Non-Stop Netgalley 1

Posted July 14, 2019 by brokengeekdesigns in Bookreview / 0 Comments

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I’ve been a little quiet on Twitter and on my blog because I have been trying to catch up on my NetGalley backlog. Mainly because I’ve realised I have so many on my TBR pile I don’t think I’ll ever get through it- unless I become a hermit and live in a cave. But then there’ll be no wifi so I probably wouldn’t get through as many as most of them are on my kindle. But then I wouldn’t have to go to work and deal with storytime… I’m tempted.

Anyway, I’ve spent most of June and July trying to read as many as possible. I managed 25 books through those two months despite a sudden attack of lethargic depression and a weird eye irritation that made reading quite difficult.

I also tried talking books for the first time properly. They work quite well when I’m out walking but I’m not an audio type person so I found my attention wandering- as well as my feet. I tried walking past work but that didn’t work.

Part One will be the Non-Fiction ones I read and Part Two will be the multitude of fiction.


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Draw 62 Magical Creatures and make them cute. Heegyum Kim.

Pub Date: 25 Jun 2019

Published by Quarto Publishing

Description: Pretty much what it says on the tin. How to draw adorable Magical Creatures. Most of them are easy to copy and look great in journals. It made for nice doodling.

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Draw 62 Animals and make them cute. Heegyum Kim

Pub Date: 26 Mar 2019

Published by Quarto Publishing

Description: Again, very adorable animals to draw. I loved the fact that you didn’t have to use colours or any real skills to make them cute. I’d highly recommend these books for beginners… like me. 

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Don’t judge. I don’t profess to be an artist.
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Easy Wire Art by Susanne Schaadt

Pub Date: 12 Aug 2019

Published by Fox Chapel

Description: I imagine that if you were into making things from wire then this would have some great ideas for you. But honestly I find them a bit too bulky and not really what I would consider as an easy craft.

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Learn to Draw Disney/Pixar Art Toy Story Collector’s Edition by Walter Foster Creative

Pub Date: 04 Jun 2019

Published by Quarto Publishing

Description: We took our respective mothers to see Toy Story 4 and were a little disappointed. It wasn’t as good as the other 3, didn’t really have the heart of them but some of the new characters were fun. This book has some really great step by step instructions on how to draw those characters. I found them really easy to draw and follow along. Although mine didn’t have the true Disney Magic.

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Cartooning Animation 1 by Preston Blair.

Pub Date: 07 May 2019

Published by Walter Foster Publishing

Description: A beautiful, if very thin, book on how to animate cartoons. I wouldn’t say it’s a comprehensive guide but it shows enough on how to make your efforts look decent. It doesn’t even matter if you want to use it for regular drawing rather than for computer animation as there are plenty of hints along the way to help you with that. I was quite pleased with it.

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Critical by Dr Matt Morgan

Pub Date: 30 May 2019

Published by Simon and Schuster

Description: Dr Matt Morgan goes into depths of intensive care, guiding us around the body and the different organs as well as what happens when things go terribly wrong.

His main focus is on the ICU and some of the most interesting cases he has come across.  He writes about his successes but also failures, where modern medicine didn’t have the outcome wanted.

I like how open he was about these things and how he didn’t shy away from the more gruesome aspects of medicine. I have read quite a few medical biographies of late and found his to be a little dry. Many of the in-depth descriptions I found myself skipping as the terms used confused me completely.  That’s said, he did manage to show exactly how we keep people alive for so long and the fantastic strides that have been taken in modern medicine. If you’re not squeamish, go ahead and read it. It is truly fascinating.

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