Yesterday, we visited Chiang Rai and spent a few days exploring the small city that for some reason makes me feel I am in the himalayas. Maybe it's how quiet it is, mixed with shining lights and crafts being sold at the market.
We discovered a popular yet hidden restaurant located beside the river. The place looked as if it was from New Orleans: huge, drafty house as an interior, and shabby chic furniture outside, next to their organic garden.
Talk about the perfect place to sit and read!
My reading list is long, but here are the books I've brought with me plus articles that I'm savouring right now:
Show Your Work
I can't believe I haven't read this before! It's a MUST read for every creative. The book shows how to market your services by showing your creative process online. So as a writer, it could be taking photos of your writing a rough draft, tweeting quotes from the upcoming projects, etc. There are so many takeaways from this book, and I'm only half way through.
Mothering The Soul
For the Mama who feels overwhelmed and wants to find time to pursue her creative passions and find balance. I just started this but can't wait to finish and will review it on the blog when I do!
The Art of Work
I was given an advance copy of the book by the author ( thanks Jeff!!) but you can download it for free here ( you have to pay shipping and handling but the book itself is free at the moment). The premise of The Art of Work is that doing meaningful work we're passionate about is imperative, not optional.
Zen And The Art of Escaping Domestic Violence
My friend Kiki's recount of her escaping an abusive relationship. She is so strong, and we can all learn from her and support others going through the same thing.
High: A Party Girl's Guide To Peace
I listened to the free audio sample on Tara's site and was so moved by her thoughts on finding happiness outside of the party atmosphere. I've heard nothing but good things about this book, can't wait to read it!
What books are you currently reading?