If Gaiman wrote a menu I would love it ❤ Art Matters is brilliant and a quick read I will certainly read again and again and again because Art and Libraries MATTER 📚📚📚❤❤❤❤📚📚📚📚❤❤❤❤
“We need our children to get onto the reading ladder: anything that they enjoy reading will move them up, rung by rung, into #literacy.”
Sorry for my late post for #bfc3 but this weekend I'm at a convention. I finished my goals with bravour because at con I was running and dancing all the time. And I was shopping ? two books and two comics.
And I read 10 vol of the manga "the lonely planet"
#comic #bookhaul #bookfitnesschallenge
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This collection is a must-read for any creative person. “Make Good Art” has long been a favourite of mine and was actually the first thing I posted about on Litsy. “Why Our Future Depends on Libraries, Reading and Daydreaming” is also great. I have misgivings about “Credo” but I overall HIGHLY recommend this book.
Satisfied with how my week went - I was over 10k steps six days, and I got through five books! 📚🏃🏻♀️📖
I enjoyed this challenge so much, I signed up for round three.😁
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“You‘re finding out something as you read that will be vitally important for making your way in the world. And it‘s this: the world doesn‘t have to be like this. Things can be different. Fiction builds empathy ... you, and you alone, use your imagination, create a world, and people it and look through other eyes. You‘re being someone else, and when you return to your own world, you‘re going to be slightly changed.”
I think i will keep this book close to me everyday for the rest of my life. I will gift it to everyone i know who appreciates reading. I will read it again and again and again. 🥰
This quick read electrified me! I loved this picture book for adults! A manifesto for art and artists and those dream of being artists and everyone with an imagination, by which I mean everyone! I plan on reading it over and over and over again - especially since it only takes a few minutes.
Sorry about all the exclamation points.
These were books started on Saturday and finished earlier today. It was my work weekend at the library, so I didn‘t get as much done as I otherwise could have.
These are all 4- and 5-star reads. I‘m very happy I read them all.
My favorite is the tagged book. My second Neil Gaiman book. My first one was “American Gods”, and I gave it a rare abysmal 2 stars, if I remember correctly. This one, a solid 5 stars! Loved it!!! 😁
Read any of these?!
#bookfitnesschallenge #artmatters #neilgaiman
I finally got this book on interlibrary loan. It is a short book full of well written advice. Art does matter. I also included a pic of my favorite painting - Starry Night. What‘s your favorite painting?
Such a good book. Super encouraging for all the creatives out there. He talks about doubts and fears during the creative process, but he also gives advice and encouragement in overcoming those. He helps you realize that you are not alone in how you unqualified you feel. Even the greats don‘t always feel as though they‘ve “made it.”
Everyone should read this amazing little gem of a book. 💜 I read through this recently at a bookstore and loved every page.
I was equally thrilled when I turned the page and saw that Gaiman and Riddell had included one of my favorite authors as well.
Gaiman has so many great quotes in this book about reading, libraries, and ultimately not letting anyone stop you from pursuing something you love.
I too had an excellent local library growing up, and those librarians truly contributed to the person I am today. About ten years ago, the branch that had been local to us was closing; it was so beloved that my brother and both I took the afternoon off to meet there and say goodbye. The librarians remembered us, by name, some 25 years after we‘d last visited. I still tear up thinking about it. (Also this book was fantastic!)
I'm a bit behind on my posting. Thank you so much @kspenmoll for the awesome #cupidgoespostal 📦! I love it! It was so thoughtful. And weIl thought out. The post-its were great, the candy is already gone, and the Neil Gaiman book is my new fav. Thanks again. Oh, and the little hearts bookmarks are soooo cute.
I was planning to quickly check out the illustrations in Art Matters this morning and ended up devouring the whole thing over breakfast. Now I‘ve got to get it into the hands of my daughter! It‘s simple advice about being creative and what Gaiman has learned on his creative journey! What an inspiration and a pleasure to read—plus, those illustrations! 😍
I‘ve always loved Neil Gaiman, and this really spoke to me. It‘s a series of short essays, punctuated by illustrations, about the power of art, creativity and literacy. There are some really quotable passages here, and I‘ll come back to this anytime my art (writing) becomes hard and I feel uncertain about it.
This is not a book with a lot of words. I read it thoroughly in about an hour. That said, its length means I can read it over and over again. It will sit on my writer‘s desk forever, for instant inspiration. It includes Neil‘s commencement speech - slightly modified. Amazing.
This pair just arrived from England. My wife - who read English and History at University, and has read more books than I ever will - sat and read Art Matters (it's a short book) and proclaimed it the best book ever written. 'It should be required reading for everybody' she said.
This will probably be my last book read of 2018. It is a small but powerful little book that offers some great inspiration. One of my resolutions for the new year is to push myself more on creative projects. I just often feel that my vision far exceeds my skills. 😂😂 This book teaches, however, not to make those assumptions, that not knowing often leads to the best results.