In keeping with this issue’s arts & entertainment theme, our editor’s picks highlight reading for that rainy afternoon when you may be feeling creative and crafty:
The Wynwood Coloring Book
65 pages, $25
Printed books are making a comeback, but the shocking news is that nearly half of that recent increase is attributed to the recent popularity of adult coloring books. Here’s a locally-produced book inspired by the distinctive street art on the walls in Miami’s Wynwood district.
The LEGO Animation Book
David Pasano and David Pickett
216 pages, $19.95
How fun would it be to make your own LEGO movie? This fun guide from No Starch Press offers a complete guide to creating the sort of cheeky short ﬁ lms that are all the rage on YouTube. Maybe you could even become the next top animator at Disney or Dreamworks.
80 pages, $24.99
This photo-ﬁ lled guide offers all the information to begin the beautiful and fascinating ancient art of illumination and then improve your skills. Patience and skill are deﬁ nitely required; otherwise, you may want to stick to scrapbooking.
Breakfast Tea & Bourbon
193 pages, $24
Not only is “Breakfast Tea & Bourbon” an intriguing contemporary adventure novel, the book and accompanying online clues lead to a hidden treasure worth $50,000. Order your copy and start reading because the treasure hunt begins on Feb. 9.
Geek Girls Crafts
The Geek Girls (Jade, Sandy & España)
Three “geek girls,” who love to craft, talk about their particular geek genres in excruciating detail—anime, gaming, books, movies—and everything else in between. And then they talk more about costuming and cosplaying, ﬁber arts and anything craft-related.
Show & Tell
337 pages, $19.95
We all love a little hot gossip and this book is full of shocking, true stories about many of our showbiz favorites. You’ll deﬁ nitely earn the title, “Theater Queen,” after ﬁ nishing this dishy edition. Highly recommended for true theater aﬁ cionados.