Finish This Book

Author: Keri Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399536892

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

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From the author of Wreck This Journal, a collaborative creative journey where you complete the book Dear Reader, One dark and stormy night, author Keri Smith found some strange scattered pages abandoned in a park. She collected and assembled them, trying to solve the mystery of this unexpected discovery, and now she's passing the task on to you, her readers. Your mission is to become the new author of this work. You will continue the research and provide the content. In order to complete the task, you will have to undergo some secret intelligence training, which is included in this volume. Since no one knows what lies ahead, please proceed with caution, but know...this book does not exist without you. Yours truly, Keri Smith

Finish This Book

Author: Keri Smith

Publisher: Particular Books

ISBN: 9781846145209

Category:

Page: 208

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From author of Wreck this Journal, Keri Smith's Finish this Book is a creative adventure where the reader is the main character - and the author. Dear Reader, One dark and stormy night, I found some strange scattered pages abandoned in a park... I collected and assembled them, trying to solve the mystery of this unexpected discovery, and I am now passing the task on to you. Your mission is to become the new author of this work. You will continue the research and provide the content. In order to complete the task, you will have to undergo some secret intelligence training, which I have included in this volume. Since no one knows what lies ahead, please proceed with caution, but know... This book does not exist without you. Yours truly, Keri Smith Bestselling author Keri Smith is a freelance illustrator by trade, and has illustrated for the Washington Post, The New York Times, Ford Motor Company, People, The Body Shop and Hallmark. She is the author of Wreck This Journal, How To Be An Explorer of the World and Mess. She lives in Canada.

This is Not a Book

Author: Keri Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399535217

Category: Self-Help

Page: 221

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The creator of Wreck This Journal presents a creative, illustrated guide with a unique perspective on the purpose and function of “a book,” including using it to send a secret message, as a recording device, and as an instrument. Original.

By the Time You Finish This Book You Might Be Dead

Changing and Improving Your Life Through Cutlas

Author: Aaron Zimmerman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781881471226

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Fiction. "French philosophy forms a conceptual undercurrent for the book: the sophistic arguments of this super-sized Sartre harken back to the perverse enlightenment logic of Sade, and Zimmerman's prose sparkles when he engages Batialleian religious imagery (e.g., the 'porcine holocaust, ' or Eliot Greebee's meditations on death while floating drugged and naked upon the Atlantic). Zimmerman draws a charmingly puerile Eliot, unable to wait for a moment, philosophically unable to delay gratification, physically unable to resist consuming any potable on his person, whether candy, drugs, or alcohol. Eliot is completely determined by consumer culture and dreams in 'richer colors, deep green the color of Astroturf, purple like grape Bubble-Yum, orange like Orange Crush, red like Hawaiian Punch'"--Review of Contemporary Fiction

Wreck This Journal

Author: Keri Smith

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 0399162704

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Special limited duct tape cover edition of the internationally bestselling phenomenon with over 7 million copies sold! Paint, poke, create, destroy, and wreck--to create a journal as unique as you are For anyone who's ever had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes this expanded edition of Wreck This Journal, a subversive illustrated book that challenges readers to muster up their best mistake- and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the book--or destroy them. Through a series of creative and quirky prompts, acclaimed guerilla artist Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in destructive acts--poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting pages with coffee, coloring outside the lines, and more--in order to experience the true creative process. With Smith's unique sensibility, readers are introduced to a new way of art- and journal-making, discovering novel ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process. To create is to destroy. Happy wrecking!

Create This Book

Author: Moriah Elizabeth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692452745

Category:

Page: 242

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Create This Book is the ultimate outlet for creativity. Includes 242 pages of unique and inspiring prompts to get you in the creative zone! Whether you are trying to get past an artist's block, wanting to become more creative, or just looking to have some fun, you will love this interactive journal! Want to learn more? Check out "Create This Book" on Youtube! You can watch Moriah Elizabeth's "Create This Book" Series! Great for inspiration and guidance on your creative journey! Go to MoriahElizabeth.com for more information.

Everything Is Connected

Reimagining the World One Postcard at a Time

Author: Keri Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399165185

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 51

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From the internationally bestselling creator of Wreck This Journal comes an imaginative new project: fifty postcards that send you on a quest to reanimate everyday life... Leave notes in public for strangers, dream up a tiny imaginary world, summon magic powers, draw a portrait of yourself as a hero, create your own treasure map, or access a secret portal whenever you wish. Don't you just love getting something unexpected in the mail? With Everything Is Connected, your mission is to reimagine your world--and the worlds of everyone around you--one postcard at a time. Creative, collaborative, and winkingly subversive, this postcard set is a manifesto, a mission, a game, and an invitation in one convenient package.

