The three books below have nothing in common other than that they are fairly new, they deal with our popular culture and I loved all three.
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
Steal Like an Artist is a very creative book about creativity. It is a guidebook for everyone. In this small book, filled with images, Austin Kleon bases his ideas on 10 principles and then explains them. A few of the principles in the book are:
- Steal like an artist
- Side projects and hobbies are important
- Do good work and share it with people
- Write the book you want to read
- Creativity is subtraction
Mother Knows Best: The Truth About Mom’s Well-Meaning (but not always accurate) Advice
If you are never sure which old wive’s tales are true and which are fictional, this is the book for you. This fun book by Sue Castle is a handbook of facts that puts mother’s wisdom to the test. Some of the questions that she answers, among the hundreds in the book, are:
- Will warm milk help you sleep?
- Does turning off a light for a few minutes use more energy than it saves?
- Are brown eggs healthier than white eggs?
- Will you ruin your eyes if you read in dim light?
- Should you rub snow on a frostbite?
- Does black coffee really sober you up?
Jane Austen For Beginners
Whether you have read every one of Jane Austen’s novel or are a Jane Austen neophyte, this book was meant for you. Jane Austen For Beginners explores the intentions behind Austen’s work. This book delves into the social fabric of her day and its many concerns. Jane Austen For Beginners serves as a great introduction to her books for the beginner and allows a greater understanding for the Jane Austen fan.
Full Disclosure: I received free copies of Steal Like an Artist, Mother Knows Best and Jane Austen For Beginners to review.