I want to give a big thank you to Workman Publishing for inviting me to participate in this blog tour. Make sure to scroll all the way to the end to find out about the *GIVEAWAY*
“Being weird is a wonderful thing”, releasing Sept. 28th 2021 by Kathryn and Ross Petras, is a collection of quotes that celebrate being unique and slightly off the beaten path. Featuring famous words from the world of music, literature, sports, and more, this book is full of quirky quips that are great for a bit of self love or a clever Instagram quote.
To pull from the official press release: “Brother and sister Kathryn and Ross Petras are great curators of quotes whose books and calendars have sold more than 6 million copies.” The Petras have a handful of other books with some great titles as well, such as “Dance First, Think Later” and “Age Doesn’t Matter Unless You’re A Cheese”. It makes perfect sense why they would seek out to curate a collection of quotes about being “weird”.
The thing I appreciate about the collection of quotes the Petras siblings gathered is the variety. There are some highbrow deep thoughts as well as comedic quips and one-liners. If you are looking for something inspiring and motivational or light hearted and whimsical, you can find it. The subjects being quotes came from a good mix of genres. A real “crowd pleaser”, if you will.
Aesthetically speaking, this book isn’t that fancy. The pages are plain and there are no illustrations. The font is a simple, clean, easy to read choice. It’s all very no frills, which perhaps isn’t the way I would have gone. But, that being said, when I flipped through I found it inspiring. The people and quotes included make good springboards for art inspiration. These quotes are great to copy for lettering practice. I’ve also been flipping through to find quotes to augment my daily journaling.
“Being weird is a wonderful thing” is a quintessential gift book. It’s a fun addition to your easy reading/browsing reading stash or a great quirky gift basket addition for this holiday season. I’d pair it with a nice hardbound journal and some fresh colored pencils, or a beautiful coffee mug and giftcard to your favorite coffee shop.
**Giveaway – CLOSED**
Thank you again to Workman Publishing for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour! They’ve also generously offered a giveaway of a copy “Being weird is a wonderful thing” to followers of this blog and my Instagram!
To enter for the blog giveaway, you must be an email subscriber of this blog, which you can do below. Giveaway is US only and ends 10/4/21. Winner will be contacted by me from the email listed in my contact page.
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