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Impostors (Impostors, #1)Imposters and Shatter City (Impostors #2)Shatter City (Imposters 1-2) by Scott Westerfeld. Intense first-person POV young adult scifi about an identical twin whose existence is kept secret so she can serve as her famous sister’s body double. Compulsively readable, but cliffie. ARGH. The sequel to Imposters is a little bit less of a cliffhanger, but still… Also, the next two books in the series haven’t been released yet, so it will be a while on that cliffie.


“Oh no, did I leave the oven on?!” -Mayhem

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Color Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Exercises for Exploring Color Concepts through Paint, Collage, Paper, and MoreColor Lab for Mixed Media Artists: 52 Exercises Exploring Color Concepts through Paint, Collage, Paper, and More by Deborah Forman. Lots of interesting exercises in this, some of which I’ll actually even try at some point. But with just two pages devoted to each exercise, many of the more complicated ones felt incomplete.
stART Journaling: An Art Journaling WorkbookstART Journaling: An Art Journaling Workbook by Kristy Conlin (ed). This is just excerpts from some of North Light’s other books about art journaling plus lots of blank pages to journal on.


“You. Are. Too. Close. Mom. What if you sneeze on me??!” -Chaos

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The Night CircusThe Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Very good fantastical tale set in the late 19th and early 20th century – there are multiple, seemingly disconnected nonlinear story threads that slowly spiral together in quite unexpected (to me, at least!) ways.


“Ignoring you until you put that camera away, Mom!!!” -Mayhem

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Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and LoreEx Libris: Stories of Libraries, Librarians, and Lore edited by Paula Guran. Excellent collection of short stories that’s exactly what it says on the tin. I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed an anthology this much. I did skip one story due to it having a serial killer sort of vibe, which is not my thing. And there’s one story with a librarian I suspect is based on or an homage to the angel Aziraphale from Good Omens, which pleased me greatly.


“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Mayhem

Speed linkity that really wasn’t so speedy in the end

D’oh! Last minute server updating killed my linkity time, so let’s see what I can get done in 15 minutes or so…

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The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script BookThe Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book by Neil Gaiman. This brand new edition has all the deleted scenes included, which previous editions did not. It’s very confusing, trying to get the right edition!


“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Mayhem (very rumpled because previously she was sleeping upside down)

First linkity with a new blog theme

If you missed it Monday, things look a little different – my old theme was TOO old, so I’ve tried to stuff some of its bits into this generic WordPress template, with mixed success. (“You kids! Get off my lawn!” Oh wait, I don’t have a lawn…)

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Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic (Art Book for Artists, Creative Self-Help Book)Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic by Lisa Congdon. Pretty good book about developing one’s own signature style/voice. Lots of interviews with people from a variety of creative/artistic fields.


*swishing tail vigorously* -Mayhem

Nope, she’s not lashing her tail. It’s definitely swishing. She does it A LOT. Jeanne and I tell Mayhem that she has very confusing tail language, but she doesn’t care. LOL.

Linkity to get away from it all

Don’t forget about Art Journaling Monday, which is a chance to see some of my creative output… yes, yes, and another cat picture! 😉

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Project Collage: 50 Projects to Spark Your CreativityProject Collage: 50 Projects to Spark Your Creativity by Bev Spreight. Recommended if you’re looking to expand your collage repertoire – great ideas, examples, and explanations.


*derpity derpity derpity derp* -Chaos

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The Collage Ideas BookThe Collage Ideas Book by Alannah Moore. Very good look at many different ways to do collage using examples from collage artists. This is definitely an inspiration book rather than a how-to.
Discovering Gluebooks: How to Stop Focusing on Products & Start Making More ArtDiscovering Gluebooks: How to Stop Focusing on Products and Start Making More Art by Lisa Vollrath. Good overview, examples, and gluebook how-tos. (You make a gluebook by collaging things you already have, such as junk mail, magazines, glue sticks, etc. No special products or expertise required.)


“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos (he’s in the background, upper left)

*not quite awake* -Mayhem

Last linkity of the decade!

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Big Mushy Happy Lump (Sarah's Scribbles, #2)Big Mushy Happy Lump (Sarah’s Scribbles #2) by Sarah Andersen. Possibly my favorite of her three books!


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