Give People Money

How Universal Basic Income could change the Future — for the Rich, the Poor, and Everyone in Between

 This is an in-depth look at how a Universal Basic Income system would not only work, but could be absolutely necessary.  Studies included are the the decline of the automobile industry and the current minimum wage economy.
Imagine what you would do if you received a $1000 check every month to do with what you will.¬† Now imagine what the family of four next door who is only one paycheck away from homelessness would do.¬† Imagine what the rich person living up on the hill could do.¬† Imagine not having to rely on a broken welfare and social security system.¬† Imagine people finding work they love instead of work they need to barely scrape by.¬† Imagine donating that $1000 to your favorite charitable organization.¬† Imagine…imagine…imagine…The possibilities are endless.
Okay, I went off on a tangent there, but seriously…if you’ve ever wondered how a UBI system could work, this is an informative view.¬† Extensive bibliography included.
I received this book through First To Read in exchange for an honest review.  5/5 stars.

Postcards from a War

by Vanita Oelschlager, Mike Blanc (Illustrator)postcards.jpg
Heartwarming story of a soldier keeping in touch with his child during the war, including photographs and fantastic illustrations.  A sweet take on a difficult subject.
I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
5/5 stars.  I would recommend this to any military family.

Contemporary Sand Sculpture

Charming story of how the author became a sand sculptor, creating art that would last for only a brief moment in time.  Includes profiles of many other sand sculptors and filled with photographs of outstanding works.
I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
5/5 stars.  The photographs alone would have made this an amazing book, the text is a bonus.

Heavy Duty Sewing

Making Backpacks and Other Stuff

A great place to start if you have never sewn on heavy duty fabrics.  Conversion charts are included as well as a guide to materials and equipment.  Patterns are included for many useful projects.  Illustrations are simple/minimal but effective.
I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
4/5 stars.  Would have given 5 if the book had been more aesthetically pleasing.


A guide to kickstart or reignite your creativityspark.jpg

by Lauren Tyler

An extremely short but incredibly inpiring guide to getting off your butt and doing what you love!

I received this book as part of a LibraryThing Member Giveaway in exchange for an honet review.

5/5 stars.

Ivy in Bloom

The Poetry of Spring from Great Poets and Writers from the Past


Kristin Blackwood (Illustrator)


What a rare gem!¬† Illustrations that slowly gain color from the introduction of a girl pining for Spring to the season’s full arrival, quoting lines from classic poetry and including a bibliography, this is an astounding piece of work!

5/5 stars and I wish I could give more!

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.