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Friday, February 21, 2014

My Story/ Whatcha Been Reading?

I'm so nosy!
I love comparing "Reading Lists" with my girlfriends!  I love hearing what new books are out there, what everyone is reading, what I just HAVE TO add to my "Must Read" list.

I thought it'd be fun then, to share with you what's currently on my night stand.  And yes, I am actually reading all of these right now!  I usually read one book at a time, but I couldn't resist any of these.

I love this book!  Sure, I might be a little biased, since both Sarah and Dimity are alums of my alma mater, Colgate University (go 'gate!).  But this book is wonderful.  As a mom just starting to get comfortable calling herself "a runner", this book has it all.  Training plans to help you finish or PR all kinds of races, great tips on nutrition, goal setting, and recovery, and some great stories to boot.  This book is a MUST for all of us BAMRs!  (Bad Ass Mother Runners)

I finally picked up this book almost a full year after my portrait business mentor, Joy Vertz, suggested it to me.  My one regret was that I waited that long.  John DiJulius uses his experience as a successful salon owner (understatement of the year) to teach us small business owners how to take extra special care of our clients from start to finish.  This book has me so excited.  I am implementing lots of tidbits from this book into my business workflow and cannot wait to love on my clients even more!

I don't even know how to describe this PDF book.  First, it's free!  Well, Kristen asks simply that you make a donation to an orphanage called Flying Kites, where Kristen lived and worked in 2013.  That's it.  Free 231 pages of gold.  Second, the book opens up with the most random and somewhat crass statement.  I was instantly laughing and automatically hooked.  This guide to doing your business your way has writing exercises, thought-provoking questions, and some great ideas.  Not to mention some HILARIOUS stories.  Kristen Kalp, I am DEFINITELY your peeps!

My monthly ticket to my happy place, I love this magazine.  Professional Photographers of America (PPA) had tremendous resources for photographers, no matter how big their studio, budget, or goals, but PP Magazine might be my favorite.  This magazine has everything from marketing tips to studio tours (drool!) to fantastic feature stories.  Scott knows that whenever this magazine arrives in our mail, he won't see me for a while.  Hands down my favorite favorite magazine EVER!

What about you?
Whatcha been reading?
What should my next read be (should I ever finish these)?
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2 comments:

Carol said...

Just finished "Defending Jacob" and now into "The Goldfinch." Ah, the value of a book group with good friends - deadlines without teachers, tests, or papers.

Jen Lebo said...

Absolutely! Not to mention the escape!

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