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Donna Kooler's encyclopedia of quilting by Kooler, Donna
Water, paper, paint: exploring creativity with watercolor and mixed media by Heather Smith Jones
Eat fresh food: awesome recipes for teen chefs by Rozanne Gold and her all-star team; photographs by Phil Mansfield
Real food, real fast by Sam Stern and Susan Stern
Cake pops: tips, tricks, and recipes for more than 40 irresistible mini treats by Bakerella; by Angie Dudley
Tender: a cook and his vegetable patch by Nigel Slater
Cooks' house: the art and soul of local, sustainable cuisine by Eric Patterson and Jennifer Blakeslee; photography by Thomas Kachadurian
Agent Zigzag: a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal by Ben MacIntyre — A charming British thief and con man becomes a spy during World War II – and turns double agent
Organic gardening by Geoff Hamilton — Gardening using organic principles has really gained in popularity over the past few years. Making the choice to limit the use of chemicals gives the gardener some control over what ends up in their produce. Gardening organically doesn't mean giving up on all fertilizers, though! There are a host of natural soil amendments that can help your plants flourish. This book goes over all this and much more, focusing primarily on vegetables but also covering fruits, herbs, and ornamentals.
…and like strong characters, light romance, and prefer audio format, try these:
The mountain between us by Charles Martin
Shoot the moon by Billie Letts
Miss Julia speaks her mind: a novel by Ann B. Ross
Two more options that are available in print:
Big Stone Gap: a novel by Adriana Trigiani
Nothing beats having a good bone-chilling, spine-tingling audiobook to listen to while you bask in the sun! If the warm temperature lulls you to sleep, the suspense of the book will keep you on edge!
The snowman by Jo Nesbø; translated by Don Bartlett
Last snow by Eric Van Lustbader
Before the frost by Henning Mankell; translated by Ebba Segerberg
Terminal freeze by Lincoln Child
Gardening step by step by Phil Clayton, Jenny Hendy, Colin Crosbie, Jo Whittingham — This book runs the gamut of things you might want to know how to do in your garden. From designing to planting to maintenance, it's all included here. The section on pruning is extensive and includes color photographs showing just how to go about it for various type of plants. Both beginning gardeners and those with more experience will certainly find something of interest here.