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Book Review: Climbers & Wall Plants

Climbers & Wall Plants, by Philippa Bensley In many cases climbers and wall plants are viewed as bad things, but there are definitely occasions where wall plants and climbers are to be appreciated.  An ivy-colored brick wall has an air … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gardening With Ferns

Gardening With Ferns, by Martin Richard I must admit that I have not done or seen very much gardening that was centered on ferns, but this book did a good job of showing that it was possible to have an … Continue reading

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Some Notes About Organization And Scope

How will we deal with the subject of demonology here?  First, I would like to spend a bit of time talking about the organization of this book for those who are unfamiliar, and then I would like to talk a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Starfinder: Pact Worlds

Starfinder:  Pact Worlds, by Pazio One thing that is important when one is looking at a game is to gain a sense of place about the world that one is supposed to be playing in.  At times, as is the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Starfinder: Alien Archive

Starfinder:  Alien Archive, by Paizo This particular book is an interesting one, although I wish I would have read it in a different order than I did, as there was another book in the series that would have made this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Traveller Core Rulebook

Traveller Core Rulebook, by Gareth Hanrahan When I am reviewing a book like this for a game that I am unfamiliar with, my main question is whether or not this sort of guide makes me want to play the game … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Best Tree House Ever

The Best Tree House Ever:  How To Build A Backyard Tree House The Whole World Will Talk About, by Maurice Barkley In some sense, I suppose the author’s claim in his overheated title is not entirely wrong.  After all, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Knack Treehouses

Knack Treehouses:  A Step-By-Step Guide To Designing & Building A Safe & Sound Structure, text & principal photography by Lon Levin, treehouse construction and technical review by Dan Wright Sometimes it can be fascinating to see what kind of agenda … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Perfect Treehouse

The Perfect Treehouse: From Site Selection To Design & Construction, by Django Kroner What is it that makes a treehouse perfect?  The author of this book has lived in treehouses and clearly is writing for and to people who similarly … Continue reading

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Book Review: Krav Maga

Krav Maga:  Real World Solutions To Real World Violence, by Gershon Ben Keren I had heard of this particular Israeli martial arts, in which all recruits to the Israeli Defense Force are trained, but I had never read it in … Continue reading

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