Monthly Archives: February 2016

Three Years in Wonderland by Todd James Pierce

Three Years in Wonderland is a well-researched and informative look at the building of the Disneyland Amusement Park in specific and the theme park industry in general. Two individuals stand out throughout: C.V. Wood and Walt Disney – two visionaries … Continue reading

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The Looking Glass Wars: Crossfire by Curtis Clark, Frank Beddor, Sami Makkonen

Somewhere around the middle of Crossfire, I began to realize that I just wasn’t caring about either the characters or the plot. I love steampunk and certainly enjoy a good urban fantasy or re imagination of a classic. But this … Continue reading

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Berries by Stephanie Pederson

Berries is a book with a very surprising selection of recipes. When first browsing, I was continually stopping to check closely at the wide array of breakfasts, dinners, sauces, and side dishes. Combinations I had never though to put together … Continue reading

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Indeh by Ethan Hawke and Greg Ruth

Indeh is a fictionalized, graphic novel account of the Apache-American battles of the 1870s. Although told primarily from the Apache perspective, time and presence are also given to the non native Americans: from explorers to settlers to US government troops, … Continue reading

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Behold The Bones by Natalie C. Parker

Behold The Bones is the second in the Beware The Wild series – but focuses in on a separate character than in the first book. Although the first book doesn’t need to have been read to enjoy this second volume, … Continue reading

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Fate/Zero Volume 1 by Gen Urpbuchi, Bill DuBay

Fate/Zero stays true to the light novels, providing depth and nuances to the characters with solid illustration work. Although a bit ‘talky’, the characters aren’t dumbed down and the plot of the source material remains intact. Fate/Zero takes place 10 … Continue reading

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The Munchkin Book. Edited by James Lowder

This is a great companion to the game – full of tongue-in-cheek essays, special rule options, and comedic observations. Interspersed among the 15 essays are illustrated ‘cards’, some definitely more usable than others. Contributors include Steve Jackson, Ed Greenwood, and … Continue reading

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