New Year, New Project

Julie and Julia : 365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen ...

Julie Powell.

Julie Powell needs something to break the monotony of her life. So, she invents a deranged assignment: She will take her mother's dog-eared copy of Julia Child's 1961 classic, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," and cook all 524 recipes in the span of just one year.

So many books, so little time : a year of passionate reading

Sara Nelson.

Biography, Nonfiction

The well-known publishing correspondent and self-described "readaholic" chronicles a year spent reading-and the surprises it brought. In early 2002, Sara Nelson-editor, reporter, reviewer, mother, daughter, wife, and compulsive reader-set out to chronicle a year's worth of reading, to explore how the world of books and words intermingled with children, marriage, friends, and the rest of the "real" world. She had a system all set up: fifty-two wee...

The knitter's year : 52 make-in-a-week projects--quick gifts and seasonal knits

Debbie Bliss ; photography by Penny Wincer.

Arts, Nonfiction

Knitters seeking instant gratification will quickly be able to view the results of their handiwork with these projects from one of the foremost creators of hand knits. Designed to be made in less than a week at a time-or in some cases as little as an afternoon or a couple of evenings-these items are ideal for small amounts of yarn left over from previous projects. The fun-to-make, quick-to-finish, portable designs are organized by the season of t...

One year to an organized financial life : from your bills to your bank account, your home to your retirement, the week-by-week guide to achieving financial peace of mind

Regina Leeds with Russell Wild.


Do you constantly feel anxious about money? Have unopened credit card statements piled up on your countertop? Are you forever losing receipts for items you meant to return? In an economic downturn taking charge of your financial well-being is more crucial than ever. One Year to an Organized Financial Life is a unique week-by-week plan to make saving money simple, automatic, and stress-free. For decades, professional organizer Regina Leeds and fin...

Twelve months of knitting : 36 projects to knit your way through the year

by Joanne Yordanou ; photography by Jennifer Burrell.

Arts, Nonfiction

Knit your way through the four seasons with 36 inspired clothing, tableware, bedding, and accessory projects that aren't just winter-worthy. Everyone loves a soft handmade hat in January or an après-ski sweater to wear in the lodge, but from Twelve Months of Knitting you'll also learn to surprise your friends and family with other equally thoughtful gifts, like a spring-break bikini or beach cover-up, a floral shopping bag in April, a lovely kni...

Kabobs : 52 easy recipes for year-round grilling

Sally Sampson.

Cooking, Nonfiction

Want new, fun ideas for quick and easy dinners? This full-color cookbook gives you fifty-two delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes [featuring] for beef, pork, chicken, lamb, fish, and vegetarian kabobs, many with intriguing international flavors. Author Sally Sampson, a former writer for Cooks Illustrated magazine, gives you background notes, serving suggestions, and wonderful tips for spicing up your menus with a different kabob every week.

French women for all seasons : a year of secrets, recipes & pleasure

Mireille Guiliano.

Nonfiction, Travel, Arts, Cooking

By letter, e-mail, and in person, readers of Mireille Guiliano's phenomenal best seller,French Women Don't Get Fat,have inundated her with requests for more of her cunning but simple secrets to living the good life, the ways French women manage to enjoy wine, chocolate, and many other seductive pleasures without gaining weight. Mireille's answer? This buoyant book brimming with fresh advice and seasonal stories--on foodbien sûr(more than 100 del...

This year I will-- : how to finally change a habit, keep a resolution, or make a dream come true

M.J. Ryan.


Are you really ready to change? Take this quiz and find out. Every New Year's Day, my list of resolutions is: Ambitious. I aim for everything from losing weight to saving more money for my retirement. Realistic. I just try to bump my good behavior up a notch--be a better friend, give more money to charity---without giving myself any strict deadlines or goals. Precise. I decide exactly how many men I will ask for a date, or how many new jobs I wil...

Rachael Ray 365 : no repeats : a year of deliciously different dinners

Rachael Ray.

Cooking, Nonfiction

Even your favorite dinner can lose its appeal when it's in constant rotation, so mix it up! With her largest collection of recipes yet, Food Network's indefatigable cook Rachael Ray guarantees you'll be able to put something fresh and exciting on your dinner table every night for a full year... without a single repeat! Based on the original 30-Minute Meal cooking classes that started it all, these recipes prove that you don't have to reinvent the...

Just plain smart tax planning advisor : a year-round approach to lowering your taxes this year, next year, and beyond.


For smart tax planners, April 15th is just another day on the calendar. That's because developing a year long strategy helps not only to avoid deadline headaches, but also to save big on taxes. In this brand new guide, America's most trusted tax professionals advise on how to create a year long plan and: *Claim appropriate deductions and credits *Maximize the value of tax impact on investments *Navigate college saving plan options *Perfect the fi...

A year of reading : a month-by-month guide to classics and crowd-pleasers for you and your book group

Elisabeth Ellington & Jane Freimiller.


A reading guide, organized around the calendar year, offers descriptions ofach book, discussion questions, information about the authors, and lists ofideo, Internet, and bibliographical resources.

Sweater quest : my year of knitting dangerously

Adrienne Martini.

Arts, Nonfiction

"I knit so I don't kill people" --bumper sticker spotted at Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival For Adrienne Martini, and countless others, knitting is the linchpin of sanity. As a working mother of two, Martini wanted a challenge that would make her feel in charge. So she decided to make the Holy Grail of sweaters--her own Mary Tudor, whose mind-numbingly gorgeous pattern is so complicated to knit that its mere mention can hush a roomful of experi...

