Books by Nonfiction
Furniture Makeovers: Simple Techniques for Transforming Furniture with Paint, Stains, Paper, Stencils, and More (2013)
3.78 of 5 Votes: 2
The author states up-front that the book won't contain step-by-step directions on how to achieve the various effects due to the variance in wood conditions. She also points out it gives the user more free reign to experiment. That being said, it doesn't make a lot of sense to me as most people wh...
Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything (2014)
2.93 of 5 Votes: 2
People don't listen to this book! Gay is good! This is a simple argument i use whenever i come across a homophobic; it baffles them every time:*Having same sex attraction isn't a choice, i was born that way, thus, gay sex is right.* Having animal attraction isn't a choice, i was born that way, t...
Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today's College Student (2012)
3.32 of 5 Votes: 1
This is a must read for educators of the millenia, especially college educators. The information shared by the authors is important to know. However, I found this book very negative, although this was not the intent of the authors, their analysis of today's college students - digital natives - gi...
The Motivation Manifesto (2014)
4.49 of 5 Votes: 2
This book is incredible! Brendon really hits the mark, being candid and honest, yet highly inspiring and lovable. He writes with colorful words and descriptions that really make the concepts he presents in his work click. I highly recommend this book if you want to change the way you see thing...
Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success (2014)
3.63 of 5 Votes: 3
Here's a book that starts out looking like a Malcolm Gladwell knock-off on an interesting topic: why do some survivors not just bounce back, but bounce forward? True, and worthy of exploration. Unfortunately, the authors get muddled down in examples and research papers, and do not do a great j...
The Mother's Mite: Why Even Our Smallest Efforts Matter (2011)
4.08 of 5 Votes: 3
DeAnne Flynn captures the magic of small moments in motherhood--whether mothering your own children or those around you. She shares "offerings" that we as mothers give, or can give, to our children and others that will help to shape the lives around us while providing the necessary knowledge of a...
Lawn Gone!: Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives for Your Yard (2013)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 1
Penick offers attractive lawnscaping solutions to the homeowner who wants to reduce or eliminate the need for mowing his property, but still stay on good terms with the neighbors. Whether you are looking to adopt a more environmentally friendly property or you just do not like spending every week...
The Manchurian President: Barack Obama's Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists (2010)
3.91 of 5 Votes: 2
Very thoroughly researched and annotated, and well-written. An excellent piece of journalistic investigation. I'd have given it more stars but it's sort of old news now--we've already elected Obama once, despite most of this information about him being available in 2008; God help us if we do it a...
College Without High School: A Teenager's Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College (2009)
4.25 of 5 Votes: 4
I liked this, but after slogging through it (it's not really dull) for months, I decided that the reason I'm not that interested is because Katie's 3. It has lots of great ideas about furthering your child's education through extracurricular means, travel, research, etc. Even if I do keep Katie i...
Simply Sublime Bags: 30 No-Sew, Low-Sew Projects (2008)
3.6 of 5 Votes: 2
Overview: If you ever wanted to try your hand at making your own purse, but you have little or no sewing skills, start with this book. From purses lined with duct tape to potholder glasses cases to the chic place mat bag on the cover, you'll find project made from affordable materials that actual...
Game-Based Marketing: Inspire Customer Loyalty Through Rewards, Challenges, and Contests (2010)
3.56 of 5 Votes: 3
As a retired small business owner I could have really used marketing ideas like these. They are clever, innovative and hit the mark. In my retirement, I am President of a non-profit organization and will be able to apply many of the concepts in our fund-raising and promotion plans. I am particula...
One-Minute Mindfulness: 50 Simple Ways to Find Peace, Clarity, and New Possibilities in a Stressed-Out World (2011)
3.78 of 5 Votes: 4
Is life hectic for you? Do you make excuses why you can't get your life in order or feel like you have no time?It's our responsibility to take control of our own lives. Psychotherapist and former Buddhist monk Donald Altman gives readers an easy guide to understanding how to come to mindfulness...
Etsy-Preneurship: Everything You Need to Know to Turn Your Handmade Hobby Into a Thriving Business (2012)
3.85 of 5 Votes: 5
Excellent book for anyone seeking to start a business regardless of whether it is an Etsy business. My only constructive criticism would be that a few of the exercises were a bit cumbersome to access and a few were a bit too basic and perhaps unnecessary. But overall it was very encouraging and c...
The Grace Outpouring: Blessing Others through Prayer (2008)
4.35 of 5 Votes: 5
This book had been recommended to me by a few people so I decided to give it a go. I didn't really know what to expect but enjoyed hearing about what God is doing at Ffald-y-Brenin. I came away with a few changes to the way in which I view my Christian life, particularly the fact that the God w...
Ý tưởng này là của chúng mình (2013)
4.18 of 5 Votes: 1
Những cuốn sách kể chuyện đời chuyện nghề như thế này là nguồn tham khảo quý cho những người trẻ đang đứng giữa ngã năm ngã bảy của việc chọn nghề, dựng nghiệp. Tác giả dùng ngôn từ vui nhộn, tếu táo rất duyên để viết về những triết lý sống một cách hay ho.Đương nhiên (hay) ho quá thì rõ ràng là ...