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It’s starting to feel like Christmas around here already! I’ve started my decorating and I already got a fabulous gift in the mail! The people at Amazon sent me the new Kindle Paperwhite to try out. Yay!
And a handy little leather cover too! I was asked to share some of my favorite books with you guys, and I had so much fun putting together a list of books for Creative Moms. Some of these books will inspire you to live a more creative life, some will help motivate you to turn your creative passion into a business, some may open you up creatively by helping you to see the world a little bit differently, and some are just fun to read! I hope you enjoy the list that I’ve curated for you. You might just want to put a few of them on your Holiday Wish List!
Inspiring Books for Creative Women:
1) The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win your Inner Creative Battles. By Steven Pressfield
The title of this book sounds a little odd, and it’s hard to imagine how a book with this title would have anything to do with creativity or inspiration, but I promise it does have everything to do with those things! The author takes us through the creative journey and helps us to break through our inner barriers to our creativity. If you’ve ever come up with a great idea for a project and then let your inner voice talk you out of it, this book might be just the push you need!
2) Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told you about Being Creative. By Austin Kleon
No, this book is not about copying other peoples ideas! It’s about drawing inspiration from the works of others, but then taking that inspiration and remixing it and re-imaging it into something that is uniquely your own.
3) A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future. By Daniel Pink
If you’re a creative person this book will make you feel great about your future! In a time where computers are replacing a lot of the work that humans once did, it’s great to remember that computers aren’t creative. According to Pink we are entering a new era … the Conceptual Age. Interesting read!
4) The Mom’s Guide to Running a Business: Strategies for Work, Success, and Family Balance. By Michele Lee Ribeiro
- Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead. By Sheryl Sandberg
- You Can Heal Your Life. by Louise Hay
- Heart Thoughts: A Treasury of Inner Wisdom. By Louise Hay
- Excuses Begone!: How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits. By Dr. Wayne Dyer
- Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way we Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. By Brene Brown
- Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia. By Elizabeth Gilbert
- The Alchemist: By Paul Coelho
I’ve had my older Kindle for awhile and I love it, but I love this new one even more! It’s the perfect Holiday Gift for Mom! Although I have to say that I gave my Mom one for Christmas a couple of years ago, my Dad was a little bit envious, so he got one the following year, so I guess dads like them too!
Anyway… the new Kindle Paperwhite has some fabulous new features that I’m pretty excited about! For one thing it’s super lightweight and the compact size means that you can pop it right into your purse, so that you can read your favorite book anytime you like! As a Mom, I know that multi-tasking is crucial for getting through the day. Nothing drives me crazier than sitting for an hour in the dentist office while they work on my kid’s mouth, sitting in the car at the school waiting for the kids to be let out, or hanging out at Karate practice, with nothing to do. With the Kindle Paperwhite I, or you, can get some valuable reading time in, and learn something new, or just pass the time with an enjoyable read. Love that!
Some of the other features that I thought were pretty handy, were Page Flip, which lets you save your place while you flip ahead or back through your book. Smart Lookup, which not only gives you a dictionary meaning, but also uses other references like Wikipedia, to give you a fuller grasp of the meaning of the word or phrase. And, Vocabulary Builder, which saves words that you look up in the dictionary, into a handy list for you. You can even quiz yourself with flashcards afterwards! And if that weren’t enough the new version is lightning fast, with a 25% faster processor, and it allows you to store over a thousand books. Wow! That’s a lot of reading material in one little device! For more info you can check out the Kindle Paperwhite on Amazon HERE.
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