Category Archives: nonfiction

Inside the E-Sports Industry by Carla Mooney

Publisher Norwood House focuses on ‘informational’ books for grades K-8. With this series of books on gaming (Professional Gaming Careers, E-Sports Competitions, E-Sports Game Design, Inside the E-Sport Industry), we get survey overviews in a picture heavy format that give … 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 Jazz Age by Stephen Harrison, Sarah D. Coffin

The Jazz Age – American Style in the 1920s has all I would expect/hope for in a book on this subject: a complete treatment of museum objects and the people or events that influenced their design. Copious amounts of high … Continue reading

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The Bra Book by Jene Luciani

I think the question here is this: how much do we really need a whole book on the subject? I, like so many others, really hate bra shopping and never seem to get the bra that really fits or looks … Continue reading

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Professional Gaming Careers by Sue Bradford Edwards

Publisher Norwood House focuses on ‘informational’ books for grades K-8. With these three books on gaming (Professional Gaming Careers, E-Sports Competitions, E-Sports Game Design), we get survey overviews in a picture heavy format that give a brief overview of the … Continue reading

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Go Slow by Michael Owen

As a biography, Go Slow is an easy read that rarely gets bogged down or goes off on tangents. The author sticks to the chronological history with a focus on the recordings/films/tv roles rather than Julie London’s personal life. But … Continue reading

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Everybody Had An Ocean by William McKeen

With Everybody Had An Ocean, we get all the good and none of the bad that can plague the nonfiction historical genre: the writing is clean, precise, and friendly, the book stays on topic and rarely veers off on tangents, … Continue reading

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