How to be an Explorer of the World

Portable Life Museum

Author: Keri Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399534607

Category: Self-Help

Page: 204

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Encouraging readers to explore the world around in the roles of artists and scientists, an interactive handbook explains how to observe and document the science and art of everyday life. Original.

Living Out Loud

Author: Anna Quindlen

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307763544

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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"A panopticon of life in this decade, sure to be valuable to future social historians She touches on life, love, home, family, work, men, women, children and issues large and small." CHICAGO TRIBUNE The voice is Anna Quindlen's. But we know the hopes, dreams, fears, and wonder expressed in all her columns, for most of us share them. With her NEW YORK TIMES-based column, "LIFE IN THE 30s," Anna Quindlen valued to national attention, and this wonderful collection shows why. As she proved in OBJECT LESSONS and THINKIN OUT LOUD, Anna Quindlen's views always fascinate. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Don't Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book!

Author: Mo Willems

Publisher: Walker Books Limited

ISBN: 9781406347319

Category:

Page: 272

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Includes pages of highly interactive activities. This title helps you make a pigeon finger puppet, build a paper bus, make your own driver's licence, and you can even create your own Pigeon book starring.

The Guerilla Art Kit

Author: Keri Smith

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568986883

Category: Art

Page: 144

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We are living in a golden age of self-expression. The explosion of user-created content on blogs and social networking sites moved Time magazine to name "You" their 2006 person of the year. But while we may be spending a lot more time in virtual worlds, we have not lost the urge to make our physical world more meaningful. By leaving art and ideas in public places, you can affect someone's daychange their mood or their mindand maybe even change the world in the process! The Guerilla Art Kit shows how small artistic acts can start a revolution. Keri Smith, noted author of Living Out Loud and the blog Wish Jar Journal, uses her unique drawing and handwriting style to help anyone find and release their inner artist or activist. This visually exciting activity bookfull of step-by-step exercises, cut-out projects, sticker ideas, and morehas both fun assignments and handy tips to help you unleash your creative energy into the streets, where you can really make an impact. From the quick exercisesleaving books for strangers to find, chalking quotes on the sidewalkto the more involvedmaking a "wish tree," guerilla gardening, or making your own stencilsThe Guerilla Art Kit contains everything you need to put your message out into the world.

The Pocket Scavenger

Author: Keri Smith

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 039916023X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 180

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From the creator of "Wreck This Journal," an exploration into the creative process and chance. Readers are instructed to go on an unusual scavenger hunt, collecting a spectrum of random items. They'll be forced out of habitual ways of thinking to discover new connections.

More Than This

Author: Patrick Ness

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763667676

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

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From two-time Carnegie Medal winner Patrick Ness comes an enthralling and provocative new novel chronicling the life — or perhaps afterlife — of a teen trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world. A boy named Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones breaking, his skull dashed upon the rocks. So how is he here? And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America. But the neighborhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in dust, and completely abandoned. What’s going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonizing memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, that this might not be the hell he fears it to be, that there might be more than just this. . . .

Interview Intervention

Communication That Gets You Hired: a Milewalk Business Book

Author: Andrew LaCivita

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452547039

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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If you are interviewing with a company, you are likely qualified for the job. Through the mere action of conducting the interview, the employer essentially implies this. So why is it difficult to secure the job you love? Because there are three reasons you actually get the job—none of which are your qualifications— and, unfortunately, you can only control one of them. iNTERVIEW INTERVENTION creates awareness of these undetected reasons that pose difficulty for the job-seeker and permeate to the interviewer, handicapping the employer’s ability to secure the best talent. It teaches interview participants to use effective interpersonal communication techniques aimed at overcoming these obstacles. It guides job-seekers through the entire interview process to ensure they get hired. It teaches interviewers to extract the most relevant information to make sound hiring decisions. iNTERVIEW INTERVENTION will become your indispensable guide to: ? Create self-awareness to ensure you understand the job you want before—not after—the fact. ? Conduct research to surface critical employer information. ? Share compelling stories that include the six key qualities that make them believable and memorable. ? Respond successfully to the fourteen most effective interview questions. ? Sell yourself and gather intelligence through effective question asking. ? Close the interview to ensure the interviewer wants to hire you.

