2015 Week One Report #NewYearBooks
We just finished our first full week of 2015! I hope every one participating in Sunday Salon and the New Year’s Resolution Reading challenge got the year off to a great start!
Are your New Year’s Resolutions still going strong? Would a book help? Join the New Year’s Resolution Reading challenge! There are more details at the sign-up post. Or, you can just jump right in here. The link-up below is for progress reports, book reviews, and your best suggestions of books that support common New Year’s Resolutions. Or, you can play along in the comments.
Some of us are reading The War of Art by Steven Pressfield to get the New Year started right. Don’t miss yesterday’s announcement of the giveaway of The War of Art and other creativity books by Steven Pressfield. We started our discussion yesterday — but it’s a short book and we have the whole month. There’s still plenty of time to join us.
I’ve already finished one of the other books I’m reading for the New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge — A Blueprint for Your Castle in the Clouds by Barbara Sophia Tammes. I haven’t written a review yet, partly because I keep consulting it like a reference book, so I don’t feel finished with it. I’ll try to get a review up next week.
I started the other two books I mean to read for The New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge. A Short Guide to a Long Life by David B. Agus is a provocative but helpful book. I’ll come away with a handful of things to work on in 2015 — and some that I’ll decide not to worry about this year. Do More Great Work by Michael Bungay Stanier turned out to be a lousy bathtub book — I really need to work through it, not just read it. So, I’m going to have to figure out a time and space for that book.
Have you read any books that help with your New Year goals, resolutions, and projects?
Join us on February 1 to discuss creativity, resistance, and New Year goals during a Twitter chat. We’ll gather at 9PM Eastern / 8 Central / 7 Mountain / 6 Pacific / 5 Alaskan / 4 Hawaiian.
I really should be reading this book, as maybe it could help when I come to writing my reviews. I can handle as many promotional posts as you like, however getting my thoughts about a book down in writing, is much more of a challenge, even with the crib notes I make along the way! It isn’t that I don’t know what I want to say, I think it is more the fact that by the time I settle down to blog each evening, it is well after 10pm and having been up and about for 17 or so hours, I can’t put two cohesive thoughts or words together, so the article keeps getting put on the back burner! Maybe even Steven Pressfield would be a bit too challenged to help me out 🙂
I daren’t even contemplate any challenges this year!
Enjoy all your books and challenges.
The book that might help you most is 168 Hours by Laura Vanderkam. Kim of Sophisticated Dorkiness wrote about it this week: http://www.sophisticateddorkiness.com/2015/01/how-im-reforming-my-168-hours/
These all look like great books and I will add some to my TBR list, but don’t want to feel the pressure to read them right now. I have pressure to read other books. 🙂
I really need to buy A Blueprint for Your Castle in the Clouds. I just started reading The War of Art and can’t wait to start discussing it.
You are always so focused Joy. If you set a goal, we can be sure you get on with it. Me?I’d be still dithering six months from now
I have not yet read anything that serious, but I am enjoying the reading so far. Hope you are, too.
Thanks for visiting my blog, and it’s fun to connect!
“Self help” books are generally the last on my reading list, but these choices sound inspiring. The War of Art is on order now. Thank you for the great suggestions!
Ooh, several books added to the Librarything wish List!
It’s funny, but I both love and hate self-help books….I love good ones and hate bad ones!
You make me want to read A Blueprint for Your Castle in the Clouds again! I wanted to start Making Ideas Happen this week, but it’s been a busy one with lots of deadlines, so I haven’t had a chance to. I’m just happy I managed to squeeze in the first 57 pages of The War of Art so I could join in on the readalong!