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Blog Tip: Book Review Idea

Isn’t this a gorgeous idea for a book review that Canadian photographer/stylist Leslie Shewring came up with? In reviewing my new book, she laid it out to show spreads that she liked but she took it a step further to really create something to interest her readers…  Pulling from her craft supply cabinets, she interpreted the inspirational spread into something she may be able to use later on for a project by laying out things that felt similar. These are only a sampling of examples below of what she’s shown on her gorgeous blog, A Creative Mint. You may want to pay her a visit to check out the rest.

Gorgeous book review idea

Gorgeous book review idea

Gorgeous book review idea

Gorgeous book review idea

While I create mood boards and folders using a room from a magazine or book as my point of inspiration, I never thought to do this as a blogger when reviewing a book – to show readers how the book made an impact on you in such a visual way. There are so many interesting spins you can give your content, particularly when it comes to reviewing books and other products, and I love seeing how our blogging community continuously colors outside of the lines when it comes to being clever and doing cool new things. You are ALL such an inspiration and beacon of light to me!

Leslie, thank you for your gorgeous review and for your amazing idea for book reviews – you are one incredible lady!

(images: leslie shewring)

Posted by decor8 in blogs on December 01, 2012

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  1. Margarida commented
    December 1st, 2012 at 12:54am

    It’s great, isn’t it?
    I had already seen it last night.

    have a lovely weekend :-)
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  2. Kat commented
    December 1st, 2012 at 9:14pm

    Just popped over to Leslie’s and commented but also wanted to mention here, how much I enjoy seeing you and Leslie using liberty fabrics. I love them so much too. I particularly like how you have them in your book, especially near the front with all the different designs in strips. :) (made my heart smile that you added that touch) kat x
    Kat´s last blog post ..A little note…

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  3. decor8 commented
    December 1st, 2012 at 10:33pm

    @Kat – Thank you so much. I adore Leslie and her style too. And Liberty – honestly, can’t get enough. I know that photo you’ve mentioned – I tore and ironed all of those strips, laid them on a linen board and my husband shot them for the book. We were going to use them for the end papers in the book but the resolution wasn’t quite right so the book designer put them on the “This book belongs to” page and I just love it there. Thank you for noticing!!!

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  4. fenny setiawan commented
    December 3rd, 2012 at 7:07am

    I love the way Leslie did the review. very inspiring and creative. Same goes to Steffi when she recorded her self on the video.

    Btw, the link to Leslie’s blog is linking to your Amazon book shop. May be you want to take a look and change it. :)

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