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review 2018-05-26 08:30
Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar
Summer Skin - Kirsty Eagar

May 2018: I never did review Summer Skin back in 2015 and I do feel kinda bad about that but also? I still don't have the words. All I can really say is that I love this book. I love it a RIDICULOUS amount. I love it for the romance, for the characters, for the friendships, for the Australian-ness, for the writing! OH THE WRITING.

WHERE IS THE NEXT KIRSTY EAGAR BOOK.

Anyway, I had a ton of fun rereading it, here's my live-tweet thread: https://twitter.com/Rackhel_M/status/...

Nov 2015: Fucking faaaaaaaantastic. Review to come.

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text 2018-04-18 17:42
Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell
Pillow Thoughts - Courtney Peppernell Pillow Thoughts - Courtney Peppernell

The photo that I chose to add into this blog post was rather difficult to search for. 

My reason being, this book is a one of a kind. The photo, (that is able to be viewed down below), describes the reading of Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell by displaying the one emotion that continues to ner stray throughout the book; which is sorrow. 

 

Sorrow is not that easy to define through a picture, honestly. Sorrow is defined as "a feeling of deep distress caused by loss, disappointment, or other misfortune suffered by oneself or others." as a noun, the verb means practically the same thing; just summed up way more. 

My reasoning to choose sorrow, and if you're asking yourself, "how does that swift into the book? what does sorrow have to do with anything." Well, I'll tell you why. Sorrow was chosen as a adjective for this reading, as the inspiration for my picture chose, because sorrow is what you can vividly feel while reading this book. Courtney Peppernell really poured her heart into this book, as if it was a bottle of her own liquid hurt, mixed with a bottle of yours and my own liquid hurt. 

 

I'd like to provide a quote, mainly because it's required for this blog assignment. But, I still think providing a quote is an immensely grand idea. It provides truth to back up your reasoning. 

 

"The tragedy of what could have been is nearly as crippling as what once was but can never be again." - Courtney Peppernell, Pillow Thoughts. 

 

I chose this quote in particular, because, it explains why and how sorrow has had the impact for inspiration on this book like it has. I bolded the two words, crippling and never, because those were key words I thought would make rather some sense to bold to show the reader, you, that those words defined my reason to begin with. 

 

As for my photo, here that is. 

 

Now, this photo may seem like a "why would you choose this.." kind of moment receiving one, but, trust me, it works. This photo represents the feelings within the book, of constantly feeling like you're looking down at yourself, or you're going nowhere but off of the face of the earth, and it symbolizes the sorrow perfectly. Well, to me, it does.

 

 

 

 

Blog post by: Carly Meier.

                      Period: 4.

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review 2018-01-26 16:00
Have you?
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids - Carol McCloud

This story is a great way to show how random acts of kindness, smiling at someone, giving compliments, or helping someone in some way can go so far! "Have You Filled a Bucket Today?" paints a picture that everyone has an invisible bucket that is always with them. This bucket carries their happiness and good thoughts, but when it is empty they are sad. You can spread joy and happiness just by being kind. This book will go hand in hand with the fairly new program that most school are doing, Leader In Me and the 7 habits. Several schools have adopted this program and really pushing being a leader and being kind to one another. One term they use is called an "emotional bank account" which is exactly like the invisible bucket in this story. This book is a great example for students to picture everyone's feelings being in that bucket. I think it helps them connect the idea instead of just telling them to be kind. I would read this book to any grade level. It is a great reminder, even for adults!

 

Lexile: AD710L

 

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review 2018-01-06 04:58
Fliers Review
Fliers: 20 Small Posters with Big Thoughts - Nathaniel Russell

Some people can look at a piece of toast and see Jesus. Or perhaps they find a Mother Teresa-shaped potato chip. Then you have people who cannot live without memes: dank memes, shit posting, pop culture reflection, social media masturbation, and so on. 

 

If you're either of these types of people, you'll like this silly little book. I honestly can't believe it's a thing that exists, but hey, a fool and his dollar are easily separated. Not this fool, tho, because I was given a copy of this "book" by the publisher in return for this review.

 

Is a book of fliers wrapped in a dust jacket that moonlihgts as a telephone pole worth $12.99 plus tax? Who's to say? Not this guy. One man's trash is another man's treasure, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and yeah, there you go. It's whatever. 

 

Buy it and keep it out in the open so your friends can judge your life choices. But let's be real. If you've purchased this book you don't have a life. Nor do you have friends or make choices beyond whether or not to wear clean underwear today. So maybe use the fliers inside as Kleenex to wipe away the crushing depression and ease the pain of your anxiety-induced seclusion?

 

Eat mor chikin.

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review 2017-12-25 05:42
Fliers
Fliers: 20 Small Posters with Big Thoughts - Nathaniel Russell

I enjoyed this. The idea behind it is a good one. Each addition is not what it initially seems at first glance, hidden alternative messages aol with multiple tranlations and interpretations. 

I do feel here needed to be more content. Maybe a small description of each flyer ncluded giving the .eaning the author wished to convey. I do give props for the creativity, and I feel there are those out there who would get a lot more out of this then I.

 

AUTHOR:

 

NATHANIEL RUSSELL was born and raised in Indiana. After college, Russell spent several years in the San Francisco Bay Area making posters, record covers, and woodcuts. He returned to his home city of Indianapolis and now spends his time creating drawings, fake fliers, bad sculptures, wood shapes, and music.

 

 

AMAZON US

 

Review copy provided by Blogging for Books.

 

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