Books January 2014

February 9, 2014

 Hello everyone,

I have done a little reading this past month but not as much as I would like here is what I have enjoyed.

 There’s more to life than this

If you watch the TLC show Long Island Medium you will know who Theresa Caputo is, Theresa has been a practising medium for the last ten years and stars in the reality show about her life Long Island Medium. I really enjoy the show so thought this would be an interesting read. I love the fact Teresa’s personality comes across in the book, no-nonsense, funny and caring  just like in her show she says it as it is!

In the book she shares her personal story of  how she began communicating with Spirit at the age of four but did not fully accept her gift until she was thirty-three years old.  Full of personal and client stories she teaches us about how she communicates with Spirit and gives a clearer understanding of how mediumship works. She answers lots of questions you may have about the afterlife, reincarnation etc.

Whether you agree or not, or even believe in this kind of thing it is an enjoyable easy read!

And from the Library –

 I usually take a look at the cookery books to see if they have anything new and this is the latest offering from Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver Cookbook

 Save with Jamie

Amazon describes the book as  “Jamie gets the nation cooking clever, shopping smart and wasting less with his new cookbook, Save with Jamie. This year, I’ve got the message loud and clear that as everyone comes under bigger and bigger financial pressure, they want help to cook tasty, nutritious food on a budget, so this book was born completely out of public demand.”

Every recipe has an accompanying picture which is a big thing for me, I am a visual person and I like to see what the recipe looks like, I really dislike cookery books with none or very little pictures.

Overall it is a nice book, I have read most of his books and some of the recipes are very similar. It does have some really good tips for freezing, storing food and shopping smart but its nothing new really, I felt I already knew about stocking up on basic ingredients and menu planning but it might be useful for someone new to home cooking or wanting to experiment more.

 I thought it might be nice to share some articles that I have found interesting.

Here are two articles that caught my eye this past month.

Let me know what you think? Have you read any of these books or any interesting articles lately?


  • Reply emilyrose93 February 20, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Thanks for posting this! I really like books written by reality stars. Rick from Pawn Stars has a good book about how he got into the pawn shop industry and some of the cooler items that have come his way, and also some very interesting customers. I’ve never seen the Long Island Medium show but I love Long Island accents so I should definitely check it out sometime!

    • Reply Mary February 20, 2014 at 11:42 pm

      Your welcome I will try and post regularly about what I am reading! I watch Pawn Stars too so Rick’s book might be interesting will keep an eye out for it thanks for the recommendation 🙂

  • Reply cpefley February 27, 2014 at 1:03 am

    I love Jamie Oliver! I think I’m going to look for this book at the library, and it it isn’t there, I might just splurge and buy it. Trying to eat healthier and it is such a challenge. He is such an inspiration!

    • Reply Mary February 28, 2014 at 12:33 am

      Yeah eating healthier is such a challenge especially if you have to follow a specific diet for health reasons/allergies etc. I do love Jamie’s recipes my favourite books of his are his 30 min meals and his Italian book 🙂

  • Reply amandaplease88 March 1, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Chelsea Handler’s book, “Are You There, Vodka? Its me, Chelsea.” is a pretty enjoyable read.

    • Reply Mary March 1, 2014 at 10:10 pm

      Thanks for the recommendation 😉

  • Reply sarah March 9, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Not keen on Jamie Oliver as double dipping is something I can’t abide just puts me off. My cousin introduced me to a fantastic cookery book. The Betty Crocker Cookbook, is unique.
    It has everything from starters through to desserts. It has useful tips and guides and is well illustrated.

    • Reply Mary March 9, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      Will have to look that up didn’t know Betty Crocker had a cookbook!

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