Happy “belated” Leap Day!
I am just checking in with my “Currently Reading” list of books that I am taking my time to read through. Each of them are completely different, unique in their own way and so far they are all very enjoyable. Once I finish each of them, look out for a review here on my site.
Here’s a brief summary of each below:
A fierce and lyrical collection of poetry celebrating the moments of triumph and beauty in our lives, as well as the moments of despair—recasting them as opportunities for growth.
The newest collection of poetry I am reading through. Last year, I read her previous collection, “nectar,” released in October 2019, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I received this book free from NetGalley as an ARC. The book will be released to the public in March 2020.
When their life raft at last comes to ground, Jim, Peggy, and bossy Ralph rejoice. But this island is not like the world they left behind. The entire island is filled with miniature villages, roads, even cities with skyscrapers. The kids would love to play with the doll-sized vehicles and houses . . . until they discover that the tiny buildings have all-too-alive tiny people who live in them.
I am reading this one with my nine-year-old. It is the third book her and I have read by Henry Winterfield. The book was first published in German in 1958 and was later translated by Kyrill Schabert.
Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.” It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-discovery—let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive.
I am halfway through this short book. There is a lot of great advice for bloggers, artists, writers, poets and creative types looking to share their work with others. I feel like most of these “rules” I am already doing in one way or another, which is affirming, but there are several insights that are new to me as well.
What books are you reading? Share in the comments below.
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