Look Again

Author: Lisa Scottoline

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429991612

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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When reporter Ellen Gleeson gets a "Have You Seen This Child?" flyer in the mail, she almost throws it away. But something about it makes her look again, and her heart stops—the child in the photo is identical to her adopted son, Will. Her every instinct tells her to deny the similarity between the boys, because she knows her adoption was lawful. But she's a journalist and won't be able to stop thinking about the photo until she figures out the truth. And she can't shake the question: if Will rightfully belongs to someone else, should she keep him or give him up? She investigates, uncovering clues no one was meant to discover, and when she digs too deep, she risks losing her own life—and that of the son she loves. Lisa Scottoline breaks new ground in Look Again, a thriller that's both heart-stopping and heart-breaking, and sure to have new fans and book clubs buzzing.

The Line

Author: Keri Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143108468

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Feeling stuck creatively, or just missing your spark? Try The Line--perfect for creators, or anyone looking for an adventure From the revolutionary mind of Wreck This Journal author Keri Smith comes an encouraging guide to discovering and trusting your inner voice, all through the guise of making a simple line. As you move through the pages of this book, you'll be asked to start a line, and then to take it through a series of increasingly interesting and meaningful adventures, from letting your line meander or jump around the pages, to using it to help you explore your past, make decisions, and discover the good in your world. A deceptively simple journey, you'll discover that with your one original line, you have the power to transform the world. "Keri Smith may well be the self-help guru this DIY generation deserves." --The Believer

Finish

Give Yourself the Gift of Done

Author: Jon Acuff

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698184807

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Year after year, readers pulled me aside at events and said, “I’ve never had a problem starting. I’ve started a million things, but I never finish them. Why can’t I finish? According to studies, 92 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail. You’ve practically got a better shot at getting into Juilliard to become a ballerina than you do at finishing your goals. For years, I thought my problem was that I didn’t try hard enough. So I started getting up earlier. I drank enough energy drinks to kill a horse. I hired a life coach and ate more superfoods. Nothing worked, although I did develop a pretty nice eyelid tremor from all the caffeine. It was like my eye was waving at you, very, very quickly. Then, while leading a thirty-day online course to help people work on their goals, I learned something surprising: The most effective exercises were not those that pushed people to work harder. The ones that got people to the finish line did just the opposite— they took the pressure off. Why? Because the sneakiest obstacle to meeting your goals is not laziness, but perfectionism. We’re our own worst critics, and if it looks like we’re not going to do something right, we prefer not to do it at all. That’s why we’re most likely to quit on day two, “the day after perfect”—when our results almost always underper­form our aspirations. The strategies in this book are counterintuitive and might feel like cheating. But they’re based on studies conducted by a university researcher with hundreds of participants. You might not guess that having more fun, eliminating your secret rules, and choosing something to bomb intentionally works. But the data says otherwise. People who have fun are 43 percent more successful! Imagine if your diet, guitar playing, or small business was 43 percent more suc­cessful just by following a few simple principles. If you’re tired of being a chronic starter and want to become a consistent finisher, you have two options: You can continue to beat yourself up and try harder, since this time that will work. Or you can give yourself the gift of done.

Redeeming Love

A Novel

Author: Francine Rivers

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 1601422881

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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A Story of Love That Won't Let Go - No Matter What! California’s gold country, 1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep. Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside. Then she meets Michael Hosea, a man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything. Michael obeys God’s call to marry Angel and to love her unconditionally. Slowly, day by day, he defies Angel’s every bitter expectation, until despite her resistance, her frozen heart begins to thaw. But with her unexpected softening comes overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. And so Angel runs. Back to the darkness, away from her husband’s pursuing love, terrified of the truth she no longer can deny: Her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael does…the One who will never let her go. A powerful retelling of the story of Gomer and Hosea, Redeeming Love is a life-changing story of God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love. Includes a six-part reading group guide!

A Matter of Days

Author: Amber Kizer

Publisher: Ember

ISBN: 0385739745

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

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"On Day 56 of the Blustar Pandemic, sixteen-year-old Nadia's mother dies, leaving Nadia to fend for herself and her younger brother, Rabbit. Both have been immunized against the virus, but they can't be protected from what comes next. Their father taught them to "be the cockroach" -- to adapt to and survive whatever comes their way. And that's their mission. Facing a lawless world of destruction and deprivation, Nadia and Rabbit drive from Seattle to their grandfather's compound in West Virginia. The illness, fatigue, and hunger they endure along the way will all be worth it once they reach the compound. Unless no one is waiting for them ..." --Page [4] of cover.