Adult SRP Reviews 2014

By Patrons

  • The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon
    I am not a vegan however there are a number of recipes in the book that sound appealing. I have made and adapted several recipes and they were good. I am giving this a high rating as I am taking what I have learned from this book to enhance my cooking. There are some ingredients that are new to me such as chia seeds....
    Rating: 5 Check Catalog!

  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth
    A satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. The references to Chicago landmarks was entertaining....
    Rating: 4 Check Catalog!

  • Slice and Bake Cookies by Elinor Klivans
    Updated recipes plus different techniques. I liked the idea of slice and bake cookies for cookies that are traditionally rolled and cut out such as sandwich cookies. I made the miniature chocolate chip cookies and salted chocolate cookies and both were very good....
    Rating: 4 Check Catalog!

  • How to Eradicate Invasive Plants by Terri Dunn Chace
    I liked the format of the book. Good pictures of invasive plants, with information on how to get rid of them plus better alternative plants. Handy reference when adding to your landscaping and replacing "thug" plants which may be in your yard....
    Rating: 4 Check Catalog!

  • Winter of the World by Ken Follett
    As if it's a War and Peace set in the 20th Century, Winter of the World follows several families through the rise of the Nazis, through World War II, to the Cold War. Characters show up regularly at turning points during that period, very much like Forrest Gump. And to tie it all together, they frequently cross paths at far flung locations by carefully designed coincidence. Far too well crafted for my tastes....
    Rating: 3 Check Catalog!

  • Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
    As good as the original, and contains many strategies for thinking flexibly. Definitely worth the time to read....
    Rating: 5 Check Catalog!

  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    Absolutely fascinating! As thought-provoking as 1984 and Brave New World, and with an extremely well-portrayed feminist spin....
    Rating: 5 Check Catalog!