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Final Fantasy VII Remake Postcard Book

A set of 24 beautiful glossy postcards featuring key visuals from Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Remake. All the key characters are featured; Cloud, Tifa, Aerith, Barett, Sephiroth and more. The detachable post cards come housed in a hard cover binding. This would make a nice little gift for any fan of Final Fantasy VII. Get one for a friend, or yourself ! :] “Final Fantasy VII Remake Postcard Book ファイナルファンタジーVII リメイク ポストカードブック” details : Dimensions – 19 x 12.4 x 1.4 cm 24 p...
Tags: Amazon, Games, Book Reviews, Anime, Cg, Postcard, Video Game, Square Enix, Final Fantasy Vii, Final Fantasy, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Final Fantasy Vii Remake, Amazon De, Final Fantasy 7, Cloud Strife


Toshiyuki Fukuda Portfolio 2 Art Book Review

A graphic design graduate from the Osaka University of Art, Toshiyuki Fukuda (福田利之) is a prolific illustrator whose art work has graced countless magazines, children’s books, T-shirts, music album covers and many more. This 2nd collection of his art work ( see the first collection here ) showcases more than 200 pages of his delightful illustrations. (image above) The art book comes housed in a lovely slip case. (above right) This particular piece feels like a tribute to one of my fav...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Book Reviews, Illustration, Drawing, Anime, Gustav Klimt, Amazon Japan, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Amazon De, Stanley Artgerm Lau, Amazon CA, Toshiyuki Fukuda, Toshiyuki Fukuda Portfolio 2 Art Book Review, 福田利之作品集2


Book Review: LGBTQ2+ Law: Practice Issues and Analysis.

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law. LGBTQ2+ Law: Practice Issues and Analysis. Edited by Joanna Radbord. Toronto: Emond, 2020. xxvii, 607 p. Includes table of cases and index. ISBN 978-1-77255-432- 8 (softcover) $136.00; ISBN 978-1-77255-...
Tags: Law, Book Reviews, Canada, Canadian Law Library Review, Canadian Association of Law Libraries, Joanna Radbord, Joanna Radbord Toronto, Radbord


Witchfinder Omnibus Volume 1 Graphic Novel Review

Sir Edward Grey, also known as the Witchfinder was an occult/paranormal investigator that lived during the 19th century. He is one of the supporting characters in Mike Mignola’s Hellboy universe, and have on multiple occasions aided Hellboy during times of need with his considerable occult powers and knowledge. Witchfinder can be considered a prequel/spin-off of Hellboy, covering Sir Edward Grey’s missions and adventures during his time as a mortal. This first omnibus edition collects Sir Edw...
Tags: Comics, Book Reviews, Illustration, Anime, Hellboy, Graphic Novel, Dark Horse Comics, Art Book Review, Manga/comics, Mike Mignola, Amazon De, Mignolaverse, BPRD, Edward Grey, Liz Sherman Abe Sapien, Johann Krauss


Tokyo Genso Art Book Review (2020 Edition)

First published in 2015, the Tokyo Genso (東京幻想) art book imagines a post-apocalyptic Japan through a series of fascinating illustrations depicting a barren and desolate Tokyo landscape gradually reclaimed by nature. The images will certainly resonate strongly with any Tokyoite ( or anyone who has spent a considerable amount of time in Tokyo ) because the sights portrayed are landmarks that have come to define the sprawling metropolis. This new 2020 edition comes with many new pieces of art wo...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Book Reviews, Illustration, Tokyo, Shinjuku, Mamoru Oshii, Anime, South, Shibuya, Roppongi, Post-Apocalyptic, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Takadanobaba, Hiroaki Samura


Anime Background Art Books Round Up ( 2020 Update )

This post was first published in Oct 2012 and has been updated in 2020 to include more background art books since published. More than just beautifully painted pictures of landscapes and skies, background art is an integral and crucial component of anime, setting the stage for the performance of all characters in the film. A skilfully painted background plate can really accentuate the mood and atmosphere of any given scene, at the same time elevating the aesthetic quality of the film. Here...
Tags: Japan, Book Reviews, Illustration, Animation, Tokyo, Miami, Shinjuku, Mamoru Oshii, Anime, Shell, Steamboy, Ping Pong, Jin, Yamamoto, Mamoru Hosoda, Kimura


Cicada – Shaun Tan Illustrated Book Review

Australian illustrator Shaun Tan’s picture book Cicada tells a sobering parable tale of migrant workers and workplace bullying through the voice of a hardworking insect who has toiled away, unappreciated and without promotion, alongside humans in a grey office block for 17 years. Upsetting as the premise is, the story ends on a more optimistic note, perhaps serving as a bit of inspiration for the unappreciated striver in all of us as well. (below) Some of the sketches and cl...
Tags: Book Reviews, Illustration, Tokyo, Anime, Shaun Tan, Amazon UK, Amazon Japan, Cicada, Art Book Review, Cicada Shaun Tan Illustrated Book Review


