Monthly Archives: March 2020

Jet Age Aesthetic by Vanessa R. Schwartz

I am a bit conflicted on this book. The jet age aesthetic is a broad and interesting topic but here it is confined to how several areas of the 1950s and 1960s (airports, Disneyland/EPCOT, photography) defined people movement/flow in the … Continue reading

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Pressure Cooker Cookbook For Beginners by Ramona Cruz-Peters

Update 4/5/2020: I’ve tried a lot of the recipes in the book and found some serious issues. 4 recipes were awful tasting: orange soy chicken, applesauce, chili, broccoli beef. They were a complete waste of my time: bland, uninspiring, and … Continue reading

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Ghosted in L.A. Volume 1 by Sina Grace, Siobhan Keenan, Cathy Le

I feel that there is a good story somewhere at the heart of Ghosted but it never made it onto the pages. Reading more like someone was inspired after binge watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer (or especially its spinoff Angel), … Continue reading

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Intangibles by Joan Ryan

More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog https://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/Although it uses sports teams for most of its analyses since they are author Joan Ryan’s work, this is clearly applicable to other areas such as businesses as well. Through careful research … Continue reading

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Therapy Game Volume 1 by Meguru Hinohara

The story didn’t catch me at first – we get dumped right into the protagonists’ first night together and then take a step back to focus more on characterization. The artwork is solid and conveys the thoughts nicely, though there … Continue reading

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Recipe For Persuasion by Sonali Dev

I went into this book not knowing it was second in the series but did not feel lost at all. This is a self contained story of one of the Rajes and while likely the book would have had more … Continue reading

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Siri, Who Am I by Sam Tschida

First and foremost, go into this knowing it is a tongue-in-cheek satire. As superficial as the Southern California milieu in which it is set, the book is at turns light and then ascerbic as it skews a lifestyle that is … Continue reading

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