Get Going/ Culture and Art
Kristin Booker • April 13, 2012

Daily Reflection: 3 Books I’m Reading Right Now

I am someone who has always had a mad love affair with books. As a matter of fact, I usually read more than one at a time. I usually have one that’s almost completely fashion-focused, one that’s a little more style-related, one that’s completely for my own interests (usually a rock star biography/autobiography) and a random item that strikes my eye from any category.

As I’m currently captivated by all four of these books, I thought I would share the lot with you. Looking for something other than re-reading The Hunger Games series over again? Check these out.

Spirit Junkie  by Gabrielle Bernstein (Harmony Books, 2011) – Gabby is one of those people who’s had an epiphany in adulthood about how to really LIVE life well by loving yourself completely, getting out of your own way and being open to relationships and experience beyond your imagination. It’s filled with examples of her own behavior and is just the thing you need if you’re not feeling great about where you are, or you just need a little boost to go further.

How to Hepburn: Lessons on Living From Kate the Great  by Karen Karbo (Bloomsbury, 2007) – As a lifelong fan of Katherine Hepburn, this book breaks down the actress and style icon’s amazing lifestyle into terms everyone can adopt and embrace. From her borrowed-from-the-boys clothes to wearing sunscreen to finding danger exhilarating, Karbo has written a cute book that throws fashion, beauty, style and living well into one small tome. And you know how I love anything on those four subjects.

 Slash by Slash with Anthony Bozza (HarperCollins, 2007) – I know this book came out some time ago but I’ve just gotten around to reading this autobiography and I cannot put it down! I’m obsessed with rock stars and how many of them survived their insanely excessive lifestyles. If you’re looking for one of the great rock autobiographies with heart, this is one of them. The guitar legend of Guns n’ Roses and Velvet Revolver fame lets it fly on everything from his youth to partying and feuding with Axl Rose. But one of the most important themes for me in the book is Slash’s insistence on being – and staying true to – himself. It’s a great read.

So, if you’re looking for something to read, pick any of these books up at your local book retailer (I could LIVE in Barnes and Noble) or grab digital copies for your iPad, Nook or Kindle.

Let’s dish: what’s on YOUR reading list this weekend?

 

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