The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It by John Seymour Book Review

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"Sitting on Books | stephsneckofthewoods.com"Title: The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It
The Complete Back-to-Basics Guide
Author: John Seymour
Category:  Nonfiction
Genre: Agriculture, Homesteading, Gardening
Details: Hardcover, 312 pages
How did I get this book: I purchased this book used from Amazon
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Overview: A comprehensive, back-to-basics guide that explains how to live independently in harmony with the planet, utilizing natural forms of energy, raising crops and livestock, preserving foods, gardening, carpentry, and other essential skills designed to help build a community and transform one’s life.  The book focuses on the natural cycle of life and how it plays into all things self-sufficient.

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Essential Aromatherapy: A Pocket Guide to Essential Oils & Aromatherapy by Susan Worwood Book Review

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Title: Essential Aromatherapy
A Pocket Guide to Essential Oils & Aromatherapy
Author: Susan Worwood
Category:  Nonfiction
Genre: Naturopathy, Aromatherapy
Details: Softcover, 190pages
How did I get this book: I purchased this book many years ago (1995ish), full price from a Borders Bookstore
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Overview: (from the back of the book) This lively A to Z reference shows us how to prepare and use essential oils as holistic healing agents.

Over the centuries, people have regularly turned to nature for cures, comforts, and cosmetics. Essential Aromatherapy reveals the secrets of this art and organizes every essential oil you’ll need into accessible, alphabetical listings of individual oil profiles, applications, and the physical and emotional conditions that warrant their use.
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Let it Rot – The Gardener’s Guide to Composting by Stu Campbell

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Title: Let it Rot (3rd Edition)
           The Gardener’s Guide to Composting
Author: Stu Campbell
Category:  Non-Fiction
Genre: Gardening
Details: Softcover 153 pages
How did I get this book: I purchased the book in July 2000
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Overview: (from back of book) This is a classic guide to turning household waste into gardener’s gold!  Since 1975, Let It Rot! has helped countless gardeners recycle waste materials like household garbage, grass clippings, and ashes to create useful, soil-nourishing compost. Continue reading “Let it Rot – The Gardener’s Guide to Composting by Stu Campbell”

Little Gorilla by Ruth Bornstein

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"Sitting on Books | stephsneckofthewoods.com"Title: Little Gorilla
Author: Ruth Bornstein
Category: Fiction
Genre: Children’s
Details: Hardcover, 31 pages
How did I get this book: I purchased the book many years ago, to read to my youngest son
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Overview: An adorable short story about a gorilla and those around him. Continue reading “Little Gorilla by Ruth Bornstein”

Gorilla Baby: The Story of Patty Cake by Pearl Wolf

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"Sitting on Books | stephsneckofthewoods.com"Title: Gorilla Baby
           The Story of Patty Cake
Author: Pearl Wolf
Category:  Non-Fiction
Genre: Children’s (Vintage)
Details: Hardcover, 30 pages
How did I get this book: I purchased the book from a yard sale
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Overview: Gorilla Baby: The Story of Patty Cake is a true story about the surprise birth of a gorilla baby to Congo and Lulu of the Central Park Zoo in the ’70s. It’s a story told through clear text and startling black and white photographs. Continue reading “Gorilla Baby: The Story of Patty Cake by Pearl Wolf”

All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew

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"Sitting on Books | stephsneckofthewoods.com"Title: All New Square Foot Gardening
Author: Mel Bartholomew
Category:  Non-Fiction
Genre: Gardening
Details: Softcover 271 pages
How did I get this book: I purchased the book in February 2007
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Overview: Since Square Foot Gardening was first introduced in 1981, the revolutionary new way to garden developed by Mel Bartholomew has helped millions of home gardeners grow more fresh produce in less space and with less work. Now, based largely on the input and experience of these millions, the system has been even further refined and improved to fully meet today’s changing resources, needs, and challenges. Continue reading “All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew”

Why Don’t Gorillas Lay Eggs? by Katherine Smith

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"Sitting on Books | stephsneckofthewoods.com"Title: Why Don’t Gorillas Lay Eggs?
Author: Katherine Smith
               Consultant: Nicola Davies
Category:  Non-Fiction
Genre: Children’s
Details: Hardcover, 32 pages
How did I get this book: I purchased the book from a yard sale
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Overview: (From the back cover) Do you know why gorillas don’t have long tails? Do you know why they eat vegetarian instead of hamburgers? Why Don’t Gorillas Lay Eggs? explores these questions and many more. The fantastic illustrations and the easy-to-understand text reveal how the characteristics and behaviors of gorillas allow them to survive in their unique environment. Continue reading “Why Don’t Gorillas Lay Eggs? by Katherine Smith”

The Complete Tightwad Gazette

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"Sitting on Books | stephsneckofthewoods.com"Title: The Complete Tightwad Gazette
Author: Amy Dacyczyn (aka The Frugal Zealot)
Category:  Non-fiction
Genre: Thrifty Tips
Format: Softcover, 959 pages
How did I get this book: I purchased this book many years ago
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Overview: Promoting Thrift as a Viable Alternative Lifestyle.
The author established herself as the expert of economy.  The Complete Tightwad Gazette brings together all her best ideas and thriftiest thinking into one volume, along with new articles never published before this book format. Continue reading “The Complete Tightwad Gazette”

Games Gorillas Play by Kathy Darling

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Title: Games Gorillas Play
Author: Kathy Darling with Debbie Freed
Zoo pictures by: Brian Ray and Angelo Calcaterra
Category:  Non-fiction
Genre: Children’s
How did I get this book: I purchased the book at a yard sale
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Overview: This story is about 2 young gorillas, Mopie and Hondari , who grew up in the Bronx Zoo, and how they play with their human friend, Debbie.  The book shows various activities and modes of play. Continue reading “Games Gorillas Play by Kathy Darling”

Keto Gatherings by Kristie H. Sullivan, PhD

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"Sitting on Books | stephsneckofthewoods.com"Title: Keto Gatherings
             Festive Low-Carb Recipes for Every Occasion
Author: Kristie H. Sullivan, PhD
Category:  Non-fiction
Genre: Cookbook
Details:  Softcover with 368 pages.
How did I acquire this book: I purchased this book from Amazon in January 2019
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