Review: Mess by Keri Smith

I recently received a book by Keri Smith to review. Then I spilled coffee on it. And soaked it with water. And made a mess of it while having lunch with a friend. And smudged it, crumpled it and cut it up with scissors.

Well, I haven't really done those things. Yet. But I'm going to. Because that's what Smith wants readers to do, exactly what she encourages readers to do with her unique offering unlike any book I've ever read ... or messed.

The book is called Mess: The Manual of Accidents and Mistakes, and Smith wants readers to do their very best to make the biggest and most creative mess ever of its pages.

Don't believe me? Get a load of this (click the "Get creative (and messy)" link below):

Looks like fun, right!?

It's not all fun and games, though. No siree. When it comes to messing with her book, Smith provides three rules readers (messers?) must follow:

1. Do not try to make something beautiful.

2. Do not think too much. (There is no "wrong.")

3. Continue under all circumstances.

I'm pretty good at following rules. And I'm pretty darn good at making messes of things, too, so this book is right up my alley.

Let the messiness begin!

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