Category Archives: non fiction

Magic: The Gathering Cards: Unofficial Ultimate Collector’s Guide by Ben Bleweiss

I have played M:TG since the beginning, having been introduced to it at our Los Angeles game store (the now defunct South Coast Game Association). It’s been amazing to see the evolution of the game: sets ranging from broken (Legends) … Continue reading

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The Taco Tuesday Cookbook by Laura Fuentes

This is what you want in a cookbook: beautifully laid out, easy to follow, and a lot of interesting and honestly very healthy recipes. It’s a cookbook you won’t get bored of fast and most of the ingredients are very … 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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Jane Butel’s Chili Madness

As a chili and Tex Mex type of cookbook, this has all you need in terms of recipes. It’s clear the author has been doing this for a long time; I was disappointed, though, that her idea of ‘foolproofing’ the … Continue reading

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The Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss

Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a memoir – irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious version here – all the endless jokes … Continue reading

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The Family Table Slow Cooker by Dominique DeVito

Author DeVito accomplishes what is promised on the cover: fairly easy recipes for items (not whole meals) using a slow cooker as the main cooking device. The recipes are beautifully presented with plenty of photographs of the finished items. The … Continue reading

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Kitchen Ideas You Can Use by Chris Peterson

If you are thinking of remodeling or creating a new kitchen, you’re likely hungry for inspirations. Instead of visiting every Home Depot, IKEA, or Kitchen store and collecting a bunch of brochures, you can peruse the latest designs all in … Continue reading

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