Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Book Club

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham.
Obviously the blogger favourite from 2014 I would say. When I find a book I love, I know I love it because it takes me a very little time to read... this was started Boxing Day afternoon and finished the following morning. I was so engrossed in parts of the book, and although there were parts which I really found it hard to relate to, I found myself starting a new chapter and forgetting about the other parts. Lena Dunham is definitely my woman hero for the year so far, and after binge-watching Girls on Sky Box Sets, & then being overjoyed at the new series just starting, I have a feeling she'll be staying top of my list for a pretty long time.
The Everygirl's Guide to Life by Maria Menounos
As a lover of organisational books, Maria's book appealed to me from the front cover, title & reading the first few pages on Amazon. Unfortunatley, for me the rest of the book really didn't live up to the expectations I had based on this & the reviews on Amazon. Generally I felt the advice found in the book could be found by following bloggers who write about organisation in specific subjects. The positives lay with the 'Top Tips' down the side of the page.. there just wasn't enough to leave me writing pages of notes to implement into my life. 
Get Rich Blogging by Zoe Griffin.
After reading a post on blogging books to buy, whilst browsing on Amazon, 'Get Rich Blogging' came up in my recommended list. I paid about £7 for the book, and didn't expect too much, but from a non-profit view, there was actually so much useful information from explaining to a complete amateur what self hosting is, to guidelines and tips for successful blogging. The most useful bit for those looking to make a profit from their blog... at the back was themed sections, such as beauty, fashion & more... and in these sections was a whole list of PR contacts with each PRs specialism. This is a book I'll be re-reading and taking some notes from, and definitely worth a read whether you've been blogging 3 days or 3 years. 

The Desire Map by Danielle Laporte
After recommendations from friends & after reading many rave reviews online, I brought The Desire Map. I read it in a morning, and loved  the positivity of the book and the choices it allowed you to make. Overall I preferred filling out the worksheets to the reading of the book. I don't know if anybody else had this experience, but I think being a kinaesthetic learner, actually doing something made the process more enjoyable and engaging for myself.

Everything I Know by Paul Jarvis
After reading a guide on another blog, I went away knowing Paul Jarvis was an author I needed to read up on. 'Everything I Know' is full of fantastic tips, and I can't wait to get started on another book from Jarvis soon.

The Body Book by Cameron Diaz
The Body Book is a stripped back, basic resource for learning about a healthy diet and fitness. The book is very scientific, and personally I didn't find out too much new from it, only because as an avid magazine reader, and taking books from the library on health & diet... I knew a lot already. As a general wellbeing book, it is worth a read.
February, I'm going to get cracking on Game of Thrones, as well as going through a few more health and fitness books, which I'll be sharing in a couple of days, which have been very worthwhile reading!
What are you currently reading?
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