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.


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.


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.


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.


The New Flagstaff Episode 2 – The Affordables Paradox

“Setting a goal to help people in need is great, but if your plan is flawed and resources are limited, how many people will you actually help? Is the current City Council of Flagstaff too ideological to actually help people, or is accomplishing a goal “on paper” by any means necessary more important?”

Book Review: Understanding Color In Photography

Understanding Color In Photography: Using Color, Composition, and Exposure to Create Vivid Photos by Bryan Peterson is an incredibly bright and vibrant manual exploring all aspects of color photography. Whether you are using natural or enhanced color and whether you are an amateur or professional, you will find some valuable and helpful tips inside.

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


Book Review: Convicted By Jameel McGee

Convicted: A Crooked Cop, An Innocent Man, And An Unlikely Journey Of Forgiveness And Friendship by Jameel McGee & Andrew Collins focuses largely on making amends, overcoming tragedy and learning to forgive and forget. In short, this book is about A cop who frames an innocent man and through a series of events they become friends.

Sadly, all I felt while reading this book is anger that this type of injustice was allowed to happen and continues to happen even now. The war on drugs has completely failed and major changes to our justice system are needed. I don’t think I’d be so willing to forgive.

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