Book Review: Yellow Owl Workshop’s Make It Yours

Yellow Owl Workshop’s Make It Yours: Patterns And Inspiration To Stamp, Stencil, And Customize Your Stuff by Christine Schmidt is guaranteed to bring out your inner artist, hippy, grandma or crafty side. Looking for ideas to take ordinary objects and items and give them a facelift? Look no further. If you wear it, hang it or gift it, your inspiration awaits within these pages. A very fun book at an affordable price.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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Book Review: The Apache Wars by Paul Andrew Hutton

As a big fan of historical work focused on the Southwest during this era, I highly anticipated spending some time with Apache Wars by Paul Andrew Hutton. I was not disappointed. Well researched and full of newly uncovered information on events and characters critical to the Apache wars, I was hooked from page one. This is by far the best book in recent years covering Southwestern American history. 5 Stars.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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Book Review: Wellth by Jason Wachob

The cleverly titled Wellth by Jason Wachob looks past the author’s troubles and tribulations of being a millionaire and tries to focus on what he considers to be true wellth…going beyond money and material things. Sadly, it is disjointed and painful to read.

While this book does have some interesting insights sprinkled throughout, all too often it gets bogged down in self indulgent stories and pretentiousness. One is left wondering if this a self-help book or an autobiography? I’m still not sure.

Some gems do exist but you have to sift through a lot of sediment to get to them. I did not feel very “well” after reading this.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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Book Review: Portrait Revolution by Julia L. Kay

Exploring a vast array of mediums used by artists to create portraits, Julia L. Kay provides a fresh new look at the age old subject in her newest book Portrait Revolution. While much more of an idea book, than a “how to” book, there are tons of tips and pointers to go along with the portraits. Whether you’re looking for the conventional to the creative, you can find it all within these pages.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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Book Review: The Inkblots By Damion Searls

In the Inkblots by Damion Searls, art and science collide as the author explores the life and times of one of psychology’s most fascinating and unusual people, Hermann Rorschach.  Influenced by the greats like Freud and Jung, Rorschach has become himself one of the most influential personalities in modern psychology and medicine and is still leaving his mark today, long after his death.  This is a non-stop page turning biography that you will find hard to put down.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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Book Review: Harvest By Stefani Bittner

With Spring just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about planting our gardens and choosing what we’d like to grow this season.  This year growers are provided an exciting new resource titled Harvest by Stefani Bittner showing us how to get even more uses and mileage out of our plants.

Whether it’s Elderflower Infused Honey, Flower Pressed Cheese, Blueberry Dye, or a lemongrass salt scrub, the recipes and fresh ideas can be found leaping off these pages. Harvest includes a seemingly endless wealth of thinking outside the box suggestions. Even those of us who have been doing this for a very long time can learn some new tricks.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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Book Review: In A Different Key The Story Of Autism

At 670 pages, In A Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donvan and Caren Zucker is an extensive and detailed history of autism and it’s elusive causes. Drawing upon social sentiment over the years and focusing on individuals with autism (including many well known household names), this book paints a picture of the evolution of public perception as well as the future for those affected. A highly informative and well researched document.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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