A Writer In Her Library – Rainy Day Saturday

It’s a rainy day today, so I can’t go in the garden and dig up the side plot to plan my broccoli, beans and cucumber.  ~pout~

Instead, I thought I’d share my three newest book acquisition (because, clearly, I need more books).  Two of them are related to job search, and the third is a craft book.

The first one is What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, 2013 Edition, by Richard Nelson Bolles.  It’s an amazing book and I’ve used it for years whenever I needed to tweak my career path.  I own a couple older version but I decided to get the new one because it’s a complete revamping of the process, taking into account the new reality of social media and the internet.  I am rethinking my entire approach to this endeavor and we’ll see what the next few months bring.

The next one is The Artist’s Way at Work: Riding the Dragon – Twelve Weeks to Creative Freedom, by Mark Bryan with Julia Cameron and Catherine Allen.  I’ve wanted to play with this one for a while, since I’ve worked with Cameron’s other Artist’s Way books.  I’m excited to give this one a try.

The final one is by Suzen Millodot and is a companion to one I already own, about Celtic Knots.  This one is Chinese Knots for Beaded Jewellery.  I used to do macrame and like the idea of getting back into it; I think it would be fun to experiment with some of the knots in this book either with jewelry or with contemporary patterns for plant hangers and bottle covers but with Chinese knots.

What have you bought recently?

2 Replies to “A Writer In Her Library – Rainy Day Saturday”

  1. I’m sorry you can’t get to the garden. It’s always so lovely to dig in the dirt and see that you, and the creator, have created something. My flower boxes and baskets are my pride and joy.

    I have never heard of Artist’s Way ‘Riding the Dragon’. Let me know how it is, I’ve just heard of ‘Finding Water’.

    As for books, my most recent acquisitions are from the discount book store, ‘Wicked Nights’ by Gena Showalter and the angels series by Nalini Singh which were given to me by a friend. All of them signed by the author. ~preens~ I’m anxiously awaiting the newest LKHamilton book which comes out on July 7th.

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Tess!

    I’ll let you know how Riding the Dragon turns out. I’m excited. The format is a little different, sort of a blend between AW and Vein of Gold, though it’s set up in 12 weeks. I’m excited to get into it, though I’m reading Parachute first.

    What is Wicked Nights about? Is that fiction or non-fiction? I like Nalini Singh; she’s a member of Romance Divas and a wonderful correspondent and mentor. I admire her a lot.

    What’s the new LKH? Is it an Anita or Merry story?

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