Andrea

 
Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,784
Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (117 of 138)
Location: Ontario, Canada
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,784 - Total Helpful Votes: 117 of 138
The Looneyspoons Collection: Janet & Greta's Great&hellip by Janet Podleski
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My new favourite, April 28 2012
This is the first Janet and Greta cookbook I've ever owned but it has quickly become my new favourite. The pictures are vibrant and make every dish look tempting. The nutrition trivia throughout the book is interesting and I've learned quite a lot from just reading the book. The girls have a pretty cheesy sense of humour, but I do watch their show so I'm used to it and, truth be told, their puns do make me giggle every now and then. The book is well organized, nicely laid out, and easy to follow.

I've tried several of the recipes and have liked them all so far. My favourites are the Hawowii Meatball Kebobs, the pistachio-crusted whitefish, the Mexican pizza, and the linguine with… Read more
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An incredible story, Sept. 21 2010
In 1993, Greg Mortenson attempted to climb K2 and ended up lost on a mountainside in Pakistan, extremely sick. He spent several weeks recovering in the mountain village of Korphe and during his time there, he made a promise to the village that one day, he'd return and build them a school. What makes Mortenson's story so incredible is that even after he realizes how much money the project would require, how difficult it will be to get the supplies and bring them up the mountain, and how confounding it can be to deal with a culture and politics so different from his own, Mortenson keeps his word. Three Cups of Tea chronicles his experiences and details how the Korphe school led to several… Read more
The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger
The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
In 1865, Lady Lucie Duff Gordon's Letters From Egypt were published, telling of her experiences as well-respected English woman forced to relocate to a warmer climate in order to survive tuberculosis. In her letters, she mentions Sally, her lady's maid, but gives very little information about her. With this novel, Kate Pullinger attempts to fill that gap and tell Sally's story.

The story is well written; I really liked Pullinger's sparse style. The premise was interesting and I loved the way Sally's first view of Egypt from their boat was described. Her sense of awe and her joy were conveyed perfectly. I also really enjoyed all of the details of Egyptian life.

A couple… Read more

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