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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

God Gave Us Angels

My children grew up with me reading books to them on a daily basis.  Now that I am a Memaw to four lovely little ones I love to read to them just as much as I did to my children.  I try to read with them as much as possible.  I hope to impart to them how important reading is not only for enjoyment and knowledge but just for the love of reading!  So when I saw this children's book I thought it would be a great book to review.  

I had not heard of the book, God Gave Us Angels by Lisa Tawn Bergen, but when I saw the cover I immediately wanted to pick this book.  I loved the adorable artwork on the cover of the big polar bear and the little polar bear with the polar bear angel in the background.  The very touching message in the book- God Gave Us Angels is only made better by the lovely illustrations!  

I had the pleasure of reading the book to my 23 month old grand-daugher and my 6 year old grandson this afternoon.  The little one sat on my lap and the other right by my side and were very still for the entire story.  They looked at the pictures and were eager for me to read the next page.  

The loving message about angels always being with us was very nice to share with my little grand children.  I loved that the book gave many reminders about what angels are and are not. Both of the children loved the book and I plan on keeping it in my "Memaw Library" for many years.  I am sure that I will read this book to them many more times. 

I received this book for free from Blogging For Books for this review.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sweet: Our Best Cupcakes, Cookies, Candy and More

Sweet by the editors of Food Network Magazine is the third book that I have received from Blogging For Books.  I was especially happy when I received this book because I love to eat Sweets!  Cookies, Candy, Cupcakes and anything and everything that looked mouth watering and yummy is in this recipe book!

I believe this book is extremely well organized with 8 different chapters.  It has the chapters separated into Cupcakes & Whoopie Pies, Cookies & Bars, Candy & Snacks, Pies & Crumbles, Fake-Out Cakes, Show-Off Cakes, Frozen Treats, and Holiday Desserts.  It has the most beautiful pictures of everything!  Every single recipe has a picture of what the desert or sweet should look like.  Some of the recipes even have photos of different steps of the recipes.

There are recipes for quick and easy treats and then there is also more challenging projects also.  This book has many things I plan on making.  The first recipes I will be trying real soon are the Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Chip Shortbread and the Sea Salt Chocolate Carmels.  As you can see I am very partial to anything made with Chocolate!

The recipes in this cookbook are very accessible to any home cook.  I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves to make desserts.  Happy Baking!

P.S. "I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review".