Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
I’ve been dying to watch this show but per my personal preference, I need to read the books first. I actually just finished it yesterday. Not my favorite but not the worst either. I appreciate the strong characters and it has a good plot but I’ve never been a big fan of the woman who becomes basically dependent on the man. This book is leaning towards that but I’m hoping the second book will lean more towards an equal relationship. I recommend reading it but would warn against very strong content. (Lots of cooties are spread. You’ve been warned.)
Adulting by Kelly William Brown
I turn 27 next month it’s only appropriate that I start “adulting.*”. This is more of a humorous read but I am hoping to glean some useful information from it.
Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham
G.I.L.M.O.R.E.G.I.R.L.S. DO I NEED TO SAY ANYTHING ELSE??? The plan is to go find an adorably charming diner with a snarky owner and to imbibe a disturbing amount of coffee and food while reading this book. Now go take the facebook quiz. “Are you Lorelai, Rory or Emily?” (Spoiler: I’m a Rory!)
Understanding Exposure by Peterson
As a creative type, I’m always looking to further my education. And thank god for all the wonderful people in the world who are willing to take the time to make books like these. This is a book that I’ll probably read completely once and then will occasionally go back to certain parts that will help me in a pinch. Unless Taylor (baby brother) gets it away from me!
The Photographer’s Handbook by John Hedgecoe
^See above paragraph.
642 Things to Write About
Not a book I’m technically reading. This book and the blog are both tools I’m using to get back into more writing. Writing is something I feel people should always be doing. It’s a great way to preserve moments, to deal with emotions and to write spectacular (or crappy) stories. Writing also has a tendency to help me think through problems and situations. I absolutely recommend keeping a journal or a book like this next to your bed.
Designing Your Life by Dave Evans & Bill Burnett
Hello, personal development. Do you remember when it was frowned upon to read books like this? You’d hide it in the middle stack of the other books you were buying and tell the cashier it was for a friend. Those days are long gone. I have a full shelf of personal development books now. And there are a few that were meh and some that really struck a cord with me. I’ve heard great things about this book and I’m hoping they are right.
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* Adulting (v): to do grown up things and hold responsibilities such as, a 9-5 job, a mortgage/rent, a car payment, or anything else that makes one think of grown ups.
Used in a sentence: Jane is adulting quite well today as she is on time for work promptly at 8am and appears well groomed.