Sunday, 20 May 2012

This Week's New Books

If you're wondering why I'm not having an IMM - read this post.

There are so many new "Look at my new books!" memes that I'm having troubles choosing. I know a few of the hosts personally and I don't feel like picking teams on this one. So, I introduce my own conglomeration of all the memes out there! If you're hosting a similar meme or if one of your friends hosts one, let me know and I'll add their graphic (:


Still on the book buying ban! I did get a very new and shiny non-fiction book from my mom that looks awesome. I'm still supposed to get two more books from the boyfriend, but we decided to go to the movies for our anniversary instead (: I'm forcing him to buy me Insurgent soon though!

Click on the covers to go to their Goodreads page.

Gifted:


I'm a total disaster with Photoshop. Like really, really bad. So I hope this book will help me make shiny pictures for my blog. My first project will be to make a new button. :D

So what do you have in your mailbox, on your shelf or to showcase? Leave a comment with your link so I can visit you back!

38 comments:

PatriciaBookExhibitionism said...

Hahaha, I think I should get someone to get me this book, too! There is probably no one on earth worse with photoshop than me. XD

Happy Reading and button-making! ;D

Patricia // My Haul/Week 

Carina said...

I really wish Photoshop wasn't as expensive as it is, because I absolutely adore it. Have fun learning more about it! :)

Carina
Fictional Distraction

Vicky @ Books, Biscuits & Tea said...

Happy anniversary to you guys!! :)
Haha I've actually been thinking about getting a web design for dummies book or something like that :D This one looks cool, though. And Photoshop is not that difficult so you'll get the hang of it soon :)

Mariska said...

Goodluck with photoshop. I hope you will soon get some shiny pictures on your blog :D


If you like to see what kind of books I got this week just click here STS
Happy Sunday!Mariska

Mel @thedailyprophecy said...

Good luck with Photoshop! Those books are really helpfull :D

http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.com/2012/05/showcase-sunday-3-sunday-recap.html

Eileen Li said...

I probably am going to NEED that! I'm good at the design part—but I don't use Photoshop—it's everything else I'm a mess at! I need to get better at HTML! I hope you learn something!

Check out my Stacking the Shelves! (STS)

NatFrampton said...

oo photoshop i did photography at college so used it all the time but now i don't even own it lol. good luck

Showcase Sunday

Shan_at_TeatimeBooks said...

I really want to learn how to use photoshop first! It costs quite a bit though... 
Why did you decide to get it? Did you use the trial first? Sorry, just curious because I'm really considering saving up for it! If I do, I will probably be getting the same book as you!! 

Girlxoxo said...

I use Photoshop but only a fraction of what it is capable of! I would also love to learn Illustrator too.

Kathy Martin said...

I have never used Photoshop but have seen excellent results from people who do. I hope you learn lots (and get the boyfriend to buy you Insurgent too.) My new book posts are here and here. Happy reading!

rogier said...

Good luck with Photoshop

Ashley Evans said...

Have fun with Photoshop!  It's an amazing program!  Feel free to shoot me an e-mail if you need any help with it.  I've been using it for like 10 years!

I'm sort of on a book buying ban as well.  Isn't it sad? :(

Here's what I got this week

The Muggle said...

I hope you have fun with the book!

The Muggle
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pooja_sat said...

Good luck with Photoshop! I'm pretty bad at it but that doesn't stop me from messing around with graphics and um, not very great outcomes. I'm sure you'll do awesome though. Can't wait to see your new blog button! I might be forced to go on a book buying ban for the rest of the month. I've spent way too much on books in the past too weeks! Happy reading, Celine! Hope you have a great week :)

Alison said...

I would like to learn more about Photoshop. It could be really useful.
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kimba88 said...

ooh...i could use that book..think of all the neat things you will learn for your blog! 
Have a great week..and I admire your ability to not my books. :)

annabelle.hammond said...

I so need this book!

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Ashelynn @ Gypsy Book Reviews said...

haha, yay for photoshop for dummies! I play around in photoshop all the time and love it. I hope you learn lots. :D 

Linny @ Linnys Literature said...

I hope you learn a lot of good new tricks with your Photoshop book! I'm sure you'll be a pro in no time. And I hope you enjoy Insurgent when you get your boyfriend to get it for you! :D

Fran Coleman said...

that photoshop book looks awesome! I am dying to learn how to put together a blog design. I do little buttons and what not using photobuckets edit but I want to roll with the big dawgs and design my own blogger blog. 
cant wait to see what uthink of the book! 
Have a gr8 week! 

Celine said...

I challenge you for a who-is-worse-in-Photoshop face off!

Well, after reading a few chapters in the book I guess you'll win.

Celine said...

Thanks Vicky! <3

I really like the "for Dummies" books, they don't assume you have any up-front knowledge like so many other books do.

Let's hope I get the hang of it, I'm so absolutely awful with designing programmes :D

Celine said...

Hehe, who knows :D

Celine said...

Hehe, thanks Eileen (: I think I'll at least learn something. I can only use Paint, and not even that I can do well.

Celine said...

Thanks Nat! Photography sounds like a lot of fun (:

Celine said...

I err..uhm..yeah..

Let's just say I didn't buy it.

If it works for me I probably will - but since I'm just messing with it right now I don't really feel like spending a lot of money on it. If you do, I'd definitely recommend a book to go along with it, because Photoshop can do SO much that as a newbie you barely know how to use any of the tools.

Thanks for stopping by Shan ^^

Celine said...

I know absolutely nothing about these programs. Is Illustrator something similar?

Celine said...

Hehe, thanks Kathy! Yeah, I've seen some people who are absolutely amazing with it. I hope I can do only a fraction of what they can (:

Celine said...

Thanks!

Celine said...

It does feel sad. I'm super happy that I even had something to show you guys.

Thanks for the offer, I'll contact you if I don't understand something. (:

Celine said...

Thanks!

Celine said...

Hehe, thanks Ajoop! I hope the new button will look so awesome that everyone will want to show it off on their blog. A girl can dream right.

Book buying bans are hard! There are so many great books out there just waiting to be bought.

I hope you're having an awesome week too (:

Celine said...

Thanks Kimba! Yeah, I've been such a good girl so far (: I hope I can keep it up

Celine said...

I hope I'll know what all those shiny buttons do soon :D Thanks for stopping by Ashelynn ^^

Celine said...

Ha, at least someone has faith in me :D I'm a complete clutz with design thingies.

Eeeek, I can't wait for Insurgent! It comes out in just one and a half week. Iwantitsobad o:

Celine said...

Hm yeah, it would be so nice to be able to design your own blog. If you're bad at it, like me, you can always buy a premade one and customize it to how you want it to be. I think I paid like $10 for my current design ^^

Thanks for stopping by Fran!

Shan_at_TeatimeBooks said...

HAHAHAHA, don't worry I didn't pay for my whole iTunes library. 

Thanks for the advice! I've used photoshop before and it's so overwhelming, I had literally no idea what to click on. I think I'll do the same and play around with it first (: 

Celine said...

Haha okay, at least I'm not the only one xD

I'm trying to just very slowly learn all the features, because man, there are so many o.o A lot of those little parameter thingies are fun to play with, I can tell you xD. Have fun!

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