Reading - September 2016

Guys, I literally couldn't list all the books I've read in the past two-point-two weeks.

I started.  I tried.  But the list is so long that it got crazy.

A lot of these were either a) started before and just finished (sometimes, they were abandoned with only a few pages left), or b) read really, really quickly (skimmed, essentially, stopping to read parts I didn't know already).  Others were devoured via audiobook while doing other decluttering stuff.  (On 1.5 speed, because time is of the essence when I get on a tear...)

I finally gave up keeping a list.  There are more than this.  A lot more than this.  A whole stack of art books.  A whole slew of writing books that I've outgrown/never needed/why did I buy this again?  A literal pile of herbals, because clearly, I needed seventeen encyclopedias with the same info in them as every other one in the stack.

Anyway, I just copied and pasted all my Goodreads from the first fifteen days of September.  Easier.  And I need easy, because there's something like thirty of them left on my table that I need to get to.

THIS is why my writing retreat week is postponed until next time, though I'm reading lots of writing books this week, so it's kind of not. :)


The Art of Animal Drawing: Construction, Action Analysis, Caricature

Urgent 2nd Class: Creating Curious Collage, Dubious Documents, and Other Art from Ephemera

A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of A Misspent Life

Making Handmade Books: 100+ Bindings, Structures & Forms

The Complete Decorated Journal: A Compendium of Journaling Techniques

Flow Coloring Book: Coloring is a Form of Happiness

Art Deco Display Alphabets

Pencil Dancing: New Ways to Spark Your Creative Spirit

Creativegirl: Mixed Media Techniques for an Artful Life

Camilla Engman (The Suitcase Series, #1)

Sketch!: The Non-Artist's Guide to Inspiration, Technique, and Drawing Daily Life

Don't Jump!: The Northwest Winter Blues Survival Guide

20 Ways to Draw a Cat and 44 Other Awesome Animals: A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers

The Miracle Morning for Writers: How to Build a Writing Ritual That Increases Your Impact and Your Income (Before 8AM) (The Miracle Morning Book Series)

A Thousand Mornings

Artist's Journal Workshop: Creating Your Life in Words and Pictures

Learn to Paint in Acrylics with 50 Small Paintings: Pick up the skills * Put on the paint * Hang up your art

The Sketchbook Challenge: Techniques, Prompts, and Inspiration for Achieving Your Creative Goals

Gardens of the Soul

Journal It!: Perspectives in Creative Journaling

I Just Like to Make Things: Learn the Secrets to Making Money while Staying Passionate about your Art and Craft

Wild Women, Wild Voices: Writing from Your Authentic Wildness

The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)

The Summer Cottage

Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)

Artist's Sketchbook: Exercises and Techniques for Sketching on the Spot

Mandala for the Inspired Artist: Working with paint, paper, and texture to create expressive mandala art

Color Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Exercises for Exploring Color Concepts through Paint, Collage, Paper, and More

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)

Drawing Is Magic: Discovering Yourself in a Sketchbook

Urban Watercolor Sketching: A Guide to Drawing, Painting, and Storytelling in Color

The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)

Intuitive Painting Workshop: Techniques, Prompts and Inspiration for a Year of Painting

The Traveling Death and Resurrection Show

Niki de Saint Phalle

p.s.  I'll figure out a better way to display these at some point.

For now, though, while I'm purging at lightspeed, you can at least see where my nose has been.  In books, plural. :)
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