Service Books

This is just books I have read and use. Other books that might be of use will be listed under Service Oriented Resources.

General Books –  some of these books might seem like they don’t have anything to do with service, but helped me in my mindset and resonated with my service.

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)
The Cloister Walk
The Marketplace Series by Laura Antoniou – I love the service displayed in the Marketplace series
Erotic Slavehood: a Miss Abernathyby Christina Abernathy (The original I have was called Training with Miss Abernathy – she combined that book with another it is now Erotic Slavehood) – it has some good questions to ask yourself and also some resources in it that would have been nice to have when first starting out in service.

Household Books – Cleaning, Decorating, Crafts for the Home, Service, and General Household Books

Home Comforts: The Arts and Science of Keeping House by Cheryl Mendelson (My REVIEW)
The Naturally Clean Home by Karyn Siegel-Maier (My REVIEW)
Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook: The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home by Martha Stewart (My REVIEW)
Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management
Butlers & Household Managers: by Steven M Ferry
Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills (DIY)
The Ultimate Self-Sufficiency Handbook: A Complete Guide to Baking, Crafts, Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More (The Self-Sufficiency Series)
Home Economics: Vintage Advice and Practical Science for the 21st-Century Household Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable and Seasonal Kitchen
Design*Sponge at Home
Crafting a Meaningful Home
The Nest Home Design Handbook
Sensual Home
Homemade: How-to Make Hundreds of Everyday Products Fast, Fresh, and More Naturally
Knife Skills Illustrated: A User’s Manual by Peter Hertzmann
Better Basics for the Home: Simple Solutions for Less Toxic Living by Annie Berthold-Bond
Laundry: The Home Comforts Book of Caring for Clothes and Linensby Cheryl Mendelson
Mrs. Dunwoody’s Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping: Timeless Wisdom and Practical Adviceby Miriam Lukken
Packing by the Book: What to Pack, How to Packby R J corkum nyks, E Krijgsman
Good Housekeeping The Complete Household Organizer Good Housekeeping
Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter (New York Times Notable Books)by Phoebe Damrosch
Ultimate Service: The Complete Handbook to the World of the Conciergeby Holly Stiel, Delta Collins

Cookbooks
Martha Stewart’s Cooking School: Lessons and Recipes for the Home Cook by Martha Stewart
Cover & Bake (Best Recipe)
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl
Quick Fix Meals: 200 Simple, Delicious Recipes to Make Mealtime Easyby Robin Miller
You’ve Got It Made: Deliciously Easy Meals to Make Now and Bake Laterby Diane Phillips
The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America’s Most Imaginative Chefsby Karen Page, Andrew Dornenburg
Baking: From My Home to Yoursby Dorie Greenspan
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Bakingby Jeff Hertzberg , Zoe Francois
The Weekend Baker: Irresistible Recipes, Simple Techniques, and Stress-Free Strategies for Busy Peopleby Abigail Johnson Dodge
The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook: A Master Baker’s 300 Favorite Recipes for Perfect-Every-Time Bread-From Every Kind of Machineby Beth Hensperger
Martha Stewart’s Dinner at Home: 52 Quick Meals to Cook for Family and Friends by Martha Stewart
The Gourmet Slow Cooker: Simple and Sophisticated Meals from Around the World by Lynn Alley

Entertaining
Reluctant Entertainer, The: Every Woman’s Guide to Simple and Gracious Hospitality
Table Stylings: Inspirational Setting and Decorative Themes for You Table
What to Drink with What You Eatby Andrew Dornenburg, Karen Page, Michael Sofronski
The London Ritz Book of Afternoon Teaby Helen Simpson
Wine, Food & Friends: Karen’s Wine and Food Pairing Guide
Simply Green Giving: Create Beautiful and Organic Wrappings, Tags, and Gifts from Everyday Materialsby Danny Seo
The Art of Giving: Gift Ideas to Delight the Sensesby Liezel Norval-Kruger, Tina Marie Malherbe
The Good Housekeeping Hostess: An Old-Fashioned Guide to Gracious Livingby Good Housekeeping
The New Book of Table Settings: Creative Ideas for the Way We Gather Today
Handbook for Hosts: A Practical Guide to Party Planning and Gracious Entertaining (Town & Country)by Adam Bluestein, Town & Country
The Bartender’s Guideby Jerry Thomas
Shanken’s Cigar Handbook: A Connoisseur’s Guide To Smoking Pleasureby Marvin R. Shanken
The Art of the Table: A Complete Guide to Table Setting, Table Manners, and Tablewareby Suzanne Von Drachenfels
The Rituals of Dinnerby Margaret Visser

Etiquette and Manners
Emily Post’s Etiquette
How to Be a Gentleman: A Timely Guide to Timeless Manners
How to Be a Lady: A Contemporary Guide to Common Courtesy
Multicultural Manners: Essential Rules of Etiquette for the 21st Century
Service Etiquette: 5th Edition

Personal Care
Leather and Latex Care: How to Keep Your Leather and Latex Looking Greatby Kelly J. Thibault
Beyond Bootblacking: A Guide To Selecting And Caring For Leather Gearby Daddy Wendel
Natural Beauty for All Seasons: More Than 250 Simple Recipes and Gift-Giving Ideas for Year-Round Beautyby Janice Cox, Dorothy Reinhardt

Holiday Decorating, Crafts and Recipes
Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas: Crafts, Decorating Tips, and Recipes, 1920s-1960s
Green Christmas: How to Have a Joyous, Eco-Friendly Holiday Season
Classic Crafts and Recipes for the Holidays: Christmas with Martha Stewart Living
Martha Stewart’s Christmas: Entertaining, Decorating and Giving
Christmas with Martha Stewart Living: The Best of Martha Stewart Living

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