Cookbook Give-Away: Backyard Kitchen The Main Course by Sarina Roffe

My first cousin Sarina Roffe is amazing. She’s one of the most accomplished, creative, and productive people I know. Sarina is a writer and author of Jewish history, and also lectures internationally, a genealogist with her own company that provides genealogical journeys, and a business consultant, with 20 years’ experience of operations, senior management, communications, marketing, public relations and press experience, as well as public speaking, and crisis management. Sarina raised three ...
Tags: Travel, Books, Book Reviews, Adele, America, Syria, David, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Paris, Manhattan, Rice, Simon, Aleppo Syria, Esther, Abe


Ghibli Museum Photography Book Review

Adored by animation fans all over the world, Ghibli Studio’s anime films have captured the imagination of both children and adults alike with its captivating stories and endearing characters. The Ghibli Museum, located in Mitaka, Tokyo is a wonderful extension of these films. The brainchild of director Miyazaki Hayao, the museum’s slogan is “Let’s get lost together” ( 迷子になろうよ、いっしょに ), derived from the man’s vision for visitors to immerse themselves in his imagination and film work. This hard ...
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Japan, Book Reviews, Animation, Tokyo, Anime, Totoro, Amazon UK, Mitaka, Toshio Suzuki, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Ghibli, Ponyo, Yoshida Noboru


Ask the authors: The long and winding road from shortlisted to selected for female Supreme Court nominees

The following is a series of questions posed by Ronald Collins to Renee Knake Jefferson and Hannah Brenner Johnson in connection with their new book, “Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court” (New York University Press, 2020), which tells the untold stories of women that presidents considered as justices for the Supreme Court in the decades before Sandra Day O’Connor’s confirmation. Renee Knake Jefferson is a professor of law and the Joanne and Larry Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics ...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, California, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Book Reviews, Reagan, Joe Biden, Ronald Reagan, New York Times, Jimmy Carter


Pollen’s Women: The Art of Samson Pollen Book Review

Warning : The following post contains nudity/adult content. Pollen’s Women is a lush visual archive collecting some of artist Samson Pollen’s most memorable pieces, selected from the hundreds of jaw-dropping illustrations Pollen provided for men’s adventure magazines (MAMs) from the 1950s through the 1970s. Sexy women were a regular component of story illustrations published in the more than 160 MAM titles that flourished from the early 1950s through the mid-1970s, and nobody painted beauti...
Tags: Nudity, Book Reviews, Illustration, Anime, Mam, Amazon UK, Amazon Japan, Art Book Review, Katoh Naoyuki Sci, Erotic Art, Pollen's Women: The Art of Samson Pollen, Samson Pollen, Samson Pollen Book Review, Tsukasa Bullet Tsukasa


Book Review: Assisted Death: Legal, Social and Ethical Issues After Carter

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law. Assisted Death: Legal, Social and Ethical Issues after Carter. Edited by Derek B.M. Ross. Toronto: LexisNexis, 2018. xlii, 544 p. Includes table of cases. ISBN 978-0- 433-49868-1 (softcover) $125.00. R...
Tags: Law, Book Reviews, Canada, LexisNexis, Ontario, Carter, Bedford, SCC, Canadian Law Library Review, Peter Hogg, Bennett Jones, Canadian Association of Law Libraries, College of Physicians, Canada AG, Kim Clarke, Law Library University of Calgary In CLLR


Megasia – Story Of Another Universe Art Book Review

Megasia – Story Of Another Universe is an art book by Japanese illustrator Monokubo (もの久保). Through her boundless imagination she dreams up fantastic worlds where the mundane meets the magical, with giant animals inhabiting our realm. The massive size of these otherwise familiar creatures create an anachronistic sight that is both bizarre and charming. (above & below) A recurring visual element of Monokubo’s illustrations seem to be influenced by Shintoism; with the giant white f...
Tags: Amazon, Book Reviews, Illustration, Drawing, Anime, Torii, Amazon UK, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Fantasy Art, Giant Animals, Megasia, Monokubo, Shintoism, Kyoto Monokubo, Mononoke Her


Golfer’s Book Of Wit & Wisdom Book Review

The Golfer's Book of Wit and Wisdom Grade: B Teacher's Comments: Would make a nice gift for a golfer in your life The post Golfer’s Book Of Wit & Wisdom Book Review appeared first on GolfBlogger Golf Blog.
Tags: Book Reviews, Book Review, Sport, Golf


