Friday, January 1, 2016

My First Book of the Year 2016

My First Book of the Year 2016

Happy New Year Everyone!!

I have been wanting to read Big Magic since it was released this Fall.  I listened to Elizabeth Gilbert's podcast called Magic Lessons and adored it and since I got this book for Christmas from my mom and my husband (yes I got two copies), I figured I should dive into Big Magic.  Plus I love the title and I hope I experience some Big Magic in 2016.

My first Big Magic creative living announcement is that one of my poems is going to be published through The Fem, an online literary magazine.  I'm so excited.

I'm ready to start living a creative life.

Here is the synopsis from Goodreads:

Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work,  embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

Sheila over at BookJouney is holding an event regarding the first book of the year.  She has created a book collage and a linky for everyone to hop around and see who is reading what. Visit her at 

What is the first book you are reading this year?