Category Archives: hobbies

Pinball Wizards by Adam Ruben

Pinball Wizards is an unapologetically personal diary of a pinball enthusiast. While there are some historical aspects added, really this is about Ruben and his love of the silver ball game/tournament play. Which can be both good and bad in … Continue reading

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The Costume Making Guide by Svetlana Quindt

If you’ve watched TV shows such as Face Off or Heroes of Cosplay, you’d probably think that creating a costume requires a whole entire workshop of strange materials and obscure tools (vac form machine anyone?). Or you have to be … Continue reading

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Building Natural Ponds by Robert Pavlis

With Building Natural Ponds, author Pavlis has given us a thorough understanding of everything needed for a natural pond – whether a small front yard decorative feature or a very large swimming hole to grow trout. Unfortunately, there are only … 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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Hand-Built Outdoor Furniture by Katie Jackson

Hand-Built Outdoor Furniture lives up to its subtitle – these are projects anyone can make using only a few inexpensive tools. The book is beautifully laid out and very easy to follow. Photographs of the finished projects, steps, and tools/techniques … Continue reading

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One Magic Square by Lolo Houbein

One Magic Square provides a starting point for creating a small home garden. By starting with just a 3 foot square, a sustainable garden can be created and then slowly expanded upon over time. The book is comprehensive and easy … Continue reading

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How to Prune Trees and Shrubs by Barbara Ellis

How to Prune Trees and Shrubs is another great entry in the Storey Basics line of books. This ‘how-to’ series features brief, direct, but easy to follow steps on a variety of topics, from cooking to gardening. Each book features … Continue reading

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