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1,001 Ways to Be Creative

The cover has little splotches of different colors. For some reason it makes me think of the colorful spotted character in the children’s book Put Me In The Zoo by Robert Lopshire. 1001 Ways To Be Creative by Barbara Ann Kipfer is a collection of inspiring quotes, themes and ideas for ways we can be creative. Each page has pretty designs on the side and each section is in a different color font. If you love colorful things like books by SARK, then you’ll be attracted to this little tome.

I received 1001 Ways To Be Creative by Barbara Ann Kipfer for free from TLC Book Tours care of National Geographic. If you need ideas to make your life more adventurous and exciting go pick up a copy. This book would make a great gift or coffee table book. See how many things you can try out of the ideas in this book. To purchase a copy click here.

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The Mindful Day

If you desire to be more present in your home, work, play and love (partner, family, friend), then I recommend The Mindful Day by Laurie J. Cameron. Laurie takes each topic and breaks them down into bite size pieces you can understand. At the end of every chapter she has the How To section where she gives practical suggestions in how to live out what the chapter has talked about.

I received my free copy of The Mindful Day by Laurie J. Cameron in exchange for my honest feedback. To purchase a copy click here and to find out more about the author check out her website.

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In Praise Of Difficult Women

What is a difficult woman? It’s a woman who doesn’t let anyone stop her from being herself, especially when it goes against cultural norms. Author, Karen Karbo, showcases 29 ladies who broke cultural norms. A few of the ladies showcased are: Jane Goodall, Shonda Rhimes, Hillary Rodham Clinton, J.K. Rowling, etc. Each chapter is a short essay of that woman’s life and how they may be perceived difficult by the society of their time.

If you a right-winger this book may not be the best fit for you. If you are a leftist then this book might be just right. I’m personally middle of the road, which might be why I wasn’t fond of this book. A few of the ladies chosen I found fascinating: Elizabeth Taylor, Shonda Rhimes, Margaret Cho, Vita Sackville-West. Some of the other ladies picked I’m not sure how their lives could be something I’d want to admire. For instance Carrie Fisher, Janis Joplin to name a few. If you enjoy vignettes and learning about women from different time periods then you might like In Praise Of Difficult Women.

I received my free copy of In Praise Of Difficult Women by Karen Karbo from TLC Book Tours care of National Geographic. I was excited to get this title to review and I am sad I didn’t enjoy it as much as I was thinking I would. Even if this book isn’t my cup of tea, it might be your favorite kind. To go grab a copy click here and to find out more about the author check out her website.

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Love Unleashed

Love Unleashed by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh is a picture book that showcases different dogs that have been rescued and how they’ve impacted their owners. Each dog’s story is accompanied with photos of the dog and their owners. Every story is unique and inspirational. If you love dogs then this would make a great gift for the dog lovers in your life.

I was given a copy of Love Unleashed for free from TLC Book Tours care of National Geographic in exchange for my review. This book is gorgeous and if you haven’t adopted a dog yet you’ll be clamoring to after the last page is read.

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Daily Kindness

img_2233.jpgThis book of 365 quotes broken down into the months of the year with a different theme for each month is breathtaking. National Geographic chose a gorgeous photo that corresponded with the quote. This gem of a book made me want to cry as I turned the pages it was so lovely. The themes ranged from Authenticity, Strength and  Gratitude, etc. The quotes were wide spread from authors to actors to spiritual leaders. I’d say it was balanced.

I received Daily Kindness for free from TLC Book Tours in exchange for my review. If you love National Geographic and want an inspiring coffee table book or bedside go to, when you need cheering up click here to purchase from National Geographic. This book would make a great gift anytime of the year.