How to do five things

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There is nothing quite like the feeling of roasting your food over the fire and then watching it slowly die as you hang out with friends. Some of my favorite memories are around bonfires with my family and friends.

1. How to Listen so People Will Talk by Becky Harling
This is a powerful book about how to listen to others and God. While small, it's a packed book, one a reread a lot. One of the things I like most about it is that it has practical steps to becoming better listener of both people and God.

2. Jazzy Jeans by Mickey Baskett
I got this book in my teens. I was doing a lot of stuff with jeans and I did a lot of the projects in this book. My favorite was the skirt. It's a great way for both dressing up denim jeans and jackets, as well as repurposing old ones.

This book has helped me a lot as an author with marketing, especially with newsletter writing. This is a fun, yet so helpful how-to for authors.

4. Write Well: A Grammar Guide by Rachelle Rea Cobb 

I am not good at grammar. That is why I've hired an editor all my books I've published in recent years (and I'm working on getting my first books edited slowly). However, I reread this book sometimes to help me with improving my day to day grammar. It's short but very, very helpful.

This isn't the cheapest cookbook, but it is one of my favorites. I feel like not only do I love how the recipes taste but they also it's full of helpful instructions. I also learn a lot from the book. 
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  1. Great list! <3 I'll have to check out some (or all) of these . . .

  2. That first one and the two middle ones--they look so good!

  3. These all look really good!

  4. Once again I haven't read any of these books. :) But the 3rd and 4th books both look good.

    1. I like helping keep people's to-read lists full ;)

  5. All of these books look amazing! And I think we already have that cookbook. America's Test Kitchen is one of my favorite cooking shows. :) We have a few seasons on DVD, several different cookbooks, and LOTS of magazines (Cook's Illustrated).