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33 Introspective And Inspiring Books Every Old Soul, Dreamer, And Artist Should Read

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Books on creativity are one of my favorite genres of book. Anytime I’m feeling uninspired or restless in my creative routine I seek out one of my favorite books or look for a new read to inspire me. Then there are times when it’s not so much a book on creativity that gets my heart pumping fast and the urge to create, but rather a book that looks at the world in an entirely new way or a book written by an author who dared to experiment and write in an unusual format. Books for creatives aren’t there to give us all of the answers or provide a solution to our creative blocks – they’re there to re-set the creative flow and remind us why we’re passionate for creating at all.


Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way – Shauna Niequist


“Don’t get stuck. Move, travel, take a…

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Gone Girl: Only 3 More Months


Twentieth Century Fox has released four new posters and another trailer for the highly anticipated movie, GONE GIRL. Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary to Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck), quickly causing Nick to become the prime suspect – but as readers know, there’s more to the story than just that.

I’ll be honest. I was hesitant to read Gone Girl after going on vacation with my friend last summer and hearing her sister scream through the second half of the book. Curiosity finally got the best of me (I’ve cried, but never yelled, while reading) and I tore through it in two days (THAT TWIST, THOUGH).

I became even more curious when I heard David Fincher was turning the book into a movie and Ben Affleck was set to star. Without revealing too much, there are shifts in character narrative that could cause the movie to get choppy/confusing, but Fincher has already proven to be a master of adaptations (he directed The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo). The new trailer includes Amy’s diary, Neil Patrick Harris as Amy’s sketchy ex-boyfriend (AH!), and a much guiltier Nick.

The Big Move

So I did it.

I moved from the east coast to the west.

Things I’ve learned so far?

1. Beeping – drivers are quick to remind me with one quick HONK that I don’t know where I’m going.

2. Juice Bars – this is a known fact, but I still find it fascinating. I tried a sip of my sister’s greenish blend and….eh. I’ll stick with a smoothie or heck, just give me a chewable meal.

3. Shopping, Shopping Everywhere – big spenders in big places, places I’ve never even heard of. Cotton On? Brandy Melville? I need to find a job.

4. It’s orrrrrrganiccc – everything that is.

5. Movie Theaters – every street, every block, every page in the newspaper. Some even just play two movies – racy drama next to a family fun film. One ticket for Don Jon, please.

6. The Industry – the name given to those “enslaved” to the entertainment business (as described by a lovely neighbor I met today). He also told me to get a sharper knife.

7. THERE’S A 9% SALES TAX? 9%???????

8. There is traffic at all hours. And the crosswalks aren’t any better.

9. You can charge your “electric” car in the parking garage?

10. The pizza is….eh.

15 Perfect Emma Watson Quotes That Made Me Love Her Even More

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Emma Watson has been Hollywood’s sweetheart ever since she first appear on the big screen as Harry Potter’s brainy friend Hermione Granger. For over a decade, Emma has proven herself to be a competent actress and media darling. Throughout her time in the public eye, she has never showed an affinity for fame and attention, which is refreshing considering how fascinated we are by her. Emma comes across as grounded and complex in interviews and has chosen incredibly diverse roles — which include most recently playing Nikki in Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring.

Here are 15 quotes from her that made me fall even more in love with her.


1. I don’t have perfect teeth, I’m not stick thin. I want to be the person who feels great in her body and can say that she loves it and doesn’t want to change anything.
2. I like men with…

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