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Lee's Library

I read to escape and to learn.  I like science fiction, historical fiction, mysteries, thrillers and adventure stories. 

Currently reading

Hunting Season
Nevada Barr
The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker, 12 Quilt Projects
Elizabeth Hartman
The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events: A Seth Book
Jane Roberts, Seth (Spirit), Robert F. Butts

The War of Art - Watch out!

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles - Steven Pressfield, Shawn Coyne

This book is fierce.  I picked it up late one night while fighting the flu and the next morning, I was like an efficient machine.  I felt extremely motivated to continue my efforts on a few projects that had been languishing on the back burner.  The author shines a very bright light on that cunning, rational voice we all have that convinces us to wait, procrastinate or never start a new venture.  He calls it resistance and expounds that the greater resistance you have to something, the more important it must be.

Written in concise chunks, some only a page or paragraph long, I was compelled to keep reading. The author's voice is refreshing and the ideas clear and relevant.  Even though I didn’t agree %100 with a few of his statements, The War of Art definitely set me into high gear.  That defeatist little voice better watch out


Reviewed February 12, 2012