In one of the chapters of Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert describes the origins of her novel The Signature of All Things, it ties directly into the idea of passion emerging from following a spark of curiosity. This intrigued me and I immediately committed to reading that novel after finishing the book. It’s 3:30 am on […]
Disclaimer: If you’ve read any of my book reviews before, you know it’s less review and more reflection. I also only ‘review’ books that compel me to rant. There are only two books on the subject of creativity that have thrilled me, renewed my desire to keep being creative, and became books I literally absorbed. […]
I’ve been a fan of Chris Guillebeau’s writing since 2009 when I first discovered his blog. One of my first orders of business after he published his first book was to drag Redhead into a Chapters and buy the book. I also probably finished the book before we got home. But his third and […]
FIRST. Let it be noted that this is the first new book I’ve read this year. And it’s January 30. And I’m a self-proclaimed bookworm. I know. Now. At my very short stint working at a Coles bookstore, I recommended this book at least every other day. But of course, I’d never read it. In FACT, […]
One day, I stumbled across a blog called Adulting..saw that it was a tumblr based on a book, didn’t really read it and clicked away. Then a few days later, at my part-time job at a bookstore, I was putting a book away in the Well Being section and noticed a bright red spine with […]
It’s time for another book review. However, this is not a novel. A Room of One’s Own is a thoughtful and mind-opening long form essay by the great novelist and feminist Virginia Woolf. And I am utterly fascinated by this book.
This book just kept showing up. Like. Everywhere. When this happens, I just know I have to read it, it’s like the Universe keeps shoving it in my face. The last straw was when I walked into Indigo on Boxing day and was pushed by the crowd in front of this one book shelf that […]