When I began this #deadartistssociety project I was a little worried that I all my reading would be artist related. I like reading that stuff or I wouldn't have chosen the project but I also like reading novels and graphic novels and creativity books and all kinds of books. So I'm happy to see that at the end of the first month, I was able to read a nice mix of books. In January I read:
Frida Kahlo: The Gisele Freund Photographs -- It's mostly photographs but has a nice section about Frida in her last few years and chronicles what she was like toward the end of her life.
Hot Dog Taste Test -- A fun/funny graphic memoir about food.
State of Wonder -- Loved this novel. It was recommended to me by my friend Beverly and at first I felt like I'd already read it. Then I discovered it's because this is the novel that Elizabeth Gilbert talks about in Big Magic. Fabulous book, was disappointed when it was over.
The Art of the Affair -- Borrowed this one from my friend Brittany. I love this concept of graphic non-fiction. This book looks at not just affairs but all kinds of relationships between artists, writers, inventors, politicians, etc.
Frida Kahlo at Home -- The best Frida book that I came across and I skimmed/looked at six Frida books! It's a really great mix of biography/coffee table book, beautifully designed with lots of photos of Frida/her paintings and well written. Win, win.
I'm keeping my reading goal at 50 for the year, that seems to be a good number for me as it pushes me just a little. Five weeks in, five books down. 2017 is off to a good start.
Please note!! Previously Amazon did not charge customers sales tax in Missouri and so Missourians were not allowed to be a part of the Amazon Associates. As of yesterday, that's changed. We now get charged sales tax (boo!) and we are now allowed in the program (yeah!). So...
I am now a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
Which means...the books above link to Amazon and if you should so happen to purchase the book while you are there checking it out, I get a tiny (tiny!) bit of money. It all adds up though right?