I had the opportunity to review a copy of the Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques, by Jan Eaton, yesterday. While I'm sure it appears as though I'm biased, because I contributed to the book, I do especially like the tutorial for broomstick crochet. I'm working on a new collection of designs using this technique, and found the tutorial to be most helpful. There are some tutorials for trims that are very interesting, too.
There is a gallery of crochet designs - and that is where my photo, name and website are listed (pg. 134 to be exact). There are a lot of beautiful, inspiring designs to look at.
Here is a link to my amazon store if you are interested in the book, or any other books I recommend from my library of knitting and crochet books and magazines: http://www.styledbykristin.com/books/