3rd Quarter Wrap-Up | 2018

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This quarter, I read nonfiction. I have a good mix of self-help and creativity. This was an interesting mix of books and I learned a lot from them. Some I liked so much, I ended up purchasing a print copy.

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Hand Made by Melissa K. Norris

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book. Norris seamlessly share recipes and connects to life experiences. I found it interesting and connected with the stories.

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Make Art Every Day by Katie Vernon

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I love the idea of bullet journals, but don’t always have time to fill it out. That’s why this planner is perfect. Not only does it already include boxes for daily entries, but it is informative and provides ideas for doodles and other creative activities. I love the colors and the stickers are so cute.

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Give a Sh*t by Ashlee Piper

Rating: 3 out of 5.

When I became interested in this title, I thought it would have more exposition. Instead, it was not a memoir and really only included lists. That is not what I wanted from this book and felt that the information was the same as other books on this subject. The information provided was good, I just think I was disappointed in the lack of personality.

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Handmade Houseplants by Corie Beth Hogg

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Creating paper plants is one of my favorite crafts, so I was excited to see this book. One thing that separates this from others, is that it focuses on greenery, instead of flowers. There aren’t a lot of books out there that cover this aspect. I found the crafts to be fairly simple and easy for beginners to create. I also loved the detailed instructions and tips.

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Natural Dyeing with Plants by Franziska Ebner & Romana Hasenöhrl

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This was a beautiful book and perfect for any level of natural dyers. Mostly focusing on wool, the concepts could be applied to most types of textile. I love the variety of plants introduced and colors.

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Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana K. White

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I don’t have a lot to say about this book. It offers insight and techniques to declutter your home, but I really didn’t get anything extra. I feel like I have heard this information before.

Thank you NetGalley for providing digital copies of these books in exchange for an honest review.

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