Friday, May 6, 2016

Origami Boxes by Maria Noble

The book, Origami Boxes Super Paper Pack by Maria Noble is packed with some lovely boxes! Each one is different and has a simple step by step visual guidance. So it's not too difficult for anyone to follow along and create. I have to say the designs and colors of the paper are just so lovely. 
The best part of this set is that everything is included, the 200+ sheets of paper to create all these boxes with and the 32page book. So you won't need to buy paper right away, it's included. Plus, the book is short, but with few pages is all it needs to give you all the details and information you need to know to make one of the 10 featured boxes inside. I myself love each one, even the simpler box, which can be used for so many different things. However, the Star Box really is super cool! It has that star design on top and a box bottom, which is great for storing anything from earrings to buttons or coins inside. Though each box is very creative and can look elegant, fancy or just bold with the paper used to create them.
Tons of paper with all different patterns and colors to keep you busy creating for a long time!
Finally, I think this is a great book for anyone, crafter, that loves Origami or those that just are interested, trying something new. Since, it can be used by anyone, beginner or expert. This is a great way to relax and make great present boxes or for other purposes. Excellent book, very easy to follow!
Information About The Author:
Maria Noble is the author of How to Make 100 Paper Flowers. Her lifelong passion for making flowers began as a child when she watched her mother and aunt run a floral business. Using innovative methods, they made beautiful flowers from fabric, paper, and other materials for weddings and special events. Maria started her own business ten years ago, incorporating her inherited skills and exploring ideas of her own to create new, distinctive flowers. Her exquisite flowers are now sought out by consumers and businesses nationwide, including leading event planners in New York and Los Angeles. Maria lives in Avon, Connecticut, with her husband and two children. Find her online at www.stjudescreations.com and stjudescreations.blogspot.com.

Book Information:
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Creative Publishing int'l; Csm Nov edition (January 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1589238990
ISBN-13: 978-1589238992
Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.1 x 6.2 inches

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Field Guide to Sports Metaphors by Josh Chetwynd

The book, The Field Guide to Sports Metaphors by Josh Chetwynd covers a few well known sports that help you understand those metaphors used during a game or anytime they're mentioned. It pretty much covers a few great sports under two parts, Team Sports and Individual Sports. In each part, these sports are organized in alphabetical order, which makes it easy to find that specific sport and not searching throughout the book. I think what really is awesome about this book is that it's not only about one specific sport or only a few. It has everything from Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Track and Field, Wrestling and even Billards. I mean there is plenty of others inside this book, but really I just love it covers all those metaphors and some I always wanted to understand more about!

Imagine going to a game for the first time, any sports game and not knowing exactly what the meaning of a word that was mentioned by the announcer or a friend might have said. Well, this takes out the guess work and could make you feel so much smarter. I could finally reply back or nod my head and understand the difference between the Big Leagues or Bush Leagues, I can understand Blow-By-Blow or Bowled Over.  These are just a few from all different sports inside this book. So I mean really this book is a perfect reference book and covers so many words that I may need or could use for guidance when explaining a game, when I really go to a one of these sports games for the first time or watch them and even just in case I happen to hear a metaphor used in a conversation. I will now know what each means and can use them myself! Finally, this is an excellent hardcover book!

Information About The Author:
JOSH CHETWYND is a journalist, broadcaster, former minor league baseball player, and New York Times best-selling author. He’s served as a staff reporter for USA Today, the Hollywood Reporter, and U.S. News & World Report and his writing has also appeared in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, the Times (of London), and the Harvard Negotiation Law Review and Variety. As a broadcaster, he’s worked for the BBC, among other outlets. In terms of his sports bona fides, he primarily earned them on the baseball diamond, where he played at the NCAA Division I college level for Northwestern University and had professional stints in both the United States for the Zanesville Greys in the independent Frontier League and abroad for Sweden’s Oskarshamn BSK in Europe. This is his sixth book, having previously written on sports three times. His 2011 effort, The Secret History of Balls: The Stories Behind the Things We Love to Catch, Whack, Throw, Kick, Bounce, and Bat, was named an NPR best book that year. He lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife and two children. Visit www.JoshChetwynd.com.

Book Information:
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press (May 10, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1607748118
ISBN-13: 978-1607748113
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 7.3 inches

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Writing Skills for Public Relations by John Foster

The book, Writing Skills for Public Relations by John Foster is an excellent book to creating the great practice to writing in social media or any other areas. It's packed with ways to avoid cliches and jargon, ensuring readability, writing for press releases,
for social media, correct marks being used and so much more! I think it's very well written and an excellent helpful guide to look at for public relations jobs and those who love to write and share content.
The excellent information inside this book!  I enjoy how well it explains on writing great content for those through social media, emails, and pretty much any place worth sharing new content to the world! It's packed with very well written info and helpful tips for writing really well. I felt that even for a non-PR, this book can work to help improve the way you write and get the information you want to share easily across.

Plus, if you're in the line of trying to sell something, this book can guide you to be your own PR and get the product across all social media networks and pretty much everyplace. It will guide you into building the best advertisement and getting your brand noticed or whatever it might be! I really enjoy the use of this book for that very reason.
The skills in this book taught me so much and it's just a wonderful guide and book to read! I highly recommend this book for those starting out in PR, any type of social media, emails or sharing of any type. It's very well written and can help
you become a better writer!
Information About The Author:
John Foster has a background in journalism and has held senior public relations posts with Pira International and the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, he was awarded the Institute's Stephen Tallents Medal in 2003 for his "contribution and commitment to the effective use of the written word."

Book Information:
ISBN: 9780749465438
Edition: Fifth Edition
Authors: John Foster
Format: Paper
Price: $37.50
Pages: 280
Trim, ins/illus: 6 x 9
Pub Date: 11/15/2012
Pub Year: 2012
Publisher: Kogan Page 

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