What’s your favorite book of all times? What are you reading right now?
I spend more money on books and notebooks than on anything else lately. I am one of the few people left that still needs to have an actual book in her hands instead of a kindle or an I-pad. I love feeling the paper under my finger tips and turning page after page. Now that i have an actual home (I have been moving a million times from city to city and country to country in the last 7 years) I can finally start collecting books, that’s something I’ve been looking forward to for a very long time. You have no idea how good it feels to put a book on the shelf once I’ve finished it!
Reading is such an important part of our personal development, you know that say “the books you read today shape who you’ll become tomorrow”….SO true! Despite my love for storytelling I read mainly non fiction books. Just very recently I have been getting back into reading a bit of fiction and I’m happy to say that it’s making me much more creative.
Over the last year I read A LOT of books and a lot of everything, from Philosophy to Fantasy to Self help to Poetry (best way to spend time while I’m traveling on planes, busses and trains around the world).
These are some of my favorite books I read recently.
-Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
This book is basically about the creative process, a topic that for me is a constant source of fascination and obsession. If you are one of those crazy creatives—like me–that does what it does because there is no other choice but to create, then this book will make you feel a little less crazy! This was definitely my favorite read of 2015.
Alice’s adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
My biggest obsession since the beginning of times! Everybody knows the story because of the Disney movie but i strongly suggest to read the book! I think lewis Carroll knew what’s up!
Catching the big fish by David Lynch
Weather you love or hate his movies this is a quick to read book that might teach you a thing or two about yourself (it did for me at least!)
On Writing by Steven King
I read this the moment the idea of starting this blog came to me (and it was a pretty insistent idea, it wouldn’t go away!) and i think I would have never started ‘Hey Followers!’ if it wasn’t for the King!
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
This book got me the biggest kick in the ass (and I needed it badly at the time). After i read this I finally started writing my screenplay!
Steal like an Artist by Austin Kleon
The title speaks for itself. What if the music Mozart made inspired Van Gough to paint the sunflowers and those sunflowers inspired Fitzgerald to write The Great Gatsby and so on, and so on, and so on? It’s great to take inspiration from others, just do it the right way!