Hey guys! How good is a new book? I always get so pumped up when I get my hands on a new book (Or used…I actually love going into an old used book store to pick up a classic and I always hope that someone wrote a nice little note to whomever they bought the book for. It’s very romantic to me.) I also love to give other people books. It’s always a safe gift option, especially if it’s one you read and can put your own stamp of approval on. I recently finished the book Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. I LOOOOOOOVED this book so freaking much I forced it on my boyfriend, who started to get super into it and then left it on a plane like a grade A dummy, and then I also bought it for my girlfriend who I’ll affectionately refer to as….. Wrie Wella. I am obsessed with this book and want everyone to read it. Even if you think creativity isnt your thing. It’s 100% everybody’s thing.
And this book totally lets you chill out on the whole concept of being an ‘artist’ and just doing the things you love, and being open to learning new things and not being your own worst enemy when it comes to wanting to create something. Be it a drawing, a song, interior design, or creating a website that maybe no one will look at, but thats okay because it’s just another outlet for me to blabber on about whatever I feel like. Which I suppose I could have done in a journal, but like I said, I want to stand on my soapbox and project my ideas on to you haha.
So I finished Big Magic, and I was so sad when I was finished it. I always get a little sad when I finish a good book. But the good news is that before Big Magic I was in a bit of a reading slump. Nothing was catching my attention, everything felt like a chore. But then I got my reading mojo back and I’m ready to mother effing party. Since I finished BM, I then went out to Barnes and Noble and bought Drew Barrymore’s Wildflower, (which I just finished like 30 minutes ago at the airport, and then ran into Wrie Wella who was sitting at the same airport as me during a connection reading BM.) And I also picked up Patti Smith’s follow novel M Train. So that’s my next conquest. But here’s my question. I could be getting a little ambitious here with the prospect of wearing full on loungewear , sitting by a fire, avoiding all things and reading delicious books – would you guys be into doing a book club?
Yeah I know it’s a little Oprah of me, but I think it would be fun. I don’t even really know how a book club works. But I’ll check out all details. But if you guys are in, I’ll pick some books and get this four eyed nerd fest going.
let me know!!