whisky, chocolates, and how to best get women out of their uncomfortable lingerie. For fun he sky dives, and
points out how childish Primadonna is! :>

Primadonna: has a taste for the finer things in life. Traveling, chocolates, lingerie and Swedish summers. She doesn't like jumping out of perfectly working airplanes, BUT she thinks that "It's raining men" is a good song =)

MY REVIEW: It seems only fitting that I'm reviewing this blog just in time for Valentine's Day. Men and women alike will love this blog, with its tasteful entries on lingerie for ladies, and its tasty entries on chocolate!

It's a very European blog - indeed the two bloggers are both Swedish, I believe, and English is not their first language, although really you can barely tell that.

I think both men and women will enjoy this blog.

Sample post:
UK Celebrity Bras Against Cancer
Triumph has shown great character and compassion by donating bras for this event.

40 celebrities and designers have been keeping busy customizing bras in aid of a breast cancer charity. Joanna Lumley, Helen Lederer and Claudia Winkleman are among the chosen.

One of the items donated by milliner Nerida Fraiman is estimated to be worth more than £1,000. It is hand-stitched with individual peacock feathers and has a diamant√© jewel globe in the centre.

The lingerie collection will go on show at a charity event at "The Comedy Store" in London on Monday 21 February. The auction runs from the 13th to the 27th here: http://www.jcclondon.org.uk/our-events/arts-culture/big-bra-auction
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Retro Review: The Hermitage


REVIEWED BY: Ms Cairo

MY RECOMMENDATION: YES

AMAZON SUBSCRIPTION PAGE: The Hermitage

WEB ADDRESS: www.hermitblog.com

BLOG DESCRIPTION: This website chronicles the building of my home, The Hermitage. There’s tons of information here, including:
•resources for those who are interested in building their own homes.
•weather at The Hermitage and surrounding area
•lots of photos
•my milestones in construction of this wonderful place
•and the day by day ramblings in my blog.

MY REVIEW: The Hermit lives completely off the grid – his home is solar powered, and the resources include solar powered ones. (Once the concrete slab for his home was poured, all electricity to power tools has been generated by the sun). For anyone interested in solar power or alternative energy and how it can apply to your lives, you’ll enjoy this blog.

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RetroReview: Tales of an Amputee Mommy


REVIEWED BY: Ms. Cairo

OUR RECOMMENDATION: YES

AMAZON SUBSCRIPTION PAGE: Tales of an Amputee Mommy

WEB ADDRESS: amputeemommy.blogspot.com

BLOG'S DESCRIPTION: I am a 35 year old below the knee amputee. I am also the Mommy to an extremely active 3 year old little boy. I have learned volumes since my amputation five years ago. Being a parent with a disability can be isolating for both parent and child. I am hoping to share my experiences through humor so that other disabled parents know that they are not alone.

OUR REVIEW: Tales of an Amputee Mommy is a very good blog, and an inspirational one as well. Its author, Peggy, is 35 years old. Eight years ago, she was involved in an accident that crushed her left foot. After a year or so of constant and excruciating pain, she decided to have her foot amputated. She is now fitted with a prosthetic device, and she and her husband have a three year old son.

Here’s some info from her website about the trauma of amputation:
I don't want to simplify the work necessary to recover emotionally from an amputation. It was not an easy journey. My surgeon recognized the depression and body issues and set up counseling sessions with a specialist in the field. Unfortunately, the insurance company denied the request stating that the amputation was "elective" and that I, therefore, shouldn't have emotional issues.

I was forced to maneuver through the transformation without expert guidance. I struggled with my identity as an amputee, and as an amputee woman. It took years before I could look in a full length mirror and not tear up. Although I believe I have worked through the pain and the issues, I still have bouts of "the amputation blues."

Peggy speaks of her life with a prosthetic leg, of her joy in taking care of her son, and the joy she and her husband have together, and the joy of family. Her stories will warm your heart every day (much more so than a “joke a day” would ever do.)

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Retro Review: The Comics Curmudgeon


REVIEWED BY: Ms. Cairo

MY RECOMMENDATION: YES

AMAZON SUBSCRIPTION LINK: The Comics Curmudgeon

WEB ADDRESS: http://joshreads.com/

BLOG DESCRIPTION: Do like the comics? Do you like making fun of the comics? Of course you do! Read the Comics Curmudgeon for all this and more.

MY REVIEW: I heartily recommend The Comics Curmudgeon, if you like to read the daily comics (for whatever reason. I read some of them because they’re so bad they’re good, for example, and that seems to be the reason the Comics Curmudgeon reads them, as well.

Rather than the Comics Cavern, which is – I guess – focused on independent comic books, The Comics Curmudgeon is strictly concentrated with the newspaper comic strip page (strips that you can read online at such locations as http://news.yahoo.com/comics

(My own favorites (favorites because they are good, not because they are "so bad they are good!") are Brewster Rockit and Rip Haywire. I wish my own strip, The Lady and the Tiger (about a woman pilot), was represented. Well…perhaps one day.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Retro Review: Gun Nuts Media

Apologies for the dearth of new posts recently, faithful readers. Here's a retro review, the very first "Yes" verdict I ever gave. Tomorrow - new reviews!


REVIEWED BY: Ms. Cairo

MY RECOMMENDATION: YES

AMAZON SUBSCRIPTION PAGE: Gun Nuts Media

WEB ADDRESS:  www.gunnuts.net

BLOG DESCRIPTION: Gun Nuts Media is one of the premier online sources for information on the shooting sports, new guns, gear, events. We also provide up to date coverage of political issues surrounding the right to keep and bear arms.

MY REVIEW: Gun Nuts Media is a blog that is newly available for subscription by Kindle, but has been around on the web since 2006 (at http://gunnuts.net). It’s found in the Sports section (where I found it) and also in News, Politics and Opinion.

The blog is for gun enthusiasts who like to target shoot, in various events, and secondarily about protecting people’s rights to bear arms. They also have a radio program.

The blog entries talk about everything gun related, from the laws about gun ownership to the individuals involved in the sport.

PERSONAL NOTE: I would love to take up target shooting as a hobby... if only ammunition weren’t so expensive! In any event, for those are in to target shooting and collecting guns and so on, this is an excellent blog.

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  • FBI purchases AR-15s in .40 S&W (Smith & Wesson). From my buddy at the Firearm Blog; apparently the FBI has decided that hey, pistol caliber carbines are kind of a neat idea.  According to the procurement document, the FBI wants these carbines for training and as option to the 5.56 AR15 rifles that they currently issue.  The caliber makes sense as well, as the FBI’s standard issue firearms for Special Agents is usually a Glock 22 in .40 S&W.  The FBI document actually mentions “easily sourced ammo” as a reason for going with the .40 S&W AR...
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