Nicola

"alien_duck"
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 72% (23 of 32)
Location: Essex, England
Birthday: 29 Mar

Interests
manga, Tamora Pierce, crochet, fantasy, dragons!
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 249,537 - Total Helpful Votes: 23 of 32
Tsukineko Ultimate Metallic Ink Pad, Purple by Tsukineko
I used this ink to stamp some stickers for my wedding invites over a week ago. It is STILL smudging at the slightest touch! And after looking it up online, the only way this ink dries is if you emboss it, with powder and a heat gun.
Rather unimpressed that I now need to buy more things if I want to use this ink
Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce
Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Battle Magic is meant to fit into the gap between Street Magic and Will of the Empress.

While it does in terms of timeline (aside from one teeny tiny point, which isn't actually important so I'm trying not to care), all those things that Briar hints he went through, dreamed about, and generally goes 'aaaargh' over in Empress haven't QUITE made it into this book.

I think that the follow on from this to Melting Stones is slightly better. But Melting Stones doesn't have the four mains, who are the people I wanted to read about.

It's a good story. Believable characters, acting how I would expect in the situations she threw at them. But I cannot consider this to… Read more
Gluten-Free and Vegan Pie by Jennifer Katzinger
Gluten-Free and Vegan Pie by Jennifer Katzinger
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars American book..., 2 Oct 2013
Let me start by saying that I have been gluten-problem for 8/9 years (so I already have quite a collection of gluten-free books), and vegetarian for longer than that, and have decided to try going vegan. I saw this, thought it'd be a start, and maybe I'd even get puff pastry again!

This book is pretty much useless to me as a cookbook. Inspiration book, yes, but not a cookbook. It's American. I have no idea where to even start looking for "agar, arrowroot, brown rice flour, coconut milk & oil, evaporated cane juice, flax meal, molasses, quinoa flour, sorghum flour, sucanat, teff flour", which is the list of ingredients given for the pastries.

The pastries are:… Read more

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