Friday, May 31, 2013

Five Books {I love}

Happy Friday everyone!

I love reading a good book and over the years I've read many different kinds of subjects and authors.
From The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende to Fifty Shades of Grey.  Yes I did read those too and loved them!!

I wanted to put on a list my favorite five books I've read and would recommend.  So here we go!

1. Biography
Paula by Isabel Allende is far my favorite book I have ever read.  It is an autobiography.  When her daughter got sick and fell into a coma she wrote for her.  Isabel Allende goes back to her childhood and writes anecdotes about her youth.  She tells us about her daughter's situation and how she handled her death.  I found myself laughing like crazy on one page and crying like a kid on the next page.  I could feel her pain, smell the flowers she described and and hear the silence of her frustration.
Paula: A Memoir

2. Decor 
I'm sure each and every one of you have Domino at home.  The pages are full of beautiful spaces and make me dream of my ideal home.  So many ideas so little time and no home I own!
Domino: The Book of Decorating: A Room-by-Room Guide to Creating a Home That Makes You Happy

3. Organizing
It's all too much from Peter Walsh.  He takes you to the bottom of the problem, why people start accumulating things until they are barred under their own stuff .  I really enjoyed this book, it's very easy to read with easy to follow tips.
It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff

4. Business 
The e-myth Revisited.  Oh my, I wish I read this book when I first started my business, so many things  would've been so different!  I love how Michael Gerber takes you step by step on how to properly build your business.  Some of the tips are very obvious but just because of that you never thought of it before!  And then I go, really?  I'm still reading this book and enjoying every page :)
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do about It

5. Novels
The house of the spirits, again from Isabel Allende.  I first saw the movie many years ago and then read the book, just the opposite as most people do.  I have to say that this is another example of the saying the books are always better than the movie.  And I don't think the reason is because the movie is badly made or anything like that but I believe that each one of us make our own movie in our head.  We picture characters on a certain way and then they are on the screen and is not what we imagined.  Which is not necessarily bad but just different!
The House of the Spirits

Do you have a book you would recommend?  Please let us know, I'm searching for a few more to read over the Summer!

Thanks for reading and enjoy your weekend!


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