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Unbored Games: Serious Fun for Everyone By Joshua Glenn & Elizabeth Foy Larsen

I received my copy through a Goodreads First reads Giveaway.

Games are great, aren’t they? Personally I LOVE Role Play games, often on Forums or Instant Messages over the internet. I love game system games (Playstation, anyone?) MMORPGs (Maplestory!) and even regular old Computer Games (The Sims!). Honestly, I love all kinds of games! but sometimes, a game gets a bit… boring. You play it so often, or run out of ideas, and end up going ‘meh, I’ll think of something later’.

Also, with a quickly growing Niece, I have a feeling I’ll be seeing her doing the ‘meh’ thing as she grows up and gets into games.

I can’t wait to break out this book for her and find something fun to play! There’s so many cool game ideas, and a lot of them sound super fun! from board-games to outside games to online games, this book’s got a little something for everyone, no matter what kind of games you like to play. :3

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Storm Kings By Lee Sandlin

Not what I was expecting but still pretty awesome.

The history at times can be somewhat disjointed, but that’s mostly due to following specific people’s achievements, though they may pop up later again. There’s not a whole lot of science but there’s lots of talk about it without being too dull and there’s lots of interesting facts about how storm chasing and weather prediction as we know it today came about. Definitely worth a read if your interested in history, science and weather.

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Draw 50 – Dogs By Lee J. Ames

Not a lot of reading instruction or detailed images to follow, this book operates on ‘see the image, draw the image’. It might work for others but for me, it dosn’t. Picked up this book hoping to figure out how to possibly draw wolves but I think I’ll look elsewhere.

that being said, the book is easy to follow at least. you are shown about a page worth of images about a specific breed in a specific pose and get a little mini-fact about the breed as well, but that’s about it.

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ABC Crochet By Mitsuki Hoshi

Pretty neat! Plenty of pictures for the visual learner or when the written instructions are confusing, lots of cute critters and helpful hints and tips. The only part I didn’t like was the patterns. I’ve never seen crochet patterns like that before. o.o I’ve made Amigurumi things before but the patterns for then were all written out like ch and dch instead of having a circular image to follow. Maybe it’s just a different of culture? Still pretty awesome. The patterns here show you about where you should be in the actual creation of each piece which could be helpful for beginners. Though the naturally tiny size of these critters might bump the level up past beginner, but that’s easy enough to fix by using a larger hook and yarn type.

I think it’s be neat to make a couple of these critters and use them as gifts for animal lovers.

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Digital Manga By Ben Krefta

Pretty sweet book full of tips and tricks and lots of helpful explanations. I don’t know particularly much about Photoshop drawing/editing myself (still learning!), but it’s nice to know that there’s a book out there willing to explain it. :3

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Ancient Egypt Revealed By Peter Chrisp

Quick little nuggets of information. The book is aimed towards short attention spans/children, though some of the images might be better left for older kids, depending on the kid’s ‘too creepy!’ limits. Overall though pretty kid-safe. Not a lot of in-depth info, no surprise since it’s intended for younger kids.

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Modern Nations of the World: Egypt By Stuart A. Kallen

My copy came out back in 1999 or so, so it’s most likely outdated. 1999 Edition written by Stuart A. Kallen

There’s still plenty of info in it’s pages though, as long as you keep in mind a lot has changed sicne it’s printing. It covers the whole span of Egypt’s history pretty much, with facts and factoids from Ancient Egypt, right up to printing day. It’s half travel guidebook with customs and government facts and half history lesson. I had a hard time reading through it, but I always do with nonfiction so I don’t hold it against the book at all. If your curious about how people viewed Egypt around 1999 and what was going on back then, go ahead and check it out.

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