Good Morning, Bookman Readers,
It's August -- Happy Coast Guard!!
We have several book events this month, so we hope you will check out our website Events Calendar OR our Used Book Room Window Calendar as you dine and shop in Centertown! And, please know YOU ARE ALWAYS INVITED to join our Poetry Club and our Wednesday evening Book Club at any time. Ask about them the next time you are in the store.
NON-FICTION for YOUR CREATIVE SPIRIT
Do you ever feel the need for a boost in your creativity and a new spark in your life? Two books ready to fill you with inspiration are THE BIG MAGIC by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of EAT PRAY LOVE, and A COLORFUL WAY OF LIVING by Barbara Baekgaard, co-founder of Vera Bradley. The authors are coming from different angles, but both reinforce some of the basic ideas for a fulfilling life wherever you might find yourself.
The BIG MAGIC's subtitle is 'Creative Living Beyond Fear.' Her goal is to help readers move through the fears that often prevent us from going ahead and attempting what is in our 'heart of hearts.' Although the book may have been intended for 'artists,' her prescriptions for working in creative ways are applicable for all endeavors from building healthy relationships to designing a summer room.
The subtitle for A COLORFUL WAY OF LIVING is 'How to Be More, Create More, Do More the Vera Bradley Way.' Baekgaard dedicates this book to her mother, Vera Bradley. The 'Way' has become a staple for many people through the popularity of her brand and merchandise. The introduction first reminds us that "It's Never Too Late" no matter what our age. Her themes of the 'way' run through relationships, work, and everyday-living, illuminating the possibility s for adding 'color' and energy. Through Badkgaard's positive reinforcements, readers are encouraged to be their full vital selves. She writes, "That is what others really want to see, the real person."