Category Archives: hobbies

Gardens of the Arts & Crafts Movement by Judith B. Tankard

With this revised edition of the original 2004 book, author Tankard adds to her knowledge base and really solidifies the usefulness of the book. What we have is a nice balance of images, history, background biographies, and presentation. I especially … Continue reading

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The World The Trains Made by James D. Dilts

I greatly enjoyed this book. It is thoroughly researched, intelligently and nicely presented, and has some very interesting things to say. It’s also one of those rare train books that isn’t all about the trains themselves. There are at least … Continue reading

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Dracopedia Legends by William O’Connor

Dracopedia Legends is a beautifully presented inspiration (rather than how-to) on the subject of fantasy/dragons. The author gives you 13 dragon legends (Beowulf, Fafnir, Jormundgander, Lambton Wyrm, Ladon, Mabinogion, Nidhogg, Python, The Four Dragon Kings, The Redcrosse Dragone, Ryujin, the … Continue reading

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Make Anything Happen by Carrie Lindsey

I am guessing that the author has built up her admirably large group of followers on her blog due to people being interested in her life. From what she feeds her family, to her vacations, to how she plans things … Continue reading

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North American Road Trips by Martin Derrick

North American Road Trips presents a smart survey of coast to coast road trips across the US and Canada. Starting from the West in Hawaii and ending Nova Scotia in the East, the trips all provide great opportunities to get … Continue reading

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The Northern Gardener by Mary Lahr Schier

Published by the Minnesota Historical Society, The Northern Gardener is part home garden guide and part Minnesota history. The book is beautifully laid out and interspersed with diagrams, drawings, photographs, and other illustrative examples to accompany the text. The book … Continue reading

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Gravel Cycling by Nick Legan

Gravel Riding is a bit of an odd mixture: the intro describes gravel riding as a pleasant, hassle-free enjoyment suitable for mostly everyone – but then immediately launches into a long section of gravel competitions requiring a fair level of … Continue reading

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