Category Archives: hobbies

Cheating in Esports by Marcia Amidon Lusted

In this book, topics such as gambling (whether using skins or money), software and equipment hacks, player enhancement drugs, and more are covered. All the books in the series are 50 pages and this one does feel the weakest in … Continue reading

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Gaming and Professional Sports Teams by Douglas Hustad

This book is one in a series exploring different aspects of the burgeoning esports industry: from women in the profession to cheating, to the development of professional esport teams. With this volume, we get a survey of the different types … Continue reading

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Women in Esports by Meg Marquardt

Women in Esports is a grade 5-8 book giving a realistic look at the current esports situation and where women are (and aren’t) making in impact.  Three topics are covered: gamers, programmers/staff of game companies, and those who do casting/media … Continue reading

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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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