Before I had children I would pack about 6 books to take on holiday and read everyone of them. I was such a bookworm and I think reading is the one thing I miss most since starting a family. However, to my surprise, I managed to read 2 books this holiday (with 3 little ones this is quite an achievement). Instead of the usual romance or thrillers I thought I would try something a little different.
As much as I love my blog, the last few months I have definitely lost my way with it a little. Mostly due to time restrictions but also due to lack of inspiration. I wanted to read a book that would motivate and inspire me. I wanted to come home from my holiday and start to enjoy my blog and social media again. Something that would make me feel excited about my little online space.
After reading through some really positive reviews, I decided to try #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso and I was excited to see if it lived up to the hype. It did not disappoint! I could not put it down. Sophie is the founder of Nasty Gal, one of the fastest growing retailers. She writes about how she went from job to job until she started selling vintage clothes on Ebay, which we all know turned into a massive success. It is honest, funny and full of advice. A book I plan to read over and over again. If you are looking for similar motivation or inspiration, this is definitely the book for you.
After reading #Girlboss I wanted more, I wanted another book that I could learn from. I wanted to take this rare opportunity of time and use it wisely. So I decided to read Capture your Style: Transform Your Instagram Images, Showcase your Life, and Build the Ultimate Platform by Alice Song.
I love Instagram and was interested in learning about how to improve my feed. A few chapters into the book I was worried I had made a mistake. Alice Song is a fashion blogger/instagrammer and, whilst I love fashion, it is not really an area that I document. However, as I continued reading I actually found it really informative and I leaned a lot. Alice talked about the importance of geotags (a technique that I don’t take advantage of for my pictures) and she also detailed some of the best apps and filters to use. Reading “Capture your Style” has definitely made me feel more creative and has also made me try and experiment more with my pictures. The only thing I would recommend is that a copy of the book in print would be much better than my copy on the Kindle since it was really hard to see her beautiful pictures.
Two great books I absolutely loved! Have you any good reads? I’m excited about what I can read next!