Image Firsts: Compendium Volume One Review!

Image Firsts: Compendium

Image Firsts: Compendium Volume One (2014) is a great read with great illustrations.

The book contains nine stories from Image Comics: Wytches by Scott Snyder and Jock, Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta, Nailbiter by Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson, Southern Bastards by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour, The Fade Out by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, Low by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini, Shutter by Joe Keatinge and Leila del Duca and C.O.W.L. by Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, and Rod Reis.

I found it really interesting. There is a great variety of stories with a lot of interesting topics and storylines. It is a really excellent collaboration. I don’t read comics very often so it was a nice change and I would like to read more stories in a comic format in the future. I think the pictures worked very well with the text and creating the atmosphere for the stories. I think it would be really cool if someone turned stories of mine into comics. 🙂 It would be interesting to see how that would turn out.

Very creative and jam-packed. A really great collaboration. Visually stunning with great writing.

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https://imagecomics.com

Chanel Perfume Review!

NEW CHANEL PERFUME HARDCOVER BOOK | Chanel perfume, Chanel book, Coco chanel  fashion

Chanel Perfume is a really good short book.

I actually couldn’t find too much information about this book online but I wanted to share my thoughts about it. I found this lovely find in a charity shop and it is a very compact history of No 5 Chanel surrounded by amazing photographs, visuals of the bottle and illustrations.

It is very well put together and condenses the whole history of this famous perfume into a short book. It is excellent for people who are interested in fashion, fragrances and history. Very interesting too for people who are interested in marketing. It is a very beautifully put together book and I am sure that a lot of Chanel fans and collectors would love it. It is a pity I can’t find too much about the book but it is a really lovely book and I learned a lot from it.

Great book.

One of the things I couldn’t find was where to purchase the book. I apologise.

For more about Chanel and their work go to:

https://www.chanel.com/us/

Angels: An Endangered Species By Malcolm Godwin Review!

Angels: An Endangered Species

Angels: An Endangered Species (1990) by Malcolm Godwin is a wonderful read.

There is lots of information in this book about angels. It is definitely a very informative book. I don’t believe in angels but I found it very interesting and there is lots of amazing illustrations in it. I think it is very jam-packed and there is lots for someone who believes in angels to enjoy and become engrossed in here. Some of it went a little over my head so I don’t think it is the most accessible book in the world if you don’t know a lot about angels prior to reading. It is definitely more for someone who has a good knowledge of the topic. In saying that I did learn a lot from the book. There is a lot packed in here as I said and it was very interesting. There is a lot about devils in the book as well so it is a book about angels but there is a lot of information about devils too.

It is a really good reference book. It probably needed some more citations about where information was found as that wasn’t always clear. It definitely came across as a work the author was passionate about which is always good to see. A lot of history here too which was really interesting. A really good book for anyone interested in a lot of areas like angels, devils, religion, mythology, history and art. I really loved the illustrations. They were really gorgeous and added to the text very well.

A great coffee table book and a great reference book.

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https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17446.Malcolm_Godwin

The Adventures of Merlin: The Official Annual 2013 Review!

The Adventures of Merlin: The Official Annual 2013

The Adventures of Merlin: The Official Annual 2013 (2013) is a great annual about the TV show.

The annual has lots of information about the characters in the TV show and the story of the TV series up to that point. The book also has puzzles and quizzes. There is a wonderful two-part story in the annual called The Sword In The Stone.

It is very well put together and informative. A lot is packed into it which would keep fans of Merlin occupied for hours. I think it was very well thought out and a very enjoyable annual.

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For more about Merlin go to:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlin_(2008_TV_series)

Jennifer, Josh, Liam: Stars of the Hunger Games: The Unauthorized Annual 2013 Review!

Jennifer, Josh, Liam: Stars of the Hunger Games: The Unauthorized Annual

Jennifer, Josh, Liam: Stars of the Hunger Games: The Unauthorized Annual 2013 (2013) is an annual about the stars of the film The Hunger Games Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.

The annual is interesting and has a lot of information about the three main stars and their lives. There is also quizzes and fun facts. There is a section about style and beauty where there is a guide to Katniss Everdeen’s style and Jennifer Lawrence’s style.

There is also a wonderful section about where Suzanne Collins got inspiration for The Hunger Games. I found that really intriguing as a writer to know where she got her inspiration from. There was a lot of history in that section. I loved that part of the book.

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For more about The Hunger Games go to:

http://www.thehungergames.co.uk

Deal Or No Deal: Can You Beat The Banker Official Quiz Book Review!

Deal or No Deal: Can You Beat the Banker? (Play at home with the official quiz book)

Deal Or No Deal: Can You Beat The Banker? (2006) Official Quiz Book is a very enjoyable book.

I used to watch a lot of the episodes on Channel 4 with Noel Edmonds and this book was a great way to play the game yourself and see how you do. The family and I had great fun with the book. It is a book that can give you hours of fun and laughs. Very entertaining.

The format is pretty much like the show so I think if you enjoy the show and want to give it a go yourself this will be a great book for you which you will have a lot of fun with. However it is harder than sometimes you would think it would be on the TV. Thank god it wasn’t for real money! 🙂

Light and good fun.

