Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Hope Unfolding by Becky Thompson

First of all, can I say this cover is gorgeous? I love all the floral watercolor. There are also bits of it throughout the book. Now on to the review.... one thing in this book did well was being relatable to the everyday mother. While there are truths that apply to everyone, this is written to mothers, for mothers. It helped me feel like I was not the first mom to go through utter chaos and feel like a failure who has nothing left. That part was reassuring.
The part I felt needed improvement was that I was waiting through the entire book for some revolutionary thought to come through and change the way I viewed the world. I never got there. I did find some basic truths the at were very good to hear, but I had already heard them. I didn't feel quite as inspired as I thought I would.
Even though this book was not as mind-blowing as I believed it would be, I still recommend it as a good read for all moms. 

Monday, March 7, 2016

The Time Garden

This coloring book is simply gorgeous. Some of the drawings are very detailed and will take quite a bit of time to color. I have only started on the first page and I am coloring in all those tiny leaves. There are so many to color them all individually. I could work on one page for a few weeks. 

I really like this book. Some of the pictures are a little odd to me and the storyline was very abstract but overall a nice book. 

The only problems I have with the book are the fac  that it doesn't lie flat and the pictures are printed all the way to the middle of the boom so it is very hard to color that part. 

My favorite part is the shiny gold on the front. Makes it look super fancy!