Holiday Gift Giving Ideas~ Ulysses Press and 12 weeks of Giveaways ~ THREE BOOKS THIS WEEK GIVEAWAY ~

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Named for five out of the last eight years as one of Publishers Weekly’s ten “fastest-growing small publishers,” Ulysses Press is reinventing the relationship between reader, author and publisher.
Beyond market-driven, Ulysses Press focuses on highly targeted niche groups that aren’t being offered the books they want by the big corporate-owned New York houses.
As pop culture changes at the speed of the Internet, books have a powerful role to play in the interconnected world. But no new media has ever eliminated an existing media form. They force change, and with change comes opportunity. That is why our printed books work hand in hand with e-book and online versions of their content.
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Who doesn't like books?
I know I do. I read daily. 
A little bit of everything, but I am more a book person not a e-book reader.
I like the pages, holding a book and then keeping my read book on my book shelf to go back and use when I want to again.
 
Books are an excellent Holiday Gift Giving Item. 
So many to choose from, easy to put into stocking, gift baskets or even mail.

Ulysses Press has so many books to choose from. Take a look, you will definitely find something for everyone on your holiday list.  

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One winner a week for 12 weeks. I will be reviewing 12 wonderful books from Ulysses Press. Each week a new book will be up for grabs. Enter weekly/daily-tweets for your chance to win.......

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DIY Industrial Pipe Furniture and Decor
Creative Projects for Every Room of Your Home

This 128 page book is full of wonderful DIY Ideas for Industrial Pipe Furniture & Decor items. 
Category: HomGenre(s): Crafts and Hobbies
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Some ideas I found in this book that I would like to make. These cool WALL-MOUNTED CANDLE SCONCES would look great on my wall. I think this is something I definitely want to make. It looks so easy too. 
The INDUSTRIAL DOG BED would be neat too. I have the perfect spot for this in my home and my dogs would love it. They would both fit on it and the area I have planned would make this a perfect addition to my home. 
Stylish designs for urban chic projects using the world’s most indispensable building material—industrial pipes
No longer banished beneath the kitchen sink, the standard plumbing pipe has burst onto the industrial furniture scene as the coolest thing in modern decor. Featuring 25 step-by-step tutorials and 400 full-color photos.
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WEEK 2 BOOK up for REVIEW/GIVEAWAY.....

101 Fun Personality Quizzes
Who are you ... really?!

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Pop culture-themed quizzes for a quirky, fun way to better understand one’s personality
Who is your celebrity soul mate? What city should you live in? How big a drama queen are you? The answers to these questions and more are all revealed in 101 Fun Personality Quizzes It isn’t exactly Myers Briggs, but it is the ultimate personality, pop-culture, and lifestyle quiz book that’s sure to uncover secrets, reveal truths, and keep readers enthralled question after question.

Fun book, grab a pen, open to any page & you'll find a personality quiz. Do you dare discover what the answers say about who you are... really?!

I found this book to be lots of fun. I do a page or two a day just for fun....... 208 full size pages of fun.....

Buddha U

108 Mindfulness Lessons for Surviving Test Stress, Freshman 15, Friend Drama, Insane Roommates, Awkward Dates, Late Nights, Morning Lectures...
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This book is going to my daughter in law as a stocking stuffer. I hope she likes it. She is in her 3rd year of college but I think she will still find it useful. 
What’s the secret to surviving college? Staying calm and focused. What a Buddhist would call mindful! Buddha U presents 108 invaluable lessons for transforming your college life into a well-managed, stress-free experience. 
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The Ultimate Book of
Dad Jokes

Great Bathroom Book
5 x 8
208 pages
A massive collection of laughable, cheesy jokes perfect for amusing dads while slightly embarrassing the kids
As groan-inducing as they are hilarious, dad jokes are the corny one-liners and oh-so-clever puns moms and kids consider slightly amusing and dads somehow find rolling-in-the-aisles hilarious. Now, with The Ultimate Book of Dad Jokes, no father will ever lack new material to make his kids face-palm.
1,001+ Punny Jokes Your Pops Will Love Telling Over and Over and Over...
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Why Does Asparagus Make Your Pee Smell?
Fascinating Food Trivia Explained with Science

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I have always wondered this and so much more.... great book.... Fun and Interesting to read.
128 page book
Food questions answered with colorful graphics and fun, easy-to-understand scientific explanations

  • Why does bacon smell so good?
  • Why do onions make you cry?
  • Can mixing drinks worsen your hangover?
  • Why does cilantro taste soapy to some people?
  • How do energy drinks work?
  • Why is chocolate poisonous to dogs?
  • Why does red wine improve with age?

The answers to these questions and many more are revealed in this compendium of the hidden science behind everyday food and drinks. 

