I support literacy. I believe books can change our lives. By sharing a corner of my own personal library with you here, I invite you to pick up a new book and begin reading.
Reading is essential to our personal growth and creativity.
Through books and stories, we empower ourselves with knowledge, and we learn from the experiences of others. Reading opens doors to opportunity, both emotionally and financially. And most of all, reading is a great source of inspiration! We exercise our imaginations through the power of words.
With each and every story we are transformed.
I have always loved to read. I love books, libraries, and bookstores! For as long as I can remember books and reading have been a part of my life. Oscar Wilde is attributed to saying, “You are what you read.”
I want to share my love for books and writing with you. I cannot include all the wonderful books I have devoured over my lifetime, but I have curated a small list to help you with your creative journey. Enjoy!
Join me in being a literacy advocate. Start by reading to someone who cannot read, or share your knowledge with someone who may need your support. You can also support the literary community by visiting your local libraries and bookstores.
Book Recommendation of the Month
Adam J. Kurtz is an artist, designer, and author whose works are described as “honest, humorous and a little dark”. Kurtz has a special gift for helping us connect to our own emotions and vulnerabilities. Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives is one of these delightful books that speaks to the emotions of anyone working through the creative process — and, well, life!
This pocket-sized book is a collection of frank advice scribbled on little sheets of notebook paper. Advice like “Rip out your eyeballs!!” and “Labels will kill you” remind us to take breaks away from followers and comparisons. He covers relevant topics on staying the creative course such as “How To Get Started”, “How to Stay the Same”, and “How to Begin Again”.
This is a fun yet profound collection of creative wisdom. A quick read, or a book that you can pick up any day and be reminded of “How to Be Yourself”.
Think of this book, not as a one-time read but as a creative companion and cheerleader, one who will always be there for you when you need support.
Other recommended books
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