[Saturday Reads] Colouring Book for Adults

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Myra here.

Every Saturday we hope to share with you our thoughts on reading and books. We thought that it would be good practice to reflect on our reading lives and our thoughts about reading in general. While on occasion, we would feature a few books in keeping with this, there would be a few posts where we will just write about our thoughts on read-alouds, libraries, reading journals, upcoming literary conferences, books that we are excited about, and just booklove miscellany in general.

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the time garden: A magical journey and colouring book

By: Daria Song
Published by: Ebury Press: part of Penguin Random House, UK, 2015
Copy provided by Pansing Books. Book photos taken by me.

Even before the seemingly-sudden rage on adult colouring books, I would just like to state for the record that I have been doing this for the past fourteen years – not that it matters or makes a difference, really. It just serves to validate what I’ve always found to be an entertaining and productive way to pass the time. Here are my dalliances with colouring books over the past several years:

I especially enjoy colouring faeries or strange surreal creatures. I am not much into patterns or repetitive figures that seem to demand a correct configuration in the colouring aspect, but those that allow me to play around with colour combinations. Even my 13 year old girl enjoys colouring too:

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And so when I received this colouring book, I was especially gleeful as I do have sharpened watercolour pencils ready to dip into these designs.

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I think what makes this particular colouring book unique is that it also serves as a kind of activity book, encouraging the reader to draw additional patterns, make their own bakery, or simply do additional drawings.

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How about you, dear friends, are you part of this adult colouring book trend? How are you enjoying it thus far?

2 Comments on [Saturday Reads] Colouring Book for Adults

  1. I just saw this book at a local Indie bookstore while shopping with my daughter-in-law! It is beautiful, & we talked about purchasing, but not this time. The displays are certainly everywhere, Myra. Love your pictures.

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  2. Catherine Johnson // October 24, 2015 at 6:37 pm // Reply

    That is a beautiful coloring book. Kudos to you for having done it for years. I used to love painting by numbers. I might have a look at this type of thing. Great for creativity. Thanks Myra.

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