An easy-to-follow guide to the new breakthrough diet that’s shown to improve your brain health

The MIND Diet

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This book presents a scientifically-proven nutritional approach to reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia, while simultaneously increasing heart and brain health and even promoting weight loss. A combination of the perennial favorites, Mediterranean and DASH diets, the MIND Diet was rated the #2 overall diet by
US News and World Report.
224 pages & 40 of those are delicious recipes. 
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Easy to follow Easy to make Recipes
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Home Decor Cheat Sheets
Need-to-Know Stuff for Stylish Living

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I have found this book so useful. It would make a great book for someone in the middle of remodeling, moving or buying a new home. Great housewarming gift. 
The most important concepts of home design, decor, and furnishing simplified into 300 friendly, easy-to-understand graphics

You want your home to look good. But unfortunately, without knowing design principles, it’s very easy to make one little mistake after the next and turn your dream home into a decorating disaster. Distilling years of design school into a handy pocket primer, Home Decor Cheat Sheets shows you how to avoid common missteps and achieve a professional, stylish look. With vital information and concepts presented in hand-drawn illustrations, this book’s unique approach requires mere seconds to bring you up to speed on a wide range of home topics, including furniture and lighting, rugs and tile, curtains and wall hangings, pillows and fabrics, and even hardware and fixtures.

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I Modify IKEA

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Transform awesome IKEA home furnishing into even more amazing creations with these
delightfully innovative reimaginings
IKEA is the world’s favorite store for affordable, high-quality home furnishings. In fact, IKEA’s products have proven to be so versatile and stylish that they not only function as originally intended, but work equally well as building blocks for unique DIY projects. In this book, you discover 100 ways to mix and match, cut and glue, and paint and tint IKEA items into new, fully customized decor,
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Screen-Free Crafts Kids Will Love
Hands-On Projects that Promote Learning

A collection of educational, entertaining crafts that are sure to get kids and parents to unplug and interact
Computers, tablets, and even televisions can be valuable learning tools, but nothing compares to the developmental benefits provided by hands-on crafting and building. Screen-Free Crafts Kids Will Love features a wide range of projects specifically designed to teach kids how to follow directions, overcome obstacles, and solve problems—all while providing hours of fun. Including short and long projects perfect for evenings, weekends, and summer break, these crafts guarantee that learning doesn’t stop when school does. And each of the 50 craft projects is presented with step-by-step instructions and color photos.
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Great for anyone that has young ones at home.
Perfect stocking stuffer. 

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Spencerian Handwriting

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The Complete Collection of Theory and Practical Workbooks for Perfect Cursive and Hand Lettering

In the world of email, Facebook, and texts, nothing offers a more personal touch than a beautifully handwritten letter, invitation, or thank you note. Spencerian Handwriting offers the elegant, traditional techniques that transform handwritten notes—from wedding announcements to to-do lists—into works of art.
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Includes lots of practice pages.
Very useful. Would be perfect for Holiday Thank You cards.
 

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The Modern Salad

This book i'm keeping. I LOVE SALADS. I am a salad-a-holic anytime I get my hands on a salad book I keep it. I love new, interesting and salad ideas I never thought of before.
If you know someone like me, this is the PERFECT gift for them. 
Healthy, hearty salads inspired by the incredible Burmese tea leaf salad
The Burmese tea leaf salad is one of the all-time iconic dishes of Asian cuisine. Beautifully presented with an array of delicious and healthy items, it makes for a sublime feast of flavors that are stirred together table top. Now, professional chef Elizabeth Howes takes inspiration from this super-popular Southeast Asian dish to create innovative salads perfectly suited for America’s farm-to-table ingredients. She begins with a fascinating look at Burmese culture and cuisine before jumping into the dozens of easy-to-follow recipes. 
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Good Job, Brain!
Trivia, Quizzes and More Fun From the Popular Pub Quiz Podcast

Mind-effing factoids and quirky commentary that give the traditional trivia book a fun reboot
Anyone who’s ever gone to a bar trivia night has had their soul crushed by that one team that always wins. Its members spout off the most random and esoteric pieces of trivia as if they’re common knowledge. Now, those four people have written Good Job, Brain!Packed with over 100 mind-blowing stories, hilarious mnemonics, and tricky puzzles, this book is the ultimate nutrition for big brains. 200 pages. 
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Ulyssespress.com is the perfect site for all your Holiday Gift Giving, Stocking Stuffer & Gift Basket Fillers. Check them out!

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Rules:
For the next 12 days Enter to Win a book from UlyssesPress.com..... Once you win you are no longer eligible to enter/win.

If you have won a book in the past from one of my UlyssesPress.com reviews you are still eligible to enter, until you win.

One book a week will go up. 
I will list what book being given away that week. The Rafflecopter will change each week so you will have all new entries to earn points. 

Good Luck everyone!