The Minister’s Wife

You could argue that I’m not the most qualified person to review a book called The Minister’s Wife: A Memoir of Faith, Doubt, Friendship, Loneliness, Forgiveness, and More by Karen Stiller, but I happen to know one minister’s wife very well. So maybe I’ll take a shot. Here are three reasons why I think you should read this book, regardless of whether you’re a pastor’s wife or not. The Honesty If you’re a pastor or a pastor’s wife, you’ll recognize yourself in this story. You’l...
Tags: Amazon, Featured, Life, Church, Book Reviews, Stiller, Pastoring, Karen Stiller


Dress Like a Woman : Working Women and What They Wore Book Review

Dress Like a Woman : Working Women and What They Wore explores the myriad of different costumes worn by women all over the world, a fascinating intersection of gender, fashion, politics, culture, class, nationality, and race. You’ll see some familiar faces, including trailblazers Shirley Chisholm, Amelia Earhart, Angela Davis, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Michelle Obama, but the majority of photographs are of ordinary working women from many backgrounds and professions. Pioneering scientists and mat...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Book Reviews, Michelle Obama, Anime, Amazon UK, Photography Book, Amazon Japan, Art Book Review, Costume Design, Women Fashion, Ninagawa Woman


PLUS – SLAMDUNK Illustrations 2 Art Book Review

PLUS+ Slam Dunk illustrations 2 is the much awaited follow up volume to the first Takehiko Inoue Illustrations art book released 23 years ago. This 96 page hardcover art book includes the brand new cover illustrations that Inoue-san drew for the new edition of his Slam Dunk manga released last year, as well as brand new art work created specifically for this book. This is a pretty big and heavy volume, in part due to the thick, high quality paper stock used for the prints, which look vibrantl...
Tags: Amazon, Comics, Book Reviews, Illustration, Anime, Gaudi, Manga, Amazon UK, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Manga/comics, Takehiko Inoue, Inoue, Shibuya Tōkyō, Hiroyuki Asada, Inoue Takehiko


Review: A masterful look at five decades of African development

‘Know The Beginning Well’ is an insightful peek into the life of KY Amoako and the fascinating work he has done on the continent The post Review: A masterful look at five decades of African development appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Book Reviews, Article, United Nations, World Bank, Zambia, Ghana, Imf, Kwame Nkrumah, Kofi Annan, Top Six, KY Amaoko, KY Amoako


MFKZ Background Art Book Review

MFKZ (Mutafukaz/ムタフカズ) is a 2017 adult animated science fiction film based on the comic series and the short film of the same name. The film was a French-Japanese co-production between Ankama Animations and Studio 4°C and is directed by Shōjirō Nishimi and Guillaume “Run” Renard. I have to admit I showed little interest when I first heard of the film because the character designs just didn’t appeal to me, but I finally made the effort to watch the film recently and it was actually better than...
Tags: Amazon, Film, Book Reviews, Illustration, Animation, Anime, Amazon UK, Kimura, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Background Art, Tekkon Kinkreet, Mutafukaz, Kimura Shinji, MFKZ, Guillaume RUN Renard


Social Distancing Reads #5: The Last Emperox by John Scalzi

Hello everybody – hope you are all keeping safe. I am lucky enough to be exclusively working from home and as I do so, I am trying to create a mental health routine of comfort reading, writing, going for (safe) walks and TV watching. Since I have read over 30 books so far this year, I will start posting about my recommended   more frequently as a way to catch up and keep up. Times being what they are, The Last Emperox was a salve for my ailments, the perfect ending to this fan...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, Book Reviews, Times, Kiva, Lagos, John Scalzi, Scalzi, 10 Rated Books, Social Distancing Reads


All Around Bustletown

I was recently introduced to the All About Bustletown book series for kids and I absolutely fell in love with it. This particular series follows the adventures of the same bustling town throughout the four seasons, each book represents a different season. The books remind of me Where’s Waldo with the tiny amazing details. You can peruse the books with your child and see if you can identify the same people in different places throughout town. You can see how the Farmer’s Market has different pro...
Tags: Parenting, Book Reviews, Waldo, Bonnie, Richard Scarry


It’s Just a Plant – A Children’s Story About Marijuana

It’s 4/20 today and although I do not “celebrate” myself I have always kept an open mind about cannabis and have had many open discussions with my kids, none of which villainize the plant. It just so happens that a children’s book was released today that is designed to help parents have a conversation about marijuana with their kids. It is called It’s Just a Plant – A Children’s Story About Marijuana. The story follows Jackie as she is introduced to marijuana when she gets out of bed in the nig...
Tags: Parenting, Book Reviews, Jackie


What Church Can Be: An Optimistic Vision (With Blueprints)

