If you’re still looking forward to taking your summer vacation and searching for inspiration in a non-fiction read, consider one of these as your beach companion!:
“At Home with Madame Chic: Becoming a Connoisseur of Daily Life,” by Jennifer L. Scott~ Wanting a little more French elegance in your everyday life? The second of Jennifer L. Scott’s non-fiction trilogy (so far) was a memorable read for me a couple of years ago. Of course I wanted to read this after having read her first book, Lessons from Madame Chic. I so enjoyed reading about creative ways to establish a lively routine at home. Conversational in style, Jennifer feels like a trusted friend and I also am a devoted follower of her blog and youtube videos. I really can’t think of anything to nitpick about it and I’m hankering after Book #3 (Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic)! This book is perfect for stay-at-home mamas, but not relegated only to that stereotype. All of us can benefit from living more consciously and happily when we’re at home.
“The Creative Habit”: Learn It and Use it For Life,” by Twyla Tharp~ Speaking of creativity, anyone who claims or aspires to be any type of artist will heartily enjoy this book, written by a NYC dance choreographer. At first I was going to pass on by this, but after taking a closer look I realized it had contained within it lots of encouragement for achieving my dreams of becoming a VO artist. I’m only on Chapter 5 and I’ve already taken pages of notes and there are even interesting exercises for discovering how you are hardwired creatively. I was afraid that perhaps the content would be too over my head, but I found it to be easy reading and am having a hard time putting it down. Having a block and don’t know how or if you should continue forward? I think you will find the author quite reassuring with a lot of good advice. This book is a must-read for you!