After reading Mr. Reinhart's book, it sat on my table for over a week, before I picked it up again. Mr. Reinhart comes across as a school master instead of a nurturing instructor. He almost demands that the reader make his poolish recipe which in my opinion is way too much, without room to store it. He relents and admits one can use half the recommended portion. Another problem, not all recipes use the poolish your forced to make, even half portion, so your stuck with poolish you don't really know what to do with. Bottom line, he insists you follow his recipes or else it won't be world class. Who Cares? All I want to do is make a good loaf of bread. On the other hand, Daniel Leader's book BREAD ALONE, has simple to follow recipes, repeating steps in each one, which some readers find annoying but I find most useful. Mr Leader also expresses the desire for the reader to try on his own and modify the recipes presented to make his/her own special loaf. I am not saying the recipes of Mr. Reinhart aren't good, just that the reader is strapped in doing what the author says must be done.