Book Reviews – Katy Lifestyles & Homes magazine http://katylifestylesandhomes.com Katy Texas Lifestyles & Homes magazine Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:14:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.12 Book Reviews November 2017 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-november-2017/ Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:26:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23911 CHRISTMAS AT CARNTON Christmas at Carnton,by Tamera Alexander, is a novel set amid war and the fading dream of the Confederacy. A wounded soldier and a destitute widow discover the true meaning of Christmas — and sacrificial love. Aletta Prescott struggles to hold life together for herself and her 6-year-old son. A chance meeting with […]

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Book Reviews October 2017 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-october-2017/ Sun, 01 Oct 2017 08:26:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23570 THE POWER OF EIGHT Discover how to tap into your extraordinary human capacity for connection and healing, using astonishing new findings about the miraculous power of group intention and its boomerang effect, in The Power of Eight. In her new book, Lynne McTaggart, a bestselling author and expert on the science of spirituality, reveals her […]

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Book Reviews September 2017 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-september-2017/ Fri, 01 Sep 2017 08:26:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23777 THE GRUMPY GARDENER Gardeners from across the country have turned to Southern Living Senior Garden Editor Steven Bender, “The Grumpy Gardener,” for his keen knowledge and gardening know-how with equal doses sarcasm and sidesplitting humor for nearly 35 years. Finally, his collected wit and wisdom can be found in The Grumpy Gardener: An A to […]

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Book Reviews August 2017 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-august-2017/ Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:26:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23454 MILLER’S ANTIQUES HANDBOOK & PRICE GUIDE Miller’s Antiques Handbook & Price Guide remains the essential and trusted guide to the antiques market. It has earned the reputation of being the book no dealer, collector or auctioneer should be without. Compiled by Judith Miller, world-renowned antiques expert and co-founder of the book, its comprehensive sections cover […]

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Book Reviews July 2017 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-july-2017/ Sat, 01 Jul 2017 08:26:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23224 THE LOW-FODMAP SOLUTION FODMAPs – Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols – are all carbohydrates that are poorly digested in the intestine, which in turn causes IBS. In The Low-FODMOP Solution, Cinzia Cuneo provides a diet plan that’s low in FODMAPs. The book presents the theory and provides the understanding of why the diet works […]

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Book Reviews June 2017 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-june-2017/ Thu, 01 Jun 2017 08:26:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23082 THE COMMUNITY GARDENING HANDBOOK Community gardens are “cropping” up all over, allowing neighbors to work together, grow together, and reap the delicious rewards of their labor together. As more people become interested in grow­ing their own food, community-gardening is exploding in popularity, as city and suburban dwellers try out their green thumbs. The Community Gardening […]

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Book Reviews May 2017 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-may-2017/ Mon, 01 May 2017 08:26:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=22897 WILL IT SKILLET? Discover a new world of cast-iron cooking. From Dan Shumski, Will It Skillet? serves up 53 surprising, delicious, and ingenious recipes for the cast-iron skillet. Savor the simplicity of Toast with Olive Oil and Tomato, because you just can’t achieve that perfect oil-toasted crust in a toaster. For Homemade Corn Tortillas, no […]

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Book Reviews April 2017 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-april-2017/ Sat, 01 Apr 2017 08:26:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=22713 BECOMING A PEACEFUL MOM Peaceful mom. It hardly seems that the words could go together. Yet the peace you crave can be yours in every season of raising children. Whether you have teenagers or toddlers, being a mom is a daunting and amazing responsibility. In Becoming A Peaceful Mom: Through Every Season of Raising Your […]

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Book Reviews March 2017 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-march-2017/ Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:26:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=22536 MY LIFE IN DESIGN Few individuals in the last century have had such a wide-reaching influence on the way we live our lives than Sir Terence Conran – from how we decorate our homes to our passion for eating out. Now in his 80s and still designing beautiful homeware and opening buzzy, welcoming restaurants, he […]

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Book Reviews February 2017 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-february-2017/ Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:26:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=22387 A RAINBOW OF SMOOTHIE BOWLS A Rainbow of Smoothie Bowls, by Leigh Weingus, is a cookbook that features more than 100 amazing creations and 40+ gorgeous, full-color photos. Page by page, this book serves up flavorful treats that are as nutritious as they are beautiful. In just a few simple steps, you’ll combine colorful fruits, […]

