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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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text 2017-12-06 23:00
Reading progress update: I've read 72%.
The Bad Girl and the Baby (Cutting Loose) - Nina Croft

In which the heroine gets more likable the more I read about her. So much so that I had to write about her. Also, if anyone needs to know what's it like to live with a two-year old child, this is the book to read! 

 

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text 2017-10-13 17:18
Shelfie Time! Or "how I saved my sanity by reorganizing my shelves"

My main shelves have been so overcrowded that I decided to do some shelf reorganizing this week. More specifically, I was forced to decentralize my books, if I was going to maintain some sort of order and be able to view my living room shelves with pleasure rather than a sort of frantic overwhelmed sense of failure. 

 

I've been trying to keep all my books, organized by shelf, in my Wall O' Books, but I've accumulated so many that they were just haphazardly crammed in. Mowing through my TBR backlog hasn't helped, because I still keep most of the books after I've read them.

 

So my new organizational system: Wall O' Books is still for collections and TBR, but all the read books are now moved off, but still more or less grouped by category, so I'll know where to find them if needed. Over time, as my TBR gets smaller, I can move the read books back to the Wall. I also culled any non-collectible books that I rated less than 4 stars - those are donated to the library or Goodwill. 

 

First: The Wall O' Books. Collections on either end with TBR (mostly) in the middle.

My Nancy Drew collection on left, and yes I'm still planning to finish my ND project, it's just stalled right now. On right is my collection of classic horror and fantasy: Stephen Kings, Harry Potters, and Tolkiens, with my niece's trilogy and that fabulous EA Poe popup sharing Tolkien's shelf.

 

TBR in the middle, but the Romance TBR is creeping over to the bottom shelf on left under the Girl Detective. 

TBR Children's lit: Left shelf 1

TBR Vintage books (mostly inherited): Right shelf 1

TBR General fiction: Left shelf 2 & Right shelf 2 & 3

TBR Nonfiction: Right shelf 4 & 5

TBR Scifi/fantasy/horror: Left shelf 3, 4, & 5

TBR Romance: under the Nancy Drews

 

Since those are the only nice bookshelves that I've got, the "read" books are now scattered to various places around the house - but still semiorganized.

 

My favorite vintage books have place of pride display in the living room, on the little table under my tv:

 

Guest room - additional fantasy on my grandmother's table and held with a handcarved bookstop that was a gift from my grandparents back when I was such a weird little kid that they had no idea what to give me except books and educational stuff. Also my "school bookshelf", used to keep all my school and professional texts and householdy reference books. Those need this supersturdy solid oak bookshelf because all those weighty books would make any less serious bookshelf sag over time. 

 

All the other hardcovers are starting a new "bookshelf" on top of my desk cabinets in my study - there's lots of room to grow on here. 

 

 And finally, because I didn't know what else to do with them, until I finally get around to decorating my bedroom instead of just throwing random old stuff in there, I put the rest of my read children's lit, paperbacks, and Discworld books on a saggy old pressboard bookshelf that dates back to high school, where I keep DVDs and photo albums. 

 

I know this is probably not very interesting to anybody but me, but I spent so much time agonizing over it that I wanted to document it somewhere.

 

 

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review 2017-08-01 04:50
No Limits - Ellie Marney

Edit: You can now watch a Rachel-Annette-Reasons-Why-You-To-Read-No-Limits video (in which I giggle a lot) here:

 

https://thetometravellers.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/nine-reasons-why-you-need-to-read-no-limits-by-ellie-marney/

 

Well wasn't this goddamn brilliant. I FELT SO MANY FEELINGS it was most uncomfortable 

Here's my review:

HARRRRRRRRISSSSSSSSS DEEEEEEEEERWENT

That's it, that's my review.

... Okay nah there might be something comin on that dear ole blog of ours once Annette's read it too. But mates, you gotta preorder it okay cos preordering is good and you need this book in your life. The links will be available from August 1st so pass it on.

I'M JUST SO HAPPY THAT THE WORLD IS GETTING THIS BOOK. PRAISE BE FOR ELLIE

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