Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Everyday Watercolor

BUY THIS GREAT WATERCOLOR BOOK

Sue Hill

5 Stars

October 18, 2017





I've tried so many different watercolor books and NONE have been as helpful and fun as this one. Jenna's writing style makes it fun and easy to understand/learn and, of course, her watercolor paintings are beautiful! 
I’m savoring Jenna’s book. I’ve been a fan of her work for quite some time (and her as a human...she’s authentic guys...tis rare these days). This book absolutely does not disappoint. It’s thorough and easy to follow. It’s a feast for the eyes all on its own. You can tell she has a passion for teaching. She lays out the fundamentals beautifully and then layer by layer expounds on them until you’ve mastered your own little unique style. Jenna helps you find YOUR creative voice. It’s not a color by number and paint her style.


  • price:

    $22.99

  • isbn:

    978-0-399-57972-1

  • release:

    Oct 10th, 2017

  • format

    Trade Paperback

  • category:

    Art - Techniques - Watercolor Painting

Friday, October 13, 2017

NEED TO KNOW BY KAREN CLEVELAND

If I could rate it 6 stars, I would. This is the rare kind of book that makes you question your reality. It is utterly consuming in it's exploration of truth and deception. The characters are minimally developed, just enough to make the reader all too aware that this could be you. Unlike so many stories of it's type, it is not a roller-coaster ride, it's the ride that paralyzes you with ever increasing centrifugal force. Need to Know by Karen Cleveland is a thriller without physical violence, a spy story with no trade-craft, a family novel without pathos, sympathy, and with problems you never want your loved ones to face. Insidiously powerful images juxtapose a home-cooked meatloaf with a thug watching your kid leave a school tainting everything that's familiar with terror. The ending is stunning.


I could not put this book down! Not to be biased, of course anyone could read this, but this is a spy novel written more for a woman. A female criminal analyst finds herself fighting for her family, caught between Russian spies and her love for her country.

I love spy novels.  I have had a hard time getting into the books I have been reading.  This book was one I could not put down.  This book will not be out until January, so remember the title.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Questo

QUESTO

Sue Hill

5 Stars

October 6, 2017



Queso is not complicated, and neither are any of these recipes. But they all do have more finesse than that simple Ro-Tel and Velveeta mentioned in the first sentence above. Maybe the hardest parts of these recipes is roasting the peppers and slipping their skins, and grating cheese. Nothing complicated or time-consuming.

While there is a good bit of history explained at the beginning of the book, there are also interesting bits of info and lore introducing each recipe.

The first chapter is really interesting if you are into old recipes and historical food lore. You will find dates for when each recipe first appeared, and the location: Recipes start with a Chiles Poblano from 1887 in Mexico. There is a chile verde con queso from California in 1896, and a rarebit from Boston in 1914, one from San Antonio and one with meat and broth from El Paso in the 1920’s; a cheese dip from Arkansas and a queso from Lubbock in the 1930’s.

The second chapter is all Tex-Mex: There are restaurant recipes, and take-offs, interpretations and reproductions of restaurant recipes. You will find cheese mixed with pureed pinto beans and pickled jalapenos, and cheese with pulled pork and green chile salsa, cheese with ground beef chili, cheese with beef picadillo, and more.

Take a browse through the “Look Inside” feature on this product page. Ten Speed Press, publishers of this book, always do a great job of providing pertinent information in the “Look Inside”. When you look at the Contents page and the Index, you have an overview of all the recipes.

There are a lot of pictures in this cookbook, and they are mouthwatering! If you do order this book, I’d advise getting some basic ingredients together prior it its arrival. Once you start browsing the book, you will not want to wait to start cooking up a batch! Gather American cheese, white and/or yellow, an assortment of your favorite chiles and a basket of grape tomatoes, maybe an onion and some garlic. Make sure chips and/or tortillas, cornstarch, cumin, cayenne are on your pantry shelves, and milk in the frig. With those ingredients at hand, you will be able to create a number of recipes from this book.

Friday, September 22, 2017

NEW AUDIOBOOKS AT BRIGHAM CITY LIBRARY

Audiobooks: Not Enough Time To Read? Listen To A New Book!

