A Keepsake of Questions and Answers for Best Friends
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Pub Date 24 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 09 Sep 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – Chartwell Books, Chartwell Books
This journal is meant to be written in by both partners of a friendship. While away the hours with a slew of different creative journal activities. Broken up into 5 separate chapters (Our Friendship Story, Celebrations, Dreams we Dream, Sunshine for Rough Days, and Just for Fun), the past, present, and future all have their space to shine.
Share yourself with your closest confidant completely (and enjoy yourselves while doing so). Record your daring adventures and your inside jokes. Discuss the special parts of each other that can never be replaced and celebrate your camaraderie. Whether you and your friends have been close since childhood or are recently attached at the hip, friends always have an abundance to talk about. Learn the inner working of your BFF’s favorite faves.
With so much of our lives and contact going digital, the Creative Keepsakes journals offer an intimate way to nurture your connection with yourself and the people around you. An entertaining way to get off your screen, these guided and free-form journals are great for writers and artists alike. Each journal offers content around a different theme, including silly prompts for a laugh, random yet thoughtful questions, inspiration for art and composition, interactive prompts to learn about your heritage, and blank interiors on high-quality paper stock to use as your creative canvas. Beautifully designed and full of mindful prompts, channel your inspiration as you put pen (or pencil, or marker, or crayon!) to paper to learn more about yourself, your talents, and the people you love.
Also in this Series: 3,001 Questions About Me, 3,001 Would You Rather Questions, 3,001 This or That Questions, 301 Things to Draw, 301 Writing Ideas, The Anti-Anxiety Journal, Complete the Drawing, Create a Poem, Create a Story, Create Comics: A Sketchbook, Design & Destroy, Gratitude Journal, Inner Me, Inspired by Prayer, Internet Password Book, Mom & Me, My Family Story, My Father's Life, My Grandfather's Life, My Grandmother's Life, My Life Story, My Mother's Life, Our Love Story, Sermon Notes, Sketch - Large Black, Sketch - Large Kraft, Sketch - Medium Black, Sketch - Medium Kraft, This is Me, Write - Medium Black, Write - Medium Black
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Forever Friends is such a delightful keepsake journal. Each question has a colour coded section for you and your bestie to write your answers side by side. These questions cover everything! From more serious thought provoking ones to whether you'd rather have wings or a mermaid tail. It's a lovely way of jotting down your own precious memories and reading your bestie's thoughts and feelings. You'll be sure to learn something new, as well as reminisce about the old. The only problem is who gets to keep it once it's completed!
Thank you to Quarto Publishing Group and Netgalley for an eARC of this book to read and review
Friends Forever is an interactive journal to be filled out by two people as a keepsake tribute to their friendship. Due out 24th Aug 2021 from Quarto on their Chartwell imprint, it's 204 pages and will be available in paperback format.
This is a book full of writing and memory prompts gathered thematically: meeting, celebrations, deeper thoughts, dreams and aspirations, uplifting and encouraging, changes, and just for fun. The prompts are varied and many of them really do invite reflection and thought to complete ("How would your relationship be different if your friend were your sister or brother rather than your BFF"? Followed by "Do you think you would be closer or not as close"?).
The graphics are clean and high contrast and very pretty to look at in silver and lemon yellow. The colors correspond to the prompts for the two friends to fill out. The areas for answering the prompts are lined, some have highlighted text boxes to frame the answers. Since I was given an electronic copy for review, I can't evaluate the quality of the paper.
This would be a nice gift, perhaps bundled with some writing supplies and personalized with some extra photos or printed screenshots to make it a true keepsake journal. I think there are some situations where the book could also be used for a colleague or friend who is leaving a job or graduating from school. The prompts are mostly appropriate for two people, but it could (possibly) be filled out by more than two.
Three and a half stars. Niche applications where the book could be appropriate, but not for libraries or multiple-use.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
Forever Friends is a journal that is designed to be shared between a couple of friends. When I say shared I don't simply mean after it has been filled in but in the actual process of filling it in.
My copy was an ecopy so I couldn't use it as it is really meant to be used but I did sit with a friend and go through a lot of it and we shared our thoughts and feelings. While it didn't provide a physical keepsake for us it did offer several truly touching moments when we shared things we hadn't before and some laughs when we recalled some things from our past. Doing this in a physical copy would be a wonderful way to deepen a connection or maybe even reconnect if there has been some growing apart.
Definitely would recommend this as both something to get for yourself (to use with a friend) as well as a gift for a couple, maybe an anniversary (not necessarily wedding) or something.
Reviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via NetGalley.
This is a lovely item and would make such a great gift for a close friend. I really liked the fact that you would each complete it and sometimes you would try to complete it together too. As I was looking through the pages I kept imagining how wonderful it would be to be able to look back on the entries with your best friend in years to come.
Overall this is a slightly unusual journal that would make a really thoughtful gift to a close friend.
My thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this book in return for an honest review.
I cannot wait to do these activities with my best friend. We know each other as well as two people can and there’s questions in here even we don’t know. Lots of this or that’s questions. Tons of open ended questions so you can really tell your bestie how much they mean to you.
Especially with all the uncertainties and sadness in the world this is an important activity.
Forever Friends is a journal for two best friends to complete together, asking lots of questions about things such as why they are friends, likes etc. Its colourful with yellow and grey plus little motifs
My only.issue with it is that I'm not quite sure what age range its aimed at. The questions perhaps seemed to be more for teenagers than adults, so would.suit me but might do my teenage daughter.
I received this book from netgalley in return for a honest review.
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