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Book Reviews January 2017 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-january-2017/ Sun, 01 Jan 2017 09:26:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=22341 THE FASHION OF FILM The Fashion of Film, by fashion historian Amber Butchart, takes a journey through the last 100 years of cinema style and its influence on the catwalks. With beautiful imagery and thoroughly researched text, she looks at how our most iconic movies have transformed the world of fashion. From Karl Lagerfeld, who […]

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Book Reviews December 2016 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-december-2016/ Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:05:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=22047 GET CROSS FOR THE HOLIDAYS Keeping calm for the holidays just got a little easier with the release of The New York Times Keep Merry and Crossword On. St. Martin’s Press, home to the classic New York Times Crosswords and Sudoku collections, doesn’t disappoint its dedicated followers. For the last 16 years, St. Martin’s has […]

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Book Reviews November 2016 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-november-2016/ Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:05:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=21912 WINE IN TIME In her new book, The 24-Hour Wine Expert, Jancis Robinson makes it possible to learn the really important details about wine in a single day. In this pithy, approachable, comprehensive guide, Robinson shares her expertise with authority and wit, tackling questions such as how to select the right bottle at retail, what […]

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Book Reviews October 2016 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-october-2016/ Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00:05:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=21689 GET PUMPED Shoes have the power both to fascinate men and women and to crystallize a moment in fashion. In Vogue: The Shoe by Harriet Quick, with a foreword by Alexandra Shulman, editor-in-chief of British Vogue, Quick has curated more than 300 fabulous images from a century of British Vogue along with incisive commentary. Photos […]

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Book Reviews September 2016 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-september-2016/ Fri, 02 Sep 2016 00:05:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=21540   MASTERING MINIATURES The Little Book of Bonsai will make you an instant expert in the art of growing miniatures. It is packed with myth-busting surprises, the first of which is that growing bonsai isn’t really as hard as you might think. Malcolm and Kathy Hughes break down the subject into the clear sections: Getting […]

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Book Reviews August 2016 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-august-2016/ Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:05:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=21403 FEEL GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY Robert Flatt,a Houston-based photographer and Rice University professor, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1999 and left his corporate oil and gas career to enroll in photography classes at Rice to pursue his passion. His love of photography served to heal him spiritually after his Parkinson’s diagnosis, and now his extraordinary wildlife […]

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Book Reviews July 2016 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-july-2016/ Sat, 02 Jul 2016 00:05:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=21273 HIVE YOU HEARD? What makes bees such perfect pollinators? How can we adapt outdoor spaces to feed and attract the widest variety of bees? How can we ensure a healthy future for the bees and save them from decline? The Bee Book answers these questions and more, providing readers with step-by-step instructions on how to […]

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Book Reviews June 2016 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-june-2016/ Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:05:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=21085 New releases with something for everyone

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Book Reviews May 2016 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-may-2016/ Mon, 02 May 2016 00:05:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=20947 New releases with something for everyone

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Book Reviews April 2016 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-april-2016/ Sat, 02 Apr 2016 01:05:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=20721 New releases with something for everyone

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Book Reviews March 2016 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-march-2016/ Wed, 02 Mar 2016 02:05:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=20500 New releases with something for everyone

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Book Reviews February 2016 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-february-2016/ Tue, 02 Feb 2016 02:05:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=20376 New releases with something for everyone

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Book Reviews January 2016 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-january-2016/ Sat, 02 Jan 2016 02:05:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=20134 New releases with something for everyone

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Book Reviews Dec 2015 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/book-reviews-dec-2015/ Wed, 02 Dec 2015 02:05:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=19790 CROSSWORDS FOR CHRISTMAS
The release of The New York Times ‘Tis the Season Crosswords means that it’s time for cocoa, Christmas trees and winter holidays. St. Martin’s Press ...

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Books Reviews November 2015 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/books-reviews-november-2015/ Mon, 02 Nov 2015 02:05:30 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=19593   THE PIT STOP Plants from Pits by Holly Farrell shows you how to grow a range of fruit and vegetables from pits that you might otherwise toss into the trash. Farrell offers guidance to growing more than 30 plants in all, both indoors and out, with minimum equipment and experience. This guide covers topics […]

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Holiday Gift Guide, Nov 2015 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/holiday-gift-guide-nov-2015/ Mon, 02 Nov 2015 01:33:39 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=19637 Holiday gift ideas!

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