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For more about Deal Or No Deal go to:

https://www.dealornodeal.co.uk

Brighton and Sussex By Geraint Tellem Review!

Brighton and Sussex (2001) by Geraint Tellem is a really great book about Brighton and Sussex.

The book has many landmarks included with stunning photos to accompany the text. Some landmarks which are included are The Royal Pavilion, Brighton Pier and Beach, Brunswick Square, Poynings, Bramber Castle, Arundel Castle, West Dean Gardens, Nymans Gardens, Sheffield Park, Pevensey Castle, Herstmonceux Castle, Bodium Castle, Michelham Priory, The Long Man Of Wilmington, Beachy Head and Lewes Castle.

I wanted to live in Brighton years ago, still might someday and this book is great if you are considering or are making a move to Brighton or Sussex. It is also great if you are planning a holiday or just want to learn the history and look at gorgeous photos without leaving the house. It’s a wonderful, beautifully put together book which I found really interesting and very enjoyable.

I apologise as the only copy of this I could find online is really expensive and can be found on Amazon. I hope you can find a less expensive version but I wanted to tell you about my experience with the book nonetheless.

For more about Geraint Tellem and their work go to:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4358946.Geraint_Tellem

The Shakespearean Tarot By Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki Review!

The Shakespearean Tarot (1993) by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki is a fun book.

I am not a believer in astrology but I do find these books really fun and the added literature element makes this book really unique. I am not a huge Shakespeare fan either but I love how literature and astrology were combined here and it is really interesting and fun. I was very entertained by the book. The writing is great and the illustrations by Paul Hardy really add to the atmosphere of the book.

I think someone with a belief in astrology would be more suited to say whether in an astrology sense this was useful to them but for someone who isn’t I did find the book really interesting and a fun way to pass a few reading sessions. Very enjoyable and creative. I have heard the card deck with this book is beautiful but I did purchase this book from a charity shop and the cards weren’t with my book. I think the deck is the pictures in the book which are in black and white in the book but the cards have the colours on them. I did get an idea of how they look through the book and a few I seen online though and they seem amazing. I very much enjoyed the book. The way astrology combined with the stories in Shakespeare were very well done and everything was very engrossing throughout.

Great read with great illustrations.

I apologise as the only copy of this I could find online is really expensive and can be found on Amazon. I hope you can find a less expensive version but I wanted to tell you about my experience with the book nonetheless.

For more about Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki and her work go to:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/271694.Dolores_Ashcroft_Nowicki

Bush Tucker Magic By Jan Palethorpe Review!

Bush Tucker Magic (1997) by Jan Palethorpe is a really good short read.

This is a really great guide to bush tucker food like Jalgamugudah (Mudshells), Bush Pudding, Bush Honey, Magabala (Bush Bananas) and Witchetty Grubs. The food is accompanied with text related to each food and some beautiful artwork. Visually this book is so gorgeous and the book’s information is very interesting. The sections are written by Valerie Lennard, Kathy Bird, Annette Riley, Cecelia Riley, Pamela Marshall, Linda De Lower, Agnes Bird, Lizzie Kelly and Nusheba McMahon. Gorgeous artwork is displayed by all the writers as well as Jeanette Ishigushi, Antoinette Hunter, Pat Latham, Nicki Dawson, Halimah Bin Karim, Josie Drummond, Luis Karadada, Jenny Drummond, Ina Kitching and Sonja Kurrar. Editing was done by Jan Palethorpe.

It is such a beautiful collaboration. I really enjoyed the book. Everything is very well put together and the whole thing just seems to be done with passion and a love for the subject. I learned a lot about bush tucker food here and it was fun to look at the gorgeous artwork while I was doing so.

An informative, stunning and great book.

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http://www.janpalethorpe.com/Artist

Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Queen By Mark Blake Review!

Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Queen

Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Queen (2011) by Mark Blake is an excellent read.

The book speaks about the amazing career of Queen and mixes in new interviews with information already known. I think it is a very interesting and very comprehensive book. I think it has extra detail on many interviews. It is an enjoyable and entertaining read and it helps put Queen fans who weren’t around at the height of Queen’s rise to fame in their career in the picture of how everything happened. For fans who were there it is a great trip down memory lane I would imagine. There is some typos here and there and a couple of facts which needed to be checked so maybe it might have needed a little more editing. That is a pity because clearly the author did a lot of research for this book and I don’t think the few facts that weren’t checked completely should take away from that. I don’t particularly think it’s an untold story so that might be a tad misleading but it is a very interesting story and it’s great how the author put the whole story all together in one book.

I was very entertained by the book and learned a lot. I really enjoyed the interview with Reinhold Mack. There is a wonderful photo section too showing photographs from the band’s life and career. It was great to read about the band’s rise to fame and they all seem really likeable people in their own individual ways. It was great reading about how their sound changed over the years and how they incorporated the Queen sound to go with the changes. Their friendship really shines through in this book and they seem to really care about each other and that was lovely to read because that’s not always true in bands. It was nice to see that their friendship endured throughout the years.

Amazing read.

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For more about Queen and their work go to:

https://queenonline.com

For more about Mark Blake and his work go to:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/76025.Mark_BlakeGoodreads