Tag Archives: Japan

Book Review:The Essential Haiku

The Essential Haiku:  Versions Of Bashð, Buson, & Issa, edited by Robert Haas It takes a significant amount of cheek to create a book like this one, on several levels simultaneously.  For one, it takes a considerable amount of pride … Continue reading

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Book Review: Haiku: An Anthology Of Japanese Poems

Haiku:  An Anthology Of Japanese Poems, by Stephen Addiss, Fumiko Yamamoto, and Akira Yamamoto When reading a book from this publisher, as I have done on several occasions, I have often pondered what the purpose of this particular book is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Haiku (Poetry Basics)

Haiku (Poetry Basics), by Valerie Bodden This book does not exaggerate when it calls itself a basic poetry book.  This book is the very embodiment of basic, and can be read profitably by even an elementary school reader who has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jujitsu

Jujitsu:  Basic Techniques Of The Gentle Art, by George Kirby It is somewhat paradoxical, a quality that comes up often when looking at Japanese martial arts, that this discussion of a supposed “gentle art” has a cover where someone is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shambhala Guide To Aikido

The Shambhala Guide To Aikido, by John Stevens Martial arts are quite interesting in the way that they focus on different elements of conduct and behavior, and this particular book does a good job at pointing out how Japanese martial … Continue reading

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Book Review: Super Mario

Super Mario:  How Nintendo Conquered America, by Jeff Ryan Growing up, I was a passionate player of video games and had a Nintendo, then a Super Nintendo, Game Boy, as well as N64, at which point I stopped playing video … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Way Of The Warrior

The Way Of The Warrior:  An Ancient Path To Inner Peace, by Erwin Raphael McManus [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Waterbrook/Multnomah.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Being a bit unfamiliar with the author and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ripples Of Battle

Ripples Of Battle:  How Wars Of The Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think, by Victor Davis Hanson This book has a deeply poignant feel to it that makes it a very worthwhile book … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Buddhism: Part 2

Great Courses:  Buddhism:  Part 2, taught by Professor Malcolm David Eckel I must admit that going into this particular course I did not know a lot about the specific subject matter of the aspects of Buddhism that the professor was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Manga Art

Manga Art:  Illustration And Techniques From An Expert Illustrator, by Mark Crilley [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Watson-Guptill Publications.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Despite my own rather critical comments about my … Continue reading

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