Medieval LEGO by Greyson Beights (a J!-ENT Book Review)

BOOK: Medieval LEGO AUTHORS: Greyson Beights Price: $10.97 Company: No Starch Press Availability: Available Now |3-7 Hardcover: 132 Pages Release Date: September 24, 2015 Education through LEGO. That is how much I enjoyed Greyson Beights (an award-winning LEGO builder and helps organize the LEGO convention, BrickUniverse) book “Medieval Lego” and teaching children (including myself) about English history. There are many short three page […]

DC Super Heroes Origami by John Montroll – Reviewed by James Ragsdale (a J!-ENT Book Review)

“This is a fun and origami challenging book. I would recommend this book for fairly experienced folders looking for a new challenge!” Age Range: 8 – 12 years Grade Level: 4 – 5 Series: DC Super Heroes Paperback: 448 pages Ever since I was a kid I have always been fascinated by origami. My first exposure came from weekly culture […]

Lonely Planet Make My Day San Francisco Guidebook (a J!-ENT Book Review)

TITLE: Lonely Planet Make My Day San Francisco Guidebook PUBLISHER: Lonely Planet PAGES: 40 Pages RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2015 For anyone looking for a non-verbose or thick travel guide, the Lonely Planet “Make My Dag” travel booklets are the way to go. A thin booklet, the “Make My Day” booklets allow one to flip between three sections: Morning, Afternoon, […]

2015 Japan Pro Baseball Fan Handbook & Media Guide – Compiled by Wayne Graczyk (a J!-ENT Book Review)

For anyone that is looking for an English publication on the NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball) or anything related to Japanese baseball.  To be truthful, aside from the well-written English articles you would find on Japan Times and other Japanese newspapers in English about a game of that certain day, there really isn’t anything out there in print that goes into […]

I Choose You Today: 31 Choices to Make Love Last by Deb DeArmond (a J!-ENT Book Review)

TITLE: I Choose You Today: 31 Choices to Make Love Last AUTHOR: Deb DeArmond PUBLISHER: Abingdon Press PAGES: 208 Pages RELEASE DATE: March 5, 2015 Married for nearly 38 years, author Deborah DeArmond and her husband have made the spoken declaration, “I choose you today” a regular part of their communication. It’s when we least feel like saying it that […]

Wild Bill Wellman: Hollywood Rebel by William Wellman Jr. (a J!-ENT Book Review)

TITLE: Wild Bill Wellman: Hollywood Rebel AUTHOR: William Wellman Jr. PUBLISHER: Pantheon PAGES: 656 Pages RELEASE DATE: April 7, 2015 The extraordinary life—the first—of the legendary, undercelebrated Hollywood director known in his day as “Wild Bill” (and he was!) Wellman, whose eighty-two movies (six of them uncredited), many of them iconic; many of them sharp, cold, brutal; others poetic, moving; […]

The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women, and Germany on the Brink by Pamela Katz (a J!-ENT Book Review)

TITLE: The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women, and Germany on the Brink AUTHOR: Pamela Katz PUBLISHER: Nan A. Taleze PAGES: 480 Pages RELEASE DATE: January 6, 2015 Among the most creative and outsized personalities of the Weimar Republic, that sizzling yet decadent epoch between the Great War and the Nazis’ rise to power, were the renegade poet Bertolt Brecht and […]

Brick City: Global Icons to Make from LEGO by Warren Elsmore (a J!-ENT LEGO Book Review)

LEGO BOOK: Brick City: Global Icons to Make from LEGO by Warren Elsmore PUBLISHED BY: Barrons PRICE: $19.99 AGES: 6+ EXTRAS: Softcover book.  Comes with a poster. For the LEGO AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO), challenging one’s self in order to create something grand is often a goal that many AFOL’s tend to inspire to. From creating LEGO sets, to […]