Saturday, January 20, 2018

Draw Cute with Katie Cook: a review

*I received a digital ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for my personal review*

Drawing Cute with Katie Cook
200+ Lessons for Drawing Super Adorable Stuff

Genre: Art & Photography > Drawing > Cartooning
Release Date: February 14, 2018
Publisher: IMPACT
Print Length: 128 pages
Age Level: All ages
Format read: Digital ARC
Rating:★


Fun fact: A lot of animals are shaped like potatoes.
Another fun fact: Potatoes are easy to draw.
Another another fun fact: If you can draw a potato, you can draw animals.

Master of cute Katie Cook teaches you how to draw everything adorable in her first tutorial book with quick and easy-to-follow step-by-step lessons. All you need is a pencil and paper...or a napkin or a wall, depending on how confident you are in your drawing ability. Learn how to turn curvy blobs, shapes and squiggles into more than 200 different things, including fuzzy animals, cute food and inanimate objects like yarns balls, luggage and a toaster. Add nubbins, swishy bits, and little smiley faces to anything and everything to transform it into something really, really cute.
  • How to draw lots of cats: fluffy cats, non-fluffy cats, cats in boxes, Polaroids of cats on refrigerators*
  • How to draw food like ketchup delivery sticks, spicy dragon claws and tiny broccoli trees
  • Perfect for doodling during class or in meetings
For fans of drawing turkeys from hand outlines (gobble, gobble) or Ed Emberley's super simple drawing instruction books that use shapes, letters and even thumbprints as starting points, Drawing Cute with Katie Cook is a must-own adorable drawing manual, complete with Doctor Who references, fun facts and bad puns.

"If you know how to draw a potato, the art world is an open door." --Katie Cook

* Don’t worry, there are lots of dog drawings, too!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Series: Wayward Children (Book 1)
Print Length: 174 Pages
Publisher: Tor.com (April 5, 2016)
Literature & Fiction > Contemporary Fiction > Fantasy
Format Read: Audiobook via Overlook
Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children
No Solicitations
No Visitors
No Quests
Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere... else.
But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.
Nancy tumbled once, but now she's back. The things she's experienced... they change a person. The children under Miss West's care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.
But Nancy's arrival marks a change at the Home. There's a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it's up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of things.
No matter the cost.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Kim Reaper Vol 1: Grim Beginnings

*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review*
Series: Kim Reaper (Book 1)
Print Length: 112 Pages
Publisher: Oni Press (March 13, 2018)
Graphic Novels > Gay & Lesbian
Format Read: ARC in e-book form
Part-Time Grim Reaper. Full-Time Cutie!

Like most university students, Kim works a part-time job to make ends meet. Unlike most university students, Kim's job is pretty cool: she's a grim reaper, tasked with guiding souls into the afterlife.

Like most university students, Becka has a super intense crush. Unlike most university students, Becka's crush is on a beautiful gothic angel that frequents the underworld. Of course, she doesn't know that.

Unaware of the ghoulish drama she's about to step into, Becka finally gathers up the courage to ask Kim on a date! But when she falls into a ghostly portal and interrupts Kim at her job, she sets off a chain of events that will pit the two of them against angry cat-dads, vengeful zombies, and perhaps even the underworld itself. But if they work together, they just might make it... and maybe even get a smooch in the bargain.