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My Review of "The Flower Workshop"

Ariella Chezar's The Flower Workshop is a quality companion for developing beautiful floral arrangements.

It's rich with all sorts of information that essentially teaches you how to arrange blooms, branches, fruits and other foraged materials.  The pictures themselves are amazing quality pictures that make The Flower Workshop a beautiful book to display, too.

Unfortunately, The Flower Workshop does assume some familiarity with flowers already, so it's far from an encyclopedia.

I received a free copy of this book as part of the Blogging for Books program in exchange for my honest review here.

My Review of "Where the Light Gets In"

Kimberly Williams-Paisley's Where the Light Gets In:  Leaving My Mother Only to Find Her Again is a moving yet disturbing memoir which recounts the story of her life and tells of her mother's struggle with primary progressive aphasia (PPA), a brain disease for which there is no treatment or cure.

Kimberly grew up in a tight-knit family, with two siblings.  Her parents were initially both journalists; later, her mother went to work as a fund-raiser for the Michael J. Fox Foundation.  Her mother, Linda, had always been her daughter's "private applause section", cheering her on from childhood belly flops at the pool to later acting parts (including her first major role in the Father of the Bride remake).  In her early 60s, however, Linda begins to show disconcerting signs of memory loss, and is diagnosed with PPA in 2005.

When Kimberly married well-known country singer, Brad Paisley, and moved to Tennessee, she began to struggle with her mother's care "…

My Review of "I Draw on Cats"

A.R. Coffelt's I Draw on Cats: A Connect-the-Dots Activity Book is a fun, creative menagerie of beautiful cat pictures, with connect-the-dot scenes that turn these ordinary cats into extraordinary feline super heroes, doctors and knights.

This book will be a hit with the kids -- who will love the cat pictures -- and adults -- who will find hours of joy in connect-the-dots fun.

I received a free copy of this book as part of the Blogging for Books program in exchange for my honest review here.