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I is for….Ideas? Ideas about Ideas?

A few days ago, I wrote a poem where I wondered about where time disappears to. The whole of last week, I worried myself – well, not the whole time, but it was like that little niggle that appeared at random times – about what I need to post for the letter I for ABC Wednesday.

Ice-cream was my daughter’s first suggestion (well, I am not surprised), but I have already been there, done that with ice-cream (kind of). Sure, I can write a different ice-cream post, like about the most expensive ice-cream(one of my most popular re-pins, for some reason) in the world.

My little personal idea-generator (my dd) came up with India next; and that is a vast subject to cover – maybe a whole series is what I can use this for! So thank you to my DD for this future idea(s).

My next idea for the letter I was the Internet – kind of timely too, I thought. Today the World Wide Web celebrates its 30th birthday and its creator, Tim Berners-Lee holds out hope for a brighter future for the Web. Note that the Web is not the internet – you can read more about the difference between them here.

Ideas don’t have to be grand or solve huge problems. ‘Brilliant Ideas from Wonderful Women’ lists ideas women came up with, many of which solved an everyday problem in their lives. And today millions lead easier lives thanks to them (and we don’t even know it)..

I loved this post by Gary Paris about how ideas are everywhere! And I do think I will be owing him a pancake pretty soon… :0

And there are tons of posts with 101 Ideas for ….xyz, or 50 xyz Ideas, and so on and so forth. So, I know that a list post for ideas is sure to be a hit. So sorry this is not one! 🙂 I promise there will be one in the future. In the meantime, this is one list post I did enjoy – 18 Best Idea Generation Techniques.

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The Books:

But don’t go yet; I do have a list, of sorts. A list of books to do with ideas in some way or the others – some books I have read, and others not. Age ranges – all – from picture books to books for adults..


Brilliant Ideas From Wonderful Women: Women are truly wonderfully brilliant and this book proves it! Read my full review here.

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How to think like an absolute genius

How to Think Like an Absolute Genius: Explore creative methods used by geniuses to come up with and use ideas. Read the full review here.

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Zen Pencils: Creative Struggle: Illustrated Advice from Masters of Creativity: Gavin Aung Than is a master of creating illustrated magic that inspires. Read the full review here.

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What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada: This book looks super cute and one I know I am going to enjoy reading soon. Look for my review of this book in the near future.

The book description starts with – ‘This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child’s confidence grows, so does the idea itself.  ‘

The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice: A book I have put off reading for too long now. I need to bring it to the top ten on my TBR..

12 thoughts on “I is for….Ideas? Ideas about Ideas?

  1. I know the feeling when you struggle for ideas. Any ideas. You really want to welcome more inspiration in your life but all you have is hard work. Such books are very-very welcome!

  2. The Internet is celebrating it’s 30th birthday? That’s awesome! It has definietly been such a great source of ideas!

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