On My Bookshelf

A place to curate what I love most - Books! The following list is a work-in-progress, always evolving, and it's a chance for me to share those stories that have taught me something, touched me, moved me or just flat-out entertained me (which is always what we want when we sit down to read a book, is it not?).

The River by Tricia Wastvedt
Weetzie Bat, Neclace of Kisses, Pretty Dead & The Elementals by Francesca Lia Block (pretty much anything by her, actually)
Groundswell by Katie Lee
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The School at Chartres by David Manicom
J'adore New York by Isabelle Lafleche
Bonjour Tristesse by Fran├žoise Sagan
The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coehlo
Lulu in Marrakech by Diane Johnston
Le Divorce by Diane Johnston
Collateral by Ellen Hopkins
Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay

Classic Fiction
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Book of Longing by Leonard Cohen
Postcards from Paris by David Weedmark

On Writing by Stephen King
Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Motivation & Business
The War of Art & Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield
Women, Work & The Art of
Savoir Faire by Mireille Guiliano

Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking by Kelly & Peter Bronski 
The G-Free Diet by Elizabeth Hasselback

TED talks
As I mentioned in a recent blog post, I have been watching a lot of TED talks lately, and some of them have really moved & inspired me, so I have decided to curate my own list of my favourite TED talks to share here.

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
If I should Have a Daughter by Sarah Kay
Embrace Your Inner Girl  by Eve Ensler
Where Does Creativity Hide by Amy Tan
Your Elusive Creative Genius by Elizabeth Gilbert
Schools Kill Creativity &
Bring on the Learning Revolution by Sir Ken Robinson
8 Secrets of Success by Richard St. John
The Magic of Truth & Lies by Marco Tempest
Tales of Passion by Isabel Allende
How I Made an Impossible Film by Martin Villeneauve

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