Book Review: Mushrooms Of The Redwood Coast

Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast by Noah Siegel and Christian Schwarz is probably the most comprehensive field guide to a narrow topic that I have ever come across. At over 600 pages, this book explores every aspect of west coast mushrooms and is filled with hundreds and hundreds of full color beautiful photos.

You don’t have to love mushrooms or live near Northern California to appreciate and enjoy this book. It is going on my coffee table entertain and fascinate guests with the pure magic and beauty that the mushrooms within these pages contain. Highly recommended for mushroom aficionados and those who appreciate things that are just a little different from the norm.

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



Mining Industry Money Pours Into Coconino County Board Race

Outside PAC money from special interests groups is quickly finding its way into our local races as early voting begins and the August 30th primary gets closer. Republican voters in Coconino County District 4 recently received a mailer from the mining industry which is spending thousands of dollars in support of candidate Jim Parks. The ads are paid for by ROC PAC, a part of the Arizona Rock Products Association, a mining lobbyist group.

Seeing the mining industry pour so much money into a local Coconino County race leaves many wondering what they expect in return?

Jim Parks is facing Josh Collier on the August 30th primary ballot. Both are vying for the open seat vacated by Democrat Mandy Metzger.


Mailers supporting Jim Parks paid for by the Arizona Rock Products Association, a lobbying group for the mining industry.

Book Review: Pop Manga Coloring Book

In past book reviews I have praised the incredible work of Camilla d’Errico as one of the most fascinating and creative artists in the wonderful world of pop painting today. Now d’Errico gives fans an opportunity to participate in her world with a Pop Manga Coloring Book that goes above and beyond our highest expectations.

Reiterating her own rule for artists, d’Errico reminds readers in the introduction to be creative and break the rules while coloring these beautiful and often bizarre pictures. Young and advanced artists alike will find hours of enjoyment in these pages. There is something for everyone here and so much to love. 5 big happy stars.

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