C. Hansen

Helpful votes received on reviews: 97% (36 of 37)
Location: London, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,783,574 - Total Helpful Votes: 36 of 37
Dollopology: Food Mixtures, Not quite Recipes and &hellip by Wotsa Saucepanfor
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice work, 7 Mar 2013
This is a quick read but quite useful for those people who don't know how to cook. I can cook but it was fun to digest.
A Season of Grief (Southern Tier Editions) by Bill Valentine
5.0 out of 5 stars Grieving is hard, 5 Mar 2006
Grieving is a part of life, but it can be grieving for an aged parent who has lived a long and fruitful life or it can be grieving for someone who died an untimely death early in life. The first kind of grief is healing, looking back with honour on a long life well lived. The second kind can be earthshattering, as it not only looks backwards, but tried to look forward into what would have been.
Bill Valentine's book speaks of the second kind of grieving: that for a life-partner who died an untimely, accidental, but brutal death. In speaking of Joe Lopes, he makes Joe come alive for those of us who never knew him. The best works of fiction or non fiction are those that can actually… Read more
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze by Peter Hessler
35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
I came across this book while looking for other books on foreign experiences in China. This one is by far the most interesting and touching book of the lot. As an English-speaking student of Mandarin, I have considered applying for a post as a teacher of English as a foreign language in China, and this book helped me decide that, despite the many differences between China and the rest of the world, it would be a worthwhile experience. The author gives extermely well-crafted descriptions of not only his own experiences but of his travels within China and the scenery and people he meets. He illustrates his growing knowledge of Chinese by translating a sign he can see from his window--at first… Read more

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