REVIEW: “Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet” by Jennifer Homans

Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet, by Jennifer Homans Random House, ISBN: 978-1400060603 Copyright November 2010, Hardcover, 672 Pages Apollo’s Angels is a brilliantly written, astoundingly erudite, and unbelievably well-researched book expounding the wondrous and boundlessly fascinating history of ballet. Its extraordinary writing is beyond impressive. With its immensely educational quality, along with the highly captivating, engrossing, and…

REVIEW: “A Field Guide to Fabric Design: Design, Print & Sell Your Own Fabric; Traditional & Digital Techniques; For Quilting, Home Dec & Apparel” by Kim Kight

A Field Guide to Fabric Design: Design, Print & Sell Your Own Fabric; Traditional & Digital Techniques; For Quilting, Home Dec & Apparel, by Kim Kight C&T Publishing, ISBN: 978-1607053552 Copyright November 2011, Paperback, 160 Pages This book offers a marvelous and compact crash course to the discipline of fabric design. Perfect for beginner and aspiring fabric designers,…

REVIEW: “The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, 15 Anniversary Edition: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread” by Peter Reinhart

The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, 15 Anniversary Edition: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread, by Peter Reinhart Ten Speed Press, ISBN: 978-1607748656 Copyright September 2016, Hardcover, 336 Pages The Bread Baker’s Apprentice makes a perfect gift for the serious baker. Immensely instructive and practically methodical, this book is an authoritative guide to bread baking. Lucidly written and easily understandable,…

REVIEW: “Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California” by Noah Siegel, Christian Schwarz

Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California, by Noah Siegel, Christian Schwarz Ten Speed Press, ISBN: 978-1607748175 Copyright August 2016, Paperback, 608 Pages This is a decisively extraordinary and authoritative reference to mushroom identification in the region of the Redwood Coast. Unparalleled in quality, and coupled with exceptional comprehensiveness and…

REVIEW: “Wildflowers of New England: Timber Press Field Guide (A Timber Press Field Guide)” by Ted Elliman, New England Wild Flower Society

Wildflowers of New England: Timber Press Field Guide (A Timber Press Field Guide), by Ted Elliman, New England Wild Flower Society Timber Press, ISBN: 978-1604694642 Copyright February 2016, Flexibound, 448 Pages Wildflowers of New England is the ultimate field guide to wildflower identification in New England. Filled with incredibly gorgeous photography, the book is not only exceedingly visually…

REVIEW: “Perfumes: The Guide” by Luca Turin, Tania Sanchez

Perfumes: The Guide, by Luca Turin, Tania Sanchez Viking Books, Copyright April 2008, Hardcover, 362 Pages Perfumes is a primarily valuable and practical book for the budding perfumista looking to venture into the richly sensorial world of perfumery. Predominantly informational, the book could be a great starting point for aspiring fragrance writers and even perfumers. The abundance of…

REVIEW :”The Art of Column Writing: Insider Secrets from Art Buchwald, Dave Barry, Arianna Huffington, Pete Hamill and Other Great Columnists” by Suzette Martinez Standring

The Art of Column Writing: Insider Secrets from Art Buchwald, Dave Barry, Arianna Huffington, Pete Hamill and Other Great Columnists, by Suzette Martinez Standring Marion Street Press, LLC, ISBN: 978-1933338262 Copyright November 2007, Paperback, 192 Pages The Art of Column Writing is a concise reference incorporating an eclectic range of expert opinions and advice from veteran columnists. The…

REVIEW: “Natural Color: Vibrant Plant Dye Projects for Your Home and Wardrobe” by Sasha Duerr

Natural Color: Vibrant Plant Dye Projects for Your Home and Wardrobe, by Sasha Duerr Watson-Guptill, ISBN: 978-1607749363 Copyright August 2016, Hardcover, 272 Pages Natural Color is an astounding visually appealing book which provides the reader with a highly concise introduction to the fascinating world of natural plant dyes. Contents of the book are beautifully interlaid with vibrant and…