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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Out Of The Blue

A couple of weeks ago I received an email out of the blue from Jenn McCartney of Skyhorse Publishing.  She'd read my review of Nicole Faires's Deliberate Life, which was self-published.  She explained that Skyhorse Publishing has published an updated full-color version of the book with 200 color photos that they've renamed The Ultimate Guide To Homesteading, and would I like a complimentary copy?

Why yes I would thank you very much please I wrote back.

If you'll remember, I very much liked the original, so I was really pleased today that the book showed up in the mail.

I'll relish reading it again, and you can be sure I'll be reviewing it for you shortly.

14 comments:

Miriam said...

You're famous! Of course they would want to put a copy of the new version in your hands - your reviews are thoughtful and intelligent and informative. And I, personally, have bought at least two books on the basis of your reviews!

Paula said...

Ah, but did you like them, Miriam?

And I don't think I'm famous. I had a nice comment from Nicole Faires's husband on my review of her book, and I think he may have had something to do with it.

But thank you very much! I curious though; did you like the books I recommended that you bought?

Rae said...

How flippin cool is that! Sweet!

JustAnotherGraphicsGirl said...

How exciting...Congratulations. Who knows what this might lead to...JAGG

Paula said...

Pretty flippin' cool, Rae.

Thanks JAGG. I'm trying to treat it as a one-off and I don't think anything will come of it, really. I think I just had a lucky day, that's all. But lucky days are good days!

Jennifer Montero said...

If Jenn McCarthy is reading these comments: Please send Paula more books to review as her readers thoroughly enjoy Paula's informed comments. I can attest that on Paula's recommendation alone I have bought a book.

Well done, Paula!

Paula said...

Thanks Jennifer. What did you buy and did you like it?

Kevin and Beth said...

Paula,
A question about your post about the safety glasses. We where them for work and I've been looking at different places to get some. Where did you get yours? They are awesome!
Beth

Paula said...

Thanks Beth! I got them at Eye Health Northwest in Oregon City. There is nothing on the receipt or the glasses themselves to give me a clue as to the manufacturer, so I'll try to get the information from the clinic for you. I think they're pretty awesome too!

Paula said...

Okay Beth- The frames for my safety glasses were made by Sperian, and the name of the frame is the Titmus SW06. They come in orange and black, or yellow and black.

You'd have to order them through your optician, but you can refer them here if they're not familiar:

http://www.sperian.com/Products/Uvex/Eye_and_Face_Protection/Titmus_SW06.aspx?site=/americas&LangType=1033

morgaineotm said...

Sorry if this is a duplicate, my original post seemed to just disappear: just got this book and love it! Wish I'd had all this information available when I started learning these skills 30 years ago. Its a must have for anyone interested in homesteading, starting community, or just trying to figure out how to do more and spend less. Your review of the original book is what sent me on the search - thanks

Paula said...

Not a duplicate, Morgaineotm; I'm glad I was of help to you!

Miriam said...

Yes, I really did like the books I bought based on your recommendation.

And here's one for you: "Bioshelter Market Garden" by Darrell Frey. It's a permaculture approach to establishing a market garden. It has just been published - I was on a waiting list for it, and my copy arrived yesterday. I haven't done anything yet but flip quickly through it, but I'm already drooling. Check it out on Amazon and then get your request in at the library!

Paula said...

I did- it looks very interesting. The library doesn't have it yet, so I'll have to check back. Thanks for the suggestion.