Archive for August 5th, 2009

How to Be An Explorer of the World

How to Be an explorer of the worldLife is Short but you can always Live Big and Keri Smith’s book, How to Be An Explorer of the World is the perfect companion guide to a “well- lived life” (tag line from our biz card). She writes, “At any Given Moment, No Matter Where you are, There are Hundreds of Things around you that are interesting and worth documenting.”  As I wrote before, I grew up in a home where saying you were bored was never an option- and this book, with its’ 59 Explorations, would have seen me through many a day back then. I just love every page- from the Introduction (pages on”How to Be An Explorer of the World,” “Everything is Interesting,” “You are an Explorer,” etc.)  to the 59 Explorations (“How to Wander Aimlessly,” “The Truth about Inanimate Objects,” “Ways to Transform an Everyday Experience,” etc.) to the Fieldwork Notes in the back to the chapter on “Setting up a Showing” and finally the clever glossary- the whole book is a gem. $14.95

Wreck this JournalWe have another great book at the shop now, also by Keri Smith– Wreck this Journal. Every page offers something new and interesting to do. From making paper chains to tracing your hand to writing down notes from your inner critic- both these books will help you challenge you to live a full and creative life. No Boredom Allowed. $12.95.

Come in and buy her books at Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store, and check out more about this great author/illustrator here. Her website and blog are truly inspirational! We love you Keri!


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