My Current Book Reads (2017 batch 1 edition)

By Cher Cabula - Thursday, January 12, 2017

Yay, we're only on the second week of January and I'm already two books ahead for my reading challenge. That's a really good sign I tell you. It means I'm finally getting back on track and in control of things. Whew! Here's a peek of my book line-up for this month.

The Girl Who Could Fly
by Victoria Forester
I'm in search of the next good series I can lose myself into and this seems promising. Plus the cover is really great.

Book Cover: photo 23310823.jpgBook Synopsis:

You just can't keep a good girl down . . . unless you use the proper methods.
Piper McCloud can fly. Just like that. Easy as pie.
Sure, she hasn't mastered reverse propulsion and her turns are kind of sloppy, but she's real good at loop-the-loops.
Problem is, the good folk of Lowland County are afraid of Piper. And her ma's at her wit's end. So it seems only fitting that she leave her parents' farm to attend a top-secret, maximum-security school for kids with exceptional abilities.
School is great at first with a bunch of new friends whose skills range from super-strength to super-genius. (Plus all the homemade apple pie she can eat!) But Piper is special, even among the special. And there are consequences.
Consequences too dire to talk about. Too crazy to consider. And too dangerous to ignore.

Art Before Breakfast: A Zillion Ways to be More Creative No Matter How Busy You Are
by Danny Gregory
Wow, the book title alone feels like it had been written for me. I've made it a point to include some art-related books in my lsit this year so that I can review and post it on my Creative Space blog.
Book Cover: photo 24562222.jpg Book Synopsis:

Packed with the signature can-do attitude that makes beloved artist Danny Gregory a creativity guru to thousands across the globe, this unique guide serves up a hearty helping of inspiration. For aspiring artists who want to draw and paint but just can't seem to find time in the day, Gregory offers 5– to 10–minute exercises for every skill level that fit into any schedule—whether on a plane, in a meeting, or at the breakfast table—along with practical instruction on techniques and materials, plus strategies for making work that's exciting, unintimidating, and fulfilling. Filled with Gregory's encouraging words and motivating illustrations, Art Before Breakfast teaches readers how to develop a creative habit and lead a richer life through making art.

Art, Inc.: The Essential Guide for Building your Career as an Artist
by Lisa Congdon
Can you tell that I've been wanting a career shift for some time now? This is why I'm reading this book. I wanna see if what I'm planning can be seen as a viable future.
Book Cover:

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Book Synopsis:

You don't have to starve to be an artist. Build a career doing what you love. In this practical guide, professional artist Lisa Congdon reveals the many ways you can earn a living by making art—through illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching, and beyond. Including industry advice from such successful art-world pros as Nikki McClure, Mark Hearld, Paula Scher, and more, Art, Inc. will equip you with the tools—and the confidence—to turn your passion into a profitable business.
LEARN HOW TO: • Set actionable goals • Diversify your income • Manage your bookkeeping • Copyright your work • Promote with social media • Build a standout website • Exhibit with galleries • Sell and price your work • License your art • Acquire an agent • And much more

Holiday Grind (Coffeehouse Mystery #8)
by Cleo Coyle
After giving the series a break for a year, here I am picking it up again. So I'm saying hello to coffee cravings while reading this once more.
Book Cover:  photo 8134039.jpg Book Synopsis:

When Village Blend manager Clare Cosi finds a red-suited body in the snow, she adds solving Santa's slaying to her coffeehouse menu, only to discover the jolly old soul had a list that he was checking twice-and the folks on it were not very nice.

Roast Mortem (Coffeehouse Mystery #9) By Cleo Coyle
Yes I'm reading two books from the same series at the same time and no I don't get confused. I do have serious coffee cravings now.
Book Cover:  photo 10242218.jpg Book Synopsis:

Clare Cosi, manager and head barista of the landmark Village Blend coffeehouse, has perfected the art of steaming hot espresso. But now she needs to keep New York's bravest from being burned. As someone torches cafes around the city and firefighters begin to die in suspicious ways, Clare investigates. Will she be able to solve the crime before someone tries to extinguish her?

What books have you lined up to read this year? Anything interesing?

Current Books

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 photo cher100_zpsb08016be.jpg   Cher is a practicing Filipino Interior Designer, a full-time blogger and aspiring calligrapher with a passion to discover and learn new things. Follow her on Twitter for more updates and please like her Facebook Page too, you'll find something interesting, inspiring and fun posts there daily. Check out her Mindbox for movies and lifestyle updates. If you're an aspiring calligrapher and an art enthusiast, say hello at Cher's Creative Space.

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