Finish This Book

Author: Keri Smith
Publisher: Particular Books
ISBN: 1846145201
Release Date: 2011
Genre:

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.

Finish This Book

Author: Keri Smith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399536892
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

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: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399536892
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

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

This is Not a Book

Author: Keri Smith
Publisher: Particular Books
ISBN: 1846144442
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Books

This objective does not exist without you. You will determine the content and the final product. All will be shaped by your imagination. You must go out into the world in order to bring it to life and complete the assignments. If it's not a book, then what exactly is it? The answer is up to you.

Wreck This Journal

Author: Keri Smith
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780399162701
Release Date: 2012-08-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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!

The Pocket Scavenger

Author: Keri Smith
Publisher: Perigee Books
ISBN: 9780399160233
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

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.

How to be an Explorer of the World

Author: Keri Smith
Publisher: Particular Books
ISBN: 024195388X
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Active learning

At any given, moment, no matter where you are, there are hundreds of things around you that are interesting and worth documenting. Warning To whoever has just picked up this book. If you find that you are unable to use your imagination, you should put this book back immediately. It is not for you. In this book you will be repeatedly asked to . . . suspend your disbelief, complete tasks that make you feel a bit strange, look at the world in ways that make you think differently, conduct experiments on a regular basis, and see inanimate objects as alive.

Life Start to Finish

Author: Robert Todd
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 9781504302241
Release Date: 2016-05-11
Genre: Self-Help

There are many questions to which people want to know the answer, sometimes out of curiosity and other times necessity—questions like these: Why do I seem to have so many problems at this time? What is life all about? Is there any purpose to this earth? Why am I here? Why do I have certain habits, phobias, likes, or dislikes that seem to make me different from others? What am I here to learn? Does what has happened in the past have to rule my future? Do I have to learn to just cope? Is there a God? What happens when I die? Author Robert Todd seeks to answer these questions and more, offering insights on making your life more enjoyable and effective, achieving your goals, and understanding what is really happening. Through a variety of tales of his and others’ experiences, Todd offers new ideas and methods for solving your problems or answering your questions. He also provides a simple analysis technique intended to clear blockages and enable you to move forward with confidence. This self-help guide presents tales of journeys of discovery designed to help you reach your own truth by trusting the universe and opening your mind to the power of love.

Create This Book

Author: Moriah Elizabeth
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692452745
Release Date: 2015-05-17
Genre:

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.

The Guerilla Art Kit

Author: Keri Smith
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 1568986882
Release Date: 2007-07-26
Genre: Art

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.

Let Me Finish

Author: Minh Lê
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
ISBN: 148472173X
Release Date: 2016-06-07
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When our young hero settles in to read, the last thing he wants is for some noisy animals to ruin the ending of the story. But ruin it they do. And as it turns out, the boy is quickly approaching a surprise ending of his own! Maybe he should have listened to the animals after all. . . . This silly, timeless picturebook with a clever meta twist introduces debut author Minh L 's witty text and Isabel Roxas's eye-catching illustrations.

By the Time You Finish This Book You Might Be Dead

Author: Aaron Zimmerman
Publisher:
ISBN: 1881471225
Release Date: 2003-12-01
Genre: Fiction

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 Now in Color

Author: Keri Smith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143131663
Release Date: 2017-06-06
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Now in spectacular full color throughout, a special 10th anniversary edition of the internationally bestselling journal that started it all--with more than 7 million copies sold! Perhaps you're a seasoned Wreck-er, having made your way through one or more copies of Wreck This Journal. Or maybe you're new to the phenomenon (little do you know, this experience might just change your life). Whatever the case, you've found the perfect book to destroy... Welcome to an all new-edition of Wreck This Journal, now in spectacular full color! Inside, you'll find prompts for painting, shredding, transforming, and unleashing your creativity. With a mix of new, altered, and favorite prompts, Wreck This Journal: Now in Color invites you to wreck with color: mixing colors to make mud, letting chance dictate your color choice, weaving with brightly colored strips of paper, and more. What colors will you use to you wreck your journal? "A conceptual artist and author luring kids into questioning the world and appreciating every smell, texture and mystery in it." --Time Magazine "Keri Smith may well be the self-help guru this DIY generation deserves." --The Believer

More Than This

Author: Patrick Ness
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763667672
Release Date: 2013-09-10
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

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. . . .