Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (15 of 17)
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How to Afford Time Off with your Baby: 101 Ways to&hellip by Becky Goddard-Hill
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I am glad I borrowed this book from the library and didn't buy. I read cover to cover and found the advice very 'out of balance'. Unusually the mum earns much more than the dad, the mum stays at home. No mention is made of any attempts to increase the dad's salery. They take a 6 month holiday from mortgage payments. Mum manages to stay at home because her in-laws, parents and extended family pay for lots of activities for the children. When her children pester for an item she asks Granny to buy it for them! Pocket money given to the children is not saved but spent on groceries! She's apparently on a tight budget and advocates picnics in the park but also states she takes her son out… Read more
A Taste of Persia: An Introduction to Persian Cuis&hellip by Najmieh Batmanglij
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Garlick overload, 11 July 2011
I brought this book hoping to learn some tasty dishes to make for my Iranian husband. I guess there will always be different variations of dishes but according to my husband and sister in law - both of whom are great cooks - many of these recipes have garlick as an extra and unnecesary ingredient. So although the book has a good range of recipes and lovely photos if you are cooking for Iranian friends they might not agree with the author's tastebuds. I have a sneaky suspicious the author's husband runs a garlick shop so she is trying to increase his sales by adding to every recipe :-)

I can't tell you what to buy as an alternative - I am just adapting these recipes according… Read more
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I have read almost everything written on Christian singleness and this is by far the best IF you are ready to change your status quo. Only read this book if you are ready to take a serious look at you and your life, complete the homework and make changes in your life. This book is realistic about single life but is a catalyst for change if you are ready. Could also be very useful for pastors, counsellors and anyone who has a Christian single friend and wants to better understand the complexities of being single and how hard it can be to reconcile a knowledge of the All Loving God with constant heartbreak, disapointment and failure.

After reading this book, with some fervent… Read more