Book Review: Chasing Phil by David Howard

Chasing Phil: The Adventures of Two Undercover Agents With the World’s Most Charming Con Man by David Howard is a stylish true crime story, told in a way that keeps the pages turning. Set in the 1970s with legendary characters, Howard gets to the heart of the story using a little artistic license for added flavor. With entertaining dialogue and intriguing¬† actors, I can’t remember the last time I had so much fun reading a true crime book.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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Book Review: Color Index XL by Jim Krause

With a larger size and expanded format, Jim Krause has released his newest Color Index reference for artists and designers and anyone else who works with color. If you fit any of the above, you will need a copy of this on your bookshelf. This book’s durable design guarantees it will hold up to frequent use.

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I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Book Review: Tokyo Street Style A Coloring Book

It seems there is literally a coloring book being published for everything imaginable these days and Tokyo Street Style by Zoe de las Cases is the newest addition to the very long coloring book list. Everything from streetscapes, storefronts and most of all fashionable clothing and accessories is included in these pages. While many coloring books come across as cliche, this one is cute and fresh and worth checking out.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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Game Review: Come As You Aren’t

Breaking all the rules here with this brand new November, 2017 release from Penguin Random House that is not a book, it’s a game, and a game for adults at that.

Come As You Aren’t is a simple concept that works like this, pick some random cards, put them together, create a scenario and set a date/time to act them out. Lots of possibilities, but beware, it could get a little weird.

Very affordably priced. The perfect Christmas stocking stuffer for the adult in your life.

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I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Book Review: The Comic Book Story Of Video Games

The Comic Book Story of Video Games by Jonathan Hennessey  (art by Jack McGowan) explores the history of video games in super cool graphic novel style. Covering everything from the earliest conception of electronic gaming to playing games on our smart phones, this is a fun and informative, easy to read history lesson.

Making this information available in graphic novel form is a truly great idea and it is hard to believe somebody didn’t come up with it sooner.¬† Well done and recommended.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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Book Review: Cherry Bombe The Cookbook

It seems everybody these days is putting out a cookbook of some kind and the girls at Cherry Bombe refuse to be left out. With the brand new release of Cherry Bombe The Cookbook, put together by Kerry Diamond & Claudia Wu, over 100 women contribute their favorite recipes from main dishes to desserts. There is sure to be something that appeals to everyone here.

As far as cookbooks go, this is pretty mediocre in style and content. It is also quite big and bulky. That said, if you like Cherry Bombe Magazine and their contributors, you’ll enjoy this title.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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Book Review: The Great Quake by Henry Fountain

The Great Quake: How The Biggest Earthquake In North America Changed Our Understanding Of The Planet by Henry Fountain appears on the surface to be a scientific exploration of geology in the context of the great Alaskan earthquake of 1964. While this book does have a wealth of insight into what geologists have learned from the biggest earthquake to hit Northern America in recent history, it’s charm is in the storytelling and human connection. Fountain’s extensive interviews with the survivors and colorful writing allows us to experience both the tragedy and triumph of those who were impacted at every level.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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