Make it fast, cook it slow : the big book of everyday slow cooking

Stephanie O'Dea.

Nonfiction, Cooking

O'Dea's New Year's resolution had been to use her slow cooker every day for a year--and then write about it. "Make It Fast, Cook It Slow" collects more than 300 recipes that provide affordable, delicious, and gluten-free meal ideas. bw drawings throughout.

New Dress a Day.

Arts, Nonfiction

GO FROM THRIFT-SHOP CHEAP TO RUNWAY CHIC EACH AND EVERY DAY! Based on her wildly popular blog of the same name, guerrilla seamstress Marisa Lynch shows you how to easily (and affordably!) transform your wardrobe from frumpy to fabulous! With just a snip here and a stitch there, your basement bargains will rival anything in designer collections. Yes, with a little imagination and DIY tools like needles, thread, and safety pins you too can update a...

The Woman's day everyday cookbook : 365 tasty recipes and monthly menus for the whole year

by the editors of Woman's day.

Cooking, Nonfiction

Do you ever feel like you're eating the same dishes over and over again, yet feel uninspired or don't have enough time to plan your family's meals? In The Woman's Day Everyday Cookbook , the trusty editors of Woman's Day have done the planning for you. Featuring 365 simple, never-repeating recipes organized by month, the book delivers a huge variety of delicious and healthy dishes for a different meal everyday for a whole year, many prepared in 3...

365 days of scrapbooking ideas.

Arts, Nonfiction

A year's worth of the most popular projects from the editors of Scrapbooks etc. Scrapbooking is a great way to capture monumental events and everyday moments alike. In celebration of scrappers' love of this craft, the editors of Scrapbooks etc. have collected 365 scrapbook ideas to keep you scrapping all year long! You'll get ideas and inspirations for making beautiful scrapbook layouts for all of life's key events, from holidays and birthdays to...

365 days of garden color : keeping your garden in bloom

by Philip Edinger ... [et al.] and the editors of Sunset Books.

Arts, Science/Technology, Nonfiction

Every season has its charms in a well-designed garden. Spring and summer offer a profusion of blooms and abundance of color. Fall and winter entertain the gardener's eye in sublter ways, with variegated leaf patterns, dramatic shows of tree bark, and eye-catching berries. This volume brings together literally hundreds of ideas for getting the most out of your garden, no matter the time of year. All of Sunset's most popular books on garden color h...

The difference a day makes : 365 ways to change your world in just 24 hours

Karen M. Jones.


If your compassionate instincts are greater than the time or energy you can spare, The Difference a Day Makes is all you need to turn your good intentions into powerful action. Flip this book open to any page and discover simple yet meaningful things you can do - in a few minutes or hours - to become an "everyday altruist" and improve your world. Book jacket.

365 unplugged family fun activities : a year's worth of ideas for tv-free, video-free, and computer game-free entertainment

Steve Bennett, Ruth Bennett.


Recent studies show that too much time spent in front of the television can lead to attention deficit disorder in children. But most parents don't need science to tell them that there are better ways to entertain kids than to prop them in front of "electronic babysitters." Full of amazingly simple, easy-to-implement suggestions, The Ultimate Book of Unplugged Family Activities provides a year's worth of inspiring alternatives.Here are ideas for e...

Before you put that on : 365 daily style tips for her

written and illustrated by Lloyd Boston.

Arts, Nonfiction

Style guru Lloyd Boston is familiar to millions of viewers across the country as a fashion editor for NBC's Today show and a regular on E! Entertainment's Style Network. He's familiar to readers who made his style guides for men -- and the women who dress them -- bestselling books. Now with Before You Put That On , Boston delivers 365 expert fashion tips to help women create a wardrobe and a personal style they can be proud of every day of the ye...

365 days of healthy eating from the American Dietetic Association

Roberta Larson Duyff.

Cooking, Health/Fitness, Nonfiction

"A daily guide that should be on everyone's nightstand or kitchen table." -Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA, President, American Dietetic AssociationAs a health-conscious reader, you already know all about the benefits of healthy eating and active living. But some days it's harder than others to put that knowledge to good use. Smart eating and an active lifestyle should be easy and enjoyable, not a chore! Let 365 Days of Healthy Eating from ...

Simply handmade : 365 easy projects for every occasion

[editor, Carol Field Dahlstrom ; technical editor, Susan Banker ; graphic designer, Marisa Dirks].

Arts, Nonfiction

Let your talents shine by creating wonderful projects to celebrate special moments and holidays throughout the year! No matter what your crafting experience or skill level, you can master every project in this book with confidence. When you only have moments to spare choose one of the Good Ideas projects. They are quick and easy, and will get lots of compliments. Set an evening aside to create a gift or decoration from your Make It In Minutes sel...

Simply handmade : 365 easy gifts & decorations you can make

[editor, Carol Field Dahlstrom ; technical editor, Susan Banker ; graphic designer, Marisa Dirks].

Arts, Nonfiction

An inspirational book of craft ideas for crafters and non-crafters alike.

Playwise : 365 fun-filled activities for building character, conscience, and emotional intelligence in children

Denise Chapman Weston, Mark S. Weston.


"How can we make sure our children are developing the confidence, caring, and sense of honor they'll need to make their way in a morally ambiguous world? Playwise offers you a wealth of creative and entertaining activities to help instill basic virtues and emotional intelligence in children. Whether you're parent, teacher, caregiver - or all three - this book has hundreds of games and projects you can do with children to lay the foundation of sel...