When I wrote my Mumslist post this week it got me thinking about what inspires me at the moment, now I no longer have to read academic books for my course I’ve picked up some old friends again, here’s my rundown of inspiring reads for lazy days when I am mulling over ideas for crafting, blogging, eating and more…
1) Anything by Caitlin Moran
Gosh I love her, she writes snort out loud on the bus books though, so these are for home only. Generally flicking through her books reminds me to bring humour out in my writing, and may make me a little more daring too. I’m not saying that everytime I write a scary personal blog post I think “what would Caitlin do” before posting, but it does often cross my mind that she’s so disarmingly honest and my finding that incredibly refreshing sometimes leads me to hit publish with more confidence, enough gushing, just read her stuff, like this, which I love for capturing the love and pain of motherhood so well:
2) The Goddess Guides
I’m also re-reading these beauties from my collection, lots of snippets, tips and titbits to dip into so they’re kept by the bed, I adore their covers too! My love of macaroons spiralled out of control after reading the Laduree pages! Fashion, travel, ideas to live by, these are written like a magazine, dip-inable and lots of ideas for slow days.
3) The Wonderful Weekend Book
This one’s a bit whimsical, lots of ideas for lazy Sundays and reclaiming life’s simple pleasures. I sometimes need reminding to live in the now, mindful and taking in my surroundings, from sunset watching and jam making to gardening and writing proper letters it’s jam packed with ideas for getting out and living life to the full, inspiring stuff indeed!
I cant stop picking this one up lately, split into seasons with ideas for home, food and craft it’s a total treasure trove of ideas, beautifully shot photos that make me aspire to make and do more, I think this is a must for any creative blogger
This lovely leatherbound beauty really belongs to Joss, I’m filling it for her and will share some of its pages over the coming weeks
Do you have inspiring reads that you often come back to?