August Wrap-Up (NEWTs Readathon) | 29 books!

I know we’re nearly half way into September, but I hope you’ll give me a pass for having just started this blog back up.

For the month of August, I sat for my NEWTs Exams (started by Book Roast on YouTube). Back in April I passed all of my OWL exams so I had the potential to sit all of my NEWTs. Preparing for the month I felt like I might comfortably complete my average number of books, around 15 books. But apparently I fell into a time loop because I managed 29 (!!) books.

Into the books!

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Review of “Steal Like an Artist” by Austin Kleon

My attempt at a newspaper blackout poem didn't turn out so well. I should leave it to Austin Kleon and another one of his books "Newspaper Blackout."
My attempt at a newspaper blackout poem didn’t turn out so well. I should leave it to Austin Kleon and another one of his books “Newspaper Blackout.”

Stealing Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative” was written by Austin Kleon, who is known for his poems created from redacted newspaper articles. Now if you ask me, I’d say that’s pretty creative, so why not listen to what he says about creativity itself.

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

The book details tips and reflections about influence and creativity. Its also jam packed with quotes from artists, writers, musicians and many others — perfect for any Pinterest board or real-life inspiration collection if that’s your thing.

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