Tag: Alphabetical

Terry Deary – Rotten Rulers | Review

Title: Rotten Rulers

Author: Terry Deary

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count: 176

Rating: 4/5

I actually learned a surprising amount from this book. For example, in the AD 900s, the grand vizier of Persia travelled with a library of 117,000 books carried by camels that were trained to walk in alphabetical order. Although he also said that the earth is flat, which I’m hoping was a joke but which either way is a dangerous one to make, especially when educating kids.

So basically, the main vibe that I was left with here was that there were a lot of cool facts and information that would definitely keep a kid entertained, but at the same time I’m not too sure how much we can trust it. It’s a shame, because I’ve always found the information to be spot on in Horrible History books before.

Mostly, though, it’s just a timely reminder that power corrupts and that people are terrible. After all, there are quite a few rotten rulers still knocking around today. Sinister.

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Vegan Home Cooking – Monami Frost | Review

Title: Vegan Home Cooking

Author: Monami Frost

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 208

Rating 4/5

 

 

This was a pretty cool cookbook, although it wasn’t perfect. One of the strange things about it is that all of the recipes are in alphabetical order and so flicking through it is an unusual experience. That also means that you can flick through it and dip in and out of it at will though, so it has some benefits.

The photographs were great as well, and they helped a lot when it came to making and plating the dishes. I’ve read cookbooks before where they just describe it, and while that’s better than nothing, I feel like I need to see what the end product is supposed to look like if I want to cook it properly.

All in all, if you’re looking for simple vegan recipes that you can cook at home without a huge amount of culinary expertise, perhaps this is the book for you. I can certainly promise that there’s plenty here for you to enjoy, and your taste buds will thank you for the experience. And better still, the recipes are so simple that it’s difficult to go wrong. Enjoy!

 

 

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