It’s important to learn biblical truth, but it’s even more valuable to see biblical truth lived out. We need more than principles; we need examples. I’m grateful for books on church planting and pastoral ministry, and I’ve learned a lot from them. Some books lean toward the truth side; they’re helpful because they’re timeless. Some books lean toward the application side; they’re helpful because they’re practical. What we really need, though, is both. In other words, we need a book ...
Tags: Amazon, Featured, Life, Boston, Church, Book Reviews, America, Jesus, Bernie Sanders, PAUL, Luke, Kruse, Pastoring, Matthew Kruse, Seven Mile Road Church


Social Distancing Reads #4: The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

Hello everybody – hope you are all keeping safe. I am lucky enough to be exclusively working from home and as I do so, I am trying to create a mental health routine of comfort reading, writing, going for (safe) walks and TV watching. Since I have read over 30 books so far this year, I will start posting about my recommended   more frequently as a way to catch up and keep up. Well, this was WONDERFUL in every possible way: heartwarming, lovely, romantic, funny and full of unbri...
Tags: Books, Romance, Fantasy, Book Reviews, House, Arthur, Linus, 10 Rated Books, LGBT Romance, Cerulean Sea, J Klune, Arthur When


Inside the circle: A review of Saidiya Hartman’s Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments

Saidiya Hartmanilluminates the perspectives of young Black women through a vividly cinematic narrative where we are positioned to view the world through their eyes. The post Inside the circle: A review of Saidiya Hartman’s Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Book Reviews, Book, Article, Friday, Black, Black Women, MacArthur Genius Grant, Saidiya Hartman, Black Fungibility, Black Studies Mobile Academy, Critical Fabulation, Wayward Lives Beautiful Experiments, Saidiya Hartmanilluminates


A chorus of Black women’s lives

Saidiya Hartmanilluminates the perspectives of young Black women through a vividly cinematic narrative where we are positioned to view the world through their eyes. The post A chorus of Black women’s lives appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Book Reviews, Book, Article, Friday, Black, Black Women, MacArthur Genius Grant, Saidiya Hartman, Black Fungibility, Black Studies Mobile Academy, Critical Fabulation, Wayward Lives Beautiful Experiments, Saidiya Hartmanilluminates


Discover the Laboratory in Your Garden and Around Your Home

Today I wanted to highlight an amazing new book for kids that centers around fun in the garden. It is perfect in light of current events and how much time we are spending at home right now (sheltering in place due to Covid-19) but it is also timeless. It gives kids some great ideas for getting outside, in the garden, to unleash their inner researcher and scientist. The Pocket Book of Backyard Experiments: Discover the Laboratory in Your Garden If you homeschool all the time or even just right ...
Tags: Parenting, Book Reviews, London Institute of Psychiatry, Helen Pilcher, Guardian BBC Focus


Grotesque World – Junji Ito Art Book Review

Warning : The following post contains nudity/adult content. Grotesque World is a collection of colored + B&W artwork by world renowned horror manga artist Junji Ito. Illustrations in this 150 paged softcover includes artwork from his comics like Uzumaki, Gyo, Tomie and more. (above right) A tribute art work featuring the renowned horror fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft ( Cthulhu Mythos ), of whom Junji Ito cites as a big influence on his work. I have to admit I’m not familia...
Tags: Amazon, Horror, Book Reviews, Illustration, Guillermo Del Toro, Anime, Amazon UK, Japanese art book, Manga/comics, H.P. Lovecraft, Junji Ito, Artbook, Ito Junji, Artbook Review, Junji Okubo, Uzumaki


Book Review: Incomprehensible! a Study of How the Legal System Encourages Incomprehensibility, Why It Matters, and What Can Be Done About It

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law. Incomprehensible!: A Study of How the Legal System Encourages Incomprehensibility, Why It Matters, and What Can Be Done about It. By Wendy Wagner & Will Walker. New York: Cambridge University Press, 201...
Tags: New York, Law, Congress, Book Reviews, Wagner, Cambridge University Press, Canadian Law Library Review, Canadian Association of Law Libraries, Wendy Wagner Will Walker, David H Michels, Zariski, Legal Literacy Athabasca AB


Have a Honda CBF125 and Looking for a Good Shop Manual? Haynes Has You Covered

For Our Readers Outside of the U.S. We primarily focus on North American bikes, but there are so many good motorcycles in Europe, India, and other areas of the world. One of these bikes is the Honda CBF125. Haynes, the maker of fantastic shop manuals for various vehicles, reached out to us and shared the fact that the publisher has a new manual for the Honda CBF125. This small commuter bike was sold outside of the U.S. and is a great little motorcycle from what I hear. For those readers who are...
Tags: Mexico, Book Reviews, Canada, Motorcycles, Honda, Haynes, Europe India, Motorcycle News, Coronavirus, Honda Cbf125



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