Thursday, December 29, 2016

Pick Me Up: Review and Giveaway


Holiday greetings! I have not posted anything here in ages, but I'm back now, with a fabulous book giveaway!  Thanks to Angela at Penguin Random House, I'm able to offer a copy of the new book, published in 2016, by artist and author Adam J. Kurtz, Pick Me Up: A Pep Talk for Now and Later, to a lucky reader!  This  journal presents a unique idea, which is to flip to a random page and leave your mark. When you return to that page again, you can add more to it, edit it, or simply read it.  Here is a page from the beginning of the Pick Me Up:



Due to the busy-ness of this merry and time-consuming season, I have not had a chance to write (or draw) much in the book, but at least I was able to spend some time with the book (which really did lift me out of a weary mood one evening).  I took some pics (with my handy dandy phone, of course) to show you a few pages, which I've featured here, with some small additions by me.



This book is humorous and fun but it also serves a purpose, which is to encourage and to help put things into perspective.  I know I'll enjoy it even more in the days ahead.

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Pick Me Up Book Giveaway (U.S./Canada only):
  • To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment.
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Enter by 8 PM on Monday, January 16.  One winner will be selected randomly and contacted on Tuesday, January 17.  Best of luck!

Thanks for reading, and have a happy and healthy New Year!

64 comments:

  1. This sounds like a very creative work. Glad to see you back blogging

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  2. This book sounds not only fun, but helpful.

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  3. How lovely to have you back with us. here's hoping we see lots more of you come 2017. Best wishes to you and yours.

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  4. I know how busy the holidays are...I think this book is fanciful and interesting. I wonder if I would use it...but I might. Thanks for the giveaway. I follow and shared via Google+ and Facebook

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  5. What a truly fun creative, inspiring book! Thanks for your review and fun personal photos!

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  6. Welcome back! Looks like a fun book!

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  7. This looks SO neat! Thanks for the opportunity :)

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  8. I love books on creativity. Thank you for hosting the giveaway and hope you are enjoying the holidays!

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  9. I'm glad to see your post! This looks like a fun book. Thanks for the giveaway contest. I follow your blog and will Tweet this post. Happy New Year Suko!

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  10. Welcome Back!!!

    So nice to hear from you.

    Elizabeth

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  11. I LOVE this! I've been searching for something cool to give my daughter for graduation- she needs one of these! :)

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  12. I'm an email subscriber as daniellepriser at mail dot com

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  13. This book looks great ! What a great idea ,natbelinsky@verizon.net

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  14. This sounds like a fun book. :)

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  15. What a fun idea! I'm not really into "traditional" journaling but this is something I could see myself doing.

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  16. This book sounds interesting, I love the idea of just flipping to a random page.

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  17. tweeted: https://twitter.com/sweeper785/status/820588175856926720

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  18. I love journals that encourage creativity--I am more likely to remember to write in it if it is fun and inviting!

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  19. i would like to win this book! thanks for the chance to win

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  20. i follow your blog as kmcgrew213@aolDOTcom

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  21. This book looks so cool. Its hard to find time to sit and read a chapter book. I think being able to flip to one page is great.

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  22. Sent a tweet - https://twitter.com/magspie0/status/820973096479948801

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  23. I had no idea a book like this existed and it is a fantastic way to separate yourself from stress. Congratulations for making a book like this. I follow by email mrjrroy96@gmail.com

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  24. This book looks like an inspirational read.

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  25. This looks like a good book for my daughter.

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  26. A very fun and helpful book! This could prove very useful for me right now. Thanks for the opportunity! 😊

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  27. I shared your giveaway on Twitter. Here's the link:

    https://twitter.com/scianaxtus/status/821104133088378883

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  28. https://twitter.com/radiosun88/status/821152988953649152

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  29. I need an amazing book, like this one, for a great time.

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  30. https://twitter.com/tigerstarlight/status/821153728455548929

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  31. A neat book to have around all the time.

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  32. https://twitter.com/Marc_stardesert/status/821154131658342403

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  33. Wow, what a wonderful little book to have for my book club.

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  34. https://twitter.com/iamborhs/status/821154556281135104

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  35. This seems like a great book.

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  36. A marvelously, little creative book to use everyday.

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  37. https://twitter.com/book743/status/821154874456829952

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  38. An awesome way to express my thoughts, in this book, with imagination

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  39. https://twitter.com/nmc894/status/821155195275116544

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  40. what a fun fun fun idea! i haven't seen something like this before. i'm curious to read all of the pages. your pictures just whet my whistle, LOL, and i want to see the whole thing.

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  41. i shared the giveaway on twitter: https://twitter.com/JeaniBrickner/status/821177867346255872

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  42. i followed your blog. i adore that you have charities to help listed on the side of your posts. :D

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