Full Wolf Moon
Full Wolf Moon
By Child, Lincoln
Read by McClain, Johnathan
2017-05 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9781524709372 CHECK CATALOG The New York Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Room and Deep Storm is back with a new thriller that follows the trail of a killer who cannot exist . . . featuring Jeremy Logan, the renowned investigator of the supernatural and fantastic.
Legends, no matter how outlandish, are often grounded in reality. This has been the guiding principle behind the …More


Robert B. Parker's the Hangman's Sonnet
Robert B. Parker's the Hangman's Sonnet
By Coleman, Reed Farrel
Read by Naughton, James
2017-09 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9781101890509 CHECK CATALOG The stellar new novel in Robert B. Parker's New York Times bestselling series featuring Paradise police chief Jesse Stone.
Jesse Stone, still reeling from the murder of his fiancee by crazed assassin Mr. Peepers, must keep his emotions in check long enough to get through the wedding day of his loyal protege, Suitcase Simpson. The morning of the wedding, Jesse learns that a gala …More


The Romanov Ransom
The Romanov Ransom
By Cussler, Clive
Author Burcell, Robin
Read by Brick, Scott
2017-09 - Penguin Audiobooks
9780525497226 CHECK CATALOG Treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo's search for a Romanov fortune brings them into perilous contact with an ambitious neo-Nazi clan in this thrilling adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.
In 1918, a ransom of enormous size was paid to free the Romanovs from the Bolsheviks, but, as history knows, the Romanovs died anyway. And the ransom? During World War …More


Dangerous Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel
Dangerous Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel
By Evanovich, Janet
Read by King, Lorelei
2017-06 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9780553551501 CHECK CATALOG NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The irrepressibly charming duo of Emerson Knight and Riley Moon returns in another gripping mystery by #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich.
Buddhist monk Wayan Bagus lost his island of solitude and wants to get it back. The island was about two hundred miles northeast of Samoa. It had a mountain, beaches, a rain forest, and a …More


Unsub
Unsub
By Gardiner, Meg
Read by Huber, Hillary
2017-06 - Penguin Audiobooks
9781524722791 CHECK CATALOG A riveting psychological thriller inspired by the never-caught Zodiac Killer, about a young detective determined to apprehend the serial murderer who destroyed her family and terrorized a city twenty years earlier.



Caitlin Hendrix has been a Narcotics detective for six months when the killer at the heart of all her childhood nightmares reemerges: the Prophet.
…More


Wired
Wired
By Garwood, Julie
2015-07 - Brilliance Audio
9781480599222 CHECK CATALOG
A beautiful computer hacker and a bad-boy FBI agent must collaborate--in more ways than one--in the sizzling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood.
Allison Trent doesn't look like a hacker. In fact, when she's not in college working on her degree, she models on the side. But behind her gorgeous face is a brilliant mind for computers and her real …More


I Know a Secret
I Know a Secret
By Gerritsen, Tess
Read by Eby, Tanya
2017-08 - Brilliance Audio
9781480502512 CHECK CATALOG
Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles--the inspiration for the smash hit TNT series--continue their bestselling crime-solving streak, as they pursue a shadowy psychopath keeping secrets and taking lives.
Two separate homicides, at different locations, with unrelated victims, have more in common than just being investigated by Boston PD detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles. …More


Fast Falls the Night
Fast Falls the Night
By Keller, Julia
Read by McManus, Shannon
2017-08 - Brilliance Audio
9781511328555 CHECK CATALOG
The first drug overdose comes just after midnight, when a young woman dies on the dirty floor of a gas station bathroom. To the people of the small town of Acker's Gap, West Virginia, it is just another tragedy. It is sad--but these days, depressingly familiar.
But then there is another overdose. And another. And another.
Prosecutor Bell Elkins soon realizes that her Appalachian …More


Dragonsworn
Dragonsworn
By Kenyon, Sherrilyn
Read by Graham, Holter
2017-08 - Brilliance Audio
9781511363211 CHECK CATALOG
There is nothing in the universe the cursed dragon, Falcyn, hates more than humanity . . . except Greek humans. In a war he wanted no part of, they systematically destroyed everything he'd ever cared for. Now he waits for the day when evolution will finally rid him of the human vermin.
Medea was born the granddaughter of the Greek god Apollo, and among the first of his people that he …More


The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
By Lagercrantz, David
Read by Vance, Simon
2017-09 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9781524708979 CHECK CATALOG From the author of the #1 international best seller The Girl in the Spider's Web: the new book in the Millennium series, which began with Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others--even she has never been able to …More


Murder Games
Murder Games
By Patterson, James
Author Roughan, Howard
Read by Ballerini, Edoardo
2017-06 - Little Brown and Company
9781478916239 CHECK CATALOG The life Dr. Dylan Reinhart saves may be his own
Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote the book on criminal behavior. Literally--he's a renowned, bestselling Ivy League expert on the subject. When a copy of his book turns up at a gruesome murder scene--along with a threatening message from the killer--it looks like someone has been taking notes.
Elizabeth Needham is the headstrong and brilliant …More


The Store
The Store
By Patterson, James
Author DiLallo, Richard
Read by Halstead, Graham
2017-08 - Little Brown and Company
9781478938811 CHECK CATALOG THE STORE IS WATCHING YOU.
Jacob and Megan Brandeis have gotten jobs with the mega-successful, ultra-secretive Store. Seems perfect. Seems safe. But their lives are about to become anything but perfect, anything but safe.
ALWAYS WATCHING.
Especially since Jacob and Megan have a dark secret of their own. They're writing a book that will expose the Store--a forbidden book, …More


Glass Houses
Glass Houses
By Penny, Louise
Read by Bathurst, Robert
2017-08 - MacMillan Audio
9781427287397 CHECK CATALOG
AN AUGUST 2017 LibraryReads PICK
When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead.
From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Surete du Quebec, suspects the …More


The Ultimatum
The Ultimatum
By Robards, Karen
Read by Whelan, Julia
2017-06 - Brilliance Audio
9781511393621 CHECK CATALOG
Thief. Manipulator. Con artist. Call it what you will--Bianca St. Ives is the best in the business.
Growing up, Bianca St. Ives knew she was different from all her friends. Instead of playing hopscotch or combing her dolls' hair, she studied martial arts with sensei masters and dismantled explosives with special-ops retirees. Her father prepped her well to carry on the family …More


Without Warning
Without Warning
By Rosenberg, Joel C.
Read by De Vries, David
2017-03 - Brilliance Audio
9781491587683 CHECK CATALOG
As he prepares to deliver the State of the Union address, the president of the United States is convinced the Islamic State is on the run, about to be crushed by American forces once and for all. But New York Times foreign correspondent J. B. Collins tells the president he's dead wrong. With the Middle East on fire, the Israeli prime minister dead, and Amman in ruins, Collins fears a …More


The Good Daughter
The Good Daughter
By Slaughter, Karin
2017-08 - Blackstone Audiobooks
9781504779968 CHECK CATALOG The stunning new novel from the international #1 bestselling author--a searing, spellbinding blend of cold-case thriller and psychological suspense.Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind ...Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their …More


The Duchess
The Duchess
By Steel, Danielle
Read by Emery, Gideon
2017-06 - Recorded Books
9781501949739 CHECK CATALOG An enthralling novel set in early 19th-century England, Paris, and New York, featuring an indomitable young heroine who rises from ruin to become the toast of Paris, by way of the chic bordello she establishes for the most powerful men in France.
Turned out of her ancestral home by her vicious half-brother, the orphaned daughter of an English duke and a French noblewoman makes her way …More


The Violated
The Violated
By Pronzini, Bill
2017-03 - Bloomsbury USA
9781632866608 CHECK CATALOG
A new stand-alone thriller by an acclaimed master of the genre and author of the Nameless Detective series.
Bill Pronzini is crime-writing royalty. His more than eighty published novels have won or been nominated for Edgar, Hammett, Anthony, Shamus, and Macavity awards--a clean sweep of the crime fiction award field--and received rave reviews from critics. He crafts masterful …More


Walking the Himalayas
Walking the Himalayas
By Wood, Levison
2016-03 - Little Brown and Company
9781478911029 CHECK CATALOG Following his trek along the length of the Nile River, explorer Levison Wood takes on his greatest challenge yet--navigating the treacherous foothills of the Himalayas, the world's highest mountain range.Praised by Bear Grylls, Levison Wood has been called "the toughest man on TV" (The Times UK). Now, following in the footsteps of the great explorers, Levison recounts the beauty and danger he …More

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

DRAW 50 OUTER SPACE

FUN WAY TO LEARN HOW TO DRAW

Sue Hill

5 Stars

September 12, 2017

With all the excitement over the eclipse that just happened in August, "Draw 50 Outer Space" by Lee J. Ames is a popular book for all artists from ages 10 to 13 to adult.  This out of the world assortment features astronauts, satelities, space stations, rockets, and more.  As you travel into space, you will also learn how to draw all the planets, the sun, meteors, and even a black hole.  Ames's drawing method has proven successful for all children and adults of all ages for more than 40 years.  It's easy to blast off when it's done the Draw 50 way.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Audiobooks

Audiobooks: Not Enough Time To Read? Listen To A New Book!

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Lack of Focus, Anger, and Memory Prob
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Lack of Focus, Anger, and Memory Prob
By Amen, Daniel G.
2015-11 - Harmony
9781101904640 CHECK CATALOG
Our brains can produce negative thoughts, but you can "reprogram the way you think." This collection of methods from neuropsychiatrist and bestselling author, Daniel G Amen, M.D., teaches you how. Use the easy techniques described in this deck to:

- Stop obsessive worrying

- Curb your anger

- Fight automatic negative thoughts

- Enhance your people
…More


Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot
Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot
By Atkins, Ace
Created by Parker, Robert B.
Read by Mantegna, Joe
2014-05 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9780449807958 CHECK CATALOG
The iconic, tough-but-tender Boston PI Spenser returns in an outstanding new addition to the "New York Times"-bestselling series from author Ace Atkins. …More


Watch Me Disappear
Watch Me Disappear
By Brown, Janelle
2017-07 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9780525531968 CHECK CATALOG
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The disappearance of a beautiful, charismatic mother leaves her family to piece together her secrets in this propulsive novel for fans of Big Little Lies--from the bestselling author of All We Ever Wanted Was Everything.
"Tantalizing and twisty . . . a spider's web of a novel . . . You won't be able to put it down."--Megan Abbott …More


The Late Show
The Late Show
By Connelly, Michael
2017-07 - Little Brown and Company
9781619694309 CHECK CATALOG
Introducing Renee Ballard, a fierce young detective fighting to prove herself on the LAPD's toughest beat, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly.


Renee Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood--also known as the Late Show--beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns everything over to the day shift. A once
…More


Charlatans
Charlatans
By Cook, Robin
2017-08 - Penguin Audiobooks
9781524775599 CHECK CATALOG
The explosive new thriller from New York Times-bestselling author and master of the medical thriller Robin Cook.



Newly minted chief resident at Boston Memorial Hospital Noah Rothauser is swamped in his new position, from managing the surgical schedules to dealing with the fallouts from patient deaths. Known for its medical advances, the famed teaching
…More


Y Is for Yesterday
Y Is for Yesterday
By Grafton, Sue
2017-08 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9780385393997 CHECK CATALOG
Of #1 New York Times-bestselling author Sue Grafton, NPR's Maureen Corrigan said, "Makes me wish there were more than 26 letters." With only one letter left, Grafton's many devoted readers will share that sentiment.
The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y is for Yesterday begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private …More


An Obvious Fact
An Obvious Fact
By Johnson, Craig
Narrated by Guidall, George
2016-09 - Recorded Books
9781501939501 CHECK CATALOG
In the 12th novel in the New York Times bestselling Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix orginal series Longmire, Walt, Henry, and Vic discover much more than they bargained for when they are called in to investigate a hit-and-run accident involving a young motorcyclist near Devils Tower. …More


Robert B. Parker's Blackjack
Robert B. Parker's Blackjack
By Knott, Robert
Created by Parker, Robert B.
Read by Linn, Rex
2016-02 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9780451485298 CHECK CATALOG
Itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch return in the gritty new installment of the New York Times bestselling series.



Appaloosa, the hometown of Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, continues to prosper, but with prosperity comes a slew of new trouble: carpetbaggers, gamblers, migrants, peddlers, drifters, thieves, and whores, all
…More


The Silent Corner
The Silent Corner
By Koontz, Dean
2017-06 - Recorded Books
9781501939563 CHECK CATALOG
A dazzling new series debuts with a remarkable heroine certain to become a new icon of suspense, propelled by the singular narrative genius of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz.
"I very much need to be dead."
These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for--but took his own life. In the void that remains stands his …More


Robert Ludlum's the Bourne Initiative
Robert Ludlum's the Bourne Initiative
By Van Lustbader, Eric
Read by Graham, Holter
2017-06 - Grand Central Publishing
9781478913719 CHECK CATALOG
Jason Bourne returns in this stunning new thriller from Eric Van Lustbader, continuing Robert Ludlum's classic series.
General Boris Karpov, head of the feared Russian FSB, is dead. But Karpov has reached out from the grave with an unstoppable cyber operation he conceived before his murder, aimed at the heart of the United States--a way to steal the president's nuclear launch codes. Who …More


Tom Clancy Point of Contact
Tom Clancy Point of Contact
By Maden, Mike
Read by Brick, Scott
2017-06 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9781524780449 CHECK CATALOG
In the latest electrifying adventure in Tom Clancy's #1 New York Times bestselling series, Jack Ryan, Jr., learns that sometimes the deadliest secret may be standing right next to you.
Former U.S. Senator Weston Rhodes is a defense contractor with an urgent problem. His company needs someone to look over the books of Dalfan Technologies, a Singapore company--quickly. He turns to …More


16th Seduction
16th Seduction
By Patterson, James
Author Paetro, Maxine
2017-05 - Little Brown and Company
9781478921691 CHECK CATALOG
Detective Lindsay Boxer faces a heart-stopping threat in the newest Women's Murder Club thriller.Fifteen months ago, Detective Lindsay Boxer's life was perfect--she had a beautiful child and a doting husband, Joe, who helped her catch a criminal who'd brazenly detonated a bomb in downtown San Francisco, killing twelve people. But Joe wasn't everything that Lindsay thought he was, and she's still …More


The Painted Queen
The Painted Queen
By Peters, Elizabeth
2017-07 - HarperAudio
9781538418925 CHECK CATALOG
Egypt, 1912--Amelia Peabody and her dashing archeologist husband, Radcliffe Emerson, are once again in danger as they search for a priceless, stolen bust of legendary Queen Nefertiti.Arriving in Cairo for another thrilling excavation season, Amelia is relaxing in a well-earned bubble bath in her elegant hotel suite in Cairo, when a man with knife protruding from his back staggers into the bath …More


Two Nights
Two Nights
By Reichs, Kathy
2017-07 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9780804147866 CHECK CATALOG
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A standalone thriller featuring a "tough-talking, scarred heroine"* from the author of the Temperance Brennan series, the basis for the hit TV show Bones.
Meet Sunday Night, a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct. . . .
Sunnie has spent years running from her past, burying secrets and building a life in which …More


The Frozen Hours: A Novel of the Korean War
The Frozen Hours: A Novel of the Korean War
By Shaara, Jeff
Read by Michael, Paul
2017-05 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9781524780074 CHECK CATALOG
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The master of military historical fiction turns his discerning eye to the Korean War in this riveting new novel, which tells the dramatic story of the Americans and the Chinese who squared off in one of the deadliest campaigns in the annals of combat: the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as Frozen Chosin.
June 1950. The North Korean army invades …More


House of Spies
House of Spies
By Silva, Daniel
2017-07 - HarperAudio
9780062354419 CHECK CATALOG

#1 NYT Bestseller
#1 USA Bestseller
#1 WSJ Bestseller
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Black Widow comes the thrilling new summer blockbuster featuring legendary spy, assassin and art restorer Gabriel Allon.
A heart-stopping tale of …More


The Valley of Amazement
The Valley of Amazement
By Tan, Amy
Performed by Wu, Nancy
Performed by Bean, Joyce
2013-11 - Brilliance Audio
9781423322405 CHECK CATALOG

"New York Times" bestselling author of "The Joy Luck Club" Amy Tan brings us her latest novel: a sweeping, evocative epic of two women's intertwined fates and their search for identity from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog-shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese village
Shanghai, 1912. Violet Minturn is the privileged daughter of the American madam of the city's most …More