Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Serves Me Right

I'm having a lot of fun participating in Library Thing's Early Reviewers Program. I try to put my name in for at least a couple of books each month, mostly non-fiction that I want to read. Occasionally I'll request an author or title at random, but always in paper. I did request one electronic copy of a book that is part of a big trend. A trend that I have regarded with some mystification, if I'm to be completely honest.

When I put my name in for it, I admit, I thought "Oh, I'll never win that one." You know what happens when you think that, yes?

You win.

Which I did.

So yesterday a .pdf copy arrived in my inbox, courtesy of the author/artist:



I do think getting a book I can print out is very cool, and I will of course try it out and write it up. Perhaps I'll even fathom the whole trend once I do. This adult coloring book features travel-themed illustrations based on the city of Barcelona, Spain, which is a gorgeous place.

Now to find some adult crayons . . . .

5 comments:

  1. I must admit I don't get adult coloring books at all, but I keep trying to think "each to his own". They probably don't understand quilting either.

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  2. Careful. Those adult coloring books are addictive. Especially the ones that say relaxing.

    BTW: Depends on the book, but coloring pencils work better on some.

    Have fun.

    Fiona

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  3. I've used coloring books as a way to relax since college. Regular ones for kids. Because they're fun and I don't have to worry about coloring in the lines if I don't want to. Which reminds me, I really should get some new books and some crayons again. With bunnies and kitties and puppies. Maybe some birds and trees. Intricate 'adult' coloring books feel like too much work.

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  4. I'd recommend colored pencils or very fine markers instead of crayons. Some people even combine them, like pencils & markers, markers & paint, etc.

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  5. i have a couple and some ink-pencils. I think the distraction kept me from tossing a cantankerous relative in a lake so well spent.

    fine point markers are wonderful for these.

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