Saturday, October 18, 2003

Dr. Atkins Home Page

Book Review

Dr. Atkins' Quick and Easy New Diet Cookbook by Robert C. Atkins, Veronica C. Atkins

I'm not much of a cook, and with a family of 8 to cook for, having to prepare Atkins meals for myself was trying.
This cookbook really increased the different types of meals I am eating, and broadened my scope of foods considerably. When I found myself having extreme cravings for chocolate and sugar, the dessert recipes were a definite help!

The recipes are simple, the ingredients aren't so obscure or expensive as to render the recipes useless, and the cooking time is minimal.

I loaned my copy of the book to a friend -- and haven't gotten it back! She had been on the Atkins way of eating for 3 years, and was going crazy with the monotony of it. This book salvaged her as far as Atkins is concerned.

I highly recommend this book to anyone on Atkins, especially anyone with a busy lifestyle without a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

Pokemon Official Website

Book Review

The Official Pokémon Handbook by Maria S. Barbo

I got this book for my oldest son and he loves it. Each of the first 150 Pokemon are shown and described, in easy to understand language. It was so simple even *I* understood it!

My son is 9 and he thought this book was perfect for what he wanted. His younger brothers (ages 5 and 2) also liked it, and my 2 year old can now name at least 75 Pokemon by sight as a result!

I think it's a good, fun tool for the kids in that it develops their memory. Not only does it teach them the names of the Pokemon, but also their type and other information about them. I would recommend this book to any Pokemon enthusiast.