#Reading in May

#Reading in May

Frequently asked questions:

Do you really read all these books? Yes. Word by word. In case I don’t finish a book, I’ll mention it in the post. Or sometimes I just avoid mentioning it directly.

Where do you get the time to read that much? I just do it. I just bring a book wherever it fits: under my arm, in a purse or bag. And whenever I get the chance, I open it.

 

ARTICLES

Taylor Swift and the most powerful women in entertainment Forbes| Impressive, Taylor Swift made it to the list of most influential women at such a young age. I find it fascinating, not only because she is talented as a songwriter (even though she just writes about guys she used to date) but also because she is way too smart. The way she talks in public… I just want to be friends with her. And I am glad she writes about her life. It’s creative non-fiction. And I am an avid reader/writer of this genre.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Reinventing Yourself James Altucher | He’s amazing blogger. Go read this link without wasting more time here.

25 quotes to help you steal like an artist Austin Kleon

Where Creativity Lives Co.Create

Resilience: Happiness Mental Help

The sign language film we can’t stop thinking about DAZED

BOOKS

(ES) La semilla inmortal by Jordi Balló y Xavier Pérez | About filmmaking and how ideas are created.

The Coral Sea by Patti Smith | A combination of prose and poetry. And images. It’s a pleasure to read her writings. She’s publishing a new memoir the 6th of October of 2015 called M Train.

Woolgathering by Patti Smith | Scintillating.

Mandy by Julie Andrews | Children’s literature. It’s a nice story about an orphan girl named Mandy and the search of her own’s identity. It’s very well written with beautiful prose. I decided in the first pages of the book that I would read it to my children or grandchildren. If any.

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott | Guide about writing. It’s a pleasure to read this book. Any writer of any kind should be reading this.

The Character of Rain by Amélie Nothomb | I fell in love with this writer with this book. It was the first one I read by her. It’s funny to see the title in English. Because the original French one is: Métaphysique des tubes which is similar to the Spanish traduction: Metafísica de los tubos. So in English it should be (literally): Metaphysics of the tubes. It should anyway.

Fear and Trembling by Amélie Nothomb | So I continued, cause she’s THAT amazing as a writer. This one was even better: much more clever and funnier. As a matter of fact, I was totally surprised by reading this as it’s related to a fiction book of short stories I started writing a few months ago.

My Struggle: Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgård | Amazingly well-written. I want to read the rest.

And you, what have you been reading this month? Any recommendations?