Do you want to add more books to your spring/summer reading list? As book bloggers we need to be in consistently reading books. Reading plays a major role in life of bloggers and not just book bloggers. Reading helps improve your writing, provides inspiration, can help educate you on various aspects of social media. I have created a list of 5 Books that every blogger must read, whether you blog about books, food, lifestyle, travel etc. These books will help you grow and maintain focus on your journey.
Last week I wrote the review of Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon. There wasn’t much to write about the book in the review that could satisfy my fascination towards it. Many things had been said by many people on creativity and getting ideas, before Kleon came out with his manifesto. Being a writer and an artist himself, he is also a keen observer and a participant of the creative economy in this age of digitization. So I believe being a part of creative economy himself, Kleon’s manifesto is a better outcome of his wisdom. Thus, I decided, why not post the top five things from the book that I learnt and I tend to implement in my daily ritual.
This book has got enough to instigate you to start ‘doing’ your work.
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon is slim, short, novella, which can be read over a little more than an hour. It is a manifesto for the digital age, a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.
The book focuses on 10 rules for people to follow in order to be creative. Rule number one is “Steal like an artist.” The author talks about surrounding yourself with the work of the artists you love, and the work of the artists those artists love, and studying everything. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon”