Saturday, July 9, 2016

On My Wishlist


 On My Wishlist is a Meme created by Book Chick City.

   On My Wishlist is a weekly meme that allows us to share the books we haven't bought yet but are waiting to be bought and devoured. If you are anything like me then your wishlist is getting longer by the day! If you would like to take part and have your own 'On My Wishlist' post then you can more info here. (This post was inspired by the fab In My Mailbox by  Kristi at The Story Siren)


 My on My Wishlist includes books that are older and already out, or brand new. Today I am bringing you Three books that I am dying to read and get for my book shelves.

So lets see what we have here this week.. I well update when I get these books. 

In an age of myriad computer fonts and instant communication, your handwriting style is increasingly a very personal creation. In this book, Margaret Shepherd, America's premier calligrapher, shows you that calligraphy is not simply a craft you can learn, but an elegant art form that you can make your own.
Calligraphy remains perennially popular, often adorning wedding invitations, diplomas, and commercial signs. Whether it is Roman, Gothic, Celtic, Bookhand, or Italic style, calligraphy conveys class and elegance. Margaret Shepherd makes this ancient art form accessible in a completely hand-lettered technical guide that will:
* Provide context for calligraphy as an art, exploring the rich tradition of hand-lettering and mapping the evolution of the most popular styles.
* Give detailed technical advice on choosing pens, paper, and inks, setting up your workspace, mastering various pen angles, along with step-by-step illustrations to guide you as you practice.
* Explain which alphabets are appropriate for different forms of writing. For example, the Roman alphabet works well for short, unpunctuated passages, while the Italic alphabet is more suited to informal everyday communication.
* Encourage you to personalize your lettering by using variant strokes and interpreting how you would like the words to look on the page.
* Inspire you with carefully chosen illustrations and examples, which bring letters to life.
In Margaret Shepherd's own words, "Calligraphy trains not only your eye and hand, but your mind as well." Learn Calligraphy is the authoritative primer for this age-old craft, and will help develop a new appreciation for lettering as you discover your creative personality.

 

Need some encouragement? Who doesn’t, right? So why not get that encouragement while at the same time deepening your faith? The 40-Day Devotional Challenge by bestselling author Kathi Macias is designed to do just that. With forty undated “bite-sized” readings, each including a Scripture verse and a personal application section, The 40-Day Devotional Challenge…to Encourage Your Heart and Deepen Your Faith is designed in a way that can fit into anyone’s busy schedule—and we all have them. But isn’t it true that the faster we run, the farther behind we seem to get? We all know we need to slow down and re-prioritize, but we just can’t seem to get off that treadmill long enough to do it—until now. Regardless of how long our to-do list, we all have ten minutes we can set aside daily—or even weekly—to reconnect with the things that really matter. Practical, pithy devotions that challenge us spiritually are just the answer. So why not accept The 40-Day Devotional Challenge—either individually or in a group—and let God encourage your heart and deepen your faith? You’ll be so glad you did
Annie Dawson's recurring nightmare of a young girl in mortal danger haunts her, as does the mystery of the rag doll she finds in the attic of her home, Grey Gables, in Stony Point, Maine. Annie is driven to understand her dreams, calling to her from the echoes of time. Who is the young girl, and how is she tied to Grey Gables, first her grandmother's home and now her own? You will be shocked to find the answers to the mystery of the rag doll in the attic, and the key to Annie's nightmarish journeys.


Alright, there you have it, On My Wishlist for this week! All of these are ones I am longing to read and have on my bookshelves. As I said up top if I get one of these precious books, I will come and let you know! Have a wonderful week of reading.....

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