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Friday, 26 July 2013

ARC & PPF

I love to get a new book, get excited about it, guess what may happen and get involved with the characters. This was a great book for this. ARC with Darcy is a challenge for readers & artists of any skill. If you have lots of books you have been meaning to read this challenge is a chance to do that.  You read a book in a month, review it then do some art for that review. I read a lot any way, so I may not be reading books off my shelf as I have read them. I am constantly buying new or second hand books. I really like this idea of reviewing it with art as well.


 



This is for a book called Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. (Click the link for further information or to buy from Amazon)

The Review This is about a married couple, the wife goes missing and the husband is suspected of a hand in her disappearance. and it all goes on from there. The author uses diary entries from the wife to show how the wife views things and the present time is how we see things from the husbands point of view. 

I didn't like either character, both were less than perfect as in real life we all are. So I couldn't root for the hubby to be vindicated and I couldn't care less if the wife was found or not as she seemed a devious cow from the get go. But having said that, I think this is how the book is meant to make you feel. (although this could just be me). Wifey each anniversary sets up a mystery treasure hunt, each clue is given at the answer to the previous clue. (hope that makes sense?) hubby does this with out telling the police and as he finds each clue ....... Can't really tell you any more with out spoiling the book. But even though I didn't like the characters I wanted to know what was going to happen to both of them. I really liked the book actually and I thought it was very cleverly written. The heading at the beginning lets you know where you are and in what time reference so it's easy to follow. Over all I gave this 10/10 after reading it, I really enjoyed disliking the pair of them. They were made for each other and in my opinion it has a good ending.

The Art I found some resist paper I had forgot I had and decided this would be the base for my journal pages, as it had a writing feel to it. This would go along with the written diary and clues given. I made some envelopes out of card and wrote the clues on there and added lots of ink all over. I wrote my own review and popped that in the pockets I have made for this Journal, for book reviews. I have quite a few finished now and I am behind with a couple of others I have read as well.

Next months book could be 'If' - by George Kempis' a freebie e-book from Kindle I read on my phone. Here's the link so you can read this if you like as well. Or I may just review Granny Squares by Susan Pinner I haven't reviews a craft book yet and I read a fair few lol.

Finally I would also like to add this entry to PPF and join in with all the wonderful artist there as well. Have a lovely weekend Dxx

12 comments:

annkrier said...

great backgrounds ! happy ppf

Ritu Dua said...

I really like this idea of book review and your art work looks fabulous indeed :)

Robin Panzer Art said...

Lovely backgrounds! Happy Paint Party Friday!

Kim said...

Interesting, I had the same reaction to the characters and because of that didn't care for the book. Love your art this week! HPPF!

Netty said...

thank you for the book review Dawn and love your backgrounds, Happy PPF, hugs Annette x

Linda said...

great backgrounds dawn! Nice to combine your reads with art. Happy PPF!

Faye said...

Love your work, Dawn. I haven't read the book but I think it is a great idea to do art representing what you read.

Nic McLean said...

I think this is a great idea and way to incorporate reading and art. I used to read a lot but these days just can't seem to fibd enough time (i don't have a daily train commute anymore and that's when i'd do my reading! I've actually read this book and your review is spot on-they're both thoroughly dislikeable characters but i really enjoyed it too-it was a great read. I love what you came up with to illustrate this story.

bellefrogworks said...

The art seems perfect for the book after hearing your description - really lovely page with a wonderful background (some of my fav colors)

SAMARA said...

What a cool cool post! I love the unique blog space you have...the art so matches your review. Thanks for that! Brilliant. HPPF Samara

Renee! said...

Fabulous idea... books and art! So glad I came... stopping in fromPPF... I just followed you and would love it if you'd follow me too! See you soon...
Renee
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Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Wonderful backgrounds in wonderful colors. I love your idea and your art! Late HPPF and have